Coaching Services

I work with writers of contemporary fiction for middle grade, young adult, or adult audiences to go from blank page to solid manuscript…..because your story matters.

I support and guide writers through the early stages of the writing process using a mixture of proven strategies, deadlines, tough love and deep compassion for people who struggle with self-doubt around their ideas, craft, and worthiness of publication.

As your book coach, I will work with you to write your story with intention and focus. Using an individualized approach and your unique message, I’ll guide you to create a road map for your story that will maximize its impact on the reader. I will also be your partner in accountability and revision as you work through your first draft.

I’ve got you!

Scroll down to see which coaching package is right for you.
Not quite sure? Schedule a free 30-minute call or email me with your questions!

book coaching - know your story

If you have an idea for a book…


KNOW YOUR STORY INSIDE OUT
6-week small group program includes calls, weekly assignments and written feedback.

This is where you want to start if you are in the early stages of your first draft or if that idea is still in your head. Together we will explore both the external events of the story AND the internal (emotional) growth of the protagonist. You will leave this program with a solid, tangible working outline of your entire book and a clear roadmap for getting started.

Learn more about Know Your Story Inside Out >

book coaching Stephanie Dethlefs

If you’re ready to write or your draft is underway…


BOOK COACHING
One-on-one coaching package includes regular deadlines, calls, and written feedback.

If you want to get your draft moving forward with confidence, focus, and consistent high-quality feedback, accountability and support, this is the package for you. Let’s get this book WRITTEN.

Learn more about Book Coaching >

Not quite ready to jump in?

Then let’s start by Unstick(ing) Your Story!

This is the perhaps the hardest part of writing:  those moments where you don’t know where to go next.

  • Some call it writer’s block.
  • Some call it lack of inspiration.
  • Some call it doubt in yourself or your idea.

I call it being STUCK. And what is stuck can be UNSTUCK.

Let’s talk it through.  This starter package is an excellent way to get your creative juices flowing and includes a questionnaire and a 45-minute phone consultation.  Learn more about this package.

$59