How does book coaching work? Just what do you do?
In addition to helping you conceptualize your book, I will teach you techniques such as how to capture your own, most compelling “voice.” I will teach you how to craft a narrative arc, create suspense, use humor effectively, write dialogue and develop characters. If you are writing nonfiction, I can help you focus and present the information effectively, clearly and originally.
I will also read and edit what you write. Most book coaches don’t read what their clients write on a weekly basis, but I have found that the best way I can help my clients is to give them feedback on their writing each week so that they become better writers and I can give them the best advice possible. I will provide editorial suggestions and you can decide for yourself if those suggestions work for you—or if they don’t. You are the ultimate decision maker when it comes to your own work.
I will also give you advice on how to secure a literary agent and publisher, or publish your book independently and how to market it. Every step of the way, I will help you to reach your publishing goals by providing professional guidance, encouragement, and advice so that your finished book is truly finished—and polished to perfection.
I’ve already finished my book and just want some advice on how to get it published. Can you help me?
So, yes, I can help you if you’ve already completed your book. But if you’ve never written one before, and if you haven’t revised it once you reached the end, then it is probably not ready for publication no matter how much work you’ve put into it—which is another way to say, welcome to the life of a writer!
But if it is ready for publishing, then I will be delighted to help you write a proposal and pitch it to an agent or publish it independently and start marketing it to your readers.