Writing is something I do by myself. Why do I need a coach?
Coaching has one purpose—optimal performance. Coaches motivate and inspire, guide and correct, sing the praises and crack the whip, and push you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
The best coaches focus on three skills you need to master to achieve excellence: self-discipline, attentiveness, and adaptability.
Like any athlete determined to reach the top of his or her game, a writer must develop and maintain a routine, pay attention to what helps and what hinders his or her progress, and adapt accordingly. And like a sports coach, a writing coach provides the structure, constructive feedback, and steady pressure you, the writer, need to start, slog through, and finish your project.
In addition, a writing coach holds you accountable for completing your work, on time, and up to your standards. And because your coaching fees put your skin in the game, you have an incentive to hold up your end of the deal.
We work with novelists and non-fiction writers, including memoirists and inspirational authors, through all stages of manuscript production to get their projects launched, flowing, finished, and out the door.
Every project has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But each finished project is the end of a new beginning.
Coaching rates start at $80 per hour. Flat fee arrangements are also available.
Sessions are conducted in person, on Skype or other video communication platforms, or by phone.
From our coaching clients:
I can honestly say that Tom helped me take my book to the next level and beyond! His sense of humor and way with words enhanced my novel, and his innate understanding of my plot and characters helped me polish a stone into a gem. — Blaine Langberg, author of Journey of a JuBu