“The world is so fundamentally interesting and it makes me fall in love with it a dozen times a day. Part of my goal as a writer is to say to a reader: Look at this life we’re living, look how enormous the scales of time are, look how incredibly old and marvelous this situation is we’ve lucked into.”
The benefits of a package—which is your commitment to your project—are numerous. I’m a developmental writing coach, which means that we’ll be working together every step of the way.
You won’t just set goals; you’ll become someone new as you feel the joy of working toward and achieving them.
You’ll collaborate at least once weekly with a trusted advisor who will read your writing and act as a soundboard for your ideas.
You can learn the skill of assessing where you are at any given moment, allowing you to take focused action.
Results will appear on an ongoing basis, building your confidence and motivation.
Packages available are in three-month increments, and will range in price according to options chosen. All packages include the following:
One complimentary discovery session*
Project plan tailored to your needs**
Coaching 4X per month for three months (12 sessions total)***
Full reading of your manuscript before the final session, with written feedback.****
* Complimentary discovery session - discuss writing sample, determine the scope of the project, use the opportunity to see if we feel compatible for collaboration for an extended period, and determine pricing.
** Project Plan - In our first session we will design a process/plan for going forward with writing. The plan will be tailored to account for your unique work habits, to set parameters for accountability, and to include needed deadlines.
*** Coaching - will include e-mail exchanges between sessions and may include live laser coaching of 5 - 10 minutes, scheduled through e-mail. Coaching will involve discussion of weekly writing and accomplishments, challenges and resistance, and may include brainstorming, written exercises to enhance writing craft, readings, and other appropriate actions. The last coaching session will be used to discuss the manuscript, and may be scheduled a week or so later than it would normally occur on the schedule because of time required for me to read and make comments.
**** Full reading of manuscript will include notes and questions throughout, with comments added at the end detailing global items of relevance. This will take place before the final session.
Please contact me to schedule a complimentary exploratory session to discuss your writing, determine the scope of your project, and give us an opportunity to see if we feel compatible for long-term collaboration.
If you’re not quite ready to talk, an excellent beginning place is either the Daily Journal or the Free 6-Day Class on the Home Page.
Special and Long-term Projects
Six, Nine, and Twelve-Month Projects will include the items listed above in the Three-Month Project, and pricing will be adjusted according to specific client needs.
Short-term Coaching of One to Three Months for Special Projects, including Business Writing Projects
If you have a beginning manuscript for reading, we can discuss that during the complimentary session.