Whether you are looking to finish your first novel or memoir, to develop as a non-fiction author, write a play or get articles published in the press, we can help. We specialise in career development for those who wish to complete their projects, develop professional habits and find publishers for their work.
Our Core Mentoring Services
How we work
We support writers through regular feedback as well as by providing a space for an ongoing dialogue about your writing life. We deliver detailed feedback on your work on a monthly basis, so that you are fully supported throughout the process. We coach internationally by Zoom or phone. All coaching includes email support between sessions.
Areas of Focus:
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 we tailor our approach depending on your needs. My carefully selected team of coaches and consultants are available to work with you on all genres of writing including fiction, memoir, poetry, playwriting, scriptwriting, journalism and non-fiction.
We work with writers on all aspects of their writing lives, from feedback on the writing work to professional development. When you work with us, you will feel fully supported in the process of writing.
For one-off feedback on full manuscripts, take a look at our Manuscript Appraisal service.
Here are a few examples of the areas where we can help as part of an ongoing coaching/mentoring programme:
- Regular annotation and feedback on your writing
- Keeping you accountable to your writing work
- Discussion about all aspects of craft including voice, plot/structure and genre
- Understanding creative blocks and the creative process
- Confidence in your work
- Inspiration and motivation
- Prioritisation of projects – productivity and time management
- The route to completion of your work
- Work on book proposals and help with pitching your work
Our Approach to Coaching and Mentoring for writers:
Jacqui was the first professional writing coach in the UK. The Writing Coach was established in 2003 when ‘life coaching’ was in its infancy. She was initially a novelist and creative writing teacher and went on to train at CoachU USA. As a result, she developed a unique approach to coaching and mentoring for writers.
We combine the following approaches in our sessions with you:
Coaching: We give 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.
Mentoring: We are generous in sharing our own experience. If you need advice, we will give it. We speak as industry professionals who can offer their expertise and an opinion on your work-in-progress.