Do you have a story you know you NEED to share but you aren’t sure exactly where to start?
Have people told you you’re a good writer but you’ve never had the guts to actually publish something? Do you dream of starting or growing a blog? Have you always wanted to practice getting better at writing but you can’t seem to find the time or space for it?
- Start a blog
- Write and edit blog posts (and begin to post regularly)
- Gain the confidence they need to hit “publish”
- Craft and refine a book idea
- Put together a book proposal to pitch to an agent
- Edit, shape, refine a piece of writing to get it ready for publishing
- Learn to workshop writing pieces so they can become their own editors
- Grow their confidence as a writer
- Pitch a piece of writing to a publication, or a “guest post”
- Grow in their skills as a writer
What do I get for my money?
Depending on the program you choose (below), there are different deliverables. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my years of writing and working with writers, it’s that the greatest gifts we receive of writing are often not related to writing at all. There’s a considerable amount of research that shows that as we clarity our thoughts and ideas and stories, we begin to see all kind of immeasurable benefits show up in our lives.
Writing has the capability to improve your physical health, your relationships, your career, and even your finances.
If you’ve been waiting and wondering about jumping into this writing thing—no more putting it off! No more excuses. See the coaching packages below and let me help you take the leap. I can’t wait to hear your story.
Ally was so good at uncovering the things I already am good at, the things I already have to say. The assignments were like scraping the extraneous layers out of the way –– wrangling the fear/insecurity/etc. so that we could get to the real stuff that is dying to get to the surface. My words have a tendency of freezing up, which causes me to think I don’t have anything to say. But that’s not true. I have a lot to say, it’s now just a matter of controlling my words and bringing them to the surface. Ally helped me to do that.Alyssa
Ally skillfully, gently, and wisely leads you through determining your intention, identifying your audience, and honing your craft. Through her thoughtful coaching, my worries and doubts began to fade into the background as my focus, intention, and essays gained a clarity they have never known before. I wholeheartedly recommend spending some time with her. Your new writing life will thank you.Stephanie
Ideal for anyone who wants personal attention and is ready to seriously commit to growing their craft as a writer
Two monthly meetings for an hour each time, via Skype (or in person if you're in Nashville)
Direct feedback to your work
Regular direction and assignments to help you stay on track with your work
Accountability, encouragement and fun!
Direct access to me for any questions that come up as you work
Ideal for anyone who is ready to take the next step to growing as a writer and doesn't want to do it alone
Two monthly meetings as a group (8-10 per group) for an hour each time, via Google Hangout
Connection to between 8-10 other writers just like you, who are working to grow as writers
Direct instruction for my "writer's group" process—the same process I use for my very own writing group—which you can replicate in your own community when you're done
Accountability, friendship, encouragement and fun!
Ideal for anyone working on a book project or who needs help developing or organizing an idea. Also ideal for overcoming writer's block.
A one-time, all-day meeting in person (I will come to you, within reason)
Support to nail down book overview, working title and subtitle, and chapter titles and summaries—all which you can and will use for your proposal document
Digital records of all notes we take during our meeting
A deliverable document with book overview, working title and subtitle, and chapter titles and summaries
A clear plan for moving forward with your project
As a creative person, I always thought I was either on or off—the inspiration would hit and I would be high with a rush of ideas and then it would go... and whether I created was largely dependent on these feelings or inspiration. [Ally] helped me to become comfortable with re-stoking my own fire, making writing daily a habit/discipline instead of something I just did when the feeling struck, and reassured me that not only is it okay to be in process, it's necessary I stay in process and have grace in that for myself.Alaina