Writing Coach Services

How can a Writing Coach help you?

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As a new writer with no clue where to begin, M.J. is the ultimate investment.Writers seek coaching for a number of reasons. Perhaps you are stuck at a certain point in your story and need help getting over the hump, or you’re struggling with writer’s block. Maybe you need someone to help hold you accountable to write consistently. Perhaps you know something is missing in your story or book outline, but you’re not sure what it is.

As a published author, experienced editor, and former psychotherapist/executive coach, I help writers of both fiction and non-fiction with a wide variety of writing issues. I will help you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and work with you to address the specific challenges you are facing.

How Does It Work?

I provide coaching services in person for those in North Metro Atlanta, or from the comfort of your own home anywhere via Skype/Google Hangouts. We will discuss your writing: narrative structure, character, dialogue, style and more, focusing on the areas in which you need the most assistance. As a trained therapist and former executive coach, I will also help with issues not handled by traditional writing coaches, such as time management, goal setting and finding your authentic voice.

How Much Does It Cost?

Initial Session

All coaching starts with an initial session. We’ll meet (online or in person) for 1.5 to 2 hours, for a flat fee of $150.  I ask for a 50% deposit in advance (via PayPal), with the remainder due at the end of our session. I understand that’s a big investment, and I am happy to answer questions during a brief phone consultation before we schedule. Just ask!

Before our initial session, you can send me up to 25 pages of your written work for me to read.

Additional Sessions

After our first session, we’ll set up future sessions as you need them.

  • Weekly email check-in or 15 minute coaching session = $20 (online only)
  • One-hour session = $75
  • All sessions include reading up to 5 pages in advance
  • Discounts available…

Please send pages 24 hours before our session unless otherwise agreed. Time permitting, I am happy to read additional pages before our session for a $1/page reading fee. If you would like written or specific feedback on your work, consider my Manuscript Critique services.

For more information about coaching, or to schedule an appointment, please contact me. Be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached.

“As a new writer with no clue where to begin, M.J. is the ultimate investment. She is a wealth of literary knowledge; graciously advising her clients on everything from writing technique and organization to editing and cover design referrals. She’s not only a genuinely lovely person but prompt and efficient. She had all her notes and referrals from our meeting back to me the same day!”
-Adriana Osborn

Tutoring for Teens/College Students

In addition to coaching adult writers, I sometimes provide tutoring in writing/English for high school and college students online, or near Roswell, Georgia. Please contact me to learn more. You may also be interested in my Summer 2018 workshops for teens.