Coaching and Mentoring
IMPORTANT NOTE: Coaching, Mentoring and Literary Consultancy services are now closed, as Jacqui Lofthouse is about to re-enter full-time education. These pages remain live as a reference point for current clients who are now completing their work with Jacqui. Please subscribe to our blog using the button on the right hand bar of the home page and to our newsletter for updates about our products and services. This site will continue to offer advice and information for writers and subscribers will be alerted to any changes in our offerings.
Coaching and Mentoring is the core of our work at The Writing Coach.
We work with you to support you as you design a writing life that is engaging, sustainable and productive. We specialise in helping our clients take their writing lives seriously. We work with you to enable you to create the discipline, the routine, and the passion that will be the foundation of your creative practice. In addition we offer feedback on your writing work and regular accountability to your coach or mentor.
It is important to us that our work together enables you to become more confident and professional in your writing. Every client is unique and for that reason we offer a variety of approaches to our work together: we tailor our approach depending on your needs.
A coaching approach gives you the space you need to figure out the next steps in your writing life. We ask questions that challenge you to think clearly about your own creative practice.
When you work with a mentor, you have the opportunity to learn from the mentor’s own experience; you have direct contact with an industry professional who can share their expertise and offer direct advice.
Many of our clients seek feedback on their writing work as part of their ongoing work with us. In addition, our consultants are available to offer direct consultancy on aspects of your professional life, from time management to finding an agent to self-publishing and promoting yourself online via the web and social media.
- We combine these approaches, depending on your needs.
- Our ultimate aim is that our clients achieve their writing goals with ease and enjoyment, whether your goal is to publish articles, to complete a novel, to create a profitable ebook or to find a publisher.
Jacqui Lofthouse, founder of the Writing Coach remains available for Coaching and Consultancy for clients who can commit to a minimum 3 month coaching period.
Our other Consultants are available for Literary Consultancy and Mentoring. For mentoring, we recommend a minimum 3 month period, in order to sustain development.
We coach internationally by telephone and can also offer in-person sessions at The Richmond Green Practice or The British Library in London. All coaching includes full email support between sessions.
Our Coaching and Mentoring Packages:
The Writing Life:
The Writing Life is a coaching-only package where coaching can be conducted by telephone or in-person. It also includes full email support between sessions. You speak with your coach every two weeks for a full hour. After each coaching session, you are invited to submit a review form to confirm your action plan.
We coach on all aspects of the writing life and the creative process including: inspiration; motivation; creative blocks; methods of working; time management; relationships; boundaries; productivity; business skills; creative process; self-marketing; confidence; submissions and publishing.
For details of fees for the Writing Life and Full Mentor packages, click here.
The Full Mentor:
The Full Mentor is a coaching and literary consultancy package. Coaching can be conducted by telephone or in-person. It also includes full email support between sessions. After each coaching session you are invited to submit a review form to confirm your action plan.
This package includes reading and full annotation of up to 25 pages (double-spaced 12 pt) of your writing work per session. Our consultant will make notes, consider your work and give you detailed constructive criticism and feedback during your calls/meetings. We will also return your manuscripts with detailed pencil-annotated notes. Please note however that this is not a full editing service.
The Full Mentor is for those who are fully committed to their writing and are ready to take their work to the next level. Our coaching can address many areas of your life and your writing, including inspiration, motivation, writer’s block, productivity, time management, working methods, business skills, self-marketing, confidence, submissions and publishing.
Our consultants will support you at every stage of your writing life, whether you are a beginner or an experienced author. Our mutual aim is to help you have a writing life that you love; for writing to be an integrated part of your life; for you to achieve your writing goals with ease.
When you join us as a Full Mentor client, you will open up your awareness of what is possible for you as an individual and as a writer. We offer firm constructive criticism about your work in progress, to ensure your work is as good as it can possibly be. If you are ready to take yourself seriously as a writer, this is the option for you.
In essence: we are here to support you as you forge a writing life.
For details of fees for the Writing Life and the Full Mentor packages, click here.