book coaching

Book coaching is whatever you want it to be. This is a highly individualised service, just for you. While results differ from writer to writer, book coaching is a way to make immediate progress with your writing.

What could book coaching include?

Book coaching can include whatever you want it to include but here are some ideas that you may be interested in.

  • Outline/concept development
  • Endless e-mail support to overcome any obstacles
  • Editing help and questions
  • Someone to hold you accountable to finish your writing projects
  • Someone to  help you stay inspired
  • Someone to keep you focused on your writing goals
  • Working on style and voice
  • Input and suggestions challenges that may come up during the writing process
  • Helpful writing feedback
  • Help to structure your writing time so that you can finish your novel
  • Polish your submission package (query, synopsis, and/or first chapter)
  • Edit your novel in an interactive way with a lot of back-and-forth communication
  • Brainstorm a new novel idea to create an outline
  • Identify your writing strengths
  • Identify your writing weakness
  • Manuscript critiquing or feedback
  • Proofreading

Monthly Retainer Option (most popular option)

  • One 60-minute phone call to make your wants and needs clear
  • A monthly review
  • Feedback on your writing
  • 2 hours of editing a month
  • Unlimited email support with anything you may need

Hourly coaching

  • A 60-minute phone call to bounce off ideas and ask for advice
  • Equivalent hours requested of email correspondence (this is great because it gives you time to formulate your questions as well as minimise wasted chit-chat time)
  • A summary of our discussion

Why choose book coaching?

Book coaching is a great way to remain focused on your writing, remain accountable, and have someone to talk to about each step of the way through your writing journey. Book coaching is a way to be able to focus solely on your needs.

You will have a clear idea of where you are headed with your novel. You will get clear on the goals for your book and where you need to be focussing.

I will guide you, give you honest feedback in the friendliest manner before you move on to the final editing process.

How are coaching hours calculated?

Hours include only the time that I am working with you and on your manuscript. I am strict with my time-keeping.

This includes:

  • reading and writing emails (hourly coaching option)
  • reviewing your writing (manuscript, query letter, synopsis, outline, etc.)

How much can get done in one hour?

A lot! With full manuscript editing, I can do around 1,500-2,000 words per hour (depending on the level of editing needed). So just imagine how much you’ll get through quick back and forth email correspondence.


**Due to the high level of interest I am not able to accept all coaching clients. If you’re interested in book coaching please pop me an email with a sample of your writing as well as your needs. Thank you!**

All coaching sessions are to be paid upfront (so no surprise costs for you, yay!). I will also keep you updated in each email as to how much time has been used.

Hourly coaching as well as monthly coaching (except for the initial monthly call) is done via email. Calls waste your valuable time through chit-chat and collecting thoughts which would raise your costs.

1 hour – $40 / R400
2 hours – $75 / R750
3 hours or more – $35 per hour / R350 per hour
*Book coaching clients pay a monthly retainer for my services.
$200 per month / R2000 (minimum 3 months)
*Contact me to enquire about availability.
Please read my New Client Guide before booking.
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