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Coaching

I'll help you take your great idea and plan out a solid and salable book.

I offer full professional publishing insight for your project including strategizing, planning, editing, and author support. I work for a flat fee, with unlimited hours, and until we get it all absolutely perfect.

To write a great book, you need more than an idea. You need a plan. You need a structure. You need to know what you’re writing and who is going to read it. You need a framework for your project. And the best way to create that framework and be ready to write the book, is to write a book proposal outlining every bitty detail of what you’re going to do.

 

How I Work

During a 4-6 week timeline, we’ll work together to finish your proposal using my no-overwhelm method.

I write with you, not for you. Many book planning and proposal coaches interview their clients, gather all the data, and then go off to work on it themselves. There is nothing wrong with this. But I do it differently.

This means my service does not include ghost writing – i.e., writing content for the author. However, while still retaining the integrity of your own writing, I will offer as much detail as possible in terms of suggested edits and often include written examples, which you are free to use.

Here’s why I work in this way.

I believe your book will come out infinitely better if you have been part of the process of figuring it out, sketching it out, and writing it out. You’ll be confident when you go to write the book because you’ll have a solid outline that you are connected to and believe in.

All the Details

Writing a great proposal takes a lot of work. But it’s so much easier (and even dare I say fun) when you follow the right path and have the right help. I work hard to ensure every proposal is one I’d be proud to send out the door as my own.

Your coaching includes:

  • A kickoff call to discuss the scope of the project, brainstorm ideas, and create a solid plan for our work
  • One additional quick chat per week, if needed, to discuss each step along the way
  • Guidance to create a salable concept, flow, and structure for the book project
  • Content insight on each section of the proposal
  • Sample chapter review and editing for clarity and content (up to 3 chapters)
  • Unlimited communication via email to ensure the project continues moving forward
  • Editing of your agent pitch letter just to give you that extra support in the home stretch

A walk-through of my process:

#1 First, we’ll schedule a call to to plan the very best way to present your book’s concept in the proposal. I’ll make sure we have a strong and clear focus –  so it’s easy for editors to decipher what your book is about, the elements it will include, and where it fits within the current market.

#2 Next, we’ll go section by section to create your proposal, pinging work back and forth via email – revising it until it’s perfect. We’ll talk, write, and edit together … all the way to the finish line.

#3 Then, because I always say that “time makes us smarter” when it comes to writing and editing, we’ll do one final read-through at the end and make some tiny additions or tweaks. When it’s all locked, I’ll have it proofread by a professional (because after we’ve read it that many times, our eyes deserve a break).

#4 You’ll now be ready to use your brilliant book proposal to land yourself an agent and/or awesome book deal. If you want me to edit your query letter to agents, I’ll happily do that for free. Just ask!

 

Fees & Timeline

I work with clients on a 6-8 week timeline, which means you will have a completed proposal by the end of that period. Woot!

I work with you for a flat fee on the entire proposal (unlimited hours) until we get it all absolutely perfect. I will happily split the payments for you so it’s not all due at once.

Note: If you only need help with certain parts of your proposal, I’ll simply charge my hourly fee for as long as you need me.

Please contact me to discuss your specific project.

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