Fiction Story Coaching

Are you looking to level up your writing skills?

Do you seek constructive, objective input from a trained professional who will spot areas of improvement you may want to consider so you can evolve your storytelling abilities? Not just for the specific story you’re currently working on, but for any future writing projects you undertake as well?

Are you desperate for an accountability partner to hold your feet to the fire when a deadline is coming up? Someone to keep you on track to hit important milestones?

Well, then, let’s talk about what how my fiction story coaching can help you “one word at a time!”

Story coaching begins with a conversation about several topics:

  • Why do you want to write fiction, no matter the genre or subgenre?
  • Who are your ideal clients are and where you believe your book fits in the current market?
  • What fears do you harbor about your writing that are getting in the way of actually writing?
  • How can we work together to change your mindset about your writing to better accomplish your story and writing goals?

Through establishing this foundation, we can ensure each coaching session will provide exactly what you need when you need it. Here’s a glimpse into what you can expect as my writing and story coaching client:

  • We’ll identify your writing strengths and weaknesses. (Dialogue your jam? Or do your characters struggle with the “making words come out of the mouth” thing like I sometimes do? Ace at POV? Or can you head-hop like a pro?)
  • I’ll act as a sounding board and strategist for those plot bunnies that show up at 3 a.m., not letting you sleep until you Write This Down.
  • You’ll come to live by two mottos as a way to delve into character motivations and decisions: “Why? And then what?”
  • Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! I’m all about accountability!


I do not provide editorial services for the following genres or with the following content. If your manuscript falls in one of these categories, or contains any of the listed content, I truly thank you for considering Sage Editing, but I will not be able to assist you in your editorial needs. I know editors who do and will be more than happy to provide a referral.


  • High or Contemporary Fantasy
  • Contemporary Urban Fantasy
  • Magical Realism
  • Poetry


  • Excessive On-page Physical Torture or Violence
  • Excessive On-page Drug Use
  • Stereotypes Of or Against Marginalized Groups
  • Dubious/Nonconsensual Consent
  • On-page Sexual Violence/Assault
  • Hauntings or Graphic Horror
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