Creative Writing Coaching

 

How many times have you thought about writing a novel?  Or a short story?  Perhaps you've started a million ideas but never completed anything.  Maybe there are stories in your head but they just don't find their way onto the page.  Or perhaps you've just been waiting for the right time, you know when work eases up, or the kids are older, or you're less busy, or when that one brilliant idea appears.

I hear you.

I know all the excuses (and fears).

I've used and felt them all myself.

But here's what I know...

There is never a right time.  If you truly want to write then the best time to start is now.  Because writing is a practice.  It is a craft.  You need to allow yourself time to breathe into it.  To write terrible sentences.  And beautiful ones too.  To make it a daily habit so that each day builds on the one before and you keep growing and improving.  So that you learn to take risks, to find your voice and let the words flow uncensored, and to find ways to weave truth and passion into the lives of your characters in such a way that you can almost hear them breathing on the page. Whether you want to make people laugh, tell the stories of the women who shaped our world, create mystery or imagine the future, it all starts with making the committment to write every damn day.

And there is no better way to start than to have your own personal cheerleader in your corner, urging you on, celebrating your wins with you and guiding you along the path to a life as a writer.

As both a writer and a coach I know what a huge difference it makes to have someone helping you stay accountable and focused on the end goal. 

If you're ready to say yes to your writing dreams then I'd love to help you.  Let's make this the year you can finally say that you are indeed, a writer.  

Jo x     


1-1 Kickstarter Sessions

We can all get stuck at times and having someone to talk to to get us back on track can be invaluable.  Writing may be a solitary practice but you don't have to do it alone.  A Kickstarter session is for you if you have a particular issue you want to work on such as writer's block; confidence issues; finding time to write; difficulty choosing a genre; an issue with a character/story arc etc.  

 

What You Get:

  • A 60 minute private 1-1 Skype call with me
  • A follow up email to see how you are getting on
  • Plus any notes or resources as applicable 

 

How It Works:

Make your payment - £97

Once you've made your payment you'll be automatically redirected to my personal calendar so you can book a time for our call.  (If the available times don't suit you due to time zone issues etc. then please use the form below to let me know and we'll find a time that works.)  After you've chosen your time you'll get a couple of super quick questions to answer so that we can make the most of our time together.  

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  'ROCK YOUR WRITING' COACHING SERIES 

This 7-week intensive coaching series is designed to get you writing.  Structured like a private writing course this unique coaching series:

  • takes you through ways to build a daily writing practice;
  • introduces you to methods to help deal with procrastination and your inner critic (a writer's worst enemies);
  • has specific exercises to help you find your voice and genre,
  • encourages you to play with character and story ideas so that at the end of our 7 weeks you have an actual idea to expand into a short story or novel.

So many of us have a desire to write a novel, and I know first-hand how hard it can be to get started, and how frustrating it can feel when we're not sure where to even start.  That's why I created this package, because I know how helpful it would have been for me and that it would have helped me get on with writing my novel a lot sooner.  

 

WHAT YOU GET

  • 6 x 60-minute weekly Skype calls with me (we have 1 week off for you to consolidate what you've learned and work on a chosen story idea).
  • Writing exercises and prompts to get your creative juices flowing
  • Worksheets, guides and resources to keep you on track and help you discover who you are as a writer
  • Feedback on your writing
  • Full email support

*Please note that this is an intensive series so you will need to be able to spend between 30-60 minutes each day on the exercises and writing required to get the most out of it.  I'll be there 100% to support you all the way and cheer you on but I can't do the work for you, so you must be fully committed.

I work with a limited number of writers at a time and currently have just 2 spaces available for a May or June start.  If you're ready to make your writing dreams a reality then simply make your payment below:

£495

Once your payment has been received you'll get a welcome email from me with steps to start preparing for our first session and we'll set our start date.  I can't wait to help you take action on your writing dreams.  

Got Questions?

No worries lovely, just drop me a line and let me know


 'Dream to First Draft' VIP Coaching Series

Got your idea?  Ready to write that first draft but need some accountability, support and feedback as you go?  My 'Dream to First Draft' VIP Coaching Series is the best way to get my help every step of the way.  We'll set word-count targets to keep you on track, tackle procrastination and fear head on, and you'll get all my worksheets for creating memorable characters and mapping out your story.  Along the way I'll be there if you need to brainstorm ideas, and I can give feedback on your writing either chapter by chapter or anytime you want another pair of eyes on your work.  At the end of our 5 months together, provided you do all the work as suggested, you'll have a completed first draft of your novel - let that sink in for a moment (feels pretty good doesn't it!).   

Writing a novel is a huge accomplishment and getting that first draft completed is the key element of success.  I want to be there for you and support you 100% all the way, so it's vital that we can work closely together and that I know you are equally committed to completing your first draft.  That's why I only take on 2 VIP clients a year via an application process. 

UPDATE: I have just one space available for 2018.  Are you ready to make it yours?

 

WHAT You GET

Weekly 60 minute Skype calls for the first month and then fortnightly after that (12 calls in total)

Unlimited 15 minute power calls if you're stuck, need a quick boost etc.

Full email support

Feedback on your writing

Worksheets, resources etc. as needed

 

HOW to Apply

Just fill in the form below to register your interest.  Once I've received your form you'll be sent an email with more details plus a questionnaire to fill in (please allow 48 hours for this to arrive in your inbox).  After I've read through your completed questionnaire, and I think I can help you complete your first draft, I'll arrange a complimentary Skype call to make sure we're a good match.  If we're both happy to get started and bring your book to life then I'll send you a link for either a single payment or 5 monthly payments, based on your preference.  

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