Writing Coaching

Contact me to schedule a free, 20-minute consultation.

What are you working on? Is it a novel? A children’s book? A podcast? A play? Let me help you start and finish it! I’ve combined over 25 years of writing and teaching experience into private coaching, helping clients achieve their creative goals.

Melissa is amazing! She helped me identify my fears and face them, so I could finally get my writing practice underway. With her structural know-how, dialogue virtuosity and comic gifts, she is an excellent technical coach as well as an insightful and inspired motivator.”

Mary, Santa Monica, CA

“I’m so glad I hired Melissa to help me finish my book, which is now with an agent. She was always prepared with insights and edits. I enjoyed my time with her immensely.”

Claire, Philadelphia, PA

THE DEEP-END PACKAGE

  • Year long coaching program
  • Best for those starting a new project, or have an early draft of a project, and need accountability, editing, feedback, access to guest speakers and classes.
  • 2x month/hour-long coaching calls to spitball ideas, discuss progress, set goals, receive feedback.
  • 20 pages per month reading/editing of your pages with written feedback.
  • 5 guest speakers throughout the year, including agents, publishers, producers, podcasters and authors.
  • Access to 4 courses/workshops over the year, on craft, structure, content.
  • Opportunity to participate in live reading of your work twice over the year, with audience, if desired
  • By the end of the year you will have a solid draft (or more) of your project.

Learn more, see pricing, and get started with a free 20-minute consultation today.


THE SHALLOW-END PACKAGE

  • 5-month coaching program
  • Best for people who have a draft of a project but still need some time to finesse, need accountability, editing, feedback, access to guest speakers and classes.
  • 11, hour-long coaching calls to use at your convenience to spitball ideas, discuss progress, set goals, receive feedback.
  • 15 pages per month reading/editing of your pages with written feedback.
  • 3 guest speakers throughout the program, including agents, publishers, producers, podcasters and authors.
  • Access to 2 courses/workshops over the 5-month period, on craft, structure, content.
  • Opportunity to do live reading of your work , with audience, if desired
  • By the end of the 5-months, you will have a complete, working draft of your project.

Learn more, see pricing, and get started with a free 20-minute consultation today.


“Melissa is such an inspiring coach! She helped me shape my book into something much more powerful – I’m so happy to have her!” 

-Barbara, Los Angeles, CA

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Book your coaching sessions here:

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