Sometimes, I pinch myself. My life has been such an adventure and, as you can see from my About page, I’ve done a lot of fun things. Yet I don’t hesitate when asked for my favorite:
I love helping people write books!
I guess I was born to write stories, and guess what—so were you! If you are reading this section, there’s a strong chance that it’s because you feel you have a story to tell. Your life experience—the good, bad and gnarly—has shaped you to know a thing or two of value and it’s time to share the wealth!
Well, there are several ways. Sometimes, my clients have taken a stab at writing their own stories (so far, I have only worked with non-fiction authors) and just need them finessed and cleaned up. Others are throttled by the very thought of picking up the pencil (remember those?) and need to be patiently interviewed to capture the story.
From time to time, it’s clear that writing well is not my client’s strong suit (thank goodness, or why would I be needed?) and the whole dang thing needs to be rewritten. No problem!
How many clams will it take?
My fee structure varies, so contact me to discuss your manuscript’s specifics.
Once it’s done, then what?
Again, there are several routes you can take to getting published.
- You can pitch your story to an agent who, if interested, will then shop your story to publishers.
- You can self publish as an eBook and/or print book. I’ll show you the ropes.
- You can print on demand to give to family, clients and friends.
I can help you navigate those waters, as well as put together a promotion plan. These days, even those authors who are published by publishing houses are expected to have a successful social media platform and self-promotion strategy.
That’s it! Soon, your dream of seeing your name on that book cover can come true!
And then I can pinch you!