Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Why Use a "Writing Coach"

You may wonder what is the difference between a writing coach and an editor. A writing coach is an editor, but his/her process is different than just editing. Why would you use a writing coach?

Accountability -- some writers (and people for that matter) benefit from the accountability of having someone to answer to about their projects. An effective writing coach is there to ask, "Hey, when do I see the next chapter?" Many people achieve goals more effectively when they have someone to push the process.

Professional and Personal Guidance -- a writing coach will analyze and critique your work. It's different than attending a class. Your coach is exclusively focused on your work. An involved coach will sit down and explain the changes or suggestions made for your manuscript. They will go over it with you. You get the benefit of that one-on-one attention to help create a publishable piece of work.

Editing -- your coach is really an editor packaged differently. An educated coach and also someone to correct grammatical and punctuation mistakes and help clean up your work. In the bigger picture though your coach is looking at your work as a whole. The broad guidance and instruction will help with technique, voice, organization, structure, character development, story development and more.

The best possible product -- a coach is the person whose goal is to get your manuscript ready to be professionally published. When you've gone through the coaching process your book will be the best it could be. You will now be in a position to at least know it's an excellent manuscript ready to be sold.

Coaching and being coached is fun -- yes, the writing experience is supposed to be enjoyable. Having someone to bounce ideas around and brainstorm is a pleasant experience with the right coach.

Do you want to be coached on your writing? Contact your host Michelle Gamble at 916-300-8012 or send an email to info@3LPublishing.com. For more information on 3L Publishing, log onto the website at www.3LPublishing.com.

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