LET’S FINISH THAT BOOK!

Do you have an idea for a book but don’t know how to start?
Have you written the first chapter of your novel seven times and still don’t know how it ends??clip-art-computers-079548
Are there unfinished stories sitting in your computer?
IT’S TIME TO GET SERIOUS
You know how a personal trainer meets with you weekly, puts you through an intensive workout and reviews your progress? Their job is to make you squat deeper and get your heart rate up higher so you can reach your goal.
How about Weight Watchers? The enormous success of this organization is due to its motivational leaders who offer suggestions, encouragement, and mentoring, while always cheering ‘Don’t give up!’
YOU NEED SOMEONE LIKE THAT: A WRITING COACH
I can be your personal trainer, your motivational leader who helps to get that book done. Here’s how it works: You submit pages the day before (if any), select a time that’s good for you, and together we discuss your work. Don’t have any pages done? Then let’s talk about what’s blocking your progress.
Get help with:
* Theme * Opening image * Set-up
* Catalyst * Plot points * B story
* Final scene * Protagonist * Antagonist
* Dialogue * Narrative * Point of view
* Outlining * Research * Rewriting
My job is to keep you moving forward to your goal: a completed manuscript

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
You’re in a critique group that also includes a short story writer, a poet, and a non-fiction essayist who are all struggling just like you. How can you get any meaningful feedback when the group only spends 5 to 10 minutes on your project?
Your spouse/partner/friends don’t understand how difficult—and lonely—writing can be.
Your mother is very supportive, but she doesn’t have a clue where your first plot point should be.
DEFINITELY SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED A WRITING COACH
Services offered:
* Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly consults
* One-time confab
* Developmental read-through of completed manuscript available

Email me at marsha.cornelius@hotmail.com for more info and quotes.

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