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What is a book coach and do I need one?
You may not.
A book coach is someone who helps you with your book or story (for film & TV writers). They can help you with the big story picture or with line editing. There are different types.
1. Developmental or story coaches
2. Line editors
Basically, you can find someone to work on the big picture stuff or you can find someone who just goes over your book line by line.
They are different.
I recommend line editors for self-published authors.
What is a discovery call?
This is how I decide if you need a book coach and if we are a great match. This is something that happens at the beginning of coaching with someone. Be wary of anyone who says to send them a pile of money without a call.
It's expensive. It takes time to do this job and if the cost is super low it's impossible to do a good job. We want you to succeed so we want to spend time with you. You are paying for our time and devotion to you and your work.
You may not need a book coach-yet.
Only you know if you are ready.
How to find a book coach?
Women's Fiction Writers Association
Romance Writers of America
Sisters in Crime
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Mystery Writers of America
Science Fiction Writers of America
Join groups on FB and get referrals
Female Writers' Society
LA TV writing group
10 Minutes With An Expert
Contemporary Romance Writers
Books I love for writers
Story Genius - Lisa Cron
Wired For Story - Lisa Cron
Save The Cat - Blake Snyder
Anatomy of A Story - John Truby
Story - Robert McKee
Hidden Tools of Comedy - Steve Kaplan
The Comedy Hero's Journey - Steve Kaplan
Writing From The Middle-James Scott Bell
The Plot Whisperer - Martha Alderson
Blueprint For A Book - Jennie Nash
My website for coaching
My author site
Find out more about me & offers
Follow me on social media
Join my Facebook Group for female writers
My blog for writers
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