Book Writing Coach

I work one-on-one with writers who want to publish a short nonfiction book. Typically, my clients are experienced professionals or executives. You do the writing so the book is yours. But I help you overcome every obstacle, every step of the way, whether it’s lack of clarity, how to organize, how to find time to write or the biggie, writer’s block. So you get to the finish line and get your book done.

How book coaching works

We start by asking the big questions. This is the fun part. What is the big idea in your book? What is your book really about? How will it benefit your reader as well as fulfill your desire to write? Then I lay out the roadmap that will take you from idea to completed manuscript.

 

Writing a book is hard. There is no sugarcoating that. So my number one goal as your writing coach is to break your book down into doable steps. Think of me as a personal trainer for your book. Together we create manageable chunks so you always have a doable next step, whether you’re on a plane or train, at your desk, or in the neighborhood coffee shop.

Organizing:  We organize your ideas in a way that will grab and satisfy your reader and make your book easier to write.
Accountability:  This is crucial and one of the primary reasons to work with a book coach. We schedule non-negotiable writing blocks into your calendar, as well as a system of check-ins and gentle but firm nudges.
Overcoming obstacles: I create a customized arsenal of writing tactics for you so you can defeat procrastination, lack of clarity and other common roadblocks. And become a better and more confident writer.

You get professional feedback and direction
I am your professional editor as well as your coach and collaborator. My high-level feedback on your writing means pointing out what works, what doesn’t, what questions are raised, what is missing and how to create the most value for your readers. With my background of 20-plus years in journalism, and as a published author with Penguin Portfolio, I apply professional standards to your work.

That’s one thing that sets me apart from other book coaches. I’ve played in the big leagues and I can lead you to traditional publishing if that seems right. Stylish self-publishing on your own or with my imprint, Voxie Media, is another option. I love what I do (everything related to book writing, editing and publishing), I love my clients and I’m utterly committed to the success of each and every one.

You get ongoing support so your book project gets traction and the writing gets done
You can be located anywhere in the world as we typically work together via Skype or Zoom video, meeting twice a month. In between sessions you send me chunks of writing and I review, offering high-level feedback and next steps. You can communicate with me via email anytime so that you are always supported.

Note: I also offer in-person Author Intensives, meeting in New York or Maine for one or more days.

Also included when we work together one-on-one
Of course, I give you access to the  course materials in my online program, including my essays on the writing process, action step handouts, edited transcripts with guest experts and more.

Ready to take one more step?
Click below to set up a phone call. You can tell me about your book idea(s) and your goals for your book. We’ll decide together whether we’re a good fit (there is no obligation),