I offer remote Monthly Coaching through the processes of planning, writing or rewriting your book.
MONTHLY COACHING PACKAGES
Jump Start Your Book
Monthly Coaching through the planning process involves a minimum six-month commitment to us working together one-on-one to lay the foundation for writing your novel or memoir, from idea to solidifying all the crucial elements to creating a detailed roadmap for writing your book. We will then work together to write the opening chapters of your book.
A Monthly Coaching Package with a 60-minute introductory call, one deadline per month, one set of written feedback per month, and one 30-minute coaching call per month is $625.00 per month with a six-month commitment.
A Monthly Coaching Package with a 60-minute introductory call, two deadlines per month, two sets of feedback, and two 30-minute coaching calls per month is $1,250 per month with a six-month commitment. This will speed up the writer’s progress, but it also means the writer must be prepared to devote more time to the process so that it is not rushed.
Find out more about Jump-Starting Your Book.
Monthly Coaching: Knock Out Your Novel (or Memoir) or Manuscript Makeover
Monthly Coaching through the writing (Knock Out Your Novel) or revision (Manuscript Makeover) process involves a minimum six-month commitment to us working together one-on-one through the writing or revision process, beginning with laying the foundation and creating a roadmap for the writing or revision. This is for writers who’ve either worked through the foundational process with me one-on-one or who have taken my Build-A-Book Workshop.
Once-A-Month Coaching: A Monthly Coaching Package with one deadline, one set of feedback, and one 30-minute coaching call per month is $625.00 per month with a six-month commitment.
Twice-a-Month Coaching: A Monthly Coaching Package with two deadlines, two sets of feedback, and two 30-minute coaching calls per month is $1,250 per month with a six-month commitment.
“[A] great thriller is a roller coaster ride.” —James Patterson
In a thriller novel, the protagonist and the reader are strapped into a creaky old roller coaster, and the writer is cranking it all the way to the top and letting it fly with a faulty set of brakes. People read these types of books for the action, the dread, and the ups-and-downs that keep them gripping the safety bar through the whole ride.
My favorite roller coaster is the Giant Dipper, a 1924 wooden roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California. The ride starts off with drops and turns in a dark tunnel, climbs to 70 feet, then drops 65 feet, reaching a speed of 55 mph, before going through several other turns, lifts, and drops.
How does your novel stack up to the Giant Dipper? You’ll send me the bones of your thriller’s roller coaster ride on a form I’ll provide to you, and I’ll rate the thrill in your thriller and offer suggestions to ramp up the twists and turns. Click to purchase Rate Your Roller Coaster.
One-Off Coaching Session – $150
This package is a great way to get a feel for what it’s like to work with me while also getting some valuable feedback on your project, no matter where you are at in the writing process. I will provide you with a form to complete with questions about your current work-in-progress. It can be a book you are planning to write, a book you’re currently writing, or a book you’ve already written in draft. Once you return the completed form to me, I’ll return it to you with my feedback, and we will set up a 30-minute coaching call to discuss. Fee is $150. Click to Book a Mini Coaching Session.
This is for you if you’ve written the first 50 pages of your book, or if you have a finished draft, and would like a professional book coach and editor to evaluate your pages before you write forward or start revisions.
This evaluation consists of a one-pass read and evaluation of the first 50, double-spaced pages of your manuscript. You will receive a minimum 3-5 page editorial letter identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your pages with respect to big-picture elements such as structure, plot, character development, and point of view. Once I’ve delivered the editorial letter, we will schedule a 30-minute coaching call to discuss any questions you have about my feedback. A 50-page manuscript evaluation is $600. Half is due at time of booking, the other half is due once your deliverables are ready. A 50% deposit is due at time of booking, with the balance due prior to delivery of editorial letter. Click to Book an Evaluation of Your First 50 Pages.
Full Manuscript Evaluation – $2,500 for up to 100,000 words; $25/additional 1,000 words
Developmental Editing – $0.09/word
Line Editing – $0.06/word
If you are working on a short story, essay, or other project that is approximately 10,000 words or less, please contact me for rates.
Additional services offered on a limited basis to my book coaching clients include development of a query package (query letter, synopsis, first pages, an agent list, and pitch plan).