What does a writing coach do?
A s a book coach, I help you craft your project with knowledge and confidence while guiding you through the development process from conception to the final word.
Coaches become a thinking, functioning, creative team with their author—a collaboration to help YOU! Imagine working with a partner that offers ideas, support, honest feedback, inspiration, and much more. Coaches:
clarify your process and increase your productivity
offer encouraging feedback
help you become the best writer you can be
are excellent sounding boards for ideas and concepts
help you develop a compelling story
use brainstorming and problem-solving sessions to answer tough questions
give you writing confidence
help break through writer’s block
If you struggle with organization or putting your ideas into words, a writing coach can help.
Regardless what stage your project is in, if you seek an experienced opinion on any part of its development, coaches do that.
If you feel your wording is flat and a little lifeless, a coach will offer suggestions to solve your problem areas.
A talented coach has the ability to see your story as it is.
At Next Journey Books, my partner and I want to help bring your dream to reality. We have over 40 years' experience coaching clients from all walks of life toward realizing what’s possible, both personally and professionally.
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What genres will Mark work with?
I'm looking for fresh and original Fantasy and Sci-Fi, but will consider any speculative fiction story with depth. I particularly enjoy reimagined folklore, fairytales, and historical fantasy. I work with non-fiction, as well.
What genres will he not consider?
If you write picture books, Kid Lit, poetry, erotica, romance, or any genre I choose not to work with, I'm happy to recommend one of my talented associates who do those types of projects.
Even though I generally do not consider Middle Grade projects, I would love to work on a strongly written story with a progressive plot line.
"After working with Mark, I can honestly say his advice and coaching made me a much better writer. He pointed out things no one else noticed. His guiding words are simple and easy to understand. If anyone wishes to become a skilled writer, I suggest starting here. I’m proud to say my writing skills have grown and the foundation of that growth was laid out by Mark."
Sourav Choudhury / Fantasy Author