Writing a book can be a lonely endeavor.
A writing coach is the key to making it less lonely.
I know this firsthand. Especially in the beginning and through the first few drafts (yes, there will be many drafts!)
Writing a book can also be difficult.
I know that firsthand, as well.
You begin with inspiration. You forge ahead with excitement. You may even make it to the finish line. And then the real work begins.
You return to page one and realize that this beginning actually belongs somewhere in the middle, your original premise has gotten lost, you’ve changed your mind about that character and that setting… and all of a sudden you feel like you’re back to square one.
You’re not. But it can feel daunting.
Are you in the middle of a writing project?
Fiction, non-fiction? Memoir, inspirational?
Are you having trouble starting or keeping going?
When you work with me as your writing coach you don’t have to do this alone.
I reached out to Kathy Kane of Kane Creative Consulting as I felt stuck on a writing project in formulating my ideas in the best manner. She responded quickly to my SOS. Kathy read my material, listened to my thoughts and ideas and asked key questions which provided helpful insights. Her calm demeanor, observations, questions and suggestions helped me get unstuck and out of my writing emergency. Kathy shines with helping those of us take happy “write” steps.” Eileen Caroscio of Passageways Coaching, LLC
The work becomes so much easier when there’s someone in your corner!
While writing a book is not always an easy process, it can be a joyful one. That’s where I come in as your creativity and writing coach – your book midwife.
Together we will:
- Create the space and time for you to show up for yourself! When you have an appointment with someone, you’re more likely to keep it. When you do you are being true to your creative work. In other words, accountability!
- Bring your vision to life, and watch you gain clarity and flow.
- Find the thread – the overarching theme – of your work, as you create the foundation for what is to come.
- Discover your own unique process. There is no one-size-fits-all in the creative process.
- Build structure but also work in tons of freedom as you get through those first few drafts.
- Be your sounding board for sorting through your ideas. (A wealth of ideas and the overwhelm that follows is an occupational hazard in the creative life.) You’d be amazed at what happens when you get to speak these thoughts out loud.
- Teach you creative tools to get you started and keep you going, as well as education on the creative process to manage your expectations.
- Read for flow and cohesion and give feedback and light editing on your first few drafts. (This is NOT structural or line editing. That will come later in the process.
- Encourage you as you settle into your unique voice.
- Celebrate each step of the way with you!
This is what I do. This is what I love.
This is what I’m good at.
Thank you to Kathy Kane, writing coach extraordinaire. I couldn’t have done it without you. – Joni Rose, author of A Nearby Faraway Land
I can definitely say that the coaching changed my mindset into a writer’s mindset. I now look at the world with a writer’s eye and that has made all the difference to me. – Ava S., London, UK