Write Better, Write Now with Dr. Janice Harper, Book Coach
Are you ready to write a book, but don’t know where to start?
Whether you have never written anything before or you are a polished academic writer hoping to break into popular writing, an experienced book coach can guide you through the complex process, refine your writing, find your “voice,” and get started turning this year’s dream into next year’s book! Why wait another day when you can get started right now on your path to becoming an author?
What you can expect from a book coach
As a professional author and book coach, Dr. Harper can guide you through the writing process from proposal to publishing. She’ll work with you on:
- Clarifying your idea
- Understanding the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. independent publishing
- Building your platform (your audience)
- Writing your book proposal and finding a literary agent if you opt for traditional publishing
- Conceptualizing the structure of your nonfiction book, or the narrative arc of fiction or memoir
- Finding your narrative “voice”
- Writing dialogue, creating memorable and believable characters, conjuring an evocative setting and building suspense—even in narrative nonfiction
- Holding yourself accountable, so that you are able to set and reach your writing goals each week, as you write each chapter one page at a time.
Janice proved invaluable for helping me embrace a more clear and simple way of writing.
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.
Thank you for teaching me to be a better writer. . . for all your advice, suggestions and encouragement. You helped me transform my first draft manuscript into a book that I am proud to share with the world.
I have had the distinct honor to have worked with Janice Harper. Janice became my Pied Piper and drew the stories out of me. She was so gentle with me that I was able to finally put the memories of my childhood to rest. She helped me through the frustrations and mental blocks to a delightful clarity. She gave me my adult narrator voice and created a narrative that brought my book to life. I owe so much to Janice for her help in getting my book finished. I don’t believe in coincidence; I know that Janice was a gift to me. I honor and trust Janice, and you can too!
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.
What a Team. I wouldn’t have and couldn’t have written my manuscript without Janice. Without her encouragement, education and guidance through the writing and publishing process, my book would be just an idea I hoped I could accomplish some day. I am proud of the work that we accomplished together.
COACHING & EDITING SERVICES
Dr. Harper provides complete editing services of academic, nonfiction, fiction and memoir, including developmental editing, content editing and proofreading.
ACADEMIC EDITING & COACHING
FOLLOW Write Better Write Now on Twitter A writer’s resource where the adjectives get pinched, the adverbs get plucked, the verbs start dancing and the nouns take care of themselves. My Twitter feed provides writing tips, grammatical rules, and suggestions for getting through writer’s blocks and getting your work done and at its best.