write your story

I offer personalized, one-on-one mentoring arrangements for writers of prose and poetry at different points in their projects. Such services tend to include:

  • a free half-hour initial consult
  • a personalized action plan with weekly sessions
  • individualized assignments
  • feedback that empowers you to improve your own writing
  • guidance to set and meet weekly goals, be they a daily word count or completion of project-specific tasks
  • questions that clarify the work’s message and encourage you to generate new material
  • line-by-line editing and proofreading for pieces that are ready

Contact me now at 917-319-4100 or at Lisa@LFWritingCoach.com to get started or to ask any questions.

Sample Action Plan and Fee for a Creative Writer

Context: A memoirist has been working on her book for years and currently has three distinct drafts and hundreds of “finished” pages. Thanks to her sabbatical, she and I can step back and consider, as Vivian Gornick puts it, what story or meaning she wants readers to take away from the situation she’s writing about.
Goals: Identify the “heart” of the memoir; produce new pages aligned with this core idea; and revise existing pages to accentuate this story.
Action plan: We decide to do one 90-minute session every week for three months. The writer emails me about 50 pages every Sunday; I read and mark them up; We go over them and make changes together during the session.
Fee: $150/week

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