It's time to achieve your writing goals
Let's get it done! I will help you finish that impactful, meaningful book that you’ve thought about for years. I'll guide you on your writing and publishing journey with a well-thought-out strategy for success.
I’m here to help you:
Find clarity and direction for your story, whether it’s a memoir, self-help book, or novel.
Customize a sustainable writing and editing schedule that meets your distinct needs.
Identify creative, personalized solutions for any mindset issues that are getting in your way including writer’s block, imposter syndrome, and procrastination.
Stay motivated and on track with submission deadlines, clear editorial feedback, craft instruction, and encouragement.
Map out your ideal publishing path. Whether you want to pursue traditional publishing, hybrid or indie publishing, or self-publish.
I'll Guide You Through the Process
Are you ready to write forward with clarity and confidence? Writing a book is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do, but it is also a massive undertaking. I will help you overcome writing struggles using proven tools and strategies.
I specialize in helping writers find effective solutions --that's why my company is named Candace Coakley Editorial Solutions. I will help you navigate any stage of your book journey including idea generation, writing craft, revision, publication, and beyond.
I am a dedicated and enthusiastic coach, passionate about helping shape difficult stories that require intense emotional and creative energy. I specialize in coaching memoir and prescriptive nonfiction. I also love working on women's fiction that portrays challenging life experiences and personal growth. Whatever the genre, I provide tangible solutions and a step-by-step plan to write and publish your story in the most authentic and powerful way. I approach each project with mindfulness and a fierce commitment to your success.
I am proud to be an Author Accelerator certified Book Coach in fiction, nonfiction, and memoir.
Book Coaching Packages & Rates
Plan Your Book – Mini Blueprint
A Mini Blueprint is a proven way to envision your entire book and chart a course for success. My mentor Jennie Nash, CEO of Author Accelerator, designed this tool to capture the big-picture elements of craft and story on one page. Whether you’re writing a memoir or novel, the Blueprint is a versatile and efficient way to strategize. And it works at any stage of planning, writing, or revision.
You’ll complete the one-page Mini Blueprint and return it to me prior to our meeting. I will review your work, identify what’s working, and make clear recommendations for the next steps. We will review my feedback in an hour-long coaching session. You’ll come away with clarity and an actionable plan to achieve your goals. This is an ideal way to get started and experience the magic of working with a dedicated book coach.
Next Steps for Your Book – Additional Coaching Packages
I understand that every writer has different needs and fluctuating schedules. If monthly coaching doesn’t work with your lifestyle, I’ll customize a plan that works for you. I offer a range of solutions for various stages of writing, publishing, and launching your book.
Manuscript Accelerator – Let's discuss the best way to tackle a project based on your timeframe and mindset. If you want to fast-track your manuscript, I’ll help you stick to a rigorous schedule without added pressure. We can adapt the timeline if you’d rather stagger deadlines to meet longer-term goals. I’ll accommodate your lifestyle needs (and hold you accountable), so you can finish your book strong, even when life tries to hold you back.
Revision Mastery – Ready to whip your work-in-progress into shape? As a trained expert in Author Accelerator’s 3D Revision strategy, I’ll do an assessment and help you understand exactly what your manuscript needs to take it to the next level. Whether it’s a mini beta read or a full developmental edit, I’ll provide a detailed plan with clear, actionable next steps.
Navigate Your Book’s Publishing Path – Are you mystified by the shifting terrain of publishing? Unsure if you should seek traditional, hybrid, or self-publishing options? I’ll help determine the most effective and efficient way to get your book into readers’ hands. We’ll explore the pros and cons of each publishing track and discern what works best with your individual goals.
Book Proposal and Pitch Packages – I understand the overwhelm that comes with the daunting task of pitching yourself and your story. I’ll help craft a dynamic book proposal that gets results. We’ll create flawless drafts of your query letter and synopsis and develop a pitch strategy. I’ll curate lists of agents and independent publishers to connect you with an ideal match.
Marketing and Book Launch Support – Writing an outstanding book is just the beginning. I love shepherding authors through the entire process. My background in marketing ensures you understand the ever-changing publishing landscape and have the best chance of success while launching and promoting your book.
Write Your Book - Monthly 1:1 Coaching
Monthly book coaching is a constructive way to achieve your goals. Whether you have an idea or a full draft, I will help bring your story to life and make your book a reality. I’ll customize a plan based on your writing and publishing objectives and where you are in the process.
If you've started with the “Plan Your Book” package, we'll build on your work. We’ll generate and/or revise your pages using the full Blueprint for a Book (Memoir, Nonfiction, or Fiction) combined with customized writing tools and tactics. We’ll create an outline and ensure you have the strongest foundation to write forward.
Each month, you’ll submit up to 50 pages of new or revised content and I’ll provide detailed editorial feedback and in-line comments. We’ll meet twice a month for book coaching sessions to discuss and work through challenges. You’ll make real progress, hone your craft, and make your writing journey smoother and more efficient.
Investment: $1,200/month; three-month minimum
*first month $900 if you’ve completed the Plan Your Book Package
A Mindful Approach to Writing Your Book
Cultivating the right mindset is integral to a successful writing career. As a certified mindfulness meditation mentor, I’ll help infuse your writing process with calm and compassion. I’ve mastered the tools and training to guide you on your journey.
I have trained under Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Sharon Shelton, Sebene Selasise, Liz Kinchen, and other leaders passionate about the rewards of mindfulness.
I host workshops and share my mindful approach to creative writing at schools, workplaces, and wellness retreats.
Please join me at upcoming events:
Write by-the-Sea: Mindfulness & Mysticism to Deepen Your Writing Practice, May 5, 2024, Gloucester, MA
Memoir & Mindfulness Masterclass: Settle Your Mind, Sharpen Your Story, Fall 2024
Mindfulness Mentorship Groups for Writers, Fall 2024
Sign up for my mailing list to learn more about upcoming programs, and I’ll send you my free gift -
Memoir & Mindfulness Meditation Resource Guide.
Get in touch
We will start with a free 30-minute discovery call to discuss your vision, goals, and current writing practice. If it's a good fit, we will move forward!
I will send a proposal and contract for review. Once we solidify our objectives for working together, I will send an invoice, and we'll begin work.
Get it done
In our first session, we'll dig into your assignment. I'll provide comprehensive editorial feedback and clear next steps. Together, we'll bring your book to fruition.
Can you guarantee I'll be published?
Today's publishing climate is volatile and variable. It's impossible to know whether an author will be among the small percentage of writers who get a traditional publishing deal. However, I am fully committed to helping you tell your story and publish in the way that's right for you. I will help you discern the best path forward for your book and help you plan and achieve your individual goals.
I'd love to hear more about your story and how I can help you achieve your dreams and make your book a reality.
Please set up a time to discuss how we can work together to maximize your success and get your book into readers' hands.
I understand that not everyone is able to pay the industry standard rates for book and