Whether you're a poet, novelist, or another type of writer, I'll guide you on your journey.
There's a lot of great information online about writing.
It isn't customized to you and your specific challenges
You feel frustrated and overwhelmed with too much information
It takes hours to find the answer to your questions if you find them at all
You hate wasting precious time when you could be writing
"How can a writing coach help?"
Picture this: you're on a solo backpacking trip for the first time. You're nervous and excited. Have you packed everything you need? Too much?
Just as you head out on the trail, another hiker joins you. It turns out that she's a backpacking guide. Even better, she's headed in the same direction as your first camping spot. Relief floods you. Now, you can ask those questions you've been worrying about.
The guide goes through your pack with you and helps you pare down your heavy load. As you walk together, she points out important marks on the trail, and poisonous plants, and offers some simple tips when you arrive at camp. You ask all the questions that you've been wondering about.
The moral of the story? You don't have to go it alone.
With an experienced writing coach by your side, you'll experience:
Greater joy and less stress in your writing time
More satisfaction as you create a streamlined, simple plan of action
Increased inspiration, encouragement, and motivation
Freedom from the restriction of "writing rules"
Empowerment as you hit mini-goals and do victory dances
Greater accountability--someone looking out for you and your progress
The pure joy of holding your first book in your hands, publishing your poetry, or having your short story win a prize
Joy is a methodical questioner who took the time to listen carefully to my answers in order to help me gain clarity on my writing business. She also outlined some concrete steps that would help me move forward in developing my business. ~JD
What will writer coaching help YOU accomplish?
"Who is writer coaching for?"
Any beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer who feels stuck
Writers who have tried, and failed to complete their writing projects before
People who KNOW they are meant to be a writer, but can't figure out how
Doubt-filled, frustrated writers who feel like "wannabes"
First-time fiction authors who feel overwhelmed
Writers who struggle with procrastination, perfectionism, and doubt
Traditionally-published authors who are self-publishing for the first time
With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and years spent as a case manager, I’ve honed my counseling and coaching skills.
And as an INFJ, it’s always been second nature for me to help others to see the answers that lie inside through gentle but honest evaluation.
Together, we’ll set up simple plans and processes so that you'll finally finish your writing project.
"How often do we meet?"
Schedule one session or a fifty–it’s completely up to you. Some people find the answers they need in a single coaching call. Others enjoy ongoing meetings for more complicated issues, accountability, and for consistent motivation.
"How does it work?"
I work with clients one-on-one by phone. Each call lasts one hour.
"What makes you an expert?"
My experience comes from failure . . . and lots of it. That's one of the reasons I most want to help other writers. I've been in the trenches and writing professionally for the past 15 years. I've dreamed of writing books since childhood. But I couldn't ever get myself to finish one.
Now, with 11 published books under my belt (and counting!), I've learned how to work in a different way. Implementing small changes, setting up simple systems, and being true to myself, have helped me find a joyful, long-term career as a writer.
I've stopped chasing the gurus. Instead, I've finally found a way of writing that fits me. I think it would help you, too. If you're interested, you can read more about me and my writing journey.
"What does it cost?"
Single coaching session: $110
5+ coaching session package: $99/each
10+ coaching session package: $90/each
Payment is made online via Square or PayPal at the time of booking. (Note: Both Square and PayPal allow for credit card payments, no account required.)
"I still have questions. What should I do?"
Feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you. Or book a complimentary 15-minute call and tell me where you're struggling. I love brainstorming!
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