What Is Book Coaching?

As a writer, have you ever had any of the following thoughts:

”I’d like to write a fantasy story, but I don’t know what about.”
”I’d like to write a sci-fi story, but I have no idea how.”
”I’d like to write that book I’ve been thinking about for years, but I don’t think I’m good enough.”
”My first draft is terrible.”
”I can feel my story has a problem, but I don’t know what it is, let alone how to fix it.”
”I think my book is good, but I keep getting rejections and I don’t understand why.”

Odds are you are here because you have definitely thought one of those thoughts. And it is exactly those thoughts and issues a book coach can help you with!

Writing a book is hard, yet it’s something you’re expected to do alone. Well, no more! Book coaches have in many ways taken over the role editors used to play, except we can come in from the very early stages of writing to the very end. Whenever we end up meeting our writers, we coach you through the process of writing your story.

Book coaching, or creative writing coaching, involves working with a writer and guiding them through their writing journey.

As a book coach I can help you as a writer in various ways:

• By meeting you wherever you are in your writing journey and coaching you through the entire process of writing a story.

• By helping you lay the foundation of your story.

• By being invested in your story project and your writing journey and by always being in your corner.

• By providing feedback on your story and all its elements, such as plot, characters and tone.

• By giving you exercises to improve your writing.

• By giving you assignments to get a better understanding of your own story and its structure.

• By setting deadlines.

• By helping you remain motivated and build your confidence as a writer.

Each book coach is different. There are coaches who focus on non-fiction, others focus on book proposals and querying agents and publishers. Some coach writers from specific genres such as fantasy or romance and others help a writer figure out their entire outline.

But there is one thing each book coach has in common: we are there for the writer. From story idea to deadline, from structure issues to writer’s block. From motivational issues to confidence. A book coach helps you with whatever you need.

In my book coaching I focus on helping writers who want to write from the heart write their fantasy and science fiction books and provide a safe space for marginalised voices.

Would you like to hear what else I find important as a book coach? Click below for my specific services and for more on my personal coaching style here. For any questions, check out the FAQ. Is your question not listed? Don’t hesitate to email or fill in this form!

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