Services for Novel Writers

Writing your novel and getting it out into the world is a daunting process. I’ve been there and know what it’s like, and I’m here to help you! I’ve developed packages tailored for each phase of your novel-writing journey, detailed in the tabs below. Take a look, fill out the contact form, and then let’s talk!

Planning Phase: Plotting a Course


The Game is Afoot: Creating a blueprint for your book

Investment: $250 per feedback session

  • Author accelerator blueprint, customized for your genre, to establish a design and direction for your project
  • Digital copy of Jennie Nash’s Blueprint for a Book
  • In-line evaluations of each writing submission
  • Written feedback letter discussing 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

Prerequisites:

A strong desire to write a novel, serious commitment to your creative life, and a story idea. You can also use this package if you’ve written some of the story and gotten stuck.

What we’ll do:

Work together through the 15 steps of the blueprint to plan your story, identify your characters, plot, audience, 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, accountability, and compassionate, respectful feedback.

Production Phase: The Plot Thickens


Following the Wizard: One-on-one Coaching

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

  • One-on-one coaching as you write your first draft
  • Evaluation of up to 3000 words per submission
  • 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 story. You will generate the words, scenes, and chapters. I will provide you with accountability, structure, and targeted feedback. Coaching can continue for as long as the book is in progress.

Polishing Phase: The Story Shines Through


Wrangling the Words: Manuscript Evaluation and Developmental Edit

Investment: .02/word (a MS of 85K words would be $1700)

  • Developmental edit of your finished draft
  • Inline comments on the manuscript
  • Written feedback letter discussing what’s working, and what needs work, with specific next steps
  • 1-hour coaching call to discuss my feedback and your response and questions

Prerequisites:

A completed manuscript draft.

What we’ll do:

Ride shotgun with me, an experienced story wrangler, to make sure your book is on the right track. Aim to get your story to the next level with developmental editing and targeted feedback.


On the Trail to Dodge: One-on-one Coaching

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:

We’ve rounded up the cattle, now let’s get the herd on the trail! Together, we’ll go back to page one, and revise your manuscript to better conform to your vision, chosen genre, 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 get your word herd ready to market.

Publishing Phase: Launching the Rocket


Don’t know your direction? Lay in a Course for the Stars

Investment: $100

Two-hour call discussing various publication options (including traditional, small press, hybrid, and self-publishing) and the pros and cons of each. Eliminate confusion and decide on the path that’s right for you.


Join the Federation: Traditional Pitching

Investment: $250 per feedback session

 In this phase, we will work together to create the following:

  • 2-page synopsis
  • Query letter and elevator pitch
  • Overall pitch strategy
  • On-line tool teaching session to find the agents best suited to represent your work
  • Each session (except tool teaching) includes document evaluation, in-line comments, feedback letters, and 1-hour coaching call per submission
  • Limited email support between calls

Resist Assimilation: Embrace Self-publishing

Investment: $TBD

  • Plan the trajectory: narrow vs. wide, stand-alone vs. series, serial publishing
  • Recruit the crew: DIY or hire others for all the bits and pieces?
  • Establish a platform: build a website and engage on social media
  • Launch!
  • Promote

Prerequisites:

A completed, polished manuscript.

What we’ll do:

We will work together to determine which publishing path is right for you: traditional, hybrid, or self-publishing. Once you’ve chosen your path, we’ll go straight to the relevant package.

Hailing Frequencies Open!

Need some additional support outside your package? Establish communication and get timely answers!

Informational Chat Session

Investment: $100

  • An hour to talk about anything related to your genre novel.
  • Does not include email or text support.

Feedback Session

Investment: $250

  • Evaluation of up to 3000 words
  • In-line comments on your pages
  • 1-hour call 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!