Do you need help writing a book?
Is there a story you’re meant to share, but doubt has 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 novel, or you’re stuck on the logistics of how to structure a memoir.
Writing is a journey. And while any trip remains an adventure, you wouldn’t leave home without a map or ultimate destination. You have to know where you're writing from and what you're writing toward.
In my one-on-one book coaching program, I equip writers with tools to craft ideas into artistic writing people want to read. Together, we'll chart a roadmap to bring your book to completion, saving years of drafting in wrong directions.
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 package is for writers who want proven story methods applied to their manuscripts, and crave support as they draft.
Whether you’re writing a memoir, novel, or book to enhance a brand, we’ll dig deep to clarify concept and structure in a way that’s sure to satisfy readers.
Most coaches focus on mindset work rather than the craft of creative writing. Editors prove essential for revision, but rarely for completing drafts. And workshops require you spend precious time reading and responding to dozens of manuscripts in exchange for advice.
By contract, my coaching and between-sessions edits tailor every meeting toward your goal: a finished draft. This program is all about you getting your book #WRITTEN. You receive straight talk, personalized feedback, and proven methods.
Best of all: you won’t undertake your 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.
As a Phoenix-based book coach with services nationwide, my style balances dream-affirming and reality-testing, while helping you master story structure. I specialize in outlines for memoirists and writers of realist novels. My goal is to get your book #WRITTEN.
I’m the writing coach for you if you’re ready to:
Map a path to complete your book, based on proven methods.
Structure a story that will satisfy readers..
Go from idea to development, but don’t know where to begin.
Walk away with a professionally-crafted manuscript.
There are dozens of coaches rallying writers toward publication. Few are MFA-trained, prize-winning artists themselves; fewer still have taught writing workshops at colleges and universities for over a decade. I have developed and 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.
4-MONTH PROGRAM: Start date options:
SUMMER: JUNE 13
FALL: SEPT. 6
WINTER: JAN. 9
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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.
Development of your novel's trope, timeline, ACT I scenes, & climactic event.
Review of your book's pitch OR query.
Roadmap to completion, including major plot points.
Supportive coaching through process-based challenges.
(OR) Development of your memoir’s timeframe,, theme, topic, and transition.
Expert editorial feedback and line-edits on three key chapters/scenes every book must possess.
5 75-minute 1:1: Zoom or phone sessions, spaced bi-monthly for optimum momentum, (Holiday/integration 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.
an Arizona-based editor who turns ideas into art. Need to get your book publication-ready?