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Do you want to write a book, thesis or dissertation, but don’t know where to begin? Feeling stuck? Not sure you’re on the right track?

Dozens of writing coaches offer programs to help you write and publish your book in ninety days or write a novel in thirty. And no doubt you can do it.

But here’s what they won’t tell you—unless you’re Jack Kerouac, you’re not going to write a good book in ninety days. Agents, editors and experienced writers know that quality writing takes time—not a lifetime, by any means—but the only thing that’s going to be produced in ninety days is a first draft. And that’s a fine beginning, but it probably won’t sell.

If you’re serious about your writing, Dr. Harper can not only help you to become a more productive writer, but she will teach you how to become a better writer. She’ll read and give you feedback on what you write every single week.

If you are writing nonfiction, she will teach you how to:

  • organize your thoughts
  • structure your argument
  • integrate case histories and stories
  • and support your work with the evidence to make your book convincing and compelling

If you are writing fiction, she will teach you how to:

  • create intriguing characters
  • write dialogue
  • pace your story
  • and add suspense and humor where needed

And if you are writing memoir, she will help you focus and find the story that speaks your truth in your own unique voice.


Without the instruction, guidance and wisdom of Janice Harper, I would never have conceived nor written my book.  Her knowledge in memoir writing helps refine a story, dig out the secret parts, and face the sorrows and joys.  Her coaching provides discipline and her discernments allow great insight into one’s memoirs.  I simply could not have done it without her.  For the writing of memoir, her knowledge and coaching is without parallel.
~ Lisa Richesson, Author, White Lady, Black Sons: A Memoir of Adoption, Abuse and Awakening

Without Janice’s coaching I would never have started writing my first book, let alone finished it! Janice helped me develop my authentic voice as a writer and taught me the essentials of memoir writing. She was patient while I learned how to accept and incorporate feedback, spent the time to understand my goals, and instinctively knew when I needed a pep talk, or a metaphorical kick in the butt to get me back on track. Janice helped me achieve my lifelong dream of becoming an author.
~ Kimberly Severn, Author of the upcoming memoir, The Making of a Mom: My Unexpected Journey through Birth & Adoption


Services & Pricing

One-hour consultation by phone or video conferencing to discuss your book concept, brainstorm how to clarify it, discuss publishing strategies, and evaluate the marketability of your idea. Includes a review of up to ten double-spaced pages of writing. 

$150/hour

    Weekly one-hour consultations by phone or video-conferencing to guide you through your book writing process from start to finish. Includes developmental editing of up to 5,000 words each week (about 20 double-spaced pages), and unlimited email inquiries.

$1,200/month

    For writers who have already written two quality chapters but need help writing the proposal. Includes ghostwriting of Overview, Author Bio, Comparable Books, Marketing Plan, and Chapter Outlines

Contact Dr. Harper for current rates (starting at $4,000)

Review of unpublished manuscripts and annotated comments and suggestions. Includes detailed report of publishing potential. $5.00/page, double-spaced.

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