With two of my award-winning clients.
What is the difference between coaching and editing?
A coach teaches–trains–encourages.
An editor suggests–limits–trims.
In many ways, working with a writing coach prepares you for the editing process, and in the long run, saves you a lot of time, heartache, and money.
How I Coach:
- One-on-one sessions via Google hangout or phone each week to discuss your work, your aspirations, your goals, your dreams.
- Interactive work sessions to learn the structure of short story, novel, or article writing.
- Email correspondance throughout our session to encourage and critique.
- Teaching of basics, customized to your needs. (i.e. using Track Changes, following submission guidelines, writing a proposal, eliminating excessive words, using dialogue tags, etc.)
Lindsey’s desire to help new authors comes through in every interaction. She remains positive and encouraging even when tackling issues that need correcting. Whether you are working to better your writing craft, meet people in the industry, or brainstorm a more active opening she’s your gal. A talented networker she also recognizes the value of connecting people who can learn from one another. I value her mentorship and friendship immensely and couldn’t recommend her coaching services more.
–Award Winning Writer, Victoria Duerstock, represented by Cyle Young
“As my writing coach, Lindsey not only makes suggestions on my writing projects, she encourages me through the hills and valleys on the road to becoming a published author. She guides me through career decisions and gives me an authentic perspective of the publishing world. Her writing advice is both practical and thought provoking—from eliminating the “so’s”, “just’s”, and “that’s” to telling me to write my setting, so it evokes the atmosphere. Lindsey exemplifies what it means to be a coach.”
Leslie DeVooght, Award Winning Writer, represented by Bob Hofstetler
What do I write?
I write southern fiction that’s short and long, as well as parenting and lifestyle articles. I’ve been published in Northeast Georgia Living, Country Living, Thriving Family, Georgia Magazine, Splickety Prime, Splickety Love, and Southern Writers Magazine. I’m a syndicated columnist with Community Newspapers, Inc.
My debut novel released with LPC Books in September 2017. You can find Still Waters on Amazon or attend one of my upcoming signings and support local, independent booksellers and libraries. Still Waters is the 2018 recipient of the Selah Award for Fiction and the Director’s Choice Award for Fiction from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers conference. In addition, American Christian Fiction Writers recently named me a finalist for 2018 Mentor of the Year.
What am I interested in reading?
I prefer romance, women’s or general fiction (especially southern), YA, flash or short stories, and articles about almost anything (but especially the cross-section of motherhood and faith). I publish and critique from a Christian worldview, so while I am fairly open minded, I am not interested in working with erotica, extreme profanity, or horror. I do read speculative (fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian) fiction, but that genre is not my specialty. (Check out Splickety Publishing for great spec editors.)
Services are based on time. No one wants to waste time–or money. Your time is valuable, and so is mine.
General Rate for Custom Projects: $25-$35/hour
6 Week Session–$500 (approximately 25 hours)
10 Week Session–$1000 (approximately 40 hours)
*Conference discount available. Please reference the conference in your email.
Email me email@example.com for a free quote. If you’ve bought my book, you’ll get a free 15-minute phone consult as well. Just send me a copy of the receipt.
Will I edit too?
I can and will, but that’s a different package. You can review my basic editing rates here.
Lindsey Brackett critiqued and edited several writings for me at the BRMCWC this year. Lindsey was very focused and gave me a lot of specific useful information that has helped me to think in terms of bringing alive the characters in my writing. She is a natural teacher and gracious editor and when I get my books ready for the final polish edit, I would like to hire her to coach and edit so that I can present a professional proposal that an agent or publishing house would accept.
Pastor Mary McQueen, Writer