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Book Coaching

One to one support as you take your novel or memoir from idea to first draft.

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Too close to your idea?

Coaching sessions and notes on your pages help you get perspective on your writing and deepen and enrich your story.

No Momentum?

Knowing that I am eagerly waiting to see your pages helps you commit to your story and actually get those words on the page.

Aspiring to be better?

One to one attention on your writing is the best way to master your craft and demystify the process of writing a book.

Hi, I'm your book coach, Dr Georgina Green.*

*George

I'm a literary scholar turned editor and book coach.

I help writers like you fulfil your dream of writing a novel or memoir. 

A book as compelling and artful as the one in your head.

All through the magic of deep conversation and deadlines.


Wondering what it is like to work with me on your book?

Here's what long term client. P.E. Holdsworth, had to say....

 

Working on my manuscript with George was like having a sister roll-up her sleeves and jump in, already instinctively in tune with what I was trying to achieve and with a clarity on my life (mine is a memoir project), that I could never have hoped to possess myself alone without her highly honed, instinctual insights.

 

"How do you feel about writing  your book now we've worked or begun working together?"

"I feel like I could write a book. Like I could have an idea, indulge my creativity in the planning process and then write on. Our time working together has made me feel like the mystique of book writing has had the veil lifted and I am no longer stumbling through the process blindfolded with my hands out in front, hoping my gutsiness will see me through."
  

"What did you like best about working with me?"

":) . This question made me smile from a deep place, because I can't put it into words. You. I suppose that would be my most honest answer, you. But for the sake of anyone who is yet to work with George, and therefore unable yet to nod in knowing agreement with this, then I would say: George's openness, patience, ridiculously, mind-blowing instincts for story (which I have no doubt is a natural skill that has been much developed during her Oxford education and career in literary academia), and enthusiasm for our work. The project came to feel like it belonged to us both which I never thought would have been possible (or acceptable) to me. Now I can't wait to share another book baby together in future."
  
 

"Would you recommend me to other writers? If so, why?"

"I would recommend George to any writer, at any stage in their career, or to anybody at all following an idea to a page. She will open you to parts of your own abilities you didn't know were there and help you find your own answers to the questions you didn't previously know how to ask yourself about your work."
  

"Is there anything else about the experience you would like to add?"

"I recommend all Georgina's clients to invest in a little notebook in which to jot down the books she will recommend you read during your time working together - having a fantastic, personalised book recommender is just an added bonus of being one of her clients!"
 
Find P.E. Holdsworth on Insta and twitter: @peholdsworth or at www.peholdsworth.com

More Testimonials from my Lovely Clients

"Lack of direction drained my inspiration. Without feedback on what I’d already written, I found it difficult to continue with the story.
I felt a little nervous about receiving feedback on work that I’d already done (what writer doesn’t!?) Now we’ve begun working together I’m itching to get my book finished! I have a lot of work ahead, but now I know that I’m heading in the right direction, and have fresh inclusions to improve the work already done I’m desperate to get it done!
I've unlocked ideas I didn't even know I had.
Being given direction, confidence and inspiration in a friendly, relaxed and easy manner is priceless. "

Jesse Meredith
Book Coaching Client

"If anyone is reading this and wondering whether to do it -DO IT! Working with George over the last few months has completely changed the way I write -she's amazing!
I was struggling to understand how to move from a first draft to a second without getting totally overwhelmed. Now I've worked with you I feel very, very excited about writing my book again! I feel like I've finally got that 'hook' that always seemed to be missing."

Sophie Flynn
Book Coaching Client

What would it be worth to master your craft and hold a complete manuscript in your hands?

These packages give you an idea of how we might work together, though I like to tailor a proposal especially for you since every writer is unique.

Story Foundations

£313

Payable in 2 monthly installments of £156.50

  • Plan your book.
  • Deepen your character arcs to create a powerful story.
  • Think through your structure, setting you on a path to success.

The Process:

  1. Take your ideas and develop them into a well-conceived plan.
  2. Capture and get feedback on your plan using the Story Foundations workbook.
  3. 2 deep coaching conversations full of epiphanies and insight.
  4. Unlimited email coaching and On-the-page feedback on your foundations so that you can avoid the pitfalls and write with confidence.
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Long-term Book Coaching

£2,353

Payable in 6 monthly installments of around £393

  • Everything included in 'Story Foundations' (to plan your book).
  • Coaching on mindset and points of craft as you write forwards so you can take your writing to the next level.
  • Persist to The End (and join the 3% who make it).

The Process:

  1. Take your ideas and develop them into a well-conceived plan using the Story Foundations process.
  2. Coaching through 80,000 words (the average novel), so you will hold a complete draft in your hands (n.b. I can tailor coaching to your genre if it tends to differ from this wordcount).
  3. 8 deep conversations full of epiphanies and insight.
  4. 16 X 5,000 word Deadlines: You'll send your pages, I will comment with magical questions and suggestions so you can write a first draft that's more like a third.
  5. A 'second pass' round of feedback where I give feedback on your revised work so that you can quickly absorb new skills and take your writing to the next level.
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You'll be taken through to a page where you can tell me more about your writing and schedule a free office hour appointment to see if we're a good fit.

My Approach to Working With Writers

Collaborative, Compassionate and Brave

My mission is to help writers step into their power as authors by seeing their writing clearly.

I join you on the writer's journey of exploring this story you're creating. I reflect it back to you so you can see it. I don't impose my opinion from a position of judgement.  I help you to make decisions about your book based on bravery and your own intuition rather than fear.

Why is this important to you?

I know from personal experience what it feels like to be in the grip of second-guessing. And I know the joy of overcoming it. 

How do you do this?

The magic of deep conversations and deadlines.

What qualifies you to do this?

My time tutoring students at Oxford University as well as being mentored for my doctorate guides my exploratory approach to book coaching and my faith in deep conversation and deadlines. 

I'm an Author Accelerator certified book coach and a published author of literary criticism. I have a first class degree and doctorate in English Literature. I've taught literary studies at many Universities.

I engage in continuous professional development so that I can best serve you and your writing.

As a fellow writer I have empathy for your struggles and admiration for your bravery and persistence. And I know that for some of us, writing doesn't happen in a straight line, or through a linear process. It has to get messy.

 

I'd love to hear about your writing. My office hour is free, so if you're curious or want to chat over a particular challenge, get in touch.

 

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Still feeling hesitant?

I know that sharing your writing can feel vulnerable. I know that this can feel like a big step. And I know that the sooner you get this help, the sooner you're going to be able to unlock the full potential of your story. The journey can be more enjoyable, less lonely, and much faster with help. Click below to tell me about your writing and see if I can help you see what you can't see about your story.

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