Do you want to write a fantasy or sc-fi book, but is your chronic illness an obstacle?

Do you have a story idea, but is developing it difficult?

Are you writing your book, but are your mind and body holding you back?

Have a manuscript and would you like deeply personalised feedback that will encourage you to make it even better instead of stop you from ever picking up a pen again?

Do any of these apply to you? Then I am the book coach for you!

Hi! I’m Sandra Postma (she/her) and I am a mindset and story coach, and a fellow spoonie!

I trained with Author Accelerator and received my book coaching certification in early 2022. Ever since, I have been helping people develop their speculative fiction stories, change their mindset around being a spoonie writer and make their good manuscript great!

Interested in working with me? I offer different programs for you to apply to!

1:1 Story Development
1:1 Coaching For Drafting: mindset and story coaching
Personalised manuscript feedback

As a spoonie, I specialise in helping writers with chronic illness navigate the complicated emotions and thoughts that come with our conditions while writing. Being part of the spoonie community, I know the specific struggles and extra challenges that come with combining a wish to write with your personal health situation. Having someone there with you to carry the story load might be just the thing you need to write.

Just as my personal spoons are limited, so are spots to work with me, so if you see ‘waiting list’ somewhere, contact me to ask when the next spot will likely open up for you!

Does having an empathetic professional and a fellow spoonie in your corner who helps you as you develop, write or revise your book speak to you?

Then check my 1:1 services or my manuscript feedback service and tell me about you and your story (idea)!

Or read more about me and my story here!

I am the right book coach for you if…

  • …you feel a little (or a lot!) insecure about your writing
  • …you lack the confidence to talk about or share your ideas
  • …you even struggle to call yourself a writer
  • …you want to dive further into your story idea and really find the heart of it
  • …your values and beliefs are important to you
  • …you are part of the LGBTQIA community, or are an active ally
  • …you believe that Black lives matter
  • …you are a spoonie and struggle with mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression
  • …you are invested in your story and in wanting to be a better writer
  • …you value kindness, empathy and honesty

I know the feeling of not seeing yourself in the culture and art you consume. It feels as if your story doesn’t matter.

It also shows us the immense power storytelling can have when such voices do get to tell their stories.

I see the impact it has on people’s confidence to be able to tell their story in a safe setting. In turn their stories have a direct impact on others.

All our voices deserve to be heard. We all deserve to feel seen. YOUR novel deserves a place in the world too!

Do you want to write your novel? Email me and tell me what you need to write it or check my 1:1 or feedback services!

START AND WRITE YOUR STORY: from story idea to novel foundation
Whether you are still developing your idea or already in the writing trenches, I offer coaching for every step of the process.

MANUSCRIPT FEEDBACK: personal attention and feedback
Do you need 1:1 help with pinpointing where you can strengthen your full, final manuscript? Are you not getting the responses from agents or publishers you were hoping for? See a problem but don’t know how to fix it? Then in-depth feedback from me as a professional book coach might be exactly what you need in order to make your story even stronger than it is!

Sandra is a talented and attentive mentor who knows how to put writers at their ease, and fosters a safe environment where even the most fragile writing stages are nurtured and encouraged into growth. I had a wonderful time working with her.”

Clio Velentza, author of “The Piano Room” (Fairlight Books, 2021)

“I cannot thank Sandra enough for her thorough and thoughtful evaluation of my manuscript. Her balance of honest praise and compassionate critique helped me see what I was doing well and what needed attention. She provided clear steps on how to move forward with my final revision. Her feedback on my query letter and synopsis was incredibly insightful. I was blown away at her dedication and the quality of research she did for my agent pitch package. I cannot recommend her coaching services enough.”

Stacy Frazer, YA fantasy author and book coach

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