Coaching

Are you blocked or stuck in your writing? Do you hate schlepping around town trying to find a decent writing group? Do you hate writing groups? Are you introverted, anxious, or sensitive?

Well, maybe I can help. As an intuitive and an empath, I struggled to find traction with my own my writing. I hated writing groups because they made me feel vulnerable and weak. Really, I just needed one person to talk to about my writing. So I started working with a writing coach.

Ironically, as a librarian, I’ve worked with local writers for years, helping with research, finding writing advice, acting as a beta-reader, and sometimes, just listening to writers talk about their projects. Librarians know books. Librarians know writers. I am surrounded by tens of thousands of books that may have seemed impossible to write at one point, and yet, there they are. I know it’s possible for you to write your book, because I’ve written a book. I know how hard it is, especially for us introverts. It can be a lonely road if you don’t have someone to talk to who understands the journey.

If you’d like to talk to me about your writing project and where you feel stuck or in need of more information or encouragement, shoot me an email with some details of your project and/or the issues you are having:

annamarieobrien@gmail.com

I offer a one-hour, no obligation consultation by phone to see if we might be a good fit. Sometimes, just one phone call might be all you need.

After that, you decide if and how you’d like to continue with me.

I offer a one-hour phone session with email follow up and support for $60, or as a package of three for $150.

An email-only coaching session with me is $50 for one week of emails back and forth, Monday thru Friday. Most sessions are done over the space of 6-10 emails between us. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

I also am happy to offer myself as a beta-reader for your WIP. I offer a gentle written analysis and comments on your work. My rates start at $150 for 50k words.

If you have other questions, a large project, or need more intensive coaching and/or long-term support, email me. I am happy to tweak and customize my services to meet your needs.

I will also recommend my own writing coach, Lauren Sapala. I worked with her over the past three years, and her insights and methods are outstanding.

You can find her here: http://laurensapala.com/coaching/