Services for Memoir Writers

Writing your memoir and getting it out into the world is a daunting process. I’ve developed packages tailored for each phase of your memoir-writing journey, detailed in the tabs below. Take a look, and then let’s talk!

Blueprint for a Memoir Package

Investment: $250 per feedback session

  • We will use the Author Accelerator Blueprint for a Memoir to build a foundation for your book. Each session will focus on particular blueprint steps and build on previous work.
  • In-line evaluation comments for each submission
  • Written feedback letter discussing your work for each submission
  • Specific next steps to guide you through finishing your blueprint
  • 1-hour coaching call to discuss each submission
  • Limited email support between calls
  • Digital copy of Jennie Nash’s Blueprint for a Memoir

Prerequisites:

A strong desire to write a memoir, and an idea of what it wants to be about. You can also use this package if you’ve written some of the book and gotten stuck, or aren’t sure what to do next.

What we’ll do:

Work together to plan your story, identify your point, arc, and reasons for writing. The ideas and words will be yours. I will be a brainstorming buddy and provide you with guidance and deep story expertise, as well as compassionate, respectful feedback.

Coaching Package

Investment: $250/submission, up to two per month

  • One-on-one coaching as you write your first draft, including work structure and accountability
  • Evaluation of up to 3000 words per deadline
  • In-line comments on your pages
  • Written feedback letter discussing your submission and next steps
  • 1-hour coaching call to discuss each submission
  • Limited email support between calls

Prerequisites:

A completed Blueprint.

What we’ll do:

Using your complete Blueprint as a foundation, we will work together to complete the first draft of your memoir. You will generate the words, scenes, and chapters. I will be a brainstorming buddy and provide you with encouragement, guidance and deep story expertise, as well as ongoing feedback. Coaching can continue throughout all phases of writing until the work is complete, and can dramatically cut down the time it takes to complete a memoir.

Manuscript Evaluation Package

Investment: .02/word

  • Developmental edit of your finished draft
  • Inline comments on the manuscript
  • Written feedback letter discussing what’s working, and what needs work
  • 1-hour call to go over my feedback and your thoughts and questions

Prerequisites:

A completed manuscript draft.

What we’ll do:

You provide the manuscript, and I provide a fresh set of knowledgeable eyes. I will do a close read and identify the big-picture issues I see in the writing. This is not a line edit, a copy edit, or a proofread, although I may identify and comment on individual line items.


Coaching Package

Investment: $250/submission, up to two per month

  • One-on-one coaching as you revise your draft
  • Evaluation of up to 3000 words per deadline
  • In-line comments on your pages
  • Written feedback letter discussing your submission and next steps
  • 1-hour coaching call to discuss the feedback and your thoughts and questions
  • Limited email support between calls

Prerequisites:

A completed manuscript draft ready for revision.

What we’ll do:

Together, we’ll go back to page one, and revise your manuscript to better conform to your vision and ideal reader. Revision can be an iterative, lengthy process, but coaching and feedback will shorten the time and give you the support, accountability, and encouragement you need to work toward the finish line.

Clarity Call

Need some additional support outside your package? Don’t want to commit to continuous coaching but would like occasional feedback? This is your specialty service!

Informational Chat Session

Investment: $100

  • An hour to talk about anything related to your project.
  • Does not include email support.

Feedback Session

Investment: $250

  • Evaluation of up to 2,500 words
  • In-line comments on your pages
  • An hour to talk about feedback and ask questions.

Are you ready to get your story out?

Let's take the first steps together in your journey from aspiration to authorship!