Write Better, Write Now with Dr. Janice Harper, Book Coach


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Raising Resilient Kids by Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

I am a research professor and I do a ton of article writing, but without Dr. Janice Harper supporting me, I can honestly say my book may not have sprung to life. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. Janice helped me gain confidence and taught me how to run the race of authorship. She supported my style, while providing accountability and strategic guidance. Because of her efforts and thoughtful support, I landed a wonderful publishing house with an excellent advance and have received the Silver Nautilus award in two categories. Best of all, doors of opportunity are continuing to open for me. Thank you Janice for helping me to succeed!  

Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Author of Raising Resilient Kids


Could not put it down—moving, suspenseful and beautifully told. One of the most moving books I’ve read about the Holocaust. . .  It reads like great fiction—what a story! 

Lisa Tener

Not a Real Enemy is a powerful tribute and compelling narrative . . . I was moved to tears of sadness and frustration, but also tears of joy. Well done indeed.

Michael Berenbaum

Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, American Jewish University

Have you wanted to write a book for years and now you’re finally ready to begin?

Do you have a business you would like to promote and you’d like a book to establish your expertise in your field?

Or do you just have a story that you’d love to turn into a novel, an idea you’d like to turn into a nonfiction book, or a collection of recipes, inspirational quotes, tips or tricks or twisted tweets you’d like to put together and plug as the next Chicken Soup for the Soul?

If you’ve never written a book before, the whole process can seem overwhelming and confusing. Writing a book is hard work and does take time. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or confusing.

Writing and selling a book becomes much more manageable when you break the whole process down into a series of steps. Just by taking these steps one at a time, and learning some techniques in the process, eventually you will get there. The important thing is that rather than just writing everything at once, you keep taking those steps–and they all begin with the first one.

The first step to writing a book is to make a plan. You need to manage your time, clarify your idea, and organize your material and ideas in a way that makes it easier for you to write it, and easier for your reader to understand it. By working with a writing coach who can help you conceptualize and organize your book, improve your writing, and help you navigate the publishing process, the book you dream of today, will be the book you hold in your hands tomorrow.

If you’d like your own personal writing coach to help you get there, Contact Dr. Harper today.

Are you ready to write a book, but don’t know where to start?

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. 

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?

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation today.


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. 

Mark Gerardot

Author, Irreparable, Green Heart Books (2020)

I consulted with Janice during the research, writing and marketing of my book, The Last Night on The Titanic, Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style. Throughout, Janice suggested savvy, inventive and creative ideas. Janice takes time to listen and she made sure she understood my objectives and how they intertwined with the messages that I strived to convey. I would highly recommend Janice’s consulting services to other writers.

Veronica Hinke

Author, The Last Night on The Titanic, Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style, Regnery History Publishers (2019)

Special thanks goes to Janice Harper, a writing coach extraordinaire whom I had the fortuitous occasion to meet at a memoir writing workshop. She generously offered her time and expertise to help me contain my panic and redirect it towards the completion of this book. Janice proved invaluable for helping me embrace a more clear and simple way of writing.

Sharon A. Suh

Author, Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film, Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015



Dr. Harper provides complete editing services of academic, nonfiction, fiction and memoir, including developmental editing, content editing and proofreading.



Academic editing services include content editing of Graduate papers, Admissions Essays, Theses, Dissertations, Grant Proposals and peer-reviewed Journal Articles.

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