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Cohort Coaching Intensives
Cohort intensives are 90-day bursts of editorial coaching to help you complete a specific goal. You'll join up to five other writers committed to completing their book. The coaching is specific to your writing goals. Only $766 for the 90-day intensive.
One-On-One Book Coaching
This gives writers personalized, editorial attention, whether for creating a book proposal, thesis and story arc development, and/or structure and plot development. For fiction and nonfiction. Includes six, one-on-one sessions with specific editorial feedback.
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Show, Don't Tell: An Introduction for Writers
If you’ve spent time searching for tips on writing, you’ve probably come across the phrase “show not tell.” It’s a tip authors, editors, and agents commonly throw out. But what does it mean? “Show not tell” is a scene-building technique. It’s how you, as the writer, describe the experiences of your characters (or yourself) by engaging the senses.
How to Start Your Family Story: Memoirs vs. Family Stories
Do you want to write your family story? But don’t know where to start? A family story is one of the best ways to preserve your history for future generations. Like all forms of writing, though, writing a family story can be daunting. You may not know where to start, which stories to include, or how to remain objective without offending your family.
What Do Publishers Look for in a Memoir?
Literary agent Don Gates says that he, like most agents, looks for books that publishers would be interested in. These books have this in common: the 3 C's. You might have one or two of the three C's covered. But do you have all three? And what can you do if you're lacking in a particular area so you're more appealing to an agent?
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