Why a writing coach? This past week, with the launch of our new coaching program, I’ve had many questions about what a writing coach is, and how you could benefit from working with a coach.
Writing for money can be scary when you’re first starting out. It can be even more intimidating for established writers when you’re trying to break into a new area. The doubts can overwhelm you. You may know what you want to do. Indeed, you may even have a process mapped out. Doing it however is another thing.
You need a coach. A writing coach can help you to build your writing career and income because your coach is on your side. Your coach has done what you want to do, and is a working writer.
Our new 30 Days to Writing Success coaching program is proving popular. Students include:
- A writer who’s just completed his first ebook, and is working on his second. He wants to launch his ebook with a bang, and set the stage for a new career;
- A writer who wants to make more money. Although he’s an excellent writer, he’s not attracting clients who value him. The penny-pinchers are getting him down:
- A writer who’s overwhelmed. He’s got too many projects on the go. He wants a way to sort through the confusion.
So, why a writing coach? Many reasons. Let’s look at five of them.
1. Your coach gives you the confidence you need
Few things in life work instantly. Your coach can map out a path for you, and guide you through a process. When doubts threaten to overwhelm you, your coach can show you how to overcome them.
A coach can tell you: “Yes, this is great – here’s who’d be interested in this, and here’s how to approach them…”
2. Your coach offers inspiration
A writing coach can share what other writers have gone through – other writers who are where you are now. Your coach can offer suggestions, and examples and templates for you to follow.
3. Your coach gives you feedback
There are few things more frustrating than suspecting that something isn’t working, and not knowing how to fix it. Your coach offers feedback, suggestions, tips and encouragement.
4. Your coach gives you step by step guidance
It’s all very well to know you need to “build your platform” or do something else, but HOW do you do that, in your situation, with your resources? Your coach can asses where you’re at, and map a step by step path for you to follow, so that you reach your goals in a timely manner.
5. Your coach is always on your side
This may be the biggest benefit of a writing coach. You got someone who wants the best for you, and has your back.
30 Days to Writing Success may well change your writing and your life. We’re having fun. If you’ve got an hour a day to spend on your writing, come write with us.