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?Picture1

Are there unfinished stories sitting in your computer?

 

IT’S TIME TO GET SERIOUS

Personal trainers meet with clients to develop a fitness regimen and a workout schedule, then they meet weekly to review the client’s progress.

Career transition companies employ coaches who work with clients to update their resumes, teach them how to interview, and stick with them every step of the way to that new job.

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’ll be your personal trainer, your motivational leader, the coach who will help you get that book done.

Here’s how it works: You submit pages (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-upPicture2

* 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 with 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 confabPicture3

* Developmental read-through of completed manuscript available
Email me at marsha.cornelius@hotmail.com for more info and quotes.