Writing Instruction

Get help with your writing career from a New York Times bestselling author.

I’ve published five books with major publishers (with a sixth and seventh on the way), 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.


Some nice words from folks who have worked with me before:

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. — Erin Carlson, author of I’ll Have What She’s Having and Queen Meryl

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 a couple weeks later.  I couldn’t have done it without her. — Jonathan Petts

If you’re in the NYC area, we can meet in person. But we can do any of these from afar if you’re not in New York — Skype or phone works great.

$899 for six hour-long sessions in the following subject areas. Email me for details and payment options. (I accept PayPal, Venmo, credit cards, and checks as well.)

  • Want to take your writing from trapped-in-your-computer to published? Try …

    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.

  • Want to make that great book idea a reality already? Try  …

    Writing a Nonfiction Book: In this package, I’ll help you figure out your nonfiction book from start to finish: from what your book is about and why anyone would want to read it to researching it to getting an agent.  During the six weeks, we’ll work on your outline, a sample chapter, your title, and what to do next.

  • Looking for an agent and a book deal? Try …

    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.

Writing Career Coaching and Mentoring


For more direct, immersive help in guiding your writing career, I offer one-on-one coaching and mentoring. We can decide on a set period of time, work toward a goal, or simply collaborate as long as you need help. I love giving advice to fledgling writers who are baffled by the publishing industry and in need of some simple insider tips.

If you’re interested, please email me: jennifer@jenniferkarmstrong.com



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