Next Step Book Coach
Whether you need help getting started, are ready to improve a rough draft, or are stuck in the middle, it's time to take the Next Step.
Your dream of writing a book can come true. Whether you need help getting started, are stuck in the middle, or are ready to improve a rough draft,
it's time to take the Next Step.
Kathryn Dodson, PhD
I know how much a writing coach can help. After I finished my first novel, I knew it could be better, but didn't know how to get there. I enrolled in a series of courses, had the novel critiqued, did everything I could think of, and then I found a book coach. Unlike an edit, where you receive comments and maybe speak with the editor once on the phone one, a book coach works with you every week, teaching, encouraging, and holding you accountable.
I took my first book coaching course to become a better writer, and found that I loved helping others solve their books' problems and take the next step in their writing. I have earned an Author Accelerator Advanced Book Coach Certification by completing rigorous program that included story development, structure, revision, editing, and working with clients to edit and improve their novels. I also have a Writer's Digest Copyediting Certification. It is a joy to work with dedicated writers who have stories that need to be told.
My B.A. in English from Southern Methodist University includes a Creative Writing Specialization. I have also earned an MBA and a PhD. I worked as an executive for nonprofit, for profit and government agencies for before focusing on writing and coaching full-time.
I live in Carlsbad, California, with my husband and son where I pursue my writing and book coaching career.