Coaching

Do you ever feel like something is missing from your story? You have an exciting idea, but you’re not sure how to turn it into a thrilling plot from start to finish. Maybe you struggle with bringing characters to life, weaving your beliefs into your writing without being preachy, creating a realistic world, or showing instead of telling in your prose.

With over seven years of writing behind me, I’ve slogged through all these questions with many cringe-worthy results before I figured out what to do with sheer determination and the help of others. I don’t want you to subject yourself to the same thing. Even if you teach yourself and buy books and courses, what happens when you wonder if you really have things down: if your themes are strong or if your plot points work?

That’s where I come in. I don’t have magic solutions. Writing is hard work and it always will be. I can, however, give you solid guidelines to streamline the writing process so you can get things right at the beginning and cut down on the number of rewrites on your novel.

I can help you:

  • Write gripping themes without preaching
  • Create compelling character arcs
  • Outline a novel and plan plot points
  • Recognize and twist cliches
  • Show instead of tell in your prose

My coaching sessions will be conducted as a mixture of live critique on current works-in-progress, be it plot or prose, availability through email for random questions, and critique using Google Docs. My goal is to not only help you write a better story but to grow and perfect your craft so you can move forward and teach others in your turn.

Want to get on the fast track improve your work and grow as a writer at the same time? Check out the coaching sessions I offer below.

 

Single test session:

Submit up to 4000 words of WIP, outline, etc. for me to look over, followed by a forty-five minute coaching session. – $20

A single test session is allowed per student. If you’d like to take another single session in the future, you can do so for $30

Weekly coaching by month (four weeks):

Level one: One hour a week, split between Skype and email/Google Docs according to the needs of the student – $140/month; $35/week

Level two: Ninety minutes a week, split between Skype and email/Google Docs according to the needs of the student – $180/month; $45/week

 

Four-month plan (eighteen weeks):

Level one: One hour a week, split between Skype and email/Google Docs according to the needs of the student – $500; $30/week (Save $40 over the monthly cost)

Level two: Ninety minutes a week, split between Skype and email/Google Docs according to the needs of the student – $675; $40/week (Save $45 over the monthly cost)

 

Quick critique

Level 1 (advanced writers for those who understand theme, arcs, and plot points): Critique on theme, character arcs, and outlines over emails and Google Docs. – $50 turnaround time 1-2 weeks

Level 2 (writers who want to learn about theme, arcs, and plot points): Three forty-five minute Skype sessions to explain theme, character arcs, and outlines, then critique on the results over emails and Google Docs. – $150 sessions planned over the course of a month

 

Status: will have slots open in August; contact now to reserve your place

 

PAYMENT

I accept Paypal (you would receive an invoice after agreeing to services.) All payment is to be made within 10 days after submission. If you need to spit up payments, you can contact me and I’ll consider it on a case by case basis. Refunds can be provided for weeks not used for up to half-way through the agreed time.

A 20% partial payment is required as a placeholder if you want to secure a coaching spot in my schedule. I can only take on a few students at a time.

 

APPLICATION

If you are interested my services, please send me a message through my contact page with the following information:

  • Your name
  • The genre and intended age-group of your piece
  • A short description of your story (it’s fine if you don’t know much about it yet)
  • What coaching plan you are interested in
  • What you want to get out of this coaching
  • Your familiarity with basic writing structure, theme, characters, and plot
  • Any questions you have about my services
  • Note: all services can be personalized when it comes to times, extra ‘break’ weeks between sessions, etc.

Click here to reserve personalized coaching

 

Disclaimer: I will help you to the best of my ability, but there are no magic bullets when it comes to writing. While I can help ensure a theme or plot is sound, the quality of the finished work will depend on the work the author is willing to put into their piece.

I also reserve the right to accept or reject students at my discretion at any time through the process. If there is ever a reason for coaching to be cut short, I will refund said student for any work not delivered.

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