Growth-oriented services for authors with vision.

SIGNATURE COACHING PROGRAM

A book coach nurtures you.

Have a book idea you’ve been wanting to write for years but just…haven’t?

Writing takes commitment, passion, time, and energy. Waiting for inspiration to strike might mean never writing a word.

If you’re tired of wasting time thinking about your book and would rather write the damn thing, this Six-Month Author Coaching Program is for you.

Over the course of six-months, you will be encouraged, supported, and challenged. Not only will you finally write the book, but you’ll be transformed as a writer and on your way to being a published author. 

What's Included in the Signature Coaching Program?

This 6-month program will consist of:

  • Three Phases
    • Phase One: Conceptualize (Nurture)
    • Phase Two: Execute (Grow) 
    • Phase Three: Revise (Prune)
  • Two 1:1 coaching sessions a month
  • 1 group coaching session a month
  • Bi-weekly readings & homework
  • A polished query letter (or book blurb)
  • High-level accountability
  • Top priority in schedule
  • Unlimited email

Who it’s for: This program is ideal for the writer who is tired of talking about their dreams and ready to take action.

We’ll make sure YOUR vision is achieved.

While I cannot guarantee publication, publishing deals, or book sales by the end of our work together, I CAN guarantee that if you put in the work, you’ll be amazed at the clear, substantial progress you’ll have made; whether that’s a fully developed outline, a complete first draft, or a nurtured final draft. It’s about damn time, right?! 

How to apply: Only 8 people per year are accepted into this program. To be considered, please book a free 20 minute Discovery call: https://calendly.com/katiemccoach

Cost: This 6-month program is $6,497 total, spread out over six months. Payment is due on the first of the month.

Editing

with a nurturing twist and focus on growth

I provide a range of story-crafting services with a coaching-forward approach. No matter where your story is in its journey, I offer editing packages that will meet you where you’re at.

Nurture Your Vision 

Perfect For:

The writer who has a story within them but can’t seem to take the character from point A to point B, or who struggle to define what points A and B even look like.

This is the conceptualizing stage.

Cost: $797

Nurture Your Vision Details
  • Two-hour craft session via Zoom
  • We will create a detailed outline (for plotters) or a simple “guide path” (for pantsers) of the story of your dreams
  • We will explore marketability, character arc, plot, hook, stakes, pace, and genre/audience.
  • Shared Google Doc (to outline in real-time)
  • You’ll receive the recorded audio & video file of the session

Prune Your Story

Perfect For: 

The writer who is lost in the sea of advice and self-edits. You know your book needs TLC—maybe the characters are 2-D or the plot is iffy—but you’re not exactly sure the right direction to take in revisions, or even how to accomplish them. You desire a professional impression.

Cost: $1,297

(for up to 100k words)

Prune Your Story Details
  • Read through of entire manuscript
  • 90-min Zoom call that delivers editorial direction for revisions to bring your vision to light
  • We will explore marketability, character arc, plot, hook, stakes, pace, and genre/audience
  • We will workshop ideas
  • Query Letter or book blurb review
  • PDF of Prune Your Techniques pamphlet
  • Brief follow up questions via email
  • Reread of up to 15 pages [of your choice], with impressions sent via email
  • You’ll receive the recorded audio & video file of the session

Repot and Sell

Perfect For:

The serious author who has taken the manuscript through several rounds of revisions, is willing to grow to their full potential, and is determined to hold a pitch-worthy manuscript in their hands.

Cost: $2,497

(for up to 100k words)

Repot and Sell Details
  • Read through of entire manuscript
  • 90-min call that delivers editorial direction and brainstorming
  • We will explore marketability, character arc, plot, hook, stakes, pace, and genre/audience
  • One full reread of manuscript after revisions are made PLUS 50-min Zoom call (must be redeemed within 4 months from first call)
  • PDF of Prune Your Techniques pamphlet
  • Annotations (comments) and line edits on the first 10 pages of the manuscript
  • Query Letter Review (unlimited passes)
  • One additional 50-min coaching session
  • You’ll receive the recorded audio & video files of all sessions.

Not sure which package you’re ready for?

Let’s have an Intro Call!

First-time clients are able to take advantage of my 50-minute introductory coaching call.

