Coaching for Writers

Are you stuck in your writing?

Feeling discouraged by a blank page?

Need help jumpstarting your writing career?

Want to get back on track but don’t know how?

I’ve been where you are and can help get you reinvigorate your writing. As a traditional and indie published author, I know both industries well. I also have a keen eye for detail and a warm heart for writers. Writing can be hard, especially if life interrupts or it’s been a while between books. At times, you need someone in your corner who understands the creative writing process and who can cheer you on while providing guidance to help you achieve your writing goals.

Fill out my Are We a Good Fit? form below for a no-obligation free call, and let me help you meet your writing goals.

I can help you…

  • Overcome your fears or uncertainties.
  • Rediscover your calling to write.
  • Develop a writing plan you can stick to.
  • Finish your current project.

Won’t you fill out my Are We a Good Fit? form to get started today?

Are we a good fit for writing coaching?
Coaching writers is my passion! Fill out this form as a prospective client, and I'll follow up within two business days after receiving your form with a link to schedule a free, 20-minute consultation phone call.

Coaching Packages

Single, one-hour session: $127

Supercharge Your Writing Package: You want to finish your manuscript but find yourself second-guessing the words you’ve already written or not able to make real progress. This package includes 12 sessions of coaching (over an 18-month period), plus email support throughout. $990 

Get Back to Writing Package: Perhaps you’ve taken time off from writing but want to get back into it. This package includes 6 sessions of coaching (over a 12-month period), plus email support throughout. $510

Just the Plan Package: You know what you want to write but want help developing achievable goals and a schedule for your writing. This package includes 3 sessions of coaching (over a 9-month period), plus email support throughout. $266

The I Have an Idea, Now What? Package: You have an idea for a story but aren’t sure how to flesh it out into a book. This package includes 5 sessions of coaching (over a 12-month period), plus email support throughout and feedback on your work as you go along (at the content editing rate). $420 for the sessions, plus the content editing rate of $50 per 1,000 words.

Fix My Manuscript Package: You’d like help with either a content edit (Are there any holes in my story? Do my characters grow throughout the story?) or proofreading (Where do I use a semi-colon? Do my subjects and verbs agree?). Content editing is $50 per 1,000 words. Proofreading is $0.02 per word.

Group Accountability Package: Want outside help sticking to your goals? Then join one of my group accountability sessions over Zoom. I limit the participants of each group to six writers. We’ll meet once a month over Zoom during a six-month period, plus you’ll also get 1 one-on-one session with me to be used within a 12-month period. $200

Youth Mentor Packages

I love mentoring young writers, especially teenagers! If you have a teenager or college-age young adult who loves to write and needs some direction/guidance in their writing, check out one of my Youth Mentor Packages.

The Basics Package: Your youth would like one-on-one how-to lessons, such as how to craft a story, how to self-edit, how to develop characters, and how to write a series. I tailor this package to the young writer’s needs and provide feedback, suggestions, and encouragement along their writing journey.

  •             Three, 60-minute phone or Zoom calls: $250
  •             Six, 60-minute phone or Zoom calls: $500

The Pro Package: Your youth wants to self-publish his or her manuscript. I’ll provide both editing and project management assistance throughout the process, connecting the author with professional editors and graphic designers to help bring his or her book to life. Email for a tailored quote.

What Clients Say About Sarah

“It was a pleasure to have Sarah edit [my nonfiction books] for me. She is quick, reliable, helpful, and knowledgeable.”
—Kathy Kuhl, Learndifferently.com

“Sarah was a real pro and extremely helpful to the development of my book. Her experience allowed me to elevate the narrative as well as the structure (not to mention literally watching my p’s and q’s, and crossing those t’s and dotting i’s). I could not have progressed as well without her.”
—MHR, Fortune 500 CMO

“I loved working with Sarah Hamaker! I didn’t know anything about writing a book but had a good story and subject. Her expertise as a writer, patience and focus led us through writing my first book. Sarah is a professional and has the all the resources to edit, conduct and transcribe interviews, find graphic designers and researchers to dig deeper and make the content of the book richer and more thorough. Finally, she helped me get my ISBN and put my book on Amazon.com and Amazon.comeurope in both paperback and ebook editions. She also helped me figure out what the price point should be in the market. If I do another follow-up to my first book, Sarah and I will be team members again. Professional, focused, knowledgeable and timely would describe Sarah. She is also a very nice down to earth person and a very good listener.”
—Mark Litzsinger, former chairman of Follett Corporation and author of Climbing Toward the Light

“It is always a pleasure to work with Sarah. I never worry about whether her work will be done to my satisfaction or by deadline—it is always spot-on and on time. She is able to juggle many different tasks without dropping the ball on any of them. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a strong, reliable writer, editor or project manager. You won’t be disappointed.”
—Jennifer Batty, freelance writer/editor

“Sarah has helped me grow exponentially as a writer. Her wisdom when it comes to editing is unmatched. Overall, the experience with Sarah has been amazing both with her as my editor and as my project manager.” David Massie and the Quantum Flux by [Andrew M Nehring]
—Andrew Nehring, author of The Corrupted Light Chronicles and David Massie series