Take your readers on a  heroine's journey

Would you like to work together on your non-fiction book?

Book coaching is intense and challenging, asking you to bring your whole self to it; and it's meaningful and fun. The process involves a dance between right and left brain, creative inspiration and marketplace viability, for optimal results.

Why you're here

You understand that writing a non-fiction book is a huge undertaking. Perhaps you're at the ideas stage, and are struggling to narrow your body of work down to one controlling idea. Perhaps you're part-way through your manuscript, but find that you keep getting stuck.

You are being called to play a role in the deep feminine awakening that is happening on the planet at this time. You're called to contribute to a re-flourishing of life. You feel it in your blood and bones.

Your non-fiction book will be your emissary.

You're looking for guidance because

Your book idea has taken up residence inside you, and won't let you go.

It's time to contribute your knowledge and insights to the cultural conversation. If you don't do this, you'll be letting yourself down in some fundamental way.

However, you recognise that writing a book can be difficult. So is conveying culturally disruptive ideas.

Working with a guide will bring you greater focus, commitment and joy than doing this alone. You could use help with keeping your project on track, brainstorming, deadlines and re-finding momentum when you get stuck.

I am here to help you succeed.

My approach is tailored to your individual requirements, meeting you where you are while holding the vision of where you want to go. 

My services are interlinked and designed to be sequential. You will find them listed in more detail further down this page.

Ideally we'll begin before you start writing your manuscript, and work through all the steps in a steady progression. However, this will depend on how far advanced your project is, by the time you get in touch.

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Mini Story Spine  →

Your Story Spine  →

Your Book Proposal  →

Your Pitching Plan

Step 5 is developmental editing. If you wish to come back to me for assistance when you have written your full manuscript, please see my editing packages.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

1.

Read about my services below. You will find a short description for each, and if you click on the button provided, you'll be taken through to more detailed information.


No matter how far advanced you are in your project, I highly recommend you start with the Mini Story Spine. This is an incisive tool that will help you clarify your thinking, no matter how well-developed your materials are already. It also gives you an experience of my coaching style at a low-entry price.

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Click the contact button provided at the bottom of my service pages. I'll send you a questionnaire to fill out; it will give me some information about you and your work. This way, I can ascertain whether I can genuinely be of service to you and your project.

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Client contract. If we agree to work together, I'll send a coaching agreement for you to review and sign.

4.

Make a payment. I'll then send an invoice, payable in USD by credit card via Paypal. 

For best results:

I suggest you read my 'Do We Fit?' page here. This way you'll get a clear sense of whether I am the right coach for you. This will only lead to a happier collaboration. 

If you have any questions about book coaching, my unique angle, and/or client policies, you might also like to refer to my FAQ page here.

SERVICES LIST

1. Mini Story Spine

INTRO OFFER

Here, we look into the point and purpose of your book idea. A detailed set of exercises will help you pull the vision for your book into focus. Then we have a coaching call to discuss your thoughts and address any questions. This is a powerful clarification process that's hard to do, but sets you up in all the right ways for the work ahead: when well-defined, your 'mini story spine' acts as a guiding light as you move into the deeper work. 

STARTER PACKAGE special offer [PDF guide, 2 x submission deadlines, editorial feedback & 1 x 60-minute coaching call.]


2. Your Story Spine

OUTLINE YOUR BOOK in 10 steps

Here you'll be guided to create a detailed outline for your book, so that when it comes to writing your full manuscript, your thoughts are organised and all the important elements are defined in advance. This is like creating an architect's model before building the house: you can see the big picture and know exactly what you're doing before getting involved in minutiae and craft. Your writing process then becomes swifter, more focused and more enjoyable.

1:1 COACHING PACKAGE [Includes PDF guide, submission deadlines, detailed editorial feedback, 60-minute coaching calls & email support. Payable per month.]


3. Your Book Proposal

50-80+ PAGE PROPOSAL

If a traditional publishing route is your preference, this service will help you prepare a detailed, professional book proposal that captures your voice, style, authority and vision, to send out to literary agents and/or publishers. Working through the 8 essential components of a proposal, you will make a strong and convincing argument for your book, why you're the right author for it, who it's for, why it's needed at this time, and how it fits alongside other books on the subject to contribute to a larger cultural conversation.

1:1 COACHING PACKAGE [Includes PDF guide, submission deadlines, detailed editorial feedback, 60-minute coaching calls & email support. Payable by month.]


4. Your Pitching Plan

APPROACHING AGENTS & PUBLISHERS

You've put in the hard work of writing a proposal, and you're ready to send it out into the world. This package focuses on pitching strategy. I'll offer guidance with writing your query letter, discerning which agents and publishers are right for you, avoiding pitfalls, and devising a solid pitching plan for you to roll out over time.

YOUR UNIQUE PITCHING STRATEGY [Includes 3 x 60 min strategy sessions, and up to 5 x editing rounds of your query letter.]


5. Editing Packages

MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT or DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT

When you have finished a draft (or significant section) of your book, I provide developmental editing to address such issues as premise, narrative drive, voice, reader engagement, and the arc of change you're offering your reader (essential in non-fiction). I'll give you a big-picture editorial report on what's working and what isn't, with suggestions for improvements. If you choose a full developmental edit, you'll receive specific and actionable notes embedded all the way through your manuscript as well.

MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT or DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT [Charged by word-count.]

How to take your readers on a heroine's journey

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