Turn Your Passions Into a Writing Career
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Writing Career Coaching
I’ve published seven books with major publishers, including New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia, Sex and the City and Us, and Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted. I’ve also helped many other writers make the transition from “aspiring” to the real deal. I love helping fellow writers so much that I co-host a podcast about it, #Authoring!
Peruse my coaching packages below and see which one works for you. We’ll set realistic goals and complete them—the hardest part of getting your writing career started or unstuck. Think of me as a personal trainer … for your writing career.
It doesn’t matter where you live—we can set up meeting times at your convenience via Zoom or phone. Price: $999 for six hour-long sessions (package specifics below). Email me for details and payment options. (I accept PayPal, Venmo, credit cards, and checks as well.) Ask about payment plans!
“I can’t say enough about Jennifer. Her experience speaks for itself, but her generosity of spirit sets her apart. She is genuinely interested in other writers’ stories and ideas and invested in their success. She’s not just an acclaimed author and magazine writer. She’s a teacher. She offered constructive criticism and a compassionate ear.”
“Jennifer is an extraordinary writing coach. She taught me the basics of narrative nonfiction in 60 minutes, more or less. Her advice was concise and 100% practical and useable. I bought two 6 hour coaching packages with Jennifer to complete a book proposal. A couple weeks later, I had a meeting with the single biggest agent in the field and a meeting with another agent at a leading agency.”
“The material I’m writing about is personal and hard and is bringing up lots of feels. Jennifer brought her skills as a writer, editor, educator and coach and masterfully balanced a compassionate response to my doubts and misgivings while keeping me focused, all in order to help me successfully produce my blog.”
Rebecca Friedman Lockhart
Walking with Dad blog
“Jennifer is the perfect companion to have on what can be a very daunting and lonely journey. She knows how to write a book, especially one that sells. Cheerful and wise, Jennifer walked me through the process of finalizing a book proposal step by step, offering practical insight and inspiration all along the way.”
Natasha Scripture, Man Fast: A Memoir
Launching Your Writing Career
You want to be a writer — a published one — but you don’t know where to begin. With this package, you’ll find your writing niche and learn how to get published. I’ll guide you through coming up with specific, attainable writing career goals and drafting plans to accomplish them. By the final section, you will have made progress on — and perhaps even accomplished — three specific writing and publishing goals. And you’ll have action plans for completing all of them.
Writing Your Nonfiction Book Proposal in Six Steps
I will walk you through the entire process of writing a nonfiction book proposal in six sessions. We’ll assess your idea, then work on a section of the proposal at each meeting, honing your material and allowing you to get feedback on every part of the proposal. This is for students who have an idea, know they want to write a proposal, and are ready to get it done. By the end of our time together, you’ll have everything you need to begin approaching agents or publishers.
Executive Writing Coaching
Become a thought leader by writing for publication, blogging, and/or writing a book. Together, we’ll make a five-step plan for launching or growing your thought leadership platform depending on your goals and needs. By the end of our time together, you’ll have at least one short piece ready for publication and a plan to pursue your publishing goals.
“I had a truly positive and impactful experience working with Jennifer on my book proposal. She took the time to deeply understand what I was trying to accomplish, and subsequently coached me through editing and refinement following a process that ensured we would stay true to that initial vision. I gained new skills, a greater sense of confidence, and even more enthusiasm for my project through working with Jennifer.”
“Jennifer is a thoughtful editor, wonderful brainstorm partner and a real pleasure to work with. She helped me get through a number of writing roadblocks and offered so many helpful suggestions along the way. She is not only a talented writer but an excellent teacher, who is generous with her insight and will challenge you to dig deeper. I can’t recommend her enough!”