WordCraft LA Writers' Resolution Virtual Boot Camp

Following the success of our Writers’ Resolution Boot Camp last year, we’re now offering an expanded 13-week program with separate tracks for fiction and memoir writers. From generating ideas to building an author platform, we’ll help you make significant progress on a writing project and start the year off right! For only $90, you will receive inspiration and motivation in the form of weekly e-mails with craft tips, writing prompts, excerpts from classic and contemporary writers, and links to other resources. Contact us today to get started!

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Thursday
May012014

Announcing Our May Sale!

 

For the month of May, we’re offering a 15% discount on the WordCraft service of your choice. We’ve put together a list of possible consultation projects below. Price estimates are based on several variables (length, scope, turnaround time, distance, etc.) and previous client arrangements.

You're welcome to read our testimonials, and please contact us if you have any questions. You can write to our consultants directly or email us all at wordcraft@wordcraftla.com. We hope to work with you soon!

     
  Regular Price 15% Off
Coaching/Tutoring    
     
One-hour consultation meeting $100 $85
(In person or via phone)    
     
8-session tutoring package $720 $612
(In person, college essays and coursework)    
     
6-session coaching package for writers of all genres $500 $425
(Three months of biweekly critiques via email)    
     
10-session coaching package $900 $765
(Five email critiques, five meetings via phone or in person)    
     
12-session coaching package $1,050 $893
(Six months of biweekly critiques via email)    
     
     
Editing    
     
Developmental editing for a 7,500-word story/essay $200 $170
     
Line editing for a 60,000-word manuscript $1,000 $850
     
     
Consultation    
     
Critique for a 60,000-word manuscript $700 $595
     
Submission consultation $180 $153
(Guidance and ten venues for one story/essay)    
     
     
Contact us for your customized estimate.    
Friday
Feb082013

What You Should Expect from a Writing Coach


Image via Academic Coach Taylor

Coaching has become one of the most popular services offered by WordCraft consultants since we launched last July. Yet we’re frequently asked what a writing coach actually does. This post will cover a few things you can expect from a WordCraft coach—or that you should expect from any writing coach.

The coach will set up a schedule that works for you. 
 

Some writers pursue their craft full-time, so a weekly meeting can be most productive for them. Other writers are balancing the demands of work and family and their desire to write. These writers may want a biweekly or even a monthly meeting to stay in touch with their craft but also have time for other obligations. Coaches will also take financial considerations into account when deciding how often the meetings will occur. Because our clients are located in different regions across the country, most of our coaching sessions take place over the phone. Each session lasts for an hour. We will determine a regular time that works for you. Some clients prefer evenings or weekends; a few of our clients use their lunch hour. Most of our consultants are available during mornings and afternoons as well.

The coach will help you set goals to stay on track.
 

Our clients pursue a number of different genres — fiction, nonfiction, business writing, screenplays, and more — so each type of project produces its own set of tasks. Whichever genre you are pursuing, we will help you determine your objective and set reasonable, measured targets. We suggest activities that bring you closer to completing tasks that move you toward your goals. Calendars will be consulted.

The coach will make your phone session as productive as possible.
 

Most of our hour-long meetings include discussion of craft readings, brief writing exercises, review of work that has been written since the last session, and goal setting. Each meeting will be customized based on the goals that you have set. For example, a client who wanted to publish an essay may have a session that looks like this:

12:00–12:10 — Discuss two essays read before meeting as publication models
12:10–12:30 — Discuss draft of essay that client submitted before meeting
12:30–12:40 — Plan revision strategies to complete before next meeting
12:40­–12:50 — Complete exercise in real time that strengthens a skill 
12:50–12:55 — Set tasks and goals to be completed for next meeting

Working with the coach, the client will determine the activities for each session based on the progress made or desired.

The coach will adjust your training regimen depending on the next opponent, like Burgess Meredith does for Rocky.

Our coaches have worked with all levels of writers — from elementary school students to published authors — so we have reasonable expectations for each client, but we also know how to push you toward your objective in a way that feels challenging yet achievable. For some bouts, your regular writing schedule will be perfectly fine; for others, you’ll need to train a bit more rigorously. We’ll help you figure out when to up your game.

If you’d like more information, contact us at wordcraft@wordcraftla.com and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. Also, through February 12, we are offering 15% off all author services, including coaching.


Posted by Chris Daley

Friday
Feb012013

Announcing the WordCraft February Sale!


February is the month that writing resolutions may start to waver, and we would like to help. Throughout the month of February, we’ll be having a sale on all of our services.

Any order placed this month will receive 15% off the regular price. Any service priced by project — a manuscript edit, copywriting, a critique — will have 15% deducted from the total. Any service priced by the hour — coaching, tutoring, consulting — will have 15% deducted from the hourly rate for up to ten hours. 

February 1–12       Authors

February 13–20  Students

February 21–28  Writers at Work

For the first phase of the sale — February 1–12 — the discount can be applied to all of our author services. Working with authors is a particular strength of the WordCraft collective. Our consultants have a wide range of experience: from managing projects to developmental editing, from personal coaching to group writing instruction, from research and indexing to marketing consultation. 

Coaching

Sometimes a writer may have a great idea but not know exactly how to proceed. Other times, a writer knows exactly where she wants to go with a concept, but motivation and time management are standing in her way. Hiring a writing coach can remove both of these obstacles to a completed manuscript, whether it be a short essay or story or a book-length project. We will custom design a coaching program for you based on your aspirations and writing practice to help you get where you want to be. 

Manuscript Preparation

With experience at established publishing houses, newspapers, academic presses, literary journals, and graduate programs, our consultants have worked with almost every possible kind of manuscript. We can join you early on in the process (providing feedback on style and structure) or when you have completed your project (proofreading and line editing to perfect the expression of your ideas) or at any time in between. We offer a full range of manuscript preparation services, including line and developmental editing, ghostwriting, research, fact checking, indexing, and consultation on format and design.

Submission and Marketing Consultation

Even though a project may be complete, the publication process is far from over. Whether you need to determine which publications or agents would be most receptive to your work, decide whether self-publishing is the best course for you, or get assistance with publicity and self-promotion for a published work, our consultants can help you to get your work before a larger audience. 

If you are an author, contact us before February 12 to receive 15% off your project. Later in the month, we will highlight our other client categories: Students and Writers at Work.


We look forward to working with you!
Chris, Megan, Sacha, and Jennifer