Story Coaching & Life Coaching For Writers

You want to write.

You’re called to write. In fact, it won’t let you go.

But things get in the way, whether it’s just life or you getting in your own way.

I specialize in getting writers like you back on track with what you were put here to do.

When we work together one-on-one, we’ll start by developing a vision for your writer’s life and build from there. 

Each time we meet, you’ll bring your most pressing writing issues to the table and we’ll address them together. When you’re wrestling with the inner demons that come up when you do your deepest creative work, there’s nothing quite like having someone to hold a safe space and be a witness for your explorations, while also offering compassionate, fresh perspectives to help you shift the energy around the challenges you’re facing.

 

Topics We Can Tackle – Together

Here are some of the ways we might want to work together:

  • Developing a vision for your writer’s life so you know where you’re headed.
  • Setting up personal 1:1 accountability and support so you can make consistent progress on your writing goals (there’s something about reporting in, personally and regularly, that’s incredibly motivating).
  • Creating a regular writing schedule that actually works with your for-real life, not an imaginary writing life far off in your future.
  • Choosing your next best writing project — no more sticky book (or script) choosing paralysis quandaries.
  • Mapping out a timeline for writing your book so you can set your own expectations reasonably.
  • Breaking down your writing into small manageable chunks so you stay out of overwhelm and focus on “doing the next thing.”
  • Managing your inner critic by addressing each negative message directly and positively, so you can build a new, more positive inner dialogue with yourself (and know how to handle that inner rascal when s/he gets out of control).
  • Coming up with personalized solutions for your specific creative blocks, including helping you handle any past creative wounds that are affecting your here and now.
  • Figuring out how to deal with the overwhelm of tackling and organizing that years-long book you’ve been working on and have content all over the place for, and other monster writing issues you’re facing.
  • Navigating the inner journey of your rewrite so you don’t lose yourself, or lose heart, along the way.
  • Untangling challenging feedback you’ve received on your book so you feel good about how to move ahead with revisions.
  • Helping you claim your writer’s identity so you can step fully into yourself as a writer and into your writing life without holding back anymore.

Of course there are many other possible things we can work on — including plotting, outlining, and editing, and more. What I find is that each writer has their own unique challenges and I love helping you troubleshoot yours to find solutions that work for YOU.

 

Jenna helped me become very clear about the cost of not writing.”

“For years I’ve felt pulled to write and to create, and yet somehow there was never ‘time’ to do it. The truth was, I wasn’t making it a priority — for a lot of reasons, most of which I was consciously aware AND choosing to ignore. The muse was calling but the outer world provided many an excuse each day to attend to other matters. Jenna helped me become very clear about the cost of not writing — at every level of my being. I had to feel the cost viscerally, not just mentally, to finally make a change. Then she compassionately helped me call myself out on all of my excuses and address them one by one. Now I have a daily schedule that prioritizes everything that’s important to me, and is still flexible enough to appease my need to flow with each new day. I’ve become truly productive and it affects the quality of everything else in my life as well.”

Zara Shea

Southeastern, PA

Here’s How We Can Get Started Working Together

If you’re ready to book a coaching session, use my booking link below to schedule. My rates are $150 for 50 minute sessions, $90 for 25 minute sessions, and $45 for 15 minute accountability check in sessions. You’ll be prompted to purchase your session when you schedule it. Sessions may be cancelled or rescheduled with 24 hours advance notice.

If we haven’t worked together yet, I recommend we schedule an introductory chat to get to know each other, which you can also do by clicking on the booking link below. Introductory chats are 20 minutes and are complimentary, for new clients only. 

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