I'M HERE FOR YOU, NOT JUST YOUR STORY.

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SERVICES THAT WORK FOR YOU

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STORY DEVELOPMENT

Ready to get started on your book?

This package is a great way to get started and avoid the common pitfalls most writers make. We’ll work together to make sure you have all the ingredients a reader wants, including: An awesome opening; A powerful ending; A clearly defined genre; A storyline that moves from beginning to end with no lulls; And much more!

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MENTORING

I want you to keep your hand on the plow, and not look back. I’m going to be right here the whole time, with oodles of feedback and a kick in the proverbial when you need it. Oh, and a fist-bump when you’re just slaying it!
I'll hold you to 6 deadlines of up to 20 pages of brand new words or revisions. You'll need to complete these deadlines within 4 months, and you're always welcome to buy additional deadlines if you need them.

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MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION

Ugh, the dreaded development edit letter!
Yes, I'll send you that, but I'll also talk it over with you over a videoconference call and a hot cup of tea.
Together, we'll figure out where you need to make changes so your manuscript shines with a point, a purpose, momentum, and meaning.

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PITCH PACKAGE DEVELOPMENT

You're in possession of your best-selling book, but to land a literary agent you're going to need a silver sword, some chain mail, and the will to succeed.

Kidding.

What you're actually going to need is every element of your pitch package complete before you start to pitch.

I'll help you get these elements right and research a list of potential agents. It can often be the difference between landing an agent or not.

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SENSITIVITY READING

As a sensitivity reader, I'll guide you away from one-dimensional portrayals of gay men and help create more nuanced characters (and get your facts right).

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INTERIOR BOOK FORMATTING

Hands up if you want a fugly book!
Didn't think so.
You want your book to look like something you’d find in a bookshop, but just because you can write doesn’t mean you can format.
With your input, I'll put in the time and effort to create a custom layout to match the theme and message of your book, sending you proofs of your book to review and approve.

 
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ABOUT ME

Three reasons I coach fiction writers:


  1. Because the world of story telling is like the ocean: deep, mysterious, and a little scary to those who don't know how to navigate it.

  2. Because stories are what help define who we are as humans, yet many writers run the risk of not being able to reach as many readers as others.

  3. Because with so much left to luck and timing, it's my life's mission to give great books the best chance of getting into readers' hands.


With 26 years in theatre, broadcast media, and coaching under my belt, I have a visceral understanding of what makes stories work, and I’d like to share it with you.

I have an MA (Distinction) in Professional Writing, and my debut novel, Body of Water, was one of ten books long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize. My latest novel, Behind the Seams, was a 2021 BookLife Fiction Prize Contest semifinalist.

I'm an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach and a proud Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

What else can I say...?

Oh, yeah - it turns out there aren’t enough great books out there for this coach to feast on!

 

I have been certified through Author Accelerator’s Book Coach Certification Program.


When I learned about the Book Coach Certification program from Author Accelerator, I knew it would take my coaching to the next level.


I didn’t want to buy a meaningless certification. I wanted to be assessed by some of the best coaches in the field and held to the highest professional standards and code of conduct and, after a solid year of study and practical work, I've improved 8 years of previous experience beyond measure.

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I have been recognised as one of the Top Book Coaches by Coach Foundation.

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I'm a a proud Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

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