Before the call, I’ll review the following:

  • your book description
  • 1-2-page synopsis
  • the first 5 pages of your manuscript.

*If you don’t have any of these items, don’t worry because we will still do a lot of work on the call.

When we get on the call, we will establish where you currently are in your writing career, where you want to go, and how you’ll get there.

Cost: $150

(for first-time clients only)

Partnering with Katie has been an absolute pleasure. In every interaction I’ve had with Katie, her passion to help me succeed has been unwavering. Her honest feedback was immensely beneficial for the expansion of my story. She’s pushed me further than I’d ever dreamed and I’m so thankful I found her. She has gone above and beyond my initial expectations. Without any hesitation, I rebooked with Katie for my next two books and I’ll happily recommend her to anyone.

— Robin Berkstresser, Specious series

workshops & courses

 In-person and online workshops tailored for the writer who never stops learning

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Author Growth Corner

On-going monthly group coaching + critiques

This is a small corner of the internet for authors who want to grow their skills in writing, publishing, and more through live webinars hosted by Katie while simultaneously applying what they learn each month in a facilitated group critique setting.

Write a Good Manuscript for F’s Sake

Online workshop: Oct 3 – Oct 31

Katie will take readers through the four key story elements (Goal, Motive, Flaw, Stakes) by diving into what each elements means, why they are so essential to your story, and providing worksheets and exercises that will help you reach the core of each element so all four work in tandem to create your best story yet.

Writing with Coach McCoach FB Community

This a free group for writers who are dedicated to growing their careers. It’s a community for you to hang out in, get feedback, find beta readers, and seek advice on editing and revising.

Do you do sample edits?

When I first converse with a client, I ask about their manuscript goals, concerns, and I request a copy of the first three chapters of the manuscript. This helps me determine if we’d be a good fit. We also get on a free 20-minute Discovery call which gives us a chance to see if we are in sync.

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Can you write my book cover blurb?

If we worked on the book together, I can craft cover copy for you for $500. It will include unlimited back and forth.

The other option is for you to craft a draft, and I’ll provide unlimited feedback on it. This is $250.

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What does a book coach do?
As someone recently said to me, “So you doing mental coaching for authors?”
Yes, a bit of book therapy, and a lot more!
I finished my first draft. Am I ready for an editor?

You are definitely in a good place for book coaching! Check out the Signature Growth Program or Prune Your Story package.

Writing a book is something huge to be proud of! Give yourself credit. Now, prepare yourself for the hard truth: writing draft one is only the beginning—actually, a fraction—of finishing a book ready to see the world.

If you love doing research on your own, I recommend reviewing online resources, books, and workshops on craft writing topics such as: show don’t tell, pacing, POV, deep POV, filter words, sentence variation, etc. There’s a ton you can learn and do on your own that will really strengthen your work, and it will make your time spent with an editor more meaningful.

However, my editing packages are a great way to receive tailored advice for YOUR story and dreams.

Is editing when you rewrite the book?

No, this is called ghostwriting!

Developmental editing is a look at the big-picture of the novel; readability, marketabilty, writing techiques, and story-telling.

Much of developmental editing includes an editorial letter and in-line annotations on the manuscript.

However, after several years of providing in-depth edits, my editing style has evolved into a coaching-forward method. If that’s your style, check out my services above. 

Can I skip developmental editing and go straight to copyediting?

Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. Skipping developmental editing is a personal choice, and you know your work best, but if you’ve never worked with a developmental editor, then I recommend against doing this.

Copyeditors can tell when a book has skipped developmental editing. They will either not work on the book, adjust the rate of the work because the scope of work is higher than standard copyediting, or they will quote a much higher rate for editing because they’ll be spending more hours trying to push through content errors. And it’s possible they still won’t fix those errors, because that’s not in the scope of the project.

What is a Critique Partner?

Critique partners are writers who exchange manuscripts and provide insight and feedback on each other’s work. It’s valuable working with these folks because they can help point out things that friends and family may not be able to communicate via the ‘craft’ standpoint.

The best CPs will help you grow as a writer. I recommend CPs be those who write in a similar genre to yours, but at the very least, writers who appreciate the type of genre you write in, as well as your writing voice. Otherwise, you’ll have a hard time creating the story that’s right for you.