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... With your coaching, there were such noticeable changes in my writing. I received more education from you, than I did in most college courses. It was quite intense. In fact, it was remarkable. You are a talented woman with so much integrity. You changed the course of my life. I am now a published author and freelance reporter.

Christina Macone-Greene, Fallbrook, CA, author of Rebuffing the Bishop, Amira Press, in press.

 
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Your Personal Writing Coach

Where can you go to find the personal attention you need to succeed at your publishing goals and become a better writer? Books and classes only go so far and may not address your particular needs. Itís not easy to apply what you learn from books or courses to your specific writing project. According to our clients, working with a coach is the most effective way to get the help you need with your writing.

We work with you according to your pace and schedule--to help you get your book published based on your realistic expectations and goals.

It's easy get started, complete our convenient form or e-mail us the following information:

  • the working title
  • the specific genre, e.g. mystery, memoir, how-to, children's fiction/nonfiction, etc.
  • the stage you've reached in the project, i.e. first, second, third draft
  • the total number of words (Hint: open the document in MS Word, click TOOLS, WORD COUNT)
  • any concerns you have about your work
  • anything else we should know about your project
  • how far along your project is toward being finished, i.e 100% finished, 50% finished, etc.
  • your goals for this material (self-publishing, traditional publishing, specialty house, etc.

We will respond to your information promptly. So sit back and relax ... help is on the way.

Here's how we help:

You are a serious nonfiction writer and want to build a career

We know you are serious about getting your nonfiction book published--now you must decide HOW you went to get your book published--with a traditional commercial publisher or self-publish.

You know it's a long shot--and it may take a long time, but you want all of the benefits of traditional publishing: an advance, reviews by top reviewers, the chance for national television and radio exposure, and the chance to grab the gold ring. Others have done it-and so can you! You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to prepare your comprehensive book proposal and query materials.

We can guide you in all of the basic requirements for traditional publishing:

  • Pre-pub: Developmental editing, copy editing, proofing
  • Imprint name: Your own, ISBN, etc.
  • Cover design: custom
  • Format: hardback; softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, professional/other related professional sites; expert articles/guest blogs, etc.
  • Web traffic/reader development
  • PR

On the other hand, self-publishing is for you. You want to publish your book in a timely manner with complete control over its contents, looks, and distribution. You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to publish your book.

We can guide you in all of the basic requirements for self-publishing:

  • Pre-pub: Developmental editing, copy editing, proofing
  • Imprint name: Your own, ISBN, etc.
  • Cover design: custom
  • Format: hardback; softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, professional/other related professional sites; expert articles/guest blogs, etc.
  • Web traffic/reader development
  • PR



You are a serious fiction writer and want to build a career

We realize you are serious about getting your novel published and you have a hard decision to make: traditional publishing versus self-publishing. You know traditional publishing is a long shot, but others have done it-and so can you! You realize that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to map your strategy and prepare your query materials.

We can guide you in all of the basic requirements for traditional publishing:

  • Pre-pub: manuscript review/substantive editing, copy editing, proofing
  • Imprint name: Your own, ISBN, etc.
  • Cover design: custom
  • Format: hardback; softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, professional/other related professional sites; expert articles/guest blogs, etc.
  • Web traffic/reader development
  • PR

On the other hand, you are serious about building a career as a writer and are willing to take the time to develop a fanbase/readership. You want to publish your book in a timely manner with complete control over its contents, looks, and distribution--so self-publishing is for you. You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to publish your book.

We can guide you in all of the basic requirements for self-publishing:

  • Pre-publication: manuscript review/substantive editing, copy editing, proofing
  • Imprint name: your own; ISBN, etc.
  • Cover design: custom
  • Format: hardback; softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, professional/other related writing/genre sites;
  • Web traffic/reader development
  • PR

You are uncertain about your writing goal

You have written a manuscript and are not sure how good it is or whether you have what it takes to be a career writer. Self-publishing is the likely bet for you, since you want to give it a try. You are willing to spend a reasonable amount of money and time on the effort-to see what happens.

