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Book Coaching by Sharon

Do you have an amazing story you’re dying to tell but…

You have no idea where to start?
You’re trapped in the messy middle?
You’re struggling to finish?
You’re having trouble connecting with your characters?
Your plot feels like a tangled mess?
You need to revise but have no idea where to start?
You’re discouraged and disheartened and ready to give up?
I can help you weave your words into stories that shine!


Welcome to Book
Coaching by Sharon

My mission is to provide book coaching with honesty and heart, to support writers in their creative journeys and help them improve their skills, and tell powerful stories that resonate with readers.




I serve Speculative Fiction Writers who want to write stories that resonate with readers on an emotional level, who are seeking clarity and want to level up both their stories and their craft game. I am especially drawn to writers whose work deals with difficult subjects in a unique way and that offers resistant text for those who feel alone and who fight against the oppression of conformity.

Equity & Inclusion: It is my goal to lift up writers of all backgrounds, create an inclusive environment, support, value and embrace individual differences, and provide a space that is welcoming to all. My pronouns are (she/her).

You transformed not only my writing but my thinking as well. My approach to how I write and tell my story has evolved. You gifted me with the confidence to do this.” – Tanja Bauerle, Author/Illustrator

Focus on Fiction

I specialize in:

  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Steampunk
  • Paranormal*
  • Picture Books
  • Middle-Grade
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Narrative NonFiction

* I do not coach Self-Help, Graphic Horror, Erotica

I Am Embedded in the Industry

Sharon Skinner is a member of the Authors GuildSharon Skinner is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association Sharon Skinner has been certified for Copy Editing by Writer's Digest
Authors Alliance LogoSharon Skinner is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators

I also edit and coach writers for She Writes Press and SparkPress.(I cannot guarantee writers a publishing deal, nor an “in” with She Writes Press or SparkPress.)

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I Write What I Coach

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Teaching Writing Online and In Person

Places I have appeared as an expert guest, presenter, and/or instructor:

Sharon Skinner has an outstanding book coaching method that helped me decide the direction of my writing. Her Guidance was insightful and positive, providing optionsfor the book I am writing. I hope to use her services again as I progress with this book.” – Kathryn Stevens