Getting started is difficult and no one should attempt it alone. You need:
- An encouraging coach to keep you on track, heads up and confident
- A sounding board for ideas and technical support
- A content editor to assist with structure and assuring spine fidelity
- A guide to the pre-publishing world of log lines, queries, and book proposals
Trailblazing new ground as a writer doesn't need to be a lone preoccupation. I can help you from spinning your wheels, getting discouraged, while assisting you in setting realistic goals. Encouragement is vital to the writing process.
Maybe you don't need coaching, just a second set of eyes and ears. Is your story or non-fiction book working? Does it flow, build up steam or get turned around? I can evaluate your progress and provide signposts along your project path.
Structure, spine, and logical progression are vital to a viable book. Tight writing is also essential. Once you've taken your book as far as you can, I can evaluate it, tighten your prose and ironclad your structure.
You'll need a strong query letter to reach an agent or publisher. I won't write it for you, that's your job, but I'll help you strengthen it and make it irresistible.
You've finished you book. It's ready to find a home. You need a compelling book proposal. I can guide you through the process and strengthen your final draft.
I'm focusing on story these days, but if you need more traditional writing services, or if you're a former client, I am happy to consider projects on a one-to-one basis.