Be the Heroine of your own Author Adventure

It’s time to drop the excuses, accept the call, and write your book!

If you're like many serious aspiring authors, you've always had an inkling to write, you've known that someday you would, but life keeps happening and that dream keeps getting put off until "later."

Now, it's time to act on that dream!  You've had the startling realization that now's the time to write (and birth) your book.

Congratulations!! You've finally accepted the call to write and have embarked on your book adventure, even though you might not have a clue as to what you're doing.

That's what I'm here for!

Hi, I'm Amy, your friendly Writing Adventure Guide (aka book./writing coach).

I love writing. I love stories. And I love teaching.

With years of formal education focused on English and Lit, years of teaching and writing experience, and even more years curled up reading pretty much anything and everything, I know how stories and books work.

And I can help you write your book.

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We'll work together to get your ideas developed and organized. Then, I'll support you through your writing process, so you can proudly share your book with the world.

Here's a look at the journey we'll take together!

Writing a book is a bit like taking a road trip, like we did in the seventies with an old John Denver 8-track for our entertainment.

It can feel like it just might take forever, but once you've got your route mapped out, gas in the tank, your fav road trip snacks, and an awesome playlist (more than that old 8-track), it actually ends up being pretty damn fun!

Where are we going?
What will you pack?
What route will we take?
Let's get going!
Are we there yet?
Wanna see my vacation pics?

Commit to and develop your ideas

  • Define & choose your genre
  • Commit to your idea - yikes! 
  • Drill down your why
  • Play with and grow or pare down your ideas

Clarify your book’s foundational pieces

  • Define your audience
  • Clarify and develop the point/theme of your book
  • Identify and develop your character/reader transformation

Develop your Outline

  • Create a clear outline/plan that will guide your writing, keep you on track, and help identify plot holes or areas that need attention before you're halfway done with your manuscript

Write the Book

  • Set achievable goals and write regularly
  • Get feedback/support as needed with weekly access to me through the Let's Write Club, my monthly membership.

Revise and Edit

  • Big picture revision to clarify confusion and further develop your ideas/characters/plot
  • Edit through paragraph and sentence level fixes 
  • Proofread and find all those sneaky typos

Publish and Share

  • Write the blurb - back cover copy
  • Write the acknowledgment, dedication, and any other interior copy needed
  • Cover design
  • Interior design/layout
  • Upload
  • Hit Publish!

Whether you’re at the point of thinking, “Hmmm…I think I’m gonna take a trip” or you’re halfway to your destination but stuck at a nasty rest stop with no gas and a flat tire, I can help.

Book Coaching
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"One of the things I value about Amy is her ability to ask me questions so that I can organize the bazillion thoughts cruising through my mind.  Sometimes she sees and vocalizes connections I cannot, and other times she just keeps asking probing and clarifying questions until the ah-ha moment arises.  I always leave my time with Amy energized and ready for another forward step."

~Dr. Brandolyn Thran, Educator & Author

Does any of this sound like you?
  • You don’t feel like you’re a writer,
  • You’ve no idea how to turn this baby idea into a whole book,
  • You’re afraid of dedicating yourself to a project that might be a total and utter failure,
  • You don’t know where to start or how to keep going, and
  • How on earth will you find the time?

Imagine going from having no idea how to get your idea onto the page, to holding a book that you wrote and sharing it with others.

It is possible with the right support

Ready to start writing?

How to work with me:

Step 1: Schedule a Discovery Call to talk about your book project and fill out an intake form to give me some idea of your goals and struggles.

Step 2: Hop on that free 30-minute call, so we can chat about your book, your writing goals, and your concerns. We’ll also talk about how we will work together to get you to “the end” and make sure it’s a good fit before you commit.

Step 3: We’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, we’ll discuss the options and packages, and I’ll tell you the exact steps to get going. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.

Step 4: Start making consistent progress on your book with one-on-one coaching and/or scheduled writing sessions and accountability!

My coaching packages are designed to meet you exactly where you are in your book writing process. After working with aspiring authors and publishing my own novels, I’ve designed a system that’s all about guiding you through starting and finishing your book. You can see details on the packages below.

I coach writers and aspiring authors who are ready to take their ideas from concept to a completed book, whether it’s fiction, memoir, or inspirational self-help. I provide guidance and support, so you can write with confidence and enjoy the process.

When we work together, you get regular, weekly support and access to me as you write your book.

How do you become a writer or author? You write!

