Individual Book Coaching and Writer Support

Do you need a book mentor? Robin is the novel whisperer for you if you are writing historical fiction, women’s fiction, or mysteries that you want to level up.

Individual 1:1 Coaching

Personal Writing Adventure In-person or Virtual Intensive Experience

Lots of writers say they worked on a book for ten or fifteen years before they got an agent/deal/self-published it. What if you could shorten that timeline significantly by getting professional coaching and editorial help? Well, you can!

Plan, Write, or Revise with individual support.

Novel Planning

Planning is important! Even pantsers will benefit from putting some thought into what they are about to do. Writers receive a Your New Novel Workbook, complete the exercises on their own in about a month, and then get written feedback from Robin plus a one hour coaching session so you can start writing knowing that your plan is solid.

Get the road map for your book done with support from a coach, so you can start writing forward with confidence! Upon completion, authors may opt to continue working on their own or with a coach.

Novel Planning $500

Novel Diagnostics
Manuscript Review/Developmental Edit  $1500-$2000

Writers who have a manuscript and are ready to start tackling revisions frequently need fresh professional eyes! Here’s what Robin does in a Full Review/Developmental Edit:

  • Close reading of your entire manuscript (up to 80,000 words). 
  • A complete book map showing the chapters and scenes to help us analyze the structure of the novel.
  • In-line comments and sample line edits. 
  • An editorial letter with big picture notes and ideas for how to move forward and get it done.
  • 1-hour coaching session to discuss the feedback and create a plan for revision.  

Clients may choose to revise with coaching or on their own and have the option for a Second Look at their manuscript once revisions are completed. Perfect if you have a draft that you want to take to the next level!

Manuscripts from 80,001-120,000 words $2000.

Twenty page/5000 word Review $150

Maybe you are not ready to commit to a full manuscript review. Get the mini-version to see what it’s like! Here’s what writers get:

  • Close reading of your pages, including your synopsis
  • In-line comments and sample edits
  • An editorial letter with big picture notes
  • 30-minute consultation to discuss feedback and next steps for your writing.  

The 20 page review is a great way to get help polishing the pages agents are most likely to read AND get a quick evaluation to help with pitching/revisions.

NOTE: Authors who decide to get a full review after the 20 page review will have their 20 page review fee credited toward their full review.

Your Novel Whisperer for any Stage of the Journey
Monthly Writer Support $150-$300 per month

Personal support with 1 or 2 deadlines per month, written feedback, and Zoom calls to meet individual needs depending on publishing goals.  Support can include developmental editing, creative writing help, and/or help with historical authenticity. NOTE: Authors must have completed either planning or diagnostic work with Readerly before signing up for monthly mentoring. Contact Robin or schedule a consultation to find out more.

NOTE: Readerly specializes in historical fiction, literary fan fiction, women’s fiction, and cozy mysteries.  If your book does not fit into one of these categories, we will consider it on a case by case basis, or refer you to a book coach with experience in your genre.