WRITING COACH

Finish Your Story

Writing by the Water
 

Writer's Block?

Stuck with an idea for a story, but don’t know where to start? Just started your memoir? Finished a first draft and not sure what’s next? Need a road map to publish your work?


I can help.


I offer personalized coaching sessions, big-picture revisions, and actionable steps for publishing your book. I work with writers of all skill levels, and my sessions are confidential and judgement-free.

 

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

My coaching philosophy is client-focused. It’s impossible to separate the art from the artist during the drafting stage. My goal is to help you tell your story with your voice. I never want you to lose ownership of your book or feel like we manufactured your story. I approach every contract by asking questions first so I can get to know your vision and style before suggesting any changes. I will never tell you how or what to write. Instead, I’ll assist you in setting actionable, personalized goals, and help you achieve them.

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MY EXPERTISE

My love for coaching comes from my experience of doing a little of everything. After graduating with my BA in English from Thomas Edison State University in 2017, I’ve worked as a freelance copy editor, a developmental editor, and a ghostwriter. Additionally, I’m a professional actor, singer, and community theatre director. My experience in visual storytelling allows me to bring characters, settings, and scenes to life.

After working as a freelance artist for two years, I returned to school at Southern New Hampshire University and graduated in 2020 with my MFA in Creative Writing and an Online Graduate Teaching Certificate. Now, I work with both fledgling artists and experienced creators while teaching and writing stories of my own. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

My video-enabled coaching sessions focus primarily on “big picture” editing, enhancing storytelling elements, and encouraging writer well-being through multiple critiques and developmental edits. Examples of actionable goals include:

BRAINSTORMING

OUTLINING

CHARACTER CREATION

FIRST DRAFT

REVISION

EDITING

QUERY LETTERS

PUBLISHING

MARKETING

CREATIVE LIFE BALANCE

All work is done via MS Word's Track changes, and your story remains your intellectual property; you're never obligated to keep any of the changes I suggest.

 

My goal is to help you tell your story with your voice.

 

COACHING PACKAGES

I offer a free, 20-minute video consultation! Email me now to set yours up. 

$150

The Short Story Plan

  • $150 a month 

  • One, 30-minute (monthly) video coaching sessions

  • Three hours of manuscript/draft reading, critique, developmental editing, and email communication per month

$300

The Novella Plan

  • $300 a month

  • Two, 30-minute (bi-weekly) video coaching sessions

  • Five hours of manuscript/draft critique, developmental editing, and email communication per month

$500

The Novel Plan

  • $500 a month

  • Four, 30-minute (one weekly) video coaching sessions

  • Ten hours of manuscript/draft critique, developmental editing, and email communication per month

The packages below are flexible and can be customized to fit your needs. Additional editing hours or video coaching sessions can be added to any package at the rate of $50 an hour. Payment for services is due in advance on the first on the month via PayPal or Venmo.

 

FAQ

WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT DO YOU WORK WITH?

I work with almost any type of artistic content. This includes fiction and non-fiction books, novellas, and short stories, but it also includes blogs, video game dialogue and narration, screenplays, scriptwriting, children’s literature, theatrical pieces, and academic or professional research writing.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A CRITIQUE?

A critique includes a discussion of your work’s strengths and weakness. This includes plot, characters, dialogue, style, and setting. It also includes discussion of your work’s marketability, sensitive content, graphic content, and publishing options. No changes are made to your manuscript or draft.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT?

Developmental edits are direct line edits made to the plot, character, dialogue, style, and setting via MS Word’s track changes. They include specific suggestions for revision to increase clarity, pacing, and immersion. I may also suggest edits for sensitive or graphic content and marketability. These changes are reviewed by the author and discussed during video coaching sessions. All work remains the author’s, and the author is under no obligation to accept any changes to their manuscript.

DO YOU INCLUDE PROOFREADING FOR GRAMMAR?

No. While I may touch upon common grammatical issues during a developmental edit or coaching session, I do not offer copy editing or proofreading services.

WILL WORKING WITH YOU ENSURE MY BOOK GETS PUBLISHED?

My goal is working with artists to develop their storytelling skills and set actionable, achievable writing goals. I am not a publisher nor an agent, but by working with me, you will hone your abilities be prepared to submit your work to a publisher/agent or pursue self-publishing.