Coaching

writing does not need to happen alone. Together we can make writing a team sport.

As mysterious as the process of writing a memoir seems…it always looks something like this:

  • you write a little, inspired by an event, a class or a moment on a beach with a notebook, a pen and the view
  • a pile of pages starts to grow, and a couple of pages aren’t even that bad (!)
  • a chapter title comes to mind, cover images pop into your head
  • you’re pretty sure this is a good story, (everybody keeps telling you that you should write a book)
  • but the doubt creeps in, and the questions keep coming and then there is the big unknown:
  • how the heck does a person get from these scrawled notes to a book?

I broke it down this way because it’s a fact–every memoir works this way. Every. freaking. one of them.

 

Coaching is for you if you’ve tried long enough on your own.

If you could use a boost of energy, structure and enthusiasm that is all aimed at pulling your story from the depths, then I’m your coach.

I will be with you…

breaking the writing process into doable chunks

nudging you forward on your writing process

ongoing editorial comments on your writing

brainstorming overall book structure

creating mini deadlines that will move you toward your goal

developing organization strategies for managing your project

and always, unlimited writing inspiration

 

quick descriptions of some options for working with me:

Some of these approaches appeal to my clients but if these don’t feel right for you, email me at patti@pattimhall.com to chat about how I can help you write the story of your life.

free consultations (yes, totally free, and no strings attached)

I offer 30-minute free consultations to writers like you who aren’t sure what they need and want to pick my brain….drop me a line at patti@pattimhall.com or drop by the Facebook page to schedule an appointment right there.

Are you ready to dive in to a session and get my comments on some pages too?

first time coaching consultation:

[$150 US]

It all starts with you completing a document of questions for me so I can get acquainted with your story. Send me some pages to look, after that and then we will have session together to chat about my thoughts, your goals and how I can help.  I’ll offer you generous feedback and encouragement in places where you might be best served to put your energy. This is ideal for people testing the water around coaching, and for those who aren’t sure if they need a coach, a collaborator or a ghostwriter. My cheerleading will keep you writing and give you a taste of what having a personal writing coach feels like.

Leave me a message in the Contact form, or just email me at patti@pattimhall.com.

memoir writing package:

[$1250 US]

I work with many people on an hourly basis, but that’s for the folks who are writing already.  Yay for them. If you are wondering what you’ve got, where you’re at or whether you can turn this in to a book, this package is for you.

The Memoir Writing Package includes my review of up to 30 pages of your work, a three-hour recorded brainstorm with me, a report about next steps, a detailed proposal for our work together and some high level writing goals.

 

Visit the contact page and tell me about you, your story and I’ll tell you more about how to get started with a coaching package that feels just write for you.

Or just click here and email me….