Book Coaching

Like having a personal trainer – for your novel

You don’t have to write alone

Writing a novel can be a really lonely experience. Like anything that’s really worth achieving, it takes a lot of effort and continuous dedication. But it’s all too easy to get demotivated, especially when you don’t have anyone to turn to for advice or feedback.

Why aren’t you writing?

Having a book coach is kind of like having a personal trainer at the gym (except better, because you don’t have to actually go to the gym). Jenna, our resident writing coach, will be there for you throughout the whole process to motivate, advise and – if you need it – nag. We’re ready to get behind you (and your novel) and guide you through the entire process.

What you’ll get

Your book coach is your personal mentor and advisor. Throughout the duration of your engagement, Jenna will be on hand to provide advice and feedback while you’re still writing. She’ll be your counsellor, cheerleader and pet expert.

Depending where you are in the novel-writing process, you’ll start off with the Novel Roadmapping program to get you off to the best possible start. Or, if you’ve already started but gotten stuck somewhere along the way, Jenna will assess what you’ve written and, together with you, decide on the best strategy to get you past the block and back on track.

Then, once you’ve started writing, Jenna will provide you with continuous feedback and advice on your work. If you have a burning question or need help making a decision, she’ll be there. If you just need to moan about your characters or writer’s block, she’ll be there for that, too!

The Book Coaching package includes:

  • One-hour consultations via Skype every two weeks
  • Continuous feedback on your novel, while you’re still writing it
  • Novel Roadmapping (if you haven’t started yet)
  • Day-to-day email support during the duration of the engagement

$550 per month*

*Minimum initial commitment of three months (paid upfront); thereafter monthly recurring contract.  Limited availability.

Let’s get this novel started!

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Will you read my manuscript before the consultation?

If it’s a particular scene, chapter or description that’s causing you trouble and you’d like to talk it through, Jenna will be happy to read a section of your manuscript, up to 5,000 words, before the consultation call. You’re also welcome to send her plot outlines or character sketches, up to 5,000 words in length. If you’re looking for more detailed feedback on a longer section or the first draft of your novel, our Manuscript Assessment package might be a better fit for you.

Who will I be talking to?

Your consultation will be with our Editorial Director, Jenna. She has a PhD in English Literature, and has helped dozens of authors to successfully complete and perfect their novels. When we say that the doctor is in, we really mean it!

What will we talk about?

Your call is your time, so it’s up to you! We can discuss any burning question you have about your writing, getting your novel finished, or how to get it out there into the world.

What happens after I’ve signed up?

We will be in touch shortly via email with our pre-consultation questionnaire. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, we’ll send you a link with payment information and schedule a time that suits you for our call.

Can I record our call?

Yes! You are more than welcome to record our call, so that you can listen and refer back to it later.

Do I have to fill out the questionnaire?

Yes. By asking you a couple of short questions ahead of time, we can be sure that we’re well prepared for the call and that you can get the most out of your time. The questionnaire isn’t long, we promise.

What happens after our call?

Within 48 hours of your consultation, Jenna will send you a follow-up email containing a summary of the most important points covered during your consultation, as well as any suggestions for resources you may want to consult. You will also receive weekly follow-up emails for two weeks after your call.

How do the weekly follow-up emails work?

If you need clarification or a more detailed explanation of any of the points covered during your consultation, you are welcome to email Jenna. She will be on hand to reply once a week, on a pre-arranged day, for two weeks after your call.   

What if I want more help?

No problem! If you feel you’d benefit from additional hands-on, one-on-one help from our writing expert, please check out our Novel Roadmapping and Book Coaching packages.

How do you collect payment?

We collect payment securely via PayPal. All fees are quoted in US Dollars.

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