you dream of seeing your book published
You are a smart, talented, ambitious writer with a killer concept for a book. You have notebooks full of ideas and a Word doc on your desktop called ShittyFirstDraft.docx. Maybe you’ve stalked the shelf at your local bookstore where someday a paperback with your name on the spine will appear. Your characters visit you in your dreams. You feel a little bit haunted. Impatient. Itchy. It seems like everyone you follow on Twitter suddenly has a book deal.
You take a writing workshop. And then another. You Google “low-res MFA.” You watch the Joan Didion documentary and think it isn’t fair—you were born in the wrong decade. Maybe you should buy a typewriter, or go back into therapy.
You dream of seeing your book published.
I have a plan to help.
As a writing career coach, I work one-on-one with writers to help them overcome the hurdles standing between them and a finished manuscript. Then I walk them through the publication process and help them query literary agents. Most writers come to me with previous writing experience (in academia, freelance journalism, writing workshops), but they feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the best next steps to take.
Writing is a solitary process and it’s hard to know when you’ve taken a right (or wrong) turn without a collaborator to bounce ideas off of. Writing workshops can be a big help but they're a short-term fix. Writing groups often fall apart when members get busy, lose interest, or lack motivation.
You need someone in your corner who’s been where you want to go, and I have ten years of experience in media and publishing (beginning at the New Yorker), and three published books under my belt, in three genres. My fourth book comes out in 2020.
What I do
I specialize in memoir and literary fiction. I offer:
Supportive one-on-one coaching
Book proposal development
Actionable publishing advice
What I don’t do: I’m not your girl if you’re working on historical fiction, commercial fiction, or YA/middle grade, or if you plan to self-publish.
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