There are two main coaching services currently offered.
These can be combined, and obviously, I’ll be able to offer more insight and accuracy in critiquing a blurb or summary of a book I’ve read than one I’ve just been told about, as I’ll know first-hand what the major events were and what sort of story is “inside” the back cover.
So what is Book Coaching?
Like my book reviews, Book Coaching analyzes a story’s strengths and weaknesses, but rather than summarizing these into a succinct review, a Coaching Report provides detailed, chapter-by-chapter and even line-by-line responses so authors can gain insight on potential problem areas before a book is published. Book Coaching is designed to improve a short story, novella, or novel, increasing its marketability through discussions about the books’ goals, focus, characterization, description, world-building, and plot.
What is Blurb or Summary Coaching?
This takes the same critical look as the coaching process but applies it to the blurb (the description used on the back of the book and for online retailers) or the summary (usually used for securing an agent or publisher). For a flat fee, it takes what you tell me about your project and finds a way to hone that description until it easily and accurately reflects the story you’ve already written and are looking to share with the world.
For more specifics on fees, rates, and how the coaching processes work, click the links above. Thanks!
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