Is it your wish to be a science fiction or fantasy writer?

But are you afraid you and your story idea aren’t good enough? Or are you unsure you got what it takes to write a book?

Do you feel that your voice isn’t worthy of being heard? That no one would want to hear it anyway?

Are you unsure what your voice is and what you want to say with your story?

Then allow me to help you write your book and make you see that you and your story do have a place in the world and that finding your writer’s voice and story’s message is an amazing journey of self-discovery!

Hi! I’m Sandra Postma (she/her) and I’m a writer and a certified book coach. I have also been a spoonie for over two decades!

And I help people like you, who struggle with writing their story, especially those dealing with illness or disability.

My superpower as a book coach lies in my empathetic approach of speculative fiction writers who have trouble starting on, writing or revising their book, for whatever reason.

I coach you from a place of kindness, encouragement and empathy gained through my own life as a spoonie combined with my expertise and knowledge of storytelling and the craft of writing. I mentor you as a person as well as a writer!

Being part of the spoonie community myself 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.

No matter where you are in your writing journey, I offer mentoring services that start with the very beginning and end at the end, and everywhere in between. It’s all up to you!

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

Then check my 1:1 services or my group coaching program as part of the Spoonie Writer Academy and tell me about you and your story (idea)!

Or read more about me and my story here!


SPOONIE WRITER ACADEMY

A community and safe space for people with chronic or mental illness and disability to go on their writing journey.

I launched the Spoonie Writer Academy because as a writer and book coach with a chronic illness I felt alone in my particular struggles with writing.

A low energy basis and a whole array of daily symptoms, plus the mental struggles that come with a life of illness, comes with its specific set of challenges that combined with a lack of visibility in the publishing industry, and society as a whole, made me feel compelled as a book coach to focus on writers like me and create a space to come together and share our specific experiences.

Follow and engage with the Spoonie Writer Academy on Instagram and Twitter or join in by signing up to its group coaching program! Because you are not alone, our voices are worthy of being heard and our stories of being told.


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 are a spoonie or struggle with mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression
  • …you are invested in your story and ready to invest in yourself too – or at least desperate to wanting that be the case!
  • …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 our society.

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 group services!



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

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!


“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

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)

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