Book Coaching Services

BOOK COACHING AND STORY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:
Digging deep to find, plant, and grow the heart of your story

Heart of the Story Package1 month of weekly feedback on exercises designed to help you find the core elements of the story you truly want to tell so that you can write forward with confidence.
You submit, receive feedback, and revise the overall concept of your story with the goal of digging deep to find and grasp the heart of the story you want to tell and develop a plan for writing it.
You will submit a 2-page outline or synopsis along with a query letter pitch or “jacket copy” blurb.
I will respond with detailed feedback, questions, and suggested exercises designed to help you think deeply and hone your concept. You’ll resubmit revised materials, along with completed questions or exercises as needed, each week, and receive additional feedback. We’ll conclude with a final, follow-up phone call (or email exchange if preferred) to answer any questions and discuss moving forward with your story.
$450

Heart of the Story Package 21 month of weekly feedback on exercises designed to help you hone the core elements of your work-in-progress (or completed manuscript) and develop a plan for writing forward or revising as needed.
You submit, receive feedback on, and revise the overall concept of your story with the goal of sharpening the focus and capturing the story you truly want to tell.
You will submit a query letter or 2-page synopsis, and first and last (or climax) chapter OR first 20 pages of a work-in-progress or completed manuscript. I will respond with detailed feedback, questions, and suggested exercises designed to help you think deeply and sharpen your concept. You’ll resubmit revised materials, along with completed questions or exercises as needed, each week, and receive additional feedback. We’ll conclude with a final, follow-up phone call (or email exchange if preferred) to answer any questions and discuss your progress and plans going forward.
$450

Book Coaching with HeartBi-weekly book coaching (similar to Manuscript Accelerator)
You submit up to 20 pages of your work-in-progress, twice a month. I respond with detailed feedback, including inline comments and a summary note, designed to keep you on track while drafting the story you’ve envisioned.
$250 / month

Heart of a Manuscript EvaluationBig picture feedback on the core elements of your manuscript: character, plot, pace, voice, use of language
You submit your complete manuscript (with prior approval). I will respond with a critique letter (approximately 3-7 pages) addressing the big picture elements of your novel.
10¢ / word (For example, a 70,000-word manuscript would be $700.)

First 50 PagesBig picture feedback on the core elements of your manuscript: character, plot, pace, voice, use of language, along with detailed inline comments
You submit the first 50 pages of your manuscript. I will respond with a critique letter (approximately 3-5 pages) addressing the big picture elements of your novel, along with detailed inline comments.
$275

Other ServicesPlease contact me to discuss your needs!

CONTACT: If you’d like to discuss working with me, please email: sgrayfoster@gmail.com