Coaching for Writers, Wannabe Writers, and other Creatives!

John B. Jamison

What is this all about?

I’ve been asked several times if I would consider doing something like “coaching” to share my experience with writing and creativity as a traditionally published and indie-published author. I have hesitated doing that for two reasons. First, I just don’t consider myself any kind of “expert” on either writing or creativity; I’ve just learned what I could learn along the way. And, second, my real passion is writing and storytelling and I have no real desire to become another person who talks about writing but isn’t actually writing.

Then it occurred to me…

The biggest thing people have been asking me for is how to be more creative with their stories and other activities and simply how to get those things done. I realized that they weren’t looking for another “expert” to give them yet another list of rules and techniques, but what they really wanted was just another pair of eyes and another voice to help figure out how to get their stories out of their head and onto the page to share with others. They wanted someone to walk with them on their creative journey. I think I can do that.

Who is this for?

If any of these sound familiar…

  • You keep hearing yourself saying, “I always wanted to write, but…”

  • You are writing, but have a tough time actually finishing anything.

  • You are writing, but would like some help with creating the story, or the characters, or a list of other things.

  • You have finished writing but aren’t sure what to do with it.

  • You need someone to help hold you accountable to be the creative writer you want to be.

  • You are wanting to hear more of the creative voice you know you have inside.

If any of these are you, it might be worthwhile for us to have a conversation…

What is included?

The specific things we will do depend upon what we decide we need to do to help you reach your goals. But in general, our time will include:

  • An initial 45-minute ‘start-up’ conversation to identify goals and establish the starting plan.

  • A weekly, 45-minute conversation to talk about the issues you want/need to talk about.

  • Unlimited email support. I will do my best to reply within 24 hours.

  • A monthly, live, online ‘group’ session focusing on a topic relating to our writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and other topics.

  • A growing list of “extra” online resources and activities relating to creativity, writing, editing, publishing, and other things to expand our story-voice.

  • The option of sending me pieces of your writing for me to read and give feedback on. We will talk about this in our weekly conversations so we can make sure I am able to schedule the time needed.

  • Note: These are the “guidelines” we will work with, but there may be times we decide to meet for less (or more) than 45 minutes based on your needs at the time. If your “life schedule” is tight, we may decide to skip a weekly conversation now and then and make up the time later. Overall, the goal is to make this a meaningful experience for your writing.

$139 per month, with an initial comittment of three months.

It Begins With A Call…

At this point, if you are interested in taking part or in knowing more about how this works, I suggest we have a brief, 15 minute, phone conversation to talk about it. I think it is important that both of us believe that our time together is going to be worthwhile for your journey before we take the leap.

If you would like to talk about the program, feel free to email me at john @ imagilearning.com