Author Coaching: 3 Powerful Paths! —And a FREE Startup Writing Course!-- Personal one-on-one Story, Book & Screenplay instruction
"You clearly represent an extraordinarily strong tradition of excellence in your field." —Massachusetts Arts Fellowship Program upon awarding a grant to DGC
Scroll down for your free copy of Startup Author Hacks
There are many ways to work with Your-Ghost-Writer. I enjoy working on book projects, which may have a 4- to 9-month time span. I also enjoy smaller projects that may only take a month or two.
Funding projects is another measurement. Some authors have set aside a budget for a long-term collaboration because they already know they'll need that kind of help. But you might only need several sessions, feedback, a quick revision, etc.
That's why I've created these and other coaching plans. Some writers only need an objective opinion, a brainstorm session or help structuring their novel, screenplay or nonfiction title. I'm available for those services. I also provide pre-paid blocks of time that may be used in a way you believe will help your project.
If you don't see a plan here that exactly suits your needs, please contact me so that we can tailor something that is supportive of your writing.
—Douglas Glenn Clark
ONE-ON-ONE BRAINSTORM and INSTRUCTION: You have an idea for a book, screenplay or story. And you've jotted notes, imagined scenes or chapters and yet you just can't figure out how to organize it.
Many writers feel the same way. Some of the most popular rely on editors and others to help them shape the arc of their books. I can do the same for you.
I'll guide you through the process of creating a game plan based on your idea that allows you to sit down and start writing with confidence. For fiction, nonfiction and screenplays.
two 45-minute one-on-one phone sessions with your writing coach.
Instruction on plot and character development.
A one-sheet defining the main elements revealed in our talks.
You retain all rights to your ideas, of course. If you are writing a novel we won't necessarily define every beat. As you write, new ideas will emerge. But with a plan in hand, you'll stay on course!
FLAT FEE/PREPAID: $197 Please contact Douglas for scheduling: askdgc (at) your-ghost-writer (dot) com
PRO FEEDBACK and ANALYSIS: You have a manuscript, but you need objective insights and suggestions that will help you improve the next draft. That's normal.
Many successfull writers confess that their early drafts are a mess. But they don't worry. They get feedback so that the next draft is an improvement.
THIS PROCESS takes time. You don't want me to speed-read your good work. Yet you'll want a response that is timely and meaningful.
A pre-read phone chat of 30 minutes to describe where you believe you need the most help.
For fiction, I'll read your manuscript (books of 25,000 to 60,000 words; screenplays 90 to 110 pages) and offer plot and character development feedback. For nonfiction, I'll address how you define your theme and lay out your ideas. Screenplays will be analyzed for structure and dramatic impact.
I will deliver a written overview, with suggestions.
A second 45-minute phone talk to discuss my analysis.
FLAT FEE/PREPAID: $375 Please contact Douglas for scheduling: askdgc (at) your-ghost-writer (dot) com
"Thank you for your endless help in pulling my story apart and spreading it out on the kitchen table to find the perfect pieces to share my journey of restoration." —Amy Eicher, author of Restoring Venus
PERSONAL WRITING SEMINAR. To begin, you receive a FREE paperback or digital copy of Startup Author Hacksnow available at Amazon and Gumroad. We'll use this as our workbook.
You Get: Five one-on-one 45-minute phone sessions with your writing coach that teach you the process of beginning a new project and following through.
Guidance through 3 main hacks:
GATHERING raw material;
ORGANIZING the material into loose chapters or an outline;
SHAPING material by adding new writing that binds raw jottings into a cohesive idea. You'll learn how to develop simple creative habits that help you stay productive. By making good use of jottings, napkin notes, diaries, musings and social media posts, you learn how to avoid the "blank-page syndrome" that strikes fear in new and experienced authors.
In the end, you'll be on your way to becoming a productive writer with a game plan for your new project.
FLAT FEE/PREPAID: $639 Please contact Douglas for scheduling: askdgc (at) your-ghost-writer (dot) com
It is very easy to download Startup Author Hacks, a complete plan for conquering fear of writing with the good, creative notes you have already jotted.
CLICK THE "Buy Startup Now" link above. You'll arrive at a page that shows 0+. This means you are welcome to endow me with a very large sum of money (+). But it will be better for you if you accept the terms of this complimentary copy. Zero cost to you.
Why would I do this? I want you to fulfill your dream of being a writer. Or, if you already are a writer, I know this book can help you increase your productivity, or move into another type of writing that excites you. (Leave a review at Amazon.com, if you wish. Much appreciated.)
Wishing you every success!
"This memoir would not have been possible without the guidance and storytelling skills of two talented writers . . . Karen Lacey and Douglas Glenn Clark." —John and Donna Marie Peterson, authors of OMG! You Met on the Internet?