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According to Ernest Hemingway, LITERATURE is simply writing as well as you can and finishing what you start. But how do you sustain a writing routine? Or turn pages you’ve accumulated into a compelling book? The Writing Cycle offers in-person and web-based coaching for writers ready to achieve creative goals.

Working with a writing coach can:

  • Break the process of writing a book into small, actionable steps.
  • Provide deadlines and accountability to increase productivity.
  • Detail specific suggestions to improve material.
  • Determine when a project is ready to submit for publication.

AUTHOR SERVICES

Premium Consulting Package: 4 sessions

Includes:

  • Strategic plan tailored to each client’s writing goals.
  • Supportive one-on-one coaching environment for drafting and revision.
  • Accountability fostered by tasks and deadlines.
  • Review of up to 8 double-spaced pages (in Times New Roman 12-point font) prior to each session.
  • Expert feedback on strengths, as well as missed opportunities pertaining to plot, characterization and other elements of craft.
  • 4 one-hour phone sessions over the course of a calendar year. In-person sessions encouraged for Arizona writers at my office in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

4-Session Package: $850 

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In order to foster sustained momentum, one-on-one consulting is available only in packages of 4, with payment due up front. Scheduling is flexible.

Prefer a lower-cost option to jumpstart (or polish) a project? See if an excerpt review or brainstorming intensive might meet your needs. 

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Brainstorming Intensive

Tight on time and overflowing with ideas? Focus your book project with a one-time intensive designed to energize authors and improve manuscripts in a single session. This option is ideal for writers drafting queries or polishing openings, as well as those needing to blast through blocks.

Includes:

  • A strategic plan tailored to each client’s immediate writing needs.
  • A lively, supportive 90-minute phone consultation customized for your project-in-progress.
  • In-depth literary and editorial review of up to 15 double-spaced pages (in Times New Roman 12-point font) prior to the session.
  • Expert feedback on strengths, as well as any missed opportunities pertaining to plot, characterization and other elements of craft.

$320

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HOW IT WORKS

  1. Answer the questionnaire on the Contact page.
  2. Upon receipt of your questionnaire, I’ll reach out with a 15-minute pro bono call to ensure we’re a good fit. As always, all information submitted and discussed is held in strict confidentiality.
  3. Select and purchase the consulting service of your choice.
  4. Schedule your session.
  5. One week prior to each session, place pages for review as a double-spaced Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman 12-point font in the shared Dropbox.com folder I create for your project.
  6. Consult with me one-on-one. In sessions, I will answer questions, brainstorm possibilities for outlining, revision or publication, and provide an assessment of your work’s strengths as well any elements (such as point of view or dialogue) in need of revision.
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