Ann Kellett Book Coaching, Book Editing & Copywriting
when & why to hire a coach
A coach helps you with the following at any step in your writing journey (although it's usually the case that the sooner, the better!):
Coaching saves you time. First, mastering the concepts of writing early on means you will spend far less time writing this manuscript and all those that follow. Getting customized, solutions-based information from an editor at this stage helps you become more efficient and confident in your writing.
Coaching saves you money. Your editor will charge you much less since you provided a cleaner manuscript. As the Editing page shows, editing is much more than correcting typos.
Editing is tedious and time consuming, and if you make the same error throughout, you could pay thousands of dollars only to be told that you should basically rewrite the whole thing--and that will eventually need editing, too!
Coaching helps you get unstuck. In addition, you can get over writer's block once you know why you got stuck in the first place. Is your inciting incident in the wrong place? Are you lacking one of the fundamentals of your genre? Is your character arc more of a spike?
A coach can help you get back on track quickly and seamlessly.
how it works & what it costs
Thirty-minute sessions by telephone or Skype/Facetime are $75 and hour-long sessions are $125, payable by check or credit card. Full payment is required at least forty-eight hours before the session and is nonrefundable.
- Email me about what you'd like to discuss and how much time you’d like to spend together. There is no required maximum, and we can adjust as needed.
- If you want a critique, send the first chapter of your manuscript or the section you want to focus on.
If you have writer's block or don't know which direction to go, send your manuscript and a few specific questions or issues you'd like to cover. In other words, what will success look like to you as a result of our conversation? Is your goal to figure out what happens next? To come up with a better ending? To give your villain more depth?
- We will schedule a time to discuss your project. I will review your pages and send you a few notes beforehand about what we'd like to cover.
- After the session, I will send you more detailed notes with examples and suggestions, and arrange a follow up, if you'd like.