I offer private, one-on-one sessions for those writers interested in getting more deeply into their work. Each writer will have unique places where they need support, accountability, challenge, a new perspective or practice, information (on, say, publishing), or how to monetize your book. It’s your time to use me as a resource; we can also co-discover the best ways for me to help you.
The work is always customized to the writer and to their particular needs and challenges. This can include specific feedback on an idea or project, novel, or non-fiction book. We might do writing exercises, inquiries into the places where stuckness is arising, or experiments designed to move you forward in your work.
Your Book as an Investment
Writing a book takes a tremendous amount of work, and many hours of disciplined writing, editing, and researching. Yet too many authors go through all of this work only to find that, once the book is finished, they don’t have a plan to use the book strategically. Worse still, they might not understand how to create a big launch.
The hard truth is most books don’t directly remake the investment of time spent on them, if you were to count up all the hours spent writing one and then count the dollars you make on sales.
But books can do other things that make them a good investment, such as used to generate paid speaking gigs, greater business leads, more visibility in a field, establishing a well-founded position inside of an industry, and other non-linear paybacks.
Place I Can Help
Finding the best times and places to work
Converting your idea into a book — that can capture an audience
How to write to that audience
Creating steady, sustainable momentum (starting a book is easy, finishing one is hard)
Transforming self-doubt into inspiration
Focusing on the long view while staying inside of your daily work
How to work around the unique places you might get stuck (motivation, confidence, burnout, execution, time challenges, to name a few)
Finding an agent, a publisher, or a self-publisher (and how to choose)
How to write a book proposal
Self-publishing versus Traditional publishing: pros and cons
What to do with your book once it's finished
How to create a successful book launch
List building, social media marketing plans and execution, marketing funnels
Monetizing your book beyond just book sales
Understanding how you'll remake your investment of time and money, through a detailed understanding of what your book will, and won't, provide
How to do a book reading and a book tour that's well-attended and profitable
Personal and vetted references for agents, publishers, editors, book and website designers, more
$150 for 75-minute session
Discounted, retainer rates are offered for larger projects, along with the ability to have extra hours carry over into the next month.
All work, emails, ideas, book titles, and creative specifics of clients are kept strictly confidential and protected through encrypted emails and servers.