Taking Notes


Sometimes, you'll only have a very fuzzy or flimsy sense of your story, or you'll have done some planning but something isn't working.

If you don't do the development work upfront, you'll risk never finishing, or end up writing drafts that sag in the middle, or don't deliver at the end.

If you don't do this development work, you'll end up disappointed and frustrated - and your readers will write off your magnum opus as dullsville.

With Author Accelerator's Blueprint for a Book, I'll help you develop an engaging story that people will love.

You'll have 3 deadlines and we'll have 3 x 60 minute coaching calls to review the gloriousness of what you create. And we'll do all of this in a maximum of three months.





See What My Satisfied Clients Are Saying


Stuart is an incredibly warm, encouraging, and insightful book coach. His soft-spoken, thoughtful demeanor immediately put me at ease, and his attention to detail and tough-love honesty assured me that I was in expert hands from start to finish. Working with Stuart sparked my creativity and helped me think in new directions, simultaneously helping me to deepen my story and motivating me to do the hard work involved in making it the best version of itself. Stuart has a deep understanding of story logic and what motivates readers to connect with characters. He deftly pinpoints issues with the character development and plot inconsistencies. If you want to write a book that resonates with readers—Stuart is the perfect book coach to connect with!

Heather Davis, Story Development, Speculative Fiction

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I did a LOT of research before hiring Stuart.  I chose him over other book coaches because of his experience, expertise, and his positive and informative interactions with other writers in online writing groups to which I belong.  

What I found especially valuable are Stuart’s abilities to piece out exactly where the story needs work. Just as important are his skills in guiding me to view my story and characters from a variety of perspectives. His thought-provoking questions and suggestions encouraged me to explore my story’s elements and my characters’ motivations thoroughly. For example, I struggled greatly writing the book jacket copy. I was lost in the details and could not focus on the overarching story and main character’s journey. I had to rewrite the jacket copy several times; it was not easy. Stuart stayed with me for the whole process, always patient and encouraging. His insights and compassion guided me through the struggle. As a result, my book jacket copy now captures the heart of the story while also being succinct and interesting. It even piqued the interest of a friend who doesn’t read fiction.  

Every work-in-progress novel needs story development. Because I decided to work with Stuart, my novel will be exponentially better. I will work with him again. He is an exceptional book coach.

BA Davies, Story Development, Contemporary Romance