To see whether coaching may help you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be with your writing life, call or email for a complimentary sample session. 

Life and Professional Coaching

I offer professional one-on-one coaching for individuals who want results moving ahead with their writing (but not at the expense of having a life), and who want a coaching alliance to help build a better writing practice, accomplish change, make a transition or leap, get un-stuck, or complete a complex project.

I require a three-month initial commitment to the coaching relationship with weekly meetings, frequent homework or research assignments and (often) email contact between sessions. At the conclusion of the first three months, we jointly determine whether to continue on a weekly basis or to move to once- or twice-monthly sessions until completion.

Coaching is normally conducted by telephone or Skype. Clients local to Portland, Maine may coach in person if they wish.

Fees: A pay-in-advance package is available for this introductory period, or clients may opt to pay by the month. Please call or email for detailed information about coaching fees.

Warning: In some cases writers may discover that they really don’t want to continue writing, but don’t worry: when that happens it is usually because we have discovered something else that is more important to you.


Established professional writers may be eligible to consult rather than coach.  After a complimentary sample session, we may determine that your needs may better be served
through consultation services if you are currently working on a pitch, premise or concept for a work of nonfiction or screenplay.  Other consultations may involve topics such as concept development, structure, or scene (arc, beats, showing vs. telling, etc.) target audience or publishing considerations. Consultation is available as ongoing support for long projects, such as books, screenplays or series.

Consultations are conducted by telephone or Skype unless clients are local to Portland, Maine.

Fee-based packages are available for work on specific topics. Consulting is also available on an one-time-only or as-needed basis.  Please call or email  with questions about consulting services.

Group Coaching or Consulting

Groups for professional and non-professional writers are available and form when at least six clients are willing to commit to a 12-week session: call or email to inquire.