Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring is the core of Jacqui’s work at The Writing Coach.

We help you develop sustainable writing habits.

Jacqui works with you to support you as you design a writing life that is engaging, sustainable and productive. She specialises in helping clients take their writing lives seriously.  She works 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 she offers feedback on your writing work and regular accountability.

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It is important to Jacqui that the work enables you to become more confident and professional in your writing.  Every client is unique and for that reason she offers a variety of approaches:  she tailors her approach depending on your needs.

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Please note that at present, only The Full Mentor package is available. This combines aspects of coaching, mentoring and literary consultancy.

Coaching and Mentoring:

A coaching approach gives you the space you need to figure out the next steps in your writing life. Jacqui asks questions that challenge you to think clearly about your own creative practice. Jacqui also offers mentoring as an aspect of the coaching work: you have the opportunity to learn from her experience as an industry professional who can share her expertise and offer direct advice.

Consultancy:

Many clients seek feedback on their writing work as part of their ongoing work with Jacqui.  She can 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.

Jacqui coaches internationally by telephone and can also offer in-person sessions at The British Library in London – or other central London locations.  All coaching includes full email support between sessions.

Our Coaching and Mentoring Programme:

Jacqui offers support 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.

At present, Jacqui has spaces for only four clients on the Full Mentor programme:

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Your mentor: Jacqui Lofthouse

The Full Mentor is a coaching and literary consultancy programme.  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 programme includes reading and full annotation of up to 40,000 words of your work over a six month period. You have an additional twelve hours with Jacqui, either in-person or by telephone/Skype over this time. Whilst reading your writing, Jacqui will make notes, consider your work and give you detailed constructive criticism and feedback during your calls/meetings. She can also return your manuscript by post if preferred, 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. Jacqui will support you at every stage of your writing life, whether you are a beginner or an experienced author. The 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. Jacqui offers 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: Jacqui if here to support you as you forge a writing life. For more details of The Full mentor programme, click here: The Full Mentor.