My answer might surprise you. Honestly, the average writer does not need a writing coach. Most writers can read blogs, watch vlogs, and take a self-guided course or two to figure out the book writing world. However, there are writers out there, myself included, who have needed and will need hands-on guidance. If you think you’re one of those people, then this blog post is for you.
What is a book writing coach?
Book writing coaches are people who can help you get your book up to publishing standards. They often work with both traditional and self-published writers. Depending on the coach, these writers can be new or experienced writers. Over a set, pre-determined time period, the coach will guide authors in writing, marketing, and/or publishing their book.
Why does a book writing coach do?
An author might decide to work with a writing coach for several reasons. A writing coach can encourage, support, guide, and cheer you on. Not only can they help you write and publish your book, but they can also help you understand the business and marketing side of writing. A coach can critique your writing as you go so you have less to do in the editing stage, help you set achievable writing goals, and most importantly, help you hold yourself accountable.
You might need a book writing coach if you’re asking yourself the following questions:
Is my book good enough? Are my chapters long enough? How do I publish my book? How do I outline my book? How can I find the motivation to start writing? How can I push on and finally finish writing this book? How do I format my book? What avenues are open to me for publishing? How do I build my author platform?
Where can I find a book writing coach?
A quick Google search can point you in the right direction, but you can also find a writing coach right here on this blog! I’ve been helping writers reach their writing goals for over a year, and can offer your guidance, accountability, and structure so you can finally finish writing your book and get it published. Along the way, I can also help you market yourself and build your author platform. If any of this interests you, please click on this link to be taken to my author coaching program page and watch a Youtube review!
I hope this blog post was helpful in helping you learn what a book writing coach is and in helping you decide if you need one. If you’re still on the fence and can’t decide, I recommend scheduling a free 15-minute consultation call with me so I can help answer any additional questions you may have. As always, if you have any other additional tips, please leave them in the comments down below!