Coaching lets you know where your readers will stop reading--and why--and what to do about it.
This small investment now can save you months of time and thousands of dollars later! How?
First, mastering the concepts of writing early on means you will spend far less time writing this manuscript and all those that follow. Getting customized, solutions-based information from an editor at this stage helps you become more efficient and confident in your writing.
Not only that, but your editor will charge you much less since you provided a cleaner manuscript. As the Types of Editing page shows, editing is much more than correcting typos.
Editing is time consuming, and if you make the same error throughout, you could pay thousands of dollars only to be told that you should basically rewrite the whole thing--and that will eventually need editing, too!
In addition, you can get over writer's block once you know why you got stuck in the first place. Is your inciting incident in the wrong place? Are you lacking one of the fundamentals of your genre? Is your character arc more of a spike?
We've seen it all! And with our years of experience and training, we can help you get back on track quickly and seamlessly.
How Coaching Works
Process. First, email either Sharon or Ann (or both, if you want a session with both of us) about what you'd like to discuss. Let us know how much time you'd like to spend. There is no required minimum obligation, and we can adjust the time at any time, as needed.
If you want a critique, send the first chapter of your manuscript or the section you want to focus on.
If you have writer's block or don't know which direction to go, send us your manuscript and a few specific questions or issues you'd like to cover.
In other words, what will success look like to you as a result of our conversation? Is your goal to figure out what happens next? To come up with a better ending? To give your villain more depth?
We will schedule a time to discuss your project. We will review your pages and send you a few notes beforehand about what we'd like to cover.
After the session, we will send you more detailed notes with examples and suggestions, and arrange a follow up, if you'd like.
Cost. Thirty-minute sessions by telephone or Skype/Facetime with either Sharon or Ann are $75 (or $100 for both) and hour-long sessions are $125 (or $150 for both), payable through PayPal. Full payment is required at least forty-eight hours before the session and is nonrefundable.