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When the Old Ways Haven't Worked, It's Time for a New Approach.

Of the millions of people who say they want to write a novel, only 3% finish writing their books. 

 

When 97% of potential manuscripts are left unwritten or unfinished, and a staggering 99.94% remain unpublished, it's time to rethink the traditional story development process.

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Developing a story is hard work.

You don't have to do it alone.

You've probably heard that writing and editing are solo processes. Creating characters, building a believable world, crafting your message to readers, and curating themes are all likely elements you're thinking about as you sit down to write your novel or tackle revisions. 

But if you don't want to be stuck in a never-ending cycle of manuscript editing, feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about your story, wondering if you'll ever make it to the end, I'm here to tell you there's another way. 

I'll guide you through an immersive, hands-on writing and editing adventure that will empower you to master storytelling and reader engagement and lean into your personal style. Because writing and editing your novel should be as fun as reading it will undoubtedly be. 

Let's embark on your story adventure and make your novel shine! 

Why Story Development Coaching?

I believe the best way for authors to get the developmental editing help needed is through conversation and collaboration, not redline text and thousands of track changes. That's why I take a hands-off approach.​

  • Review the basics of storytelling to ensure your novel includes the scenes readers expect.

  • Analyze your story development and understand how you can improve it.

  • Assess your character journeys and the best points of view to send your message.

  • Learn line editing techniques for crafting distinct, authentic characters.

  • Refine and highlight your key message for readers.

And I'm here to answer your questions, keep you on track to complete your writing or developmental edits your way, and get you to a well-crafted story ready for the next stage of editing on the path to publication.

If you want to pursue traditional developmental editing and haggle over redline and track changes within your manuscript in frustration, by all means, do it. I won't stop you. Many great stories are developed that way.

But if the old ways haven't worked well for you and you're ready to try a new approach, I'm ready for you.

See what others say

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"The best part of the collaborative relationship was the feeling that I was talking to a friend."

 

Fallon gave me critical feedback and was always available for me to bounce ideas or thoughts off of. Her expertise and encouragement were instrumental in producing a fully proofread and print-ready product."

Catherine Tiffner, author

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