Fiction Coaching

Publishing option doesn't matter. You'll need to write a full manuscript.

I absolutely love fiction based on true stories — for me it gets to the very best of gripping storytelling. The hook, the dramatization of the characters, the freedom it allows the storyteller. It can be gritty or fun or deeply meaningful and I love all the ways we see characters evolve in these stories, knowing they are based on real people. 

Story Fundamentals, Structure, and Scenes - $3,000

Together we will work through, point, basic plot, genre, target reader, jacket copy, and so much more. Our goal for this work will be an outline and opening and closing scenes.

  • Five deadlines 

  • Comments on submissions

  • Five 45-minute calls to review

  • Editorial letter for each submission

  • Three month duration

  • Additional sessions at $500 each (one editorial letter and one 45-min call)

Manuscript Development: Option 1 - $2,000

Working from the foundation of your story, we'll begin your manuscript.

  • Five deadlines of 10-15 pages per deadline (roughly one chapter)

  • Deadlines scheduled weekly or semi-weekly

  • Comments and ed letter for each deadline (this is a single pass dev edit)

  • Five 30-minute calls to review feedback

  • Additional sessions at $500 each (one 15-page submission and one 45-min call)

  • This package is designed to be complete in 8-10 weeks

Manuscript Development: Option 2 - $4,000

Working from the foundation of your story, we'll develop your full manuscript.

  • Ten deadlines of 25 pages per deadline (roughly two chapters)

  • Deadlines scheduled weekly or semi-weekly

  • Dev edit comments and ed letter for each deadline

  • Ten 30-minute calls

  • Additional sessions at $400 each (one 25-page submission and one 45-min call)