Sending something out without her input feels like submitting a very rough draft.
Jim Reader (Author)
Whether you are trying to figure out how to start, looking for help staying on track, need someone to talk through a tricky plot or character arc, or have finished a manuscript and need some advice on what to do next, I can be a sounding board, organizer of thoughts and notes, advice guru, whipcracker, or all of the above. My goal is to give you the tools you need, tailored to your specific project.
Note: I have recently re-focused my business plan to concentrate on giving more attention to my coaching clients. I love working with writers as they go through the process, and wanted to spend more time with people in that space.
My primary conduit for providing coaching and mentorship is the community of storytellers I am building over at Patreon. I provide several, tiered solutions for people at every level of the writing process. Whether you need help getting started, working through an idea, plotting, or in-process, personalized coaching sessions, there is something for you. Check out the page for:
- Regular columns on the writing process, to include exercises
- Live video sessions on a spectrum of topics
- Manuscript critiques (1K-, 5K-, and 10K-word selections)
- Individualized coaching sessions
- Access to a community of storytellers and ideas.
If none of the Patreon solutions work for you, I am also available for private coaching at the fees listed below. This may work best for a writer who is making their way through a long-term project.
- Initial 15-minute Phone/Skype Consult: Free
- Regular: $50.00/hour
- Student/Veteran: $40/hour
Rachel has shown a knack for providing concise, clear and intelligent feedback on my own writing, and her experience with the written word is second-to-none.
Her journalism background lends itself to a thorough understanding of grammar, sentence construction and the basics of good writing. She was also helpful with point of view, voice, character development, and plot with an excellent explanation of the whys and wherefores behind the different choices.
Theresa Jones (Coaching Client)