What is a Book Coach?

Are you ready to write your book? Do you have an idea for a book but no clue where to start? Do you have a rough draft and need help revising it?

No matter where you are in the writing process, a book coach can help you take things up a notch by offering craft, career, and marketplace knowledge, experience, expertise, accountability, and encouragement.

Who Am I?

Hi! My name is Leanne Phillips. I’m an award-winning writer, certified book coach, and professional editor.

I work with new writers to help them develop their story ideas, teach them simple craft tools to elevate their writing, and help them avoid some of the common mistakes many writers make, so that their writing is more polished, even in early drafts.

I’m also a great cheerleader! I love encouraging writers and celebrating their wins, big and small.

Last, I’m committed to giving it to writers straight. I appreciated the mentors that did this for me, so they didn’t waste my time or my money, and so I made faster and better progress toward improving my writing. I promise to do this for you, too.


How Can I Help You?

I offer three different monthly coaching packages to help writers:

Jump-Start Your Book takes writers through the planning phase, from idea, to nailing down big-picture elements like structure, plot, and character, to detailed outline.

Knock Out Your Novel guides writers through the process of writing a first draft.

Manuscript Makeover assists writers through the process of revising their finished manuscripts.

Not ready for monthly coaching? Try this:

One-Off Coaching Session: an inexpensive way to find out what it’s like to work with me while getting lots of valuable feedback on your project.

First 50 Pages Evaluation: an inexpensive first step to see what’s working in your book, what’s not working, and how I might be able to help you take it to the next level.

Please reach out to set up a complimentary 30-minute call. I look forward to talking with you about your book.

Contact Me to Get Started

“I know it’s difficult in the beginning. But, listen. If you have the impulse to write, do yourself a favor, do the world a favor, and write.”

—Christy Hall

Jump-Start Your Book

One-on-one coaching to lay a solid foundation for your book, from idea, to structure, plot, and characters, to finished outline.…

Knock Out Your Novel

One-on-one coaching to write your novel or memoir, with detailed written feedback, support, and encouragement every step of the way.…

Manuscript Makeover

One-on-one coaching through the revision process—professional tools, feedback, and guidance to help you take your manuscript to the next level.…