Your readers won’t settle for an “OK” story.

And neither should you.

Get the story planning support you need to captivate your audience from the first page to your final chapter.

As book coaches, we work with all kinds of books– big books, little books, books about cats. But do you want to know what makes a book great?

These three foundational elements:

  1. A core theme – whether your novel is set in Wisconsin or Westeros, a strong theme resonates deeply with your reader, propelling them to keep reading

  2. A solid character arc– readers can sniff out insincerity from a mile away, let’s round out those flat characters 

  3.  A dynamic plot– keep readers connected to a narrative that makes sense (even if your plot jumps through time, space, and parallel dimensions)

Is your project’s foundation FIRM?

Our book coaches offer hands-on guidance for crafting your Foundational principle, Internal desire, Route, and Manuscript

FIRM Up Your Novel for Drafting

A 4-deadline package focused on taking your novel from “needs work” all the way to the fourth draft.

  • 4 coaching calls (three 2-hour calls and one 1-hour call—7 hours of live coaching total!)
  • Weekly (or bimonthly) project support and constructive feedback 
  • Research-based workbook exercises to organize your story’s core elements
  • One-on-one coaching for big picture analysis and collaboration 
  • Big picture story outlining for increased coherency and structure 

 

 

This package costs $1350 or $675/month

It is also available as an 8-hour VIP Day for $2300

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FIRM Up Your Series

A 4-deadline package focused on coherency and character development throughout your several book series.

  • 4 coaching calls (three 2-hour calls and one 1-hour call—7 hours of live coaching total!)
  • Research-based workbook exercises to organize your story’s core elements 
  • A series outline with defined book breaks and long-term character goals
  • One-on-one coaching for big picture analysis and collaboration 
  • Weekly (or bimonthly) project support and constructive feedback 
  • An objective analysis of your plot and book/series length 
  • Big picture story outlining for increased coherency and structure

This package costs $1350 or $675/month

It is also available as an 8-hour VIP Day for $2300

Get the FIRM Up Your Series package now

After your story idea has been FIRMed up, we offer support as you write!

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

Ongoing Drafting Coaching

A 6-deadline package to get feedback as you draft.

  • Six deadlines over three months
  • Bi-weekly submission of up to 25 pages*
  • Inline comments on your submitted pages using Word’s track changes function
  • An editorial letter summarizing revision priorities for these pages and/or explaining relevant writing craft concepts
  • Six 50-minute coaching calls via Zoom to review the feedback (one per deadline)

This coaching package costs $1,500 and is billed as three $500 monthly charges.

*Manuscripts must be in standard manuscript format: 1” margins, Times New Roman 12pt font, double-spaced. Page count must be determined after the manuscript is formatted correctly.
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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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