Your novel writing coaching program starts here!
Whether you’re just embarking on the first draft of your novel or are well on your way to a full draft, working together, we can make your writing journey easier (and a lot more fun!).
If you’ve found yourself halted in your book writing tracks, rest assured: We’ll create dynamic solutions to the most common narrative pitfalls and plot fails—and get your novel steadily heading toward the goal line!
You can learn more on the How it works page.
Writing coaching rates
PLOT CLOCK CONSULTATION
There’s a lot of novel writing advice out there. But here’s the truth: Your plot is the single most important element of your book. So, how do you crack the plot code? How do you keep your reader riveted—unable to look away?
It’s not magic (though, when it’s working, it sure feels like magic). Instead, a well-wrought plot systematically applies universal story principles to your specific character, situation, and concept.
The easiest, most effective way I’ve found to apply those principles is the Plot Clock. It’s simple. Profound. Story-changing. Tell your characters to buckle up. The Plot Clock Consultation is a wild ride.
$450: Your Plot Clock Consultation includes my review of your synopsis, outline, character list, plot questions + a two-hour in-depth phone or video meeting.
This package gives us the opportunity to look at a wide range of narrative elements—and bring them together for best effect. Over the course of our 10 sessions, we’ll your clarify point of view, advance your plot, and make certain your main character is fulfilling their arc. And, always, we’ll be honing your writing style so it’s the sharpest tool in your writing kit.
In addition to the pages we’re considering for each session, we’ll take a broader view. This means at any given meeting we may address your novel as a whole, how it’s fulfilling the requirements of its genre, or what will make your story more appealing to agents and editors.
This package allows us to collaborate at deep and meaningful levels as we evolve your novel toward the best expression of your concept, your character, and your writerly self.
$2950: Your 10-Session Package includes my regular review of your work in progress + 10 in-depth phone or video meetings + office hours access + next-steps consultation.
Your first 50 pages can make or break an agent’s interest. Those same pages can also tell your writing coach how you can improve your book’s chances in the marketplace!
So, if you’ve got a solid start on your book, let’s begin with your first 50 pages. After I read your pages closely—considering your outline and synopsis, too—we’ll settle in for a powerful, collaborative conversation that will lead to impactful insights! We might discuss
- style, tone, and theme
- plot, pacing, and structure
- character development and point of view,
- and audience and genre.
From this discussion, you can create a road map to either a solid first draft or a significantly strengthened revision.
$750: Your First-50-Page Review (average 250 words per page), includes our deep, dynamic phone or video call based on my assessment of your first 50 pages, your outline + synopsis, and a list of your questions and concerns.
Raves for writing coaching
Jamie, I think hiring you is the single most important gift I’ve given my writing life in years. Your guidance has led me to completed manuscripts, better story structure, and increased confidence as a writer. You’re a genius, and you help me feel like one, too. Thank you! —Tia Levings
Jamie Morris is a fantastic coach! No matter what I’m working on, from plotting to character development, Jamie always has an intelligent, unique perspective to present. If you’d like to take your writing to another level, I strongly recommend Jamie! —Alina Smith, songwriter, music producer, at LYRE
Jamie is one of the most insightful readers I’ve ever worked with. She not only sees the bigger picture of a manuscript, she sees the deeper picture. —Joyce Sweeney, literary agent and author of CENTER LINE (Delacorte Press)
Jamie, thank you for the knowledge you bestowed on me during my first draft. The manuscript that sold reflects your amazing instincts. —Melody Maysonet, author of Eric Hoffer award-winning A WORK OF ART (Merit Press)
Many, many thanks to Jamie Morris. She’s a master at getting to the heart of a story. I was fortunate to have her at my side from the beginning on this one. —Julie Compton, acknowledgements, RESCUING OLIVIA (Macmillan)