Publishers focus on production.
book coaches focus on process.
(editors are in between.)
Book coaching pairs the art of cheerleading with editorial know-how while you write your manuscript. As opposed to editors, who work with writers after they have completed a draft of a manuscript, book coaches work with writers before they start writing and/or while they are writing. Book coaches bring a host of technical skills, including editing, as well as an understanding of story and how to engage readers, an understanding of the publishing industry, and project management with lots of encouragement and compassion.
Coaching is great for people looking for accountability, a timeline, and lots of support during the writing of the book.
While I’m happy to hear about any book project, I tend to gravitate toward fiction, self-help, business, and self-published memoir.
Sprint Coaching Session— Send 5 pages or 1,000 words for a fast and furious coaching session. Includes next step suggestions.
Self-Publishing Assessment & Consultation — Define your scope and understand which publishing route is the best for you.
- Crash course of publishing options available on the market
- Walk you through an assessment to help you determine how much time and money you are willing to invest in your book project
- Customized report including a summary, recommendations, next steps, and additional resources
Bootcamp Book Coaching—Receive 4 sessions of hard-core coaching to jump start your writing project.
- Identify goals and create a plan and timeline
- Accountability – send pages on the “due date”
- Weekly progress check-ins
- Feedback on pages submitted in a coaching call
- Craft lessons and resources as needed
- Customized report including “next steps”