We can guide you in all of the basic requirements for self-publishing:

  • Pre-pub: Copy editing, proofing
  • Imprint name: publisher (Amazon, Lulu, Smashwords, etc.), etc.
  • Cover design: professional
  • Format: softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: Facebook, author blog, Twitter, other related genre sites
  • Fanbase/reader development
  • PR (optional)

You like writing, but are not serious about it

Since you could care less about building a career or a fanbase, self-publishing is the way to go. You can share your with a few people, mostly friends and family and don't have to spend a lot of time and money. Still, you want to create a quality "read."

We can guide you in all of the basic requirements for self-publishing:

  • Pre-pub content: substantive and/or copyyediting, proofing
  • Imprint name: publisher (Lulu, Smashwords, etc.)
  • Cover design: stock photos; template; custom
  • Format; PDF, e-book , softback (optional)
  • Distribution: narrow-to friends and family by e-mail (or from blog, Lulu, Smashwords)
  • Promotion: Facebook, blog, twitter (optional)


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First Feedback

To get started, complete our convenient form or e-mail us the following information:

  • the working title
  • the specific genre, e.g. mystery, memoir, how-to, children's fiction/nonfiction, etc.
  • the stage you've reached in the project, i.e. first, second, third draft
  • the total number of words (Hint: open the document in MS Word, click TOOLS, WORD COUNT)
  • any concerns you have about your work/li>
  • anything else we should know about your project
  • how far along your project is toward being finished, i.e 100% finished, 50% finished, etc.
  • your goals for this material (self-publishing, traditional publishing, specialty house, etc.
  • anything else you would like us to know about your writer's block at this point

We will respond to your information promptly. So sit back and relax ... help is on the way.

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Getting your book published: Clients talk about our coaching service ...

After receiving my MFA, publishing many stories, and receiving awards for my writing, I knew I was a skilled writer. But, like any writer, I have areas in my work that need improvement. Trish, you gave me exceptional, directive support in those areas Ė in my case, plot and wordiness. With your guidance, it took me only six months to write the book Iíve been trying to write for years -- and to get a top New York literary agent to represent me. Now, a major publishing house has bought the rights and will be publishing it. You led me (at times hand-held me) through the process of creating a superb query and synopsis. I could not have done this without you.

Kerry Cohen Hoffman,MFA, Lennox, MA, author of Easy, published by Simon & Schuster


I just thought I'd let you know my memoir about my strange childhood home has been accepted for publication. With the addition of some historical material, the book is essentially the same as when I worked with you on it. Thank you so much for all your help. You were very instrumental in my getting this published.

Kate Barlow, Oakville, Canada, author of Abode of Love, in press, Mainstream Publishing.


With your coaching, there were such noticeable changes in my writing. I received more education from you, than I did in most college courses. It was quite intense. In fact, it was remarkable. You are a talented woman with so much integrity. You changed the course of my life. I am now a writer and freelance reporter.

Christina Macone-Greene, Fallbrook, CA


I have taken numerous creative writing classes at local colleges and I've attended a couple of writing workshops and I can honestly say I have never received such professional help on any of my work as you have provided. Thanks a million.

James Wray, San Diego, author of award-winning "Dark Toast" published in the West Wind Review.


I must admit I have learned more from you helping me with this book then I would have by taking a course or even reading about what to do. I think my book is much better and I have been able to include everything that is important. I really enjoyed the rewriting process. I am interested in seeing how we revise the synopsis and write the cover letter to agents. I look forward to working with you on the sequel.

NK, Athens, Canada


Thanks for all your helpful information on moving forward with the manuscript during our e-mail coaching sessions. I am truly grateful. All of your points are well taken. Your consultation has been so valuable.

LN, Piscataway, NJ

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