More Thanks, and Your Chance to Try Some Writing Coaching

Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment and leave feedback on my ‘blog birthday’ request.

The feedback was great, and there’s lots of powerful material that I can use for a testimonials page.

The exercise got me thinking about the feedback I’d love to give you if you asked… and also that maybe we should do this more often? Ask your readers for feedback that is. It might feel like a risk, but most people who read your work will be more than happy to take a few minutes to let you know why they continue to invest the time in reading and learning from what you write.

Anyway, the comments and good wishes made for a lovely background to a wonderful long weekend (we have a 4 day weekend for Easter here in Scotland). Not only that but the sun shone and the days were sweetly warm.  I even managed to stay away from Twitter for a couple of days!

Easter Sunday

One of the things I want to do as this community theme draws to a close is to give something back to all of you.

By way of a ‘thanks’ I’m offering some free writing coaching sessions to members of the Confident Writing community - don’t worry, that doesn’t mean any more than that you’re a reader here :-)

It’s a chance for you to find out a bit more about writing coaching and how it might work for you.  It’s also an opportunity for you to talk through your writing project and work out what you need to do next to move it along.

You’ll find out more about working with me on this page, including the answers to a whole lot of frequently asked questions.  (Including this one: you don’t need to be a writer to work with me.)

Here’s the introduction to my approach:

I help people to be more confident in their written work with a mixture of coaching, editing, and feedback on their writing.

I focus on helping people with non-fiction. In the main they’re not ‘writers’ but people who want to write, need to write as part of their job, or love writing and need some motivation and support to make a reality of a writing dream.

I can help you with:

  • The creation of a book about your work, expertise or big idea
  • Writing and developing your personal or professional blog
  • Improving your written communication at work, and having confidence in what you write

If you’d like to take up this offer there are 5 x 30 minute coaching slots available before the end of April (before I head off to Sardinia for the writing retreat).  One half hour slot per person.

The coaching is done by Skype (which is free and easy to download and use if you don’t already have it).  Although I’m based in the UK I work with people all over the world and love the creative challenge of working my calendar around numerous time zones.

All you need to do is e-mail me to let me know you’re interested, with Community Coaching Offer in the e-mail header.  My email address is joanna [@]

First come, first served.

Don’t be shy… What’s there to lose?  If not now, when?

UPDATE: the slots are now filled, thanks for your interest everyone.  I’ll see how this little experiment goes and will let you know as and when I’m offering some more