Do you want to write?
Mentoring for your novel
How I Coach Writers
You want to write. Or you already are a writer. But you want to write more, or better, or as a career.
You might want to become a professional writer, as a journalist or an author.
Or, you could be an expert in your field, have a brilliant book in mind, or a draft, and don't know what to do with it.
That's where I come in to help.
I'm a published author of two books and I've written regularly for The Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and numerous websites.
I've coached complete beginners who are now published authors or journalists, as well as experienced writers.
I can tailor coaching to whatever you need.
I coach writers of non-fiction books, mainly.
If you want to write a novel, I'm here to support you with your motivation, keep you on track, with weekly or monthly check-ins.
For more hands-on guidance with novels, see www.thewritingcoach.co.uk
As a writing coach, I offer two options for your book proposal.
- Supporting you from the beginning with your idea for a book and helping you create a proposal to send to an agent or publisher.
- Reading your completed (or draft) proposal up to 8000 words. Reviewing it, so it's ready to send to an agent or publisher.
Coaching and Mentoring
This is a 3-month package where you will have ongoing support with your writing. You can add on the Book Proposal package.
- 1-hour phone call each month
- Email contact as required
- Reading and annotating your writing, up to 1500 words each month.
How I became a writer
I am a published author of two non-fiction self-help guides (see Amazon.)
I was commissioned to write the books for parents, using my teaching background.
As a spin-off from these, I was commissioned to write features, initially on education.
My first feature was on starting secondary school, for the Guardian.
For ten years I have been writing for all the broadsheets - The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday, a regular career page in the i newspaper, a range of magazines and websites including women's magazines, health websites and parenting websites.
You can see a couple of my features here:
Fees for writing coaching are arranged according to what you need, the time we will spend together, and how long that would be.
As a guide, the fee for reading and providing feedback on a completed non-fiction book proposal (up to 8000 words) is £225.
A quotation will be sent after our discussion if you are interested in going ahead.