WHETHER YOU’RE A NEWER WRITER or a pro, a writing coach—your writing Sherpa?—makes the journey easier and a lot more fun! Job one? We’ll construct a solid plan. Then, step by step—and with the support you need—you’ll get your next page/chapter/draft done!
How we work
- Every week or two, you’ll send me what you’re working on—a chapter or a few scenes, perhaps, or your outline-in-progress—and your current questions about it.
- After I review your pages, we’ll meet by phone or video to dive into the material you’ve shared. (And just so you know, every call will be deep and engaging—and really exciting, too!)
- At the end of our call, we’ll decide on your next best steps—always moving your book toward your publishing goals.
Choose from the following options.
10-SESSION BOOK-WRITER’S PLAN
All writers—whether they’re new to the craft or long-time pros—benefit from a special kind of support: Patience, humor, an open mind, and a steady hand help book-writers and their projects set their roots and get growing.
Offering all this, as well as accountability and encouragement, your Book-Writer’s Plan comprises ten sessions of collaborative support. I’ll review portions of your work regularly—and then we’ll meet by phone or video to discuss how to continue to move your work forward toward your goal.
The reliable care and feeding provided by this plan is like Miracle-Gro for your budding project. Expect to see significant, healthy growth from session to session.
$2495: Your Book-Writer’s Plan includes my regular review of your work in progress + ten in-depth phone or video meetings + office hours access + next steps consultation.
3-SESSION ROCKET-BOOSTER PLAN
Ready for take-off? In just three sessions, this plan offers a rocket-booster’s worth of direction, confidence, technique, and ideas. Kick off a new project, jump-start a stalled project, revise a short story or two, or map out your book’s sturdiest structure. Achieve lift-off!
$995: Your Rocket-Booster Plan includes my regular review of your work in progress + three in-depth phone or video meetings + office-hours access + next-steps consultation.
NEW CLIENT DISCOVERY SESSION
If we’ve never worked together you might wonder what the process looks like. A Discovery Session gives you a feel for our particular collaboration before you commit to the longer haul.
$295: Your Discovery Session includes my review of a portion of your work and a one-hour call to discuss your project and next steps.
FIRST 50 PAGES REVIEW
Your first fifty pages can make or break an agent’s (or reader’s) interest. And those same fifty pages tell your coach what techniques and approaches will have the most impact as you work toward the best version of your story. These might include issues regarding
- style and tone,
- plot and pacing,
- structure and arc,
- audience and genre, or
- character and point of view.
$495: First fifty page review (average 250 words per page)
Our in-depth review conversation will be a collaborative experience. To get the most from our valuable discussion, you’ll want to take detailed notes. (Please inform me if you plan to record.)
Raves for writing coaching
Jamie Morris is an outstanding resource for writers who want to reach the pinnacle of success. She’s a warm, encouraging angel on your shoulder, but she’s also got the skills, experience, and good judgment to help you vanquish your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths. If you’re a writer with serious ambitions, work with Jamie. —Elizabeth Sims, YOU’VE GOT A BOOK IN YOU (Writers Digest)
Jamie, I think hiring you is the single most important gift I’ve given my writing life in years. Your guidance has led me to completed manuscripts, better story structure, and increased confidence as a writer. You’re a genius, and you help me feel like one, too. Thank you! —Tia Levings
I’ve been teaching writing for twenty years, and I’ve been a writing coach for nearly as long. But I recently invested in five sessions with Florida writing guru Jamie Morris. In that short time, I had two breakthroughs on a project that’s been languishing away for a year. Her fresh eyes on my work was exactly what I needed. —Ryan G. Van Cleave, author THE WEEKEND BOOK PROPOSAL (Writers Digest) and MEMOIR WRITING FOR DUMMIES (Wiley)
Jamie, I believe you are this story’s fairy godmother. You are making sense of what’s already been done and giving a new perspective on what is yet to be. Big Shared World is better thanks to you! —Colleen Waterston, BigSharedWorld.com
Still absorbing the awesomeness with Jamie Morris! Amazing brains clicking together, and I now have a solid first act, broken down scene by scene. So many thanks for your dedication and willingness to stick it out, Jamie! —Anne Hawkinson, co-author, SCOTLAND’S KNIGHT, Royal Palm Literary Award winner
Jamie is one of the most insightful critiquers I’ve ever worked with. She not only sees the bigger picture of a manuscript, she sees the deeper picture. —Joyce Sweeney, literary agent and author of CENTER LINE (Delacorte Press)
Jamie, thank you for the knowledge you bestowed on me during my first draft. The manuscript that sold reflects your amazing instincts. —Melody Maysonet, author of 2016 Eric Hoffer Award-winning novel A WORK OF ART (Merit Press)