So...let's write!

Let's Write Club Monthly
Membership
$44 / Month
  • 6+ hours of weekly co-writing sessions
  • Weekly Coaching & Feedback Session
  • Access to Forum
  • Monthly Masterclass
  • Recurring Membership
Book Foundations
Package
$600 /one time fee
  • 6+ hours of weekly co-writing sessions
  • Weekly Coaching & Feedback Session
  • Access to Forum
  • Monthly Masterclass
  • 2 Months Membership
  • 3 1:1 Coaching Sessions
  • Personalized Feedback
1:1 Book & Writing
Coaching
Custom packages MAY include:
  • 2-4 1:1 Coaching Sessions/month
  • Developmental Editing & Feedback
  • Voxer Support
  • Let's Write Club Membership as an option
  • Packages start at $2800

Recommended Paths to Success:

  • You don't know how or where to start?
    • Get the Book Foundations Package followed by ongoing LWC membership

 

  • You struggle to hold yourself accountable to your writing practice. Writing is always on your "to-do" list but it gets pushed to the bottom.
    • Join the monthly Let's Write Club Membership

 

  • You struggle with accountability AND you'd like feedback on your writing and  support through the process.
    • Let's chat about a 1:1 coaching package.

 

The Let's Write Club is for writers who:

  • are ready to get going and establish a regular writing practice
  • want accountability, support, and community as they write;
  • are ready for a built-in structure to develop their writing habit;
  • need guidance as they write (but aren't super excited about asking their questions in a random FB group)
  • The Let's Write Membership is sort of like a gym for writers - you pay, so you go and write, even when you don't feel like it and even when words feel hard.

The Book Foundations Package and 1:1 Coaching are for writers who:

  • Have or are developing an established writing practice
  • Are ready for honest feedback to improve NOT validation (you can check in with your mom for this)
  • Want deadlines and accountability to write
  • Want to work with someone to make sure the work they're doing is working
  • Want to start with clarity and a solid foundation
  • Are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work
  • Customized packages available

Book Coaching

"Before working with Amy, I was hesitant in hiring a book coach for the simple reason of how can a book coach help me with my writing skills? And I did not know there was such a 'thing' as a book coach, and I never had feedback on my writing that helped me move in the right direction. I was also unsure of where I needed to go with my writing. I had ideas, but I needed guidance. The sessions, emails, and Voxer support kept me going because it helped me be accountable. The more we interacted, the more I learned about my writing.

Magically, Amy was able to help me with my life's journey as I was writing my book. She asked me questions that helped me to go deeper into my true feelings, which in turn, help me make my book stronger. I learned a lot about myself. Writing with her was surprisingly therapeutic! I was surprised at how she could read between the lines and help me go deeper into my story. And, I felt she truly cared because of her honesty, her interest in my writing, and her attitude. I highly recommend her to those who are in the process of writing a book or even journal writing or writing ideas to express their feelings."

~Lynette Vega, Educator & Author

If you're here, you've already got what it takes to write a book!

Let me assure you, you don’t have to have every step of the way figured out before you begin writing your book. You need three things to start:

1) An idea you’re excited to grow and develop - you’re gonna be spending a LOT of time with this idea, so you want to be sure that you choose the right one

2) A willingness to learn - if you’re here, you already know that you don’t know everything you’ll need to know. There’s a lot to learn when it comes to writing a book, from writing craft, the best way to structure your story/message, and even the routes to publishing.

3) Time - yep, you’ll need to commit and carve out time each week to do the work. It can be done in several hour chunks or shorter more frequent sessions, whatever works best for you.

If you’ve got these three things, no matter where you are on your writing journey, you can make it to the end.

Idea Consulting & Book Coaching

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"Before finding Amy, I didn't even know where to begin with some creative projects I felt called to share with the world. It all felt too big to conquer. Amy talked me off many ledges and helped me break my ideas down into bite-sized pieces. I loved just being in Amy’s space.

I have since joined Amy's membership. If you are thinking about writing a book, the Let's Write the Damn Book Club is the place you want to be.  Amy is an absolutely phenomenal leader and teacher.  She starts with you at the foundation level and helps you to pull all this stuff out of you that you didn't even know you had.  She believes in you when you can't and she genuinely cares if your book succeeds.

Be prepared to be inspired. You'll have to keep a journal to remember all the good ideas you’ll get as you work through what you want to focus on."

~Sarah Mertzlufft, Life Coach