- A writing coach is a supporter, an advisor, and a sounding board.
- A writing coach works with the writer on their writing project from start to finish.
- A writing coach creates the structure needed to keep the writer writing.
- A writing coach provides helpful feedback on how to strengthen and improve the story.
- A writing coach offers the objective response of an outsider-- with the encouragement of one who wants you to reach your goals.
- A coach empowers the writer to complete their project.
How Does Coaching Work?
Based on your preferences, it will be carried out by:
- E-mail correspondence
- Writing exercises to keep your project moving forward
- Journaling prompts and exercises to ensure that you are checking in with your personal self.
- Suggestions of articles, reading lists, websites, and other resources.
Coaching Session Options:
- Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions
- 30 or 60-minute sessions
- Phone sessions only
(You will be taken to the ebonyLotus WriteLife Studio website in a new window)
Victoria Lanier, Dallas, TX
I had the pleasure of being coached by Brook Blander. As a virtually new writer, Brook gave the most creatively challenging exercises that engaged me in a way that later gave me the confidence to call myself a writer. I always felt like a fraud but thanks to Brook’s support, praise and constructive criticism, I grew to believe that writing was a gift that I HAD to use. Brook is a facilitator and coach who can be trusted to push you to higher and greater places and for that I am forever thankful.
Patricia Fortune, Chicago, IL
Recently I had the pleasure to receive writing coach classes from Ms. Brook Blander. Her style of coaching puts you at ease and gives you the strength to bring forth in yourself what has been buried as a writer. I knew I had a story to tell but I needed some professional assistance to get me started on the right track. Ms. Blander is the most straight-forward, spirited writer and coach that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She supported me totally in my choices, yet made me look deeper to be more descriptive in what I wanted to say my readers. As a writer, you cannot have a better coach.