You're too close.

You’ve read your manuscript a thousand times, but something's still missing.

You need objectivity. You need inspiration. You need a book coach.

  • Receive objective feedback on your project

  • Define your vision and goals of your story

  • Receive big picture developmental insights

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  • Develop a strategic plan to improve your project

  • Define your vision and goals of your story

Working with our revision coach is as easy as 1-2-3.

Step 1: Manuscript Evaluation

A Manuscript Evaluation includes:

  • A close reading of your entire manuscript to identify structural issues, plot inconsistencies, and areas for strategic character development
  • An evaluation of fundamental issues in your manuscript using our research-based assessment rubric
  • An editorial letter (10+ pages) summarizing coaching feedback and next steps for development 
  • A 60-minute coaching call to review feedback and outline strategies for improvement

Pricing for a Manuscript Evaluation is:

  • Up to 85,000 words, $1,600 USD
  • 85,000-100,000 words, $1,950 USD
  • Over 100,000 words, $1,950 USD plus $20/1,000 additional words

Standard turnaround time for this service is 3-4 weeks.

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"Katie's ability to see what's missing is such a huge asset in a book coach. She took my story and pointed out exactly where I needed to do more thinking and revising, leading me to several big breakthroughs in both my main character's emotional arc and in tightening up my plot. She's also a fantastic listener, and I left each of our calls feeling heard and full of excitement for my next steps."

Samantha Skal, Thriller Writer

Step 2: FIRM Up Your Novel for Revision

FIRM Up Your Novel for Revision is a 5-deadline package that focuses on making sure the foundation of your story is FIRM by addressing the Foundational principle, Internal desire, Route, and Manuscript. 

  • Gain objectivity over your manuscript 
  • Address problem areas, plot discrepancies, and character flaws
  • Define your goals and vision for the story
  • Evaluate your story in light of these defined goals
  • Formulate a plan to actualize your story’s potential

This package includes:

  • 5 deadlines with personalized workbook materials and exercises based on your project goals
  • Written feedback on each set of submitted exercises
  • 5 coaching calls (two 2-hour calls and three 1-hour calls—7 hours of live coaching total!) 

By the end of the package you will have:

  • A clear outline to overcome areas where you are “stuck”
  • An actionable plan to bring your vision to life
  • A step-by-step revision guide for your manuscript

This package costs $1750 USD. Need a payment plan? Let us know!

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"I hired Katie after completing a manuscript. Her input was transformative and far better than I could have dreamed of. Katie provided exactly what I needed for my book with her 'FIRM up your novel' system. I now have a fantastically improved outline and a lot of work to do but the project has also restored my love of writing and stories."

Simon Hazelden, Fantasy Writer

Step 3: Ongoing Support

You can choose your level of support from the following options:

The Alcove Writing Community

A tight-knit group of writers who will give you the accountability and inspiration you need to reach your goals.

  • 2 hours a week of scheduled group writing sprints
  • 1-hour weekly group coaching call
  • Weekly writing exchange for community feedback on your project
  • Access to recommended writing resources lists including links, books, and podcasts
  • ​​A 25% DISCOUNT on new products and services before they're available to the public
  • Invaluable insights, encouragement, and community to help you overcome writer’s block and hone your writing skills
  • A strong and supportive network of writing peers
  • Accountability and inspiration for your ongoing project
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À la Carte Coaching

As you revise, there may be particular scenes you'd like feedback on, or places where you get stuck. That's a great time to reach out to me for written feedback and/or coaching!

  • Written feedback is developmental edit-level feedback and costs $0.03 USD/word. Developmental editing focuses on story-level issues and not on polishing lines of prose (line editing) or catching grammar errors (copy editing and proofreading).
  • Coaching is $150 USD/hour (or $80 USD/30 minutes). This only includes the coaching call, not time to read or give feedback on pages.

Please note that à la carte support availability is contingent on my schedule. If you find that you need regular ongoing support, please consider joining The Alcove!

Not sure which package is best for your project?

We can help with that.

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"Katie can zero in on everything that is holding back a book's potential. She stirred up my excitement to revise my book, which isn't an easy thing to do!!”

Alexis Jacobs, Science Fiction Writer

"Working with Katie is a MUST for anyone serious about getting their book, and their craft, to the next level. Her collaborative, solutions-oriented approach will completely revolutionize your story."

Nola S., Historical Fiction Writer

“Katie took a big picture look at the novel’s plot, structure, and characters, providing me with professional insights that I wouldn’t be able to get from critique partners alone. Recommended!"

P.E. Robinson, Speculative Fiction Author

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