WRITING COACH SERVICES

WHAT DOES A WRITING COACH DO?

Writing Coaches literally coach you through the writing process as you are writing your story. They offer fresh eyes and perspective on your work and writing career. Hiring a writing coach is like hiring a guide: they will help you navigate terrain that may be foreign or unknown to you, but are areas that they regularly cover. They will help you overcome obstacles in your writing journey and are available to provide feedback and direction without bias or judgment. Writing coaches can also keep you motivated and inspired during your writing process, and overall can make the journey more fun and insightful.

 

 

It is also not uncommon for writing coaches to solicit the assistance of other coaches for their work. The more feedback on your writing, the better really; but it’s up to you how your story goes. The feedback from coaches and critics is meant to strengthen your story.

WHY SHOULD I GET A WRITING COACH?

Writing coaches can help you turn your manuscript draft into a best selling masterpiece, however as magical as that sounds —it is a process that takes time, patience, hard word, and perseverance. They can be valuable assets to your team that hold you accountable, keep you on your toes, gives fresh perspective, and even help you create actionable steps to reach your writing goals. Your writing coach can also help you find clarity to what to write and why, and how to find and best connect with your targeted audience. Once you find the right coach, they will be as invested in your manuscript as you are.

 

The best coaches don’t just offer a temporary fix; they teach you how to coach yourself through writing challenges and hurdles. You can also supplement what you learn from your coach in critique groups, in writing classes and in our free writing community. Each one, teach one. We are all on the road to being legendary writers and storytellers, so don’t shy away from the feedback of any writer, you could be coaching too someday!

 
 

"One of the best things you can ever do in your life is change your words. Your words have the ability to shape your world.
You life is the result of the words you have spoken."

5 QUICK REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET A WRITING COACH

Writing coaches assist with providing clarity on your writing goals.

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Writing coaches assist with providing clarity on your writing goals and help you create a plan in order to achieve those goals and find the success you desire in your writing journey.

Coaches will help you recognize and overcome writing challenges and obstacles

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Coaches will help you recognize and overcome writing challenges and obstacles. Writers block is the most common hurdle that authors face. Your coach will be committed to helping you find the best methods and strategies to alleviate you from the stress of writer’s block.

Your coach will hold you accountable to the goals and plans you have co-created together.

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Your coach will hold you accountable to the goals and plans you have co-created together. They will also help you determine if your plan is not working and assist you in strategizing plan pivots that yield more success. Your writing coach is just as invested in the success of your story as you are; and it always -aye off to have the right people in your corner.

Coaches will be fair and objective while assisting you with developmental edits of your story.

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As the author of your manuscript, you are likely to hold a certain bias towards it and will miss what will be blatantly obvious to your coach. Your coach will be fair and objective while assisting you with developmental edits of your story. They will also endow your with fresh perspectives and inspiration for your manuscript.

They can also assist you with book marketing and expanding your author platform.

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If you are wanting to traditionally publish instead of self-publish, your writing coach will assist you in crafting the perfect book proposal to present to potential publishers. They can also assist you with book marketing and expanding your author platform.

 

“What I know, is speaking your truth is the best tool we all have“ —Oprah Winfrey

 
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WRITING TIPS & TRICKS

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A WRITING COACH?

Rates for writing coaches vary depending on the coach, level of experience, and the amount of time you require. Most coaches charge by the hour and are likely to meet with you once a week. On average, writing coaching rates can be as low as $75 an hour, to as high as $500 an hour.

 

If it’s not already offered, it would be wise to inquire about bulk rates. For instance booking 3 sessions in advance and getting the fourth one free. Bulk rates can also strengthen your relationship with your coach because it lets them know that you are serious and invested in growing as a writer.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WRITING COACH?

