If you want help with writing a book, you might be looking for a freelance writing coach or a great program to walk you through the process of writing and publishing your book. You’re in the right place. We’ve been helping people do that since 2009.
Freelance writing coach offerings
You’ll find a variety of freelance writing coach offerings and programs online. The hard part is avoiding all the scams and finding the right one for you. Some are flat-out scams, and others, while they are not scams per se, they are just terrible fits for you.
It can be overwhelming to sort through all of the features and benefits of the offers you find. Some have live, in-person sessions; others meet virtually or not at all. Some are time-bound, and others are self-paced. The financial outlay is an important factor, too. It’s a big investment—up to $100,000 for some programs!
The pricing, modules, and topics they cover vary so much that comparing them can cause your brain to melt down, and then you can’t make a decision at all.
So, what is the solution?
Consider your needs
Think about what you need before you go looking for a freelance writing coach or anything else. Here are some questions to ask and answer before you take action.
Are you interested in a done-with-you option (also called cowriting) or a done-for-you option (also called ghostwriting), or are you looking for a freelance writing coach to help you do it yourself?
Should your helper be experienced in fiction or in nonfiction?
Do you want a program that has a set schedule or is self-paced?
Will you need someone to nudge you along, hold your hand, or otherwise keep you moving—or is the coaching you’re looking for more of a technical nature, including information on your chosen genre?
Do you need help outlining and organizing your book?
Once you know what you want and need in a freelance writing coach, you can begin your search.
Writing coach services
If you’re looking for coaching for fiction writing (or for book launch help), I recommend Shayla Raquel. If you’re looking for coaching for nonfiction writing, I offer two options:
Tame Your Writing Dragon Coaching
This is a self-paced program for nonfiction authors, with weekly calls and motivational coaching as needed. Its price tag is $400 per month, and there is no contract.
Your Book—Concept to Completion
This is a 90-day, structured program with weekly calls and motivational coaching as needed, but it goes beyond coaching to include everything you’d need to write and publish your book. It has a set flat-rate fee, and while it is a significant investment, for most of my clients, just one or two speaking gigs will cover it—and having a book with your name on it will lead to far more than just one or two speaking gigs!
I will write a full post about this program and link to it from here, but in the meantime, if you want more information, email Jennifer @ HarshmanServices.com