Calliope looked up from Typist’s feed. “Oh! Look here! We can hire a book coach… How did LinkedIn know?”
Urania’s ears perked up and she shifted in her chair so that she could see the screen.
“Resistance. We have everything we need to write this book WITHOUT adding another layer,” said Thalia. “There’s a time to be open… and a time to be selective in what we allow in. Close the app, please.”
Words from Typist:
Hiring a book coach is neither right nor wrong.
A path forward will emerge from yea or nay.
I’m with Thalia.
We already have all the voices we need for this project.
Freedom to choose, responsibility for choices… Isn’t life grand?
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Hmmm…book coach? Interesting. I was thinking you have written and published 3 books. You could be a book coach! My perspective—for what it is worth. ♥️
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I wouldn't call her a "book coach" — she bills herself as an editor — but I have been using Roz Warren (rosalindwarren.medium.com) for a couple years now. She (inadvertently) talked me out of rewriting a short story I was trying to rework ("You haven't done anything to make the reader care about your characters." Well... huh, y'know, I'm the *writer* and I don't care about these characters, maybe they're just miserable jerks and the less time spent on them the better) and talked me into turning a series of short stories into a novel (first draft got shot down in flames, but her reasons were all good, so draft #2 in progress). So I guess you could call her a book coach, and I would recommend her.
However! Your books are not like what I write. From what I've observed, your power in your writing comes from your self-confidence and belief system; having someone pummel you with questions might destroy that. Keep doing what you're doing!