I am a Christian Writer.
I am a Christian Life-Story Writing-Coach.
You have a desire to write, but perhaps you find yourself frustrated by an inability to develop or organize your writing, or perhaps you’re getting bogged down in the process? Maybe a writing coach can help you. And that’s where I (Demetria Buie) comes in.
This post discusses what a writing coach can do for you, and how I can help you publish your book.
What is a writing coach? Great Question! I do not edit your work, though the writing coach may also be an editor (and/or a writer) by trade. I am NOT a ghostwriter. A writing coach is a guide, and in most other endeavors, the best point in a journey to hire a guide is at or near the beginning, although you’re likely to benefit from a writing coach’s assistance starting at any stage of the writing process.
The relationship between a writing coach and a writer generally begins with a face-to-face or phone interview in which the writing coach asks the writer about the project, what the writer hopes to accomplish with it, and what’s holding the writer back.
A writing coach then helps the writer organize his or her project, determine a schedule, and select a completion date as a goal. The writing coach discusses the stages of a writing project, including an initial outline, preliminary research, a revised outline, more extensive research (and, if necessary, interviews), another revised outline, and various drafts, followed by the editorial process (developmental or substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading).
A writing coach helps the writer develop a clear and compelling premise or plot, determine a tone, style, and voice based on the intended audience, and produce a coherent, captivating narrative, whether fiction or nonfiction.
A writing coach can help a professional share expertise, a business owner sell a product, an academic report on research, or a student complete an application or course essay. He or she will benefit poets, short story writers, and novelists, as well as authors of nonfiction works, including articles, reports, and book manuscripts.
A writing coach helps elicit the writer’s experience and expertise, guides the writer to develop a creative, productive spatial and temporal environment, and trains the writer to craft effective prose. He or she helps the writer find the heart of the content, what works and what needs work, how to carry out research and conduct interviews, and how to frame and organize the material (and what to include and what to leave out).
A writing coach helps the writer focus, provides an objective perspective, and guides and encourages. A writing coach is like a personal trainer for a writer. A writing coach is a mentor.
Writing coaches are likely to charge writers more per hour for their services, but their role is ultimately less costly than that of a developmental editor or copy editor, or even a proofreader. A writer may consult with a writing coach for only a few hours in all, but even if this stage in the writing process takes longer, it is probably well worth the expense — you’re virtually guaranteed to benefit from the relationship, and to get that much closer to completion of the project and eventual publication.
I am an independent author.
I have published 35 books, and have helped over 40 ladies write & publish their Life-Story.
I’m also working on new projects that will soon be announced this year.
I am an praise dance instructor for youth girls.
I also own my own magazine called “Empowering Women To Speak Out”
If you would like to hire me as your Writing-Coach. I’m here to help YOU!
I became a Writing-coach in 2016.
I been writing every since I was 9 years old.
I’ve always loved a good pen & Notebook, colorful ones 😆. Just to write my thoughts down, and how I was feeling.
I never thought I would become an Author.
Never thought I would be helping others.
God had a plan for my life, that I didn’t even know about. Amen.
This is my passion. “On Fire To Write”7
I love to see others succeed. :)👍✊💞