I know why you're here.

It's because of the buts. Isn't it?

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You're ready to write with intention, (Yay you!)...

PUMPED about putting your story out in the world, (Hell yes!)...

BUSTING to share your unique, powerful message, (It's amazing!)...

AMPED to launch your 7-figure coaching empire with this incredible concept of yours, (You're one step away)...

FEELING c sure you'll  inspire a generation of folks to deepen their experience, (Yes, you will)...

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You've declared to the universe that...

YOU. ARE. WRITING. A. BOOK.

(you even told a couple of peeps)
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 Enter, the But Family, the uninvited houseguests of the writing life whose voices sounds suspiciously like your own.

"BUT ... I couldn't get past the first page."
"BUT ... it's waaaayyy harder to write every day, than I expected."
"BUT ...  I don't know how to make this idea and some blog posts into a book."
"But ... I'm going to piss some people off if I tell the truth."
"But ... I'm getting nowhere and I have 80,000 words to write by   October."

Wherever you are right now,

I can help you get where you need to be.

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Friend, you need a book writing coach.

What do you and your book get
when you hire me as your writing coach?
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  • A cheerleader - confidence that you can finish is my main aim in supporting you on your book journey. I'm on your team, dedicated to your project and just as committed as you are to meeting the deadline.

  • An accountability partner - with a writing plan, a schedule for our calls, and me working on your pages every week with you, you won't ever wonder what to do next, or succumb to putting off your writing.

  • A brainstorming sidekick - I'm your coach, and that means that what we do together is confidential, and that you ultimately decide on how you want your book to work. You have a trusted companion to brainstorm with so that you point toward the strongest strategy and maximize your writing time.
  • A wordsmith - I work with you regularly, and show you how to enhance your content, deepen your message, and build your writing muscle with narrative, scene, backstory, reflection, dialogue and other techniques.

  • An expert - I'm the one who can see the process from helicopter level, and is focused on you getting what you want (self-published course companion book, a traditionally-published memoir, or the first of three resource volumes for clients)

  • A sherpa - I'll be carrying the weight of the tough stories, the arduous content, talking the content through with you, so that you can see what matters to your reader.

  • A time manager - I'll get you to the finish line (whatever that is) must faster than you would do on your own. Our timeline is the first work we will do together when we build your writing plan.

"Coaching with Patti is like having a personal writing cheerleader with a thesaurus and a scheduler instead of pompoms. But just as energetic!"    ~  Dr. Mandy Lehto

This isn't a course, and I don't do packages that promise you'll have a book in some amount of time. If you are looking for a checklist, a template or a guarantee, I'm not your coach.

I won't be supporting your self-diagnosed writer's block. It isn't a thing. I won't let you get stuck. I will find a way to work with or around your time limitations, support your work style, strengthen your content and coach you through your self-imposed limitations.

Oh, and I won't let you quit —because people need to hear your story.

What you bring with you ...

  • your somewhat conceived book idea,
  • a clear idea of what you plan to include,
  • the book's intended purpose for you,
  • your life, your business, and the goal.
  • (we'll work out the rest together.)

This goal is yours, and yours alone. Maybe you've always wanted to be a writer, and this book has been simmering on a back burner for a decade. Fantastic! Let's write it! Your goal might be to self-publish the book to launch a business. You might be a writer who wants an agent who can get you a Big Five publishing deal. Let's get you there!

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Oh, and I won't let you quit —because that's (in part) what you're hiring me for.

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How does coaching work?

Coaching with me is all bespoke, customized to you, your writing process, or your project's needs. If you have a book deal and need 60,000 perfectly polished words in three months, you'll need more support from me than a writer who is giving herself a year to draft a memoir before considering how to publish it.

I fill my docket with the juiciest work I have right now. Because I'm a coach, co-author, collaborator, and publishing project manager, I fill my schedule as the choice projects come. If I can't block the time to help you the way you need it, I won't say yes. That's the way I work.

I base my fees on how much of my time you want (weekly one hour checkins, bi-weekly half day sessions, or daily project management will all have different time and costs involved.

Hang on a sec'...

If you know you're interested, stop right here and schedule a consult now, or send me a message and I'll forward you my Services Packages and Fees Sheet. Let's have a call and talk about your goals.

Need more details on how we can work together?

Clients work on a monthly retainer with me, (none of that hourly logging or nickel and diming.) I ask for a minimum three month commitment to hold your spot. Included with every call (phone, audio, video) I review some pages of your writing.