Today I thought I would answer the question: What is a book coach?
I'll start by saying what a book coach is not ... a guy who stands on the sidelines and yells and screams, "Go get 'em boys!" Yes, not a book coach.
A book coach is ...
- A knowledgable writing expert who guides your novel or even nonfiction book to be written in the correct storytelling or formatted structure.
- An expert who can tell you and provide advice on:
- Character development
- Good vs. bad dialog
- Story arc and development
- Ideas and comments on plots and sub-plots
- Someone simply to hold you accountable to meet your goals
I am working with my own book coach, who is Scott D. Roberts, author of the award-winner book Vengeance is Now (www.vengeancisnow.com). Scott culls through my book and makes notes and provides comments on what I'm writing and how I am writing it. Now I'm a professional author, too, and my own book won awards too; but the truth is you can get stuck in your own narrow view on your work. If you want your book to be its very best, a fresh perspective helps.
Do you want a book coach? Roberts and myself are both coaches through my company 3L Publishing (www.3LPublishing.com). For more information, call 916-300-8012 or send email to info@3LPublishing.com.