The publishing industry is both innovative and traditional. There are legacy processes that may baffle you and even new ideas that just don't make sense. Engaging it feels challenging, as not that many companies offer clarity about why, how, who, and when. I not only share insights, I also offer tips for navigating the industry so you can actively steer your vision and book.
"Should I find an agent?" "Do I need a book proposal?" "Will big publishers be interested?" "What exactly does self-publishing involve?" Every author I meet asks questions like these. They're important to answer, but only you will know the right path to take. I can help you explore your options to arrive at your publishing journey's starting point knowing what is ahead.
Together we'll identify your goals, clarify who you are writing for, and explore how you will reach them. Every audience has different needs that are met in a variety of ways. I'll share tips for writing to directly meet those needs.
The structures that hold your book together are messages in themselves, as they can reflect your unique goals, style, and tone. We'll design a table of contents and chapter structure that will not only achieve your purpose, they will excite you as you write.
My wonder at each book's uniqueness has also armed me with a vast array of writing tools that can express your intentions. Sometimes writing feels hard because you know what you want to do, but you don't know how to do it. I will share all the "how-to" you need.
I am available to help you work through anything you face along the way. Having helped many hundreds of authors through all kinds of situations, both joyous and painful, I will be there to meet your unique needs with compassion and creativity.