MIXED COOKIE JAR

All writing coaches are not the same, nor do they approach writing or storytelling in the same ways. Coaches are just as quirky and unique as you are, so finding the right coach for you may be a process. Some are fun and witty. Some are old-timey. Some are by the books. Some allow you to make your own mistakes, and some insist that you follow their particular writing style.  Whatever coach you find, make sure that their personality, communication style, and writing methods work for you. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions to determine if they are the right fit for you! Most integral coaches will have no issues with telling you if they are a good fit for you or not; but it never hurts to clarify!

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

It’s not a bad idea to look for coaches with experience in the same arenas that you write in; for example: blogs, nonfiction, fiction, memoirs, technical writing, screenplays, comics, movies, etc. Each arena has its own significant implications that vary from style to style, so it helps to have someone knowledgeable in those fields. It is also very unlikely that any one coach can cover all bases alone, but it’s not impossible either.

 

TASTE AND SEE

It’s important to check out the credentials and portfolio of your potential writing coach. Make sure that they are actually equipped to assist you in the ways that you need. Reach out to the people in their testimonials, and/or ask them for a sample of what’s it’s like to work with you. Even if it’s not advertised, most coaches will at least offer you a discount to start if they truly believe that you are serious, and that the two of you will work well together. It is a two-way street, so don’t be discouraged if a coach chooses not to work with you; every no leads you to the perfect yes!

 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A WRITING COACH?

Rates for writing coaches vary depending on the coach, level of experience, and the amount of time you require. Most coaches charge by the hour and are likely to meet with you once a week. On average, writing coaching rates can be as low as $75 an hour, to as high as $500 an hour.

 

If it’s not already offered, it would be wise to inquire about bulk rates. For instance booking 3 sessions in advance and getting the fourth one free. Bulk rates can also strengthen your relationship with your coach because it lets them know that you are serious and invested in growing as a writer.

 
 

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue" --Proverbs 18:21

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HOW TO HIRE A WRITING COACH WITH PCCS?

CHOOSE A COACH

Tiye Samone

Tiye Samone

Writer, Editor, Visual Artist, & Designer

Ayiana Maria

Ayiana Maria

Writer, Editor, Songwriter, & Music Producer

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH OUR COACHES

(1) - A 15-30m zoom call meet and greet to ensure that you are aligning with the right coach

(2) - Scheduling an hour a week to meet and discuss writing progress

(3) - Creating a plan to dedicate time to writing, improving, and expanding on your story

(4) - Finding solutions together to dominate writing blocks and challenges

(5) - Experienced feedback on how to develop and strengthen your story

(6) - Strategizing a marketing plan that works best for you and your story

(7) - Co-creating a bestselling legendary story that is worth celebrating 🥳

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU FINISH YOUR MANUSCRIPT ROUGH DRAFT WITH YOUR COACH?

Once you have made it through the long journey of manuscript writing, and finally have a completed the rough draft of your story, it is time to either: (1) get a writing critique (from someone other than your coach); or (2) get your rough draft professionally edited.

 

 

Writing critiques are completely subjective. The goal for having a critique is to strengthen the writing in the story. Having a different perspective on your manuscript will help you spot anything that was missed, strengthen weak areas, and give you more ideas. You'd be surprised with how much value, inspiration, and knowledge you gain from variances in perspective and team-building!

 

You can have your manuscript professionally critiqued and/or edited by the Phase Comics Creative Studios Team, or you can get feedback from our free community of like-minded legendary creators!

 
 
 
 

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

NEED WRITING ASSISTANCE?

BUT YOU ARE SAVING MONEY OR SHORT ON CASH?

If your budget is tight, and you are still looking for a writing critique or advice? Become a member of our site and chat with other creators in our free community forums!

Share your writing outlines, short stories, queries, and bits of your manuscript with other creative and insightful people in our forums! 

Be open to opposing, ideas, advice, feedback, criticism, networking, and being inspired by fellow legends!

 

We are all on journeys to telling AMAZING stories that the world is dying to hear. Let's work together in order to make sure that our stories have the impact that we are intending for them to make on our audiences. 

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Once you are happy with your manuscript, get ready for CHARACTER CONCEPTS!

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." --Fredrick Douglass