Do You Need a Book Coach?

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Book Writing Coach Lisa Tener  “The Creativity Catalyst”            Author of the Nautilus Book Award-winning The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day!

Why hire a book coach? Maybe you’re ready to finally write your book and you need help developing your book concept and structure. Or you have no idea where on earth to start and you figure a book writing or publishing coach can guide you on those very first steps.

Maybe, in addition to expert guidance, you need accountability and support to get it done. And perhaps you also want help accessing your inner muse, your creative source…

You came to the right place!

Some clients also need guidance in making the right publishing decision: “Do I self publish or do I have a chance at a traditional book deal?” Your book writing coach can help you weigh the pros and cons of each type of publishing, particularly for the book you want to write.

And a book coach (at least, this book coach) can help you understand what it would take for you to attract a book deal and whether your book is a likely candidate.

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Get Help with Your Book, Book Proposal, Creativity, Author Platform, Marketing and More

Lisa Tener and her team can help you write your book or book proposal, as well as guide you with the “platform building” (developing a following and reach online and offline) that publishers are looking for.

Lisa can help you develop a publishing strategy and can also connect you with publishing industry professionals who can help you with various aspects of the journey from editors to ghostwriters to social media and PR experts to web designers and marketing experts, as well as literary agents and publishers.

Break Through Creative Blocks or Challenges

Lisa and her team also help authors get in touch with their creativity and facilitates creative breakthroughs in:

  • Clarity of direction
  • Creative confidence
  • Creative Momentum
  • Successful Completion

Your Book Writing Coach Can Help You:

  • book writing consultationGet clear about your goals. This may include getting clarity on why you want to write, who you want to reach and what effect you want to have on people.
  • Develop a plan for success, so that you reach those goals.
  • Create a system for:
    • Taking action each week to reach your goals
    • Having accountability to support your success
    • Addressing any challenges you’re having in meeting your goals and overcoming any roadblocks to achievement
      Learning from “mistakes” and turning them into opportunities
  • Assess your progress and make any necessary changes to your plan.
  • Organize and develop your book or book proposal.
  • Improve and polish your writing—and can edit your work and teach you to be a better writer.
  • Expand your author platform.
  • Develop a powerful and effective promotion plan for your book and other creative projects.

book writing clientsIn addition, your book writing coach has the tools and insight to help you:

  • book coaching with Lisa TenerGet past baggage that’s getting in the way of success
  • Overcome creativity blocks
  • Prioritize projects
  • Manage your time effectively and find the time to write and get published
  • Make the process easier, more fun and more effective

Many people also choose to enroll in the Get Your Writing Done Program, for the accountability and support to write in community once a week. The two hour weekly writing intensive includes some warm up exercises (movement, breath, and other creativity boosters) and intention setting to get us writing in a state of flow. Then we write for 35-45 minutes, share insights, questions and challenges, then start another block of moment, creativity boosters and writing. Optional ten minute breakout groups at the end offer the opportunity to read aloud to a partner or just share your experience with them.

Once a year, usually in the spring, Lisa offers her Bring Your Book to Life® Program, where you benefit from a combination of:

  • Private consultations with Lisa—your personal book writing coach
  • Step-by-step course materials to guide you through the book writing process
  • Interactive classes (by Zoom)
  • Feedback on your writing.

Click here for more on the Bring Your Book to Life® Program

“The Goddess of Voice”

book coaching client Cathy Turney
Cathy Turney receives her Stevie Award for Business Book of the Year

I call book writing coach Lisa Tener ‘the Goddess of Voice.’ She’s magical! Lisa wrapped her brilliant mind around my book (Laugh Your Way to Real Estate Sales Success), resulting in its winning the American Business Awards Best Business Book of the Year 2015, nationally and internationally. I didn’t think twice about hiring her to coach my next book, Get 10,000 Twitter Followers – Easily, Quickly, Ethically. 

Cathy Turney’s latest book

I had interviewed six other book writing coaches at the San Francisco Writers Conference, and in 15 minutes Lisa had more insight into what I was trying to accomplish than the other five combined. With Lisa Tener you get the eyes of a master book writing coach on your manuscript—one with proven results with the Big Six publishers. Your book only gets one chance to become a top seller. Don’t risk it. Let Lisa Tener make it the best it can be.

                                              – Cathy Turney, Stevie Award-winning author and humorist


book writing clientsContact Your Book Coach Today!

Book Writing Coach Lisa Tener
Book Writing Coach Lisa Tener

E-mail Lisa to explore the possibility of working together (or if you want a referral for a book writing coach or publishing coach in another genre such as fiction or children’s books).

Or call 401-477-0886

In a writing coaching program, you’ll develop your inspiring goal(s) and develop your book concept for an exceptional book that has great value for your readers. Over the next sessions, you’ll develop the road map to reaching those goals by assessing where you are now in relation to those goals, creating a vision for where you want to be and developing and implementing your plan for getting there.

If you are looking for editing, book doctor services, ghostwriting or help writing a winning book proposal, Lisa and her team are at your service with a proven track record to give you the expert help—and positive results—you desire.

Note: in cases where Lisa provides a referral, she has hand picked high quality editors, writing coaches and experts in different fields (memoir, fiction, etc.) to refer you to. Note: Lisa works hard to find top notch editors of high integrity–and at different price ranges depending on your budget.  We do receive a commission–it will come out of the editor’s or ghostwriter’s marketing budget, not your costs.

You can experience your coaching by phone, skype, zoom or, if you live nearby, in person.


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My book is featured on page 11 of today’s New York Times Book Review. Maybe never would have happened if I hadn’t attended the Harvard Writers course and met you, Lisa!

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If you need a book writing coach, contact Lisa Tener.

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