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Start Here (Book Coaching Q&A)

Why work with a Book Coach? And why me?

I want to help you connect meaningfully with your readers.

Sharing your work and being edited is an act of bravery and deserves to be treated as such. I believe in the vision of my clients and want to help them succeed with their writing goals.

If you’re…

Starting a new project: Together, we will use a variety of tools to build a solid outline, create deep character profiles, set solid goals and intentions, and discover and deepen the point and heart of your story.

Stuck in the mushy middle: Together, we will work to identify the barriers that are holding you back, help you push through and write forward, level up your storytelling and craft along the way, so you can cross the finish line with a complete manuscript.

Struggling to finish a book: Together, we will review what you have written, identify and assess any issues and gaps, develop new material where necessary, revise and polish.

Wherever you are in your writing process, I will meet you there. Whatever your writing challenges, I will provide specific, individualized support. Each step of the way, you will receive detailed notes and summaries of our sessions, useful tools, and honest, heartfelt feedback. Together, we will push through the layers of resistance to deepen your work and we will celebrate your successes along the way.

As your Book Coach, I will support you on your writing and publishing journey, reminding you to recognize the wonders of your creative genius while helping you to develop and grow your craft.

Book Coaching is a deeply collaborative effort, as well as a personal one.

Every package starts with a free consultation call in order to determine whether or not we are the right fit for working together and how I can best support you.

I am an avid proponent of “Writer’s voice, writer’s choice.” So, the focus is always on your book, your story, your goals, your creative process and needs.

I can help you by:

  • Identifying what is working/not working in your manuscript.
  • Suggesting revisions to improve your manuscript.
  • Showing you ways to fix what needs fixing.
  • Helping your book reach its full potential.
  • Supporting you in honing your craft and becoming a better writer.
  • Respecting your talent and honoring your voice.

I cannot:

  • Write your book for you.
  • Revise your manuscript for you.
  • Guarantee your book will land you an agent/publisher or become a bestseller.

Resources:

For a good article on Finding and Working with an Editor, see: https://www.janefriedman.com/comprehensive-guide-to-finding-working-with-editors/

Want to write for kids? Check out SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)

Find out more about Author Accelerator

Resources for Self-Publishing: Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

 

“I really enjoyed working with Sharon. Her insight proved to be invaluable as I struggled to work through the plot holes I’ve been struggling with. I am very optimistic and excited to move to the next stage. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”—H.R. Cling

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