Coaching Packages

Let’s have a conversation about your book coaching needs!

Below are some packages I offer for writers working on a historical novel. But before you decide which is right for you, we should talk. Just complete the form at the link to the right, and I’ll get in touch with you to set up a no-obligation Zoom call to discuss your project.

Blueprint Your Historical Novel

“Susanne’s Blueprint coaching has been invaluable to bringing my story concept to life. Each deadline challenged me to think about the ‘bigger picture’ when writing my first drafts. Susanne’s programs are great resources for writers of any level, and I can’t wait to continue working with her on this and future projects.”

Jared Haines

Developed by Book Coach Jennie Nash to Help Writers Nail the Fundamentals of Their Story.

The Blueprint Program is a revolutionary way to make sure the fundamentals of your project are in place, whether you haven’t started writing yet or have finished a first draft. You complete exercises that help you make sure you’ve got an overall point, that the scenes of your story are connected in a cause and effect trajectory that creates narrative drive, that it all starts and ends in the right places—and so much more. The program includes an onboarding call and 4 deadlines with half-hour coaching calls. Average completion time of the program is 10 weeks.


Ongoing Coaching

A cheerleader, accountability buddy, and expert editor by your side as you draft your manuscript.

This program for writers drafting a historical novel is a collaborative relationship built on trust and mutual respect. As a multi-published historical novelist, I know all aspects of what goes into drafting a novel that works as fiction and still honors its historical basis. Coaching like this can help at the beginning of a project, when you’re stuck in the middle of a manuscript and you don’t know where to go, and after you’ve completed a manuscript that you’re ready to dig into and revise.

This package starts with the Blueprint Program and then progresses to deadlines where you submit pages (up to 25 each deadline). It includes an hour-long intake call, and 12 deadlines with 12 half-hour coaching calls.


Historical Novel Revision Package

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Because typing “The End” is just the beginning.

You’ve got a finished manuscript—yay! But you know it still needs work. Either you’ve had beta reader feedback that points out specific problems, or you’ve been querying and gotten nowhere, or you know in your gut that typing “the end” on the manuscript doesn’t mean it’s polished and ready to go. This is a great time to get some coaching to help focus you on the big-picture revisions, as well as identify any plot holes or inconsistencies.

My revision package consists of two parts:

  1. Manuscript review (2-3 weeks, depending on the length of the manuscript): I’ll read the entire manuscript and prepare an editorial letter that describes the strengths and weaknesses I’ve found in your work, with suggestions of how to tackle the revisions—what’s most important.
  2. Revision coaching: We work together through six deadlines (12-18 weeks) to start with (additional deadlines can be added a la carte if necessary) to get your manuscript revised or rewritten, depending on the recommendations from the manuscript review.

Package price is for manuscripts up to 75,000 words. Longer manuscripts will be quoted on request.