Author Coaching & Consulting

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One-to-one personalized guidance

The road from your first idea to a finished (and published) book can be long, bumpy, and tiresome. You may suffer from impostor syndrome, writer’s block, or need help reaching your goals. You may not even know where to start. Let me be your trusted ally and walk you through every step of the process so you can achieve your writing and publishing dreams.

At a glance

Plume Editorial coaching

“My entire experience was made so much better by having Sarah as my editor. We worked closely for a period of almost six months, and Sarah provided timely and helpful information, suggestions, and support throughout the entire process of revising and publishing. Sarah became a trusted mentor, reminding me that I could write this book and she was always there to pick me up and encourage me if I was feeling overwhelmed. Her feedback on my writing was incredibly helpful and thoughtful; she had wonderful suggestions for ways to improve my writing and make it appealing to the reader. My book would not have been nearly as interesting without her guidance.”

Deb Finch, Author (Nonfiction)

Wake Up Call: Lessons from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Nonprofit Social Media, New Degree Press

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Story and Author Coaching

With story and author coaching, you have the opportunity to book a one-off consultation call with me (or a pack of three) to discuss anything from plot to character development, or how to stay motivated when writing. Maybe you’re trying to get unstuck with your story, or you don’t know how to go about the publishing process. This is your time to ask me any questions you want and get my input. We may also discuss working together in a book coaching program or any other way that would suit your needs and preferences.

Tailored guidance on:

  • Plot brainstorming
  • Character development
  • Developing writing habits
  • Outlining and writing your first draft
  • Creative process and overcoming writer’s block
  • Building confidence in your writing
  • Querying and submitting to agents and publishers
  • Self-publishing and marketing
  • And much more


    • 1-hour call – $100 / €90
    • Block of 3 x 1-hour calls – $250 / €225

      Other Editorial Services

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      Developmental Editing

      An in-depth edit of your novel opening or full manuscript

      Manuscript Assessment

      A structural report, giving you feedback on your manuscript

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      Agent Submission Critique

      A review of your query letter, synopsis and the first three chapters