Track One: How to Finish What You Start
A four-session plan that covers topics like: voice, plotting (or being a pantster); finding your individual writing process; writing the first draft; and time management. This is the perfect place to start if you’ve just begun writing.
Track Two: Writing Craft: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
A three or four-session plan that covers story structure, character creation, marrying the plot and character arcs and emphasizes the importance of meeting genre expectations.
Track Three: I Have a First Draft, Now What?
This three-session plan covers how to create a revision process, valuable self-editing skills, and a discussion about critique groups and beta readers. This plan includes a first chapter critique of your first draft.
Track Four: The Publishable Manuscript
This is a four-session program that discusses the two different publishing tracks, the purpose of writing conferences and how to get the most out of them, finding the right agent or editor and writing queries and synopses.
Or Choose a Publishing Track
Track Five: Pursuing Indie Publishing
This customizable program covers fourteen steps that will prepare you to self-publish your book. It requires a large time commitment, so the total hours and cost will be determined on an individualized basis. Plan for ten one-hour sessions spread over several months.
Track Six: Seeking Traditional Publishing
This customizable program covers twelve steps that will position you for a traditional contract. It requires a large time commitment, and the total hours and cost will be determined on an individualized basis. Plan for ten one-hour sessions spread over several months.
Still not sure which plan fits? You can mix and match topics based on a pre-coaching questionnaire. At the close of each session, we will work together to determine what will be covered in the next session. A suggested minimum: two hourly sessions
Invest in Mentorship
Looking for a published author to guide you along the journey? Perhaps, one of my mentorship slots would work. These weekly meetings require a minimum three-month commitment (at $225 per month). During the one-hour coaching session, we work together to set weekly goals and formulate a plan and process to meet those goals. This plan includes feedback on one chapter, query or synopsis (up to 3,000 words) each month and daily email access to your mentor for quick questions.