A literary consultant offers advice and support to writers.
My particular style of consultancy is combined with strong elements of coaching and mentorship. I help writers in many different ways and at all different stages of their careers.
Some authors know they want to write but aren't sure where to start, some have a fantastic story or non-fiction idea but aren't sure how to execute it, others need help deciding whether their book is ready for publication and whether to pursue traditional or self-publishing.
Whatever stage your book is at, I can help; I've been through it all.
If you're here, reading this page, then chances are you already know the answer to this question. Most authors - no matter how experienced - benefit hugely from working with a consultant/coach.
Writing and being an author are, by their nature, quite solitary and it is often difficult to know where to go next or whether a project you're planning has 'legs'.
There is a plethora of information available online but sometimes it's nice to talk to a real person who can respond to your queries and doubts.
WHAT EXACTLY CAN A CONSULTANT/COACH
HELP ME WITH?
It's hard to pin down an exhaustive list of what coaching can help you with because each writer is different. Mostly, I help authors:
- fine-tune their ideas (fiction and non-fiction)
- streamline their book's structure and plot
- assess marketability and sales potential
- talk through publishing options and advise on which route to take
- finish a manuscript by providing support and technical editing advice
- cope with the emotional side of writing, especially autobiograhpies and memoires.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
My coaching and consultancy rates are:
£50 for a one-hour session via Skype or in person (dependent on location)
£200 for a block of five sessions.
£350 for a block of ten sessions.
DO YOU OFFER ONLINE COACHING?
Yes I do! I have recently launched a fantastic service called 'coaching on call', which is perfect if you're looking for unlimited access to my advice and wisdom. You can find out more about Coaching On Call here.