Coaching Support

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We started Waypoint because we saw a way to create healthy, happy writers who felt confident in how they were moving forward. This is our honest hope for all authors.

Allie and Jo have many years of experience in all aspects of the publishing industry from Jo’s time at a literary agency to Allie’s gig designing covers at a Big Five, just to name a couple. Together we’ll create a plan that is designed to suit your lifestyle and writing process. We take on very few coaching clients, as we want to make sure we have ample time for those we have.

AUTHOR MAPPING CALL

Not sure if you need or want a coach? Or maybe you just need help figuring out your next step? We’re happy to talk about starting your career, maintaining your career, beginning a new project, or re-imagining/revising an old one. Unsure about your online presence, website, and how to best present yourself online? We can help with that as well.

Fill out our MAPPING form, so we can best help you. We’ll use what we know about the publishing industry, add in research that’s specific to your needs, and schedule a phone chat.

$150 per call – includes pre-phone session research, one 60 minute call, and then either 2 follow-up emails, or another 20 minute chat to help sew up details.


LIGHTWEIGHT COACH

This is our lightest coaching package. We’ll have you fill out our Mapping form. We’ll have two 60-minute chats a month, as well as exchange emails throughout the month to help you with stumbling blocks or resets as you move forward in your career. This package comes with a 15% discount on editing services.

This package is for you if you want to dive deeper into your character development, restructure your plot to strengthen your story, researching agents and write a kick ass query, create a solid marketing plan that is custom designed for you and your lifestyle, plan your book launch without losing your mind in the details, find your dream readers and build authentic relationships so they keep coming back for more…

Whatever your goals are, we’re here to support you, keep you on track, and get you there faster.

$500/month2 month minimum. We’re happy to schedule an hour-long chat for $50.00, after receiving your survey, to see if this option is right for you. If you choose to move forward, the $50.00 call will be deducted from your first month.


ADVENTURE COACH

Weekly 60-minute phone calls directed by your specific needs to write, edit, publish, or launch. Exchange of emails as needed throughout the month.

This package is appropriate for you if you’re on a deadline to finish your book and need accountability, if you’re about to release a book and the idea of marketing and launching alone makes you nauseous, or if you just can’t get the attention of agents and know you need a quick overhaul on your book and query…

Whatever your goals are, we’re here to support you, keep you on track, and get you there faster.

$1000/month2 month minimum. We’re happy to schedule an hour-long chat for $50.00, after receiving your survey, to see if this option is right for you. If you choose to move forward, the $50.00 call will be deducted from your first month.


F.A.Q.

Why a coach? Every writer’s needs change as they work through a manuscript, and as their career grows. We can help you re-evaluate your goals, help you stay on the best path for you, and our help will change as your needs change. For example: While writing a manuscript, our communication may center around setting writing goals, chatting about plot, and planning next steps for your manuscript. When you’re ready to query, or to hit publish, our sessions will change to reflect your needs.

Why a two-month minimum? We hope that our clarity call will show us both that we’ll work well together. Allie and Jo will not agree to work with you unless we truly believe that we can be of service to you, your specific needs, and your publishing goals. Because we take coaching very seriously, and take on very few clients, we want to make sure that our time can be spent helping you, rather than preparing for new clients.

What can I expect on a phone call? We’ll check in with you before each call–both to schedule, and to see what your specific needs might be. We can talk through anything you might need–from lack of motivation (we’ve all been there!) to plotting help, to marketing strategies. If Allie or Jo feels the other one of us is better equipped to help with a specific problem, we’ll give you the option of choosing who your phone call is with. We also confer with one another often. We’ll check in with how things have been since the last call (unless this is our first) and make plans and set goals for the next call.

When I’m done with coaching, how and when should I notify you? We ask for two weeks notice if you’re at the point where you’re ready to adventure on your own. Thank you!


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