Ready to write your book?
Writing a book is hard. But it’s much easier – and you will get it done – if you have a pro at your side to guide you from idea in your head to polished words on the page. Don’t write alone. Professionals don’t; why should you? Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’ve gotten off track, I can help you. I work with writers by trade, as well as with experienced professionals with a message and a story to share.
How book coaching with me works
Think of me as a personal trainer for your book. I take away confusion and doubt by showing you how to organize and write your book. I meet you where you are, whether you’re just starting or you’ve got some pages down and you need perspective and encouragement. I have a plan and a process that can help anyone get unstuck and get their book done.
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. Together we lay out a plan, from beginning to end. 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),
Working with Debbie is incredibly motivating. I always spend the rest of the day after our sessions on a bit of a high. There’s no way I’d be this far along in the book writing process without her, and I certainly wouldn’t have refined my ideas to this point.
Sarah Dillon, Professional translator and author of the forthcoming Going Global When You're Small
Debbie helped me "think out loud" about the roadmap my book needed to follow. From there I was able to organize my thoughts and get to the finish line. I credit Debbie with helping me move from ideas to a real book structure.
Cary Pfeffer, Author of There's Not an App For That (winner of an Axiom Business Book Award)
What I love about Debbie is that she is much more than a book coach. As an experienced entrepreneur and a leading business speaker, she is in the business world. She understands not just how to write a short book, but how to write a good business book.
Tom Hood, CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs
We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing and there isn’t anything that has had as profound an effect on our credibility as the little book I wrote and published with Debbie Weil.
E. David Marinac, Author of Stand Up & Stand Out: And Watch Your Product Fly Off the Store Shelves
I found the individual coaching incredibly helpful: Debbie is a perceptive listener and editor who is able to hone in on where you are (or are not) in your writing process and expertly guide you to the next level.
Cheryl Dolan, speaking coach and communications consultant
I was already a writer. Couldn’t I finish my half-done book on my own? Maybe not. For me, the most beneficial aspect of working with Debbie has been her feedback, original ideas and encouragement.
Sue Johnston, Author of Talk to Me: Workplace Conversations That Work