A three-month writing coaching programme where you commit to the writing process, get into a rhythm, and develop your writing habit.
Writing is easier when there’s someone on your side.
This programme is for you if you want to make headway with a piece of work. It might be a short story or the start of a novel, maybe a short film, or a treatment for a feature film. If you’re already in the midst of a piece of work, but stuck, we could work on getting you unstuck. If you don’t know where to start, we can work on developing a regular writing habit. If you’re afraid to share your work, we will build up your confidence.
We will set a goal and come up with a plan that I will help you stick to week by week. We’ll work on your inner critic and develop your resilience so that you can bounce back from rejection.
I’ll ask you questions to help uncover your issues or creative blocks that are getting in your way; if you don’t know where to start, we will work out the steps to get you going; if you’re afraid to share your work, we will build up your confidence.
During our calls, you can discuss your idea with me, and we can brainstorm it together. We can go over covering letters, your bio (for your CV, Twitter or Linkedin), discuss strategies for getting your work out there and how to approach agents, publishers or producers.
I can also read and critique your work and provide an annotated script or manuscript (for an additional charge – see rates below).
Whatever your unique situation, with this programme, you will get some
I promise to be on your side throughout the programme, to talk through whatever issues are interfering with your writing, help you set goals and come up with a plan, to hold you accountable and cheer you on.
In return, you commit to working with me, your coach, and to putting aside the necessary time to doing the writing, even when it’s tough.
I’m not a wizard – I can’t wave my wand and make the process effortless. So while writing can be joyful, especially when you develop a daily habit, it can also be hard work – and the coaching will only succeed if you’re committed to buckling down. If struggling to find the time is your issue, we can work on that together.
- This programme includes 8 coaching calls and unlimited email and Whatsapp contact.
- Our first call will last one hour; we’ll talk about what’s been holding you back, set a concrete goal and come up with a step-by-step plan to make it happen.
- To follow, we will have 7 x 60 minute skype calls, at frequent intervals, to discuss your progress and any difficulties you’re having.
- Each session I’ll encourage you to bring up your most pressing issue at that time, and that’s what we’ll focus on during that call.
- There’s no one size fits all, so if your most urgent need is an inability to focus, that’s what we’ll work on. If on the other hand you need loads of accountability, or you’re struggling with a lack of confidence, or you simply don’t feel worthy enough to be a writer – then that is what we’ll target. Maybe you really need feedback. Some people have very practical needs. For others it’s more emotional. Whatever you’re struggling with, we’ll work on. And of course this may change from week to week.
- As we go, we’ll revise your plan, and try new strategies, as necessary.
- After each call you’ll receive a detailed follow up email with ongoing encouragement and a clear plan of action.
- In our final call, we’ll review your progress and agree on your next steps to carry you forward.
- In addition, you can sign up for weekly writing tips (via email), and join my friendly online writing community with monthly zoom chats.
Cost: £600 (No feedback on work)
Cost: £800 (With feedback on work + annotated script or manuscript – up to 2500 words per call)