Where Do the Big Ideas Live?

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When you work with me as a book coach, we start with an outlining process I’ve developed–a process that helps the writer translate their big ideas for their novel into a fundamentally solid plan for the story. It’s a process that gets to the heart of the project: What’s most meaningful for the writer about the story. Why they feel … Read More

A Book What?

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Tell people you’re a book coach and you’ll get some questions: What is that, exactly? And what’s the difference between book coaching and editing? I get these questions a lot—at least I did, when I was allowed to leave the house—so I thought I’d speak to them here.  Editing is that old-school thing wherein someone reads your manuscript and provides … Read More