WRITING COACHING is a collaborative relationship. It offers you creative and practical support intended to help you complete your literary project, whether fiction or nonfiction.
Our coaching approaches and objectives may include:
- brainstorming your plot or outlining your nonfiction concept
- developing characters, voice, and tone
- building craft techniques to support your work-in-progress
- completing a first draft or substantive revision
- establishing publishing goals/creating marketing materials
Choose from the following options for our work together:
THE 100 DAYS PLAN: Serious about your writing goals? Me, too! This immersive, three-month+ plan can help you wade confidently into a book-length revision, fine-tune a collection of short stories or essays, or finish a draft. We’ll set goals, map strategies, on-board helpful techniques, and brainstorm solutions—while you meet objectives and move your project ahead.
Your 100 Days Plan includes six project meetings + reading/prep hours + office-hours access + wrap-up/next-steps consultation.
$1500: This plan is for you if you want to grab significant traction on a work-in-progress—or just get the darned thing done!
(Add first fifty pages review for $250)
FIVE-HOUR PACKAGE: These hours can help you revive a back-burnered project, revise a short story, develop an outline for a new project, settle into your writing practice, create a handful of blog posts, or hone an aspect of your writing craft.
$495: This package is perfect for your short-term writing goals.
LIGHTNING SESSION: This one-hour writing consultation is less of a relationship and more of a jump start. When you’re temporarily stranded—due to loss of direction, confidence, technique, or ideas—a fresh perspective can help you get back up and running.
$125: This meeting can untangle a knot, illuminate a solution, or haul your project out of the mud if it’s stuck and spinning its wheels.
DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING is an in-depth review of your work-in-progress. Whether we’re considering your first fifty pages or a full draft, I’ll delve into considerations such as:
- style and voice
- character development
- plot and theme
- internal and external arcs
- organization and structure
- audience and genre
- pacing and payoff
FIRST FIFTY PAGES REVIEW: Your first fifty pages can make or break an agent’s interest. After my close read of your all-important opening chapters, we’ll meet by phone or Skype to strategize ways to engage agents (and readers) and leave them wanting more!
$295: average 250 words per page
YOUR FULL-DRAFT REVIEW: Following my careful read of your work-in-progress, I’ll send you a comprehensive editorial letter and a margin-noted copy of your manuscript. These, together with our in-depth follow-up phone or Skype consultation, will create a road map for your revision.
For novels, memoirs, and other contiguous, book-length work
$7.50 per page: average 250 words per page
For short-story and essay collections
$9 per page: average 250 words per page
For work that doesn’t fall in the above categories
Per-project price to be determined