‘The lips of Wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.’  
Hermetic aphorism. 


Coaching Packages
 

 

The 4 Week Day-Hiker 

$700: The Day-Hiker 

The Day-Hiker is not intended to coach you through your entire first draft. It is for those wanting to build a solid foundation for their book by working through character development, world-building, an outline, and more.

This plan provides you with the necessary skills and confidence needed to reach the peak on your own. However, if the thought of finishing the trek alone makes you want to head back to camp and pack up, you can always add more deadlines! 

Some of what you will get:

  • Three (3) 1-hr video conference coaching calls 

  • In-line editing comments & Editorial Letter with each deadline

  • Email / Marco Polo video support (during business hours) 

  • Examining your story’s critical writing elements (POV issues, character development, etc.)

  • Package must be completed within three months. 

However, if your compass leads you toward discovering the perfect revision trail, you can make camp here, then settle in and get started.

 

The 8 Week Backpacker 

$1400: The Backpacker 

$700 per month for 2 months

If your story idea is begging to be set free but you don’t know where to start, or you are in the middle of a first draft or revision and not quite sure where your story is heading, this plan is for you. The Backpacker is an intensive plan of action for active writers.

No matter how you write or what methods you use all books need a solid blueprint to take to the trail. Together, we will figure out what you want to say and how you want to say it. Starting off with a clear understanding of how your story works and how all the foundational elements mesh together, increases your chances for an epic journey. 

Some of what you will get:

  • Five (5) deadlines of 20 pages per deadline (roughly 2 chapters) 

  • Five 1-hr video conference coaching calls (Zoom)

  • In-line editing comments & Editorial Letter with each deadline

  • Email / Marco Polo video support (during business hours) 

  • Detailed look at style, tone, plot, pacing, POV, characters, and all other critical elements

  • Option for additional sessions at $250 per session (One 25-page submission & a one-hour Zoom call)

  • Package must be completed within four months.

 

The 10 Week Outfitter

$1750: The Outfitter 

$875 per month for 2 months

If your wandering has led you to a higher hill, one with all the essentials packed into a single campsite, you have just unearthed the hidden treasure. 

Some of what you will get:

  • Nine (9) deadlines of 25 pages per deadline (roughly 2 chapters) 

  • Nine (9) 1-hr video conference coaching calls (Zoom)

  • In-line editing comments & Editorial Letter with each deadline

  • Email / Marco Polo video support (during business hours) 

  • Detailed look at style, tone, plot, pacing, POV, characters, and all other critical elements

  • Option for additional sessions at $250 per session (One 25-page submission & a one-hour Zoom call)

  • Package must be completed within five months.

The 12-Week Base Camp

$2,100

$700 per month for 3 months

Here is where we really break down things to study the big picture issues such as plot, character, dialogue, show vs tell, narrative drive, etc. We will also pay attention to awkward phrasing, sentences & paragraphs that feel ‘clunky’ or need a bit of tightening, etc. 

This deadline-based package keeps you accountable to set writing goals. Of course, you will not journey alone since I will stay close by, helping you keep to the trail with confidence.

We will set dedicated time aside for you and your writing, while providing a structure to establish great writing habits.

Creating solid pages while watching your story advance toward your goals fans the embers of creativity into a blazing fire.

Some of what you will get:

  • Eleven (11) deadlines of 25 pages per deadline (roughly 2 chapters) 

  • Eleven (11) 1-hr video conference coaching calls (Zoom)

  • In-line editing comments & Editorial Letter with each deadline

  • Email / Marco Polo video support (during business hours) 

  • Detailed look at style, tone, plot, pacing, POV, characters, and all other critical elements

  • Option for additional sessions at $300 per session (One 25-page submission & a one-hour Zoom call)

  • Package must be completed within six months.

This trail brings the scenery into a focused view. If your quest is to improve your writing craft while desiring accountability and encouragement as you travel, you have arrived at your destination.

Investing in a coach is an investment in you, your ideas, pages, and writing. There is no better way to receive professional, objective opinions concerning your project. 

Though tough to admit, regardless of how often you reread your pages, seeing your own work clearly is impossible. Your intimate insight blocks you from solving any issues because they are invisible to you.  

Here is where we can help. Pick the package best fitting your needs, then contact Next Journey today. 

 

Notes:

* There is a standard manuscript formatting. No exceptions. All project work must be submitted according to standard manuscript formatting, which averages to about 250 words per page and requires the following specifications: 

  • Letter-sized paper 

  • Times New Roman font

  • 12-point font size 

  • Double-spaced text

  • One-inch margins

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