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

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.

It all starts with diagnostic work

Whether You’re planning your novel or about to begin revisions, a One Pager Coaching Session is a great way to See the shape of your story form 10,000 feet and gain clarity on your ideas.

You complete the one pager exercises, get written feedback, and we have a half hour coaching session to discuss your novel and next steps in the writing process.

Other Novel Diagnostics
Opening Pages or Outline Review ($150-$500)

Do you need a quick diagnostic to decide on next steps for your revision process? Robin will review your opening (20 or 50 standard pages), or your Inside Outline.

Here’s how it works:

  • Robin will engage in a close reading of your pages, including your one page synopsis if the review is for the opening. If you choose an Inside Outline Review, you will receive complete instructions.
  • You will receive in-line comments and sample edits
  • You will receive an editorial letter with big picture notes
  • We will wrap up with a 45-minute consultation to discuss feedback and next steps for your project.  

The opening pages 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. The outline review is perfect for writers about to start revisions who want a bird’s eye view of how to get started.

After diagnostic work, we’ll discuss the best option for you. If you are ready to get started, take a look at the options below.

Your New Novel Coaching includes a complete workbook of planning exercises, written feedback from Robin, plus a one hour coaching session so you can start writing knowing that your plan is solid.

Novel Planning $650

Revision Intensive Coaching includes three deadlines with exercises designed to walk you through the layers of revision and rock your revision. Each deadline comes with written feedback and a coaching session.

Revision Intensive $700

Your Novel Whisperer for any Stage of the Journey—Ongoing Coaching
Monthly Writer Support $200-$400 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.

Work with Robin on your Full Manuscript

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:

  • A close reading of your entire manuscript.
  • 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.
  • A 1-hour coaching session to discuss the feedback and create a plan for revision.  

Manuscripts up to 80,000 words $1500; from 80,001-120,000 words $2000.

Clients may choose to revise with coaching or on their own and have the option to add a Second Look review of their manuscript once revisions are completed. Perfect if you have a draft that you are ready to revise with purpose.

Written Novel Assessment $500

Perhaps you want a written assessment of your manuscript before you begin revisions. This is a no frills full manuscript evaluation.

In a written assessment, Robin will address the following:

  • Structure, Plot, Character, and other story elements.
  • How your novel is adhering (or not) to genre expectations.
  • Quality of the writing at a line/sentence level.

This service does not include a coaching session, but one may be added if desired. The final report will be 3-5 pages and give examples from your project to illustrate points in the report, both what you’ve done well and what could use improvement.

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.