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Story Fundamentals

Whether you want to start planning a story from scratch or need to go back to the drawing board with a current manuscript, this is the coaching option for you!

This coaching option will give you a solid foundation for the story you want to write.

Dig deep into the essence of the story — its meaning and the point you’re trying to make — and build it from the ground up. Bring captivating characters to life, create an outline that has a cause-and-effect trajectory, and sketch out the first and last scenes so you know exactly where your story starts and where it’s headed.

How it works:

  • Fill out a questionnaire to help me learn more about you, your goals, your project and your writing processes
  • Complete a series of in-depth exercises that’ll get you thinking, researching and writing
  • Submit your work in six weekly deadlines and receive written feedback and guidance
  • After each deadline, we’ll hold a 30-minute coaching call via Zoom to discuss the feedback and devise a plan for moving forward

The result:

  • You’ll end up with a strong foundation for your story and a roadmap for writing a solid draft.

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Write Your Pages

Whether you need guidance writing your first draft or your seventh, I’m here to help!

This coaching option will give you the confidence of knowing you’re on the right track as you write.

Gone are the days of churning out 300 pages only to discover they’re a hot mess and need to be thrown out. With me as your coach, you’ll produce a first draft that reads more like a fourth!

Or perhaps you want support and guidance as you revise. I’ll help you devise a plan to turn that messy draft into one that’ll hook your readers and keep them engaged until the last page and beyond.

How it works:

  • Fill out a questionnaire to help me learn more about you, your goals, your project and your writing processes
  • We’ll hold a 60-minute project discussion call to establish your goals and talk about your story
  • For each bi-weekly deadline, submit up to 25 pages (standard manuscript formatting) of new material and revisions as needed
  • Receive in-line comments on your pages to ensure the sound development of your story and to guide you in improving your craft
  • We’ll hold a 30-minute coaching call via Zoom after each submission to discuss your feedback and devise a plan for moving forward

The result:

  • You’ll stay motivated and on track as you write towards your goal. The final product? A complete draft you can be proud of!

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* PLEASE NOTE: For the Write Your Pages coaching package, you will first need to complete the Story Fundamentals coaching program (to either plan your novel or strengthen the foundations of an existing work-in-progress) or have me perform a Manuscript Evaluation (for existing works-in-progress). We can determine which initial service you’ll need during the sign-up process if you’re not sure.

Clarity Session

Ever wish you had a professional editor you could chat to about your writing or your work-in-progress? Well, look no further — here I am!

This coaching option is perfect for anyone who just needs a one-off chat with a story expert or who wants to give coaching a try.

Are you looking for clarity around an element of your work-in-progress? Perhaps you need guidance in creating a three-dimensional character or wish to discuss the best places to start and end your story. Or maybe you want to know how to write a kick-arse book description.

Perhaps you’re overwhelmed with the number of craft books and writing courses available and just want someone to show you, using your own manuscript, how to weave in backstory or show rather than tell. Or maybe you want to know whether you’ve finally removed all those pesky info dumps.

How it works:

  • I’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out so I can learn more about you, your project and the issue you want to discuss
  • I may ask you to submit a sample of your writing or have you complete an exercise, depending on the session’s purpose
  • Receive feedback on your submission that addresses the issue in question
  • A 45-minute coaching call via Zoom to discuss feedback

The result:

  • You’ll have clarity on the issue we discussed and a set of steps you should follow to move forward on your own.

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Let’s work together on your next romance novel.

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