You wrote a freaking book. This is no easy task, but you showed dedication and resilience and got it done! I know we can get caught up in the "Now what?" of it all so I want you take a moment and really acknowledge what you've accomplished. Just a minute to reflect and bask in your awesomeness. Okay, so if you are anything like me there was a moment during that reflection where your stomach dropped at the thought of anyone reading your work. You know heard all the talk about just getting it on the page but now how do you make it something you can be proud of? That's where the Elevate Your Story program comes in. Even if you, like me, have a knack for telling a good story your first draft is only the tip of the iceberg as far as what your capable of.
okay but where do you start?
Writing is such a personal journey that it can be incredibly difficult to figure out how to improve your craft. If you've hit a plateau with your writing or your current WIP, you're in the right place. It's my job to identify where your story is struggling and help you work through that challenge. The process of working through those challenges with me to guide you will build not only your confidence but also your skill. After going through this program, no first draft will need as much work again. Allowing you to streamline your process and write better faster.
A personalized touch for you and your work
As you've likely already read, I'm an author too. I know the struggle of friends and family telling you your work is great and knowing in your heart it could be better you just can figure out how. I also know the struggle of multiple beta readers pushing you in opposite directions, each claiming their advice will gain you readers and not knowing who to trust.
My Elevate Your Story program is designed to simplify the process, help you grow as an author and satisfy your readers every step of the way. Your characters will feel more real, your prose tighter and your narrative something readers can't put down.
While I can't promise you'll be ready to publish your story after going through this program (many will but it depends on your current skill level) I can say when you do get there, you'll be more confident in your product. When you're working on marketing and evaluating what's missing or wrong, your story will never be an option.
If this sounds like something you'd enjoy or need, apply now.
Payment plans can be made available upon request but no work will begin until your bill is paid.
Elevate your Story program The program consists of a detailed developmental edit of what you have. This works best with a completed draft. We as a team, will then work through the findings together to take your writing and your story to the next level. What's in this edit? I take a detailed look at your characters, including the protagonist, antagonist and side characters. Mapping their arcs and how to make them feel more real to the reader. How long will we work together after the edit is done? Elevate Your Story comes with 12 sessions. How you spend those is up to you. You can do one a week for 12 weeks and work through the changes very quickly, or you can space them out to every other week. After I complete your edit, I'll have a recommendation for how we can work together best. Typically, we start with every other week allowing more time for you to work through the bigger changes and then progress to weekly as we near the end. Between sessions you can expect email support within 48 hours during the work week. The process I wish I could accept every author who needs help, but I'm only one person. I'm looking for motivated individuals who are dedicated to improving their craft. That's why there's an application followed by an interview process. If your application is chosen, you will receive a link to schedule an interview. Plan on spending 60-90 minutes with me discussing your life, work, struggles and successes. After which I will invite you to the program or wish you well. There are several reasons you may not get accepted, and I try to be as transparent as possible and if I think we could be a good fit, I will invite you to reapply in the future. Your savings If you were to purchase just the edit and then book sessions with me, your cost for a novella (up to 50k words) plus the 12 sessions, would be $3,750 + $9,000 = $12,750 USD or for a novel $5,750 + $9,000 = $14,000. By booking the same amount of time upfront you'll only pay $5,000-$7,500.
Elevate Your Story VIP program As a VIP you'll enjoy priority responses via email and access to me via SMS. This is mostly for clients I've already worked with but if youre interested, be sure to ask about it during our interview.