How to Start (and finish) Your Book

Have you ever stopped yourself from writing a book because you’re not a ‘real’ writer?

Are you worried people will think you’re an imposter?

Have you ever had an amazing idea, but haven’t been sure of where to start?

Do you wish there was more time in the day to write your book?

I know what it’s like because I’ve been there too.

Why Work With Me?

I’ve been on the writing coalface for over twenty years.

I’ve struggled with writer’s block, to the point where I almost gave up.

I’ve received hundreds of rejections.

I’m passionate about helping writers get their stories out into the world.

How Can I Help?

I work with amazing writers, just like you, to get the story out of your head and onto the page. Whether this is your first book, or your fortieth, you don’t have to do it alone.

Together we can:

-Get clarity on your writing goals.

-Identify any challenges and work out an action plan.

-Be accountable.

-Overcome any obstacles and self doubt.

-Prepare for traditional submission or Indie publishing.

Getting Started

-2x 60 minute sessions.

-1 action plan.

-follow emails for a month.

-I will read three chapters of your current work  and provide developmental notes.

Who is this session designed for?

My one month sessions are great for people who are motivated and just need a hand getting started. Or, you’ve written before but are feeling stuck and not sure what direction you should be taking.

By the time we finish together you will have a solid idea of what your story is, and the skills you need to write, as well as an action plan to help get it finished. We’ll also have identified mindset blocks and how to overcome them so that you can keep going, even when it feels hard.

Price: US $249*

So, if you’re ready to take the first step to writing your book, fill in my contact form so we can arrange a twenty minute free consultation and look at availability.

CONTACT FORM

*please note prices are in US dollars.

Getting Serious

-Full developmental edit.

-3 x 60 minute sessions.

-follow up emails.

Who are these sessions designed for?

This is for someone who has completed their manuscript and want a developmental edit, along with help on how to implement the changes. Because I’m also a coach, I can help with any mindset issues that come up along the way (because, let’s face it, often it’s not just our characters who are going on an emotional journey of transformation!)

Price: US $749*

So, if you’re ready to take the first step to writing your book, fill in my contact form so we can arrange a twenty minute free consultation and look at availability.

CONTACT FORM

*Please note prices are in US dollars.

Getting it All

-6 x 60 minute sessions.

-1 action plan.

-weekly emails.

-I will read ten pages of your current work before each session and provide developmental notes.

-I will read the completed manuscript and provide developmental notes.

Who is this session designed for?

This is perfect for someone who wants to get the book started and finished without worrying about how to do it. It takes the fear out of the process because I’ll be by your side to guide you through the entire thing. Together will tackle any mindset issues that come up as well as how to improve your craft and implement edits.

Price: US $1149*

So, if you’re ready to take the first step to writing your book, fill in my contact form so we can arrange a twenty minute free consultation and look at availability.

CONTACT FORM

*Please note prices are in US dollars.

 

As your coach I’ll do many things. Sometimes I’ll be holding my cheer leading pom-poms, sometimes it will be a mirror so you can see yourself and your amazingness more clearly, and sometimes it will be to provide the flashlight as we delve deep. My commitment to you is that we will:

  • get that story out of your head and onto the page.

  • discover and develop your authentic voice.

  • support you on your writing journey.

  • keep you on track.

  • help develop your writing skills.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Please note that all my prices are in US dollars and are payable via Bank Transfer or PayPal before the first session.

  2. Everything is confidential and will not be discussed with anyone else.

  3. I work alone so all your emails and coaching sessions will be with me.

  4. No refunds will be given, however if you cancel midway through a package, partial refunds can be given minus the work that’s already been done as long as one month’s notice is given.

  5. This doesn’t guarantee publication or writing success.

“There are so many doubts that arise in an unpublished author’s mind, and I seemed to have them all! The mentorship and encouragement I received has been invaluable in tackling those limiting beliefs and set me on a path to believe in myself as a writer. With Amanda’s knowledge of the industry and craft, I feel confident in taking the next steps towards becoming a published author. I highly recommend working with Amanda if you are serious about writing and wanting to take it to the next level! ”

Sarah Zonneveld , Napier. Author and Fashion Stylist

“Trying to be a productive author whilst taking studies at university is a little hard to time manage. With Amanda’s wonderful help we were able to work out an effective strategy that keeps me writing in small bites. It has been an honest blessing as it has helped me stay in my story and my universe particularly when I have dry periods of no writing. I can’t thank Amanda enough for all her writing wisdom. She’s so much fun to work with. Definitely worth it. Love you Amanda!”

Efthalia Pegios, Sydney. Author www.efthaliaauthor.com

“Thank you for the gift of knowledge that you so generously shared. You have given me a confidence to write and I hardly slept that night from excitement. Yes, I have found my book, and yes, I cannot say no to the challenge. I wish you all the best.

Priscilla Gibson, Napier

“I was lucky enough to be coached by you, and you made such an impact on me. Through your incredible and intuitive questioning, you showed me how easily I see the good and beauty in the all people, but also challenged my thinking, which has triggered a change process. You have such a strong energy of support and acceptance, like everything I said was important and worth listening to. You made me feel worthy and special.”

Kirsty Fraser, Wellington