Coaching sessions and notes on your pages help you get perspective on your writing and deepen and enrich your story.
Knowing that I am eagerly waiting to see your pages helps you commit to your story and actually get those words on the page.
One to one attention on your writing is the best way to master your craft and demystify the process of writing a book.
Booksong Book Coaching focuses on helping you develop your story, hone your craft, and write a complete, strong draft in 5 to 12 months.
It helps you show up and get this story out of your head and onto the page, whether this is a first draft or a radical rewrite.
With feedback and support as you write, you can course correct as you write, nurture the confidence to lean in to your strengths, and take your understanding of craft to the next level.
This is for writers who've been left frustrated at the lack of one to one attention and close reading of their work in other courses or programmes.
What you can expect:
Total investment: £3000 payable in instalments. (Deduct £400 if you have already taken Story Roots)
If you would like weekly calls: 6 monthly instalments of £500
If you would like two calls a month: 12 monthly instalments of £250
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.
"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. "
"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."
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.
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.
Tell me about your writing
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.