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What Is the Writing Coaching Process?

 

The writing coaching process is done over the phone or via e-mail.

1. You send a manuscript as an email attachment. Your coach needs to receive it at least 24 hours before your session.

2. Your coach annotates your manuscript and emails it back to you before the session. You review it and make note of your questions and reactions.

3. At the appointed time, you call your coach. Over the phone, you and s/he discuss your manuscript which both of you have in front of you. You are likely to get hands-on critique and many suggestions for improvement. This is when “just in time” kicks in. Your manuscript needs help with dialog? Your coach delivers “just in time” instruction on the creation of effective dialog. For instance, it’s likely, as some point, you may need to fine-tune your use of direct and indirect dialog. For many writers, there’s little benefit in the coach making a presentation on dialog on his or her schedule. It’s the writer’s need that ought to dictate the time and the depth of the presentation. That’s what the writign coaching process offers.

4. You and your coach set up a time for your next session. We highly recommend that you meet regularly at the same time and on the same day. This creates a sort of ritual that maximizes productivity. You will not be asking, “When is the next time I turn a manuscript in?”

In only six months of coaching with you, I accomplished more with my family story than I had done in the previous twenty years. I can’t thank you enough.

—Jean Crichton, Editing Client

The Writing Coach Process Supports You.

1. It’s about you. While we are interested with your productivity and hope that you will produce a manuscript in a timely fashion, as writers, we also know that writing is a very personal process.

There may be weeks in which you produce prodigiously and then there may be weeks when you call up and say, “Can we just talk about the writing coaching process?” Yes, we can.

Coaching is always about supporting you and your process.

2. You get to determine how often we meet. In practice, we have found that every week or every two weeks supports the process maximally, but some writers need to have less frequency. This is about you.

Our promise to you!

Our coaches will be the catalyst to get your manuscript ready for publication by next year at this time—in the way it deserves to be presented to the world and in record time.
You can have your book in hand—a book that is interesting and well written—in 12 months

Are you ready to work with a memoir writing coach?

We offer an introductory package—try us for a three-hour commitment at $240 (with an associate coach) or $285 (with Denis Ledoux). That’s it: three hours! If we’re a fit, you ask us for more time. If we’re not a fit, we go our separate ways.

[If coaching is beyond your budget, visit our on-line resources page for an overview of a myriad of services and materials we can offer you—some are free.]

Questions before you buy?

Give us a ring at 207-353-5454, M-F, 9-5 ET or email us to set up an appointment. Suggest three dates and times that work for you and we will confirm one.

Take the next step & call us today!

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What is a Coach?

 

Your memoir writing coach will be your personal trainer, mentor, cheerleader, and speaker of the truth. S/he will teach you what you need to know to proceed, encourage and guide you in the writing process, make you do some strategic planning, and hold you accountable for meeting your goals.

  • A coach helps you to establish realistic goals and expectations and supports you as you meet them.
  • A coach gives useful feedback at every step, and insightful support for the processes of change and achievement.
  • A coach is there to hold you accountable for taking the steps you yourself identify will bring you pleasure, satisfaction and accomplishment.
  • A coach reminds you of the declaration of commitment you have made, something we all need in order to follow through on resolutions.

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Our promise to you!

Our writing coaching process will be the catalyst to get your manuscript ready for publication by next year at this time—in the way it deserves to be presented to the world and in record time.
You can have your book in hand—a book that is interesting and well-written—in 12 months

Are you ready to work with a memoir writing coach?

We offer an introductory package—try us for a three-hour commitment at $240 (with an associate coach) or $285 (with our founding coach). That’s it: three hours! If we’re a fit, you ask us for more time. If we’re not a fit, we go our separate ways.

[If he writing coaching process is beyond your budget, visit our on-line resources page for an overview of a myriad of services and materials we can offer you—some are free.]

Questions before you buy?

Give us a ring at 207-353-5454, M-F, 9-5 ET or email us to set up an appointment. Suggest three dates and times that work for you and we will confirm one.

Take the next step & call us today!

 

The Memoir Network

Memoir Coaching
3-hour Trial

 

 

 

 

How Does it Work?

 

The Writing Coaching Process

You and your memoir writing coach maintain an on-going conversation on the subject of your project as you define it. Based on your mutual preferences, it will be carried out by

  • telephone conferences
  • e-mail correspondence
  • letters
  • useful handouts on topics you’re dealing with
  • suggestions of reading lists and other resources

There are no contracts: our “cancel-any-time” policy is your assurance that we will generate quality conversations with you and deliver valuable solutions on every call. We believe that this is the only way to develop a trustful, long-term working relationship with you.

I appreciate Denis and all his hard work coaching me and editing my manuscript. Thanks!

—Natalie White, Of Fear and Faith

Our promise to you!

Our writing coaching process will be the catalyst to get your manuscript ready for publication by next year at this time—in the way it deserves to be presented to the world and in record time.
You can have your book in hand—a book that is interesting and well-written—in 12 months

Are you ready to work with a memoir coach?

We offer an introductory package—try us for a three-hour commitment at $240 (with an associate coach) or $285 (with our founding coach). That’s it: three hours! If we’re a fit, you ask us for more time. If we’re not a fit, we go our separate ways.

[If coaching is beyond your budget, visit our on-line resources page for an overview of a myriad of services and materials we can offer you—some are free.]

Questions before you buy?

Give us a ring at 207-353-5454, M-F, 9-5 ET or email us to set up an appointment. Suggest three dates and times that work for you and we will confirm one.

Take the next step & call us today!

 

The Memoir Network

Memoir Coaching
3-hour Trial

 

 

 


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