Coaching

A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.” – Tom Landry

 

For some, the end goals are wrapped up in the product: holding a book in your hands, seeing it on the shelf, smelling the pages, and knowing that somewhere in the world others are holding and reading and (hopefully) buying their own copies. For others, how this destination is reached—the journey, the process—is just as critically important.

 

You may not be fully comfortable completing this current book on your own, but you don’t just want to produce this one book. You know you have many books inside of you, so you want to develop and refine skills that will serve you in your writing career. You want to study the craft, and you don’t just want to know which choices, decisions, and actions will bring out the best in your creative work, you want to know why.

 

I love to teach writing. I have taught hundreds of people, yet every learning opportunity is unique. Based on your personal relationship to writing, on where you hope to go creatively and where you are now, I will guide you through our book expedition with a focus not just on product but on explaining the process. We will hone your craft as a writer and self-editor, developing skills that will serve you in your future writing projects. When choices are made or recommended during the revision and/or composition process, I will elaborate on the techniques, strategies, or reasoning behind them—and point out how you can put them into practice or research to find out more.

 

Although this will not constitute the type of extensive instruction and workshop-centered approach that I use in my private teaching or classes, I will provide feedback at each stage of the process that will reflect a craft-oriented perspective and encourage you as a fellow writer.

 

Cost:

Coaching is only available in conjunction with an editing or writing service. Add 15% per project.