Book 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. I do this work because your story matters.

What is book coaching, you ask? Learn more here!

I support and guide writers through the early stages of the writing process into revision 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.

My coaching services are all one-to-one. The relationship between writer and coach is a special one. Once we start working together, I will be your book’s biggest champion!

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 drafts.

I’m an Author Accelerator certified book coach, a former teacher, a published writer, and a lifelong reader. So don’t worry…

I’ve got you!



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book coaching Stephanie Dethlefs

First Draft Book Coaching

Coaching package includes regular deadlines, calls, and written feedback.

In the first few sessions we’ll create a plan for your book and your writing schedule. Then we’ll get your draft moving forward with confidence, focus, and consistent high-quality feedback, accountability and support!

Learn more about First Draft Book Coaching >

book coaching Stephanie Dethlefs

Revision Book Coaching

Coaching package includes manuscript reviews, regular deadlines, calls, and written feedback

Starting with the big picture and working our way into the more narrow craft details, we’ll take several passes through your manuscript and make it solid. 

Learn more about Revision Book Coaching >