Do you need help writing a book?
Is there a story you’re meant to share, but doubt or distraction have been preventing you from turning your dream of being a published author into a reality?
Perhaps you have no idea where to start the process of writing a book, or you’re stuck on the logistics of how to structure one.
Writing is a journey. And while any trip remains an adventure into the wilds, you wouldn’t leave home without a map or ultimate destination.
In #WRITTEN, my one-on-one book coaching program, I equip writers with tools to help craft their ideas into writing people actually want to read. Together, we'll chart a roadmap to bring your book to completion, saving years of drafting in the wrong direction
Working one-on-one with an expert writing coach provides a level of attention and accelerated results unmatched by workshops or self-study. Let The Writing Cycle take you from concept to development.
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This program is for writers committed to creating art with impact.
Whether you’re writing a memoir, personal essay collection, realist novel, or seek to sculpt the narrative portion of a book to enhance your brand, we’ll dig deep to clarify concept and structure in a way that’s sure to satisfy readers.
Most services prove more helpful for revision than for providing a roadmap to a completed draft. And workshops require that you spend precious time reading and responding to dozens of manuscripts, only to get varying feedback on your own.
My coaching and between-sessions editing tailor every meeting to your material. That’s right: this program is all about you and your book! You receive straight talk, personalized support, and a single voice providing feedback toward a finished project.
Best of all: you won’t undertake this book-writing journey alone.
he benefits of working one-on-one with a writing coach:
I’ll help you break the process of writing a book into a series of small, actionable steps.
I’ll provide deadlines and accountability to turbo-charge productivity.
You’ll have a supportive ear through periods of isolation.
I’ll offer tips to overcome writer’s block.
My coaching balances dream-affirming with reality-testing, while helping you gain craft skills. My goal is to get your book #WRITTEN! While I no longer work with non-realist fiction, nor trade nonfiction that does not center around a narrative journey, I am happy to recommend coaches who excel in these areas.
I’m the writing coach for you if you’re ready to:
Dig deep into your passion, purpose, and personality on the page.
Find and convey your signature style as a writer.
Go from idea to development, but don’t know where to begin.
Walk away with a professionally-edited manuscript.
There are dozens of coaches rallying writers toward publication. Few are MFA-trained, prize-winning artists themselves; fewer have taught writing workshops at colleges, universities, and conferences around the country. Likewise, many editors today lack time for deep developmental work. I have edited books published with big houses, small presses, and self-publishers, as well as studied Creativity Coaching with America’s foremost expert.
Importantly, I’m a writer like you: I don’t think of myself as a teacher so much as “a fellow traveler of whom you’ve asked the way. I point ahead—of myself as well as you,” as George Bernard Shaw famously wrote.
#WRITTEN: 4-MONTH PROGRAM
Spring: Jan. 3 - May 1, 2022
Fall: Sept. 12, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2023
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magine a mentor helping you build a marketable book to impact the lives of readers.
Clarity around the larger purpose your book serves in your life/business.
Development of your book’s pitch and three-part structure.
Drafting + revision of three key chapters/scenes every book must possess.
Polishing one of these into a standalone piece to include in a proposal / submit for publication.
Roadmap toward completion tailored to each project.
Supportive coaching through process-based challenges.
Recommended reading for craft development.
Expert editorial feedback and line-edits on writing between sessions.
6 60-minute 1:1: Zoom or phone sessions, spaced bi-monthly for optimum momentum, with 1 week off for integration. (Holiday weeks off, with no loss of sessions.)
1 90-minute session to kick-start the program.
Carol knows how to help writers find and shape the essential in their work. She understands what makes a good story. Her talent for narrative structure shows in her consulting and her own work, which she approaches with intelligence and humor.
— Corey Campbell, Award-winning short story writer
Carol is a consummate professional and pleasure to work with. Her guidance was extremely insightful in pinpointing areas to develop in my first book. The hallmark of Carol’s approach is character development. Her use of the elements of writing is spot on. Her advice is worth its weight in gold!”
— Isabella Maldonado, Award-winning author of the Vera Cruz series & THE CIPHER, a soon-to-be Netflix feature starring JLo.
Since we were together at graduate school, I have admired Carol’s craft, her commitment to the life of the mind, and the intelligence of her conversation.
In workshops and afterwards, as she has continued to read my work in draft, I have found her perceptions and comments regarding my work to be razor sharp, delivered with great good will, and cutting to the heart of the matter. Both as a reader and a writer, Carol is exceptional.”
— Daniyal Mueenuddin, National Book Award & Pulitzer Prize Finalist: Other Rooms, Other Wonders
“I came to Carol to critique and edit my novel because she is imaginative, thoughtful, and humane. You can trust your prose to her; she’ll make it better in ways you will understand and enjoy.”
— Sheila Grinell, Author, The Contract & Appetite
Carol is an astute professional editor, current on standard industry formats and knows what agents and publishers are looking for.
I’ve had the pleasure to attend a few of her presentations: she truly motivates writers who have found themselves stuck in the revision process or lost during their quest to publication.”
— Deborah J Ledford, Award-winning Suspense Novelist, including 2014’s Best Audio Book, CRESCENDO, narrated by Christina Cox.
a writing coach and editor who turns ideas into art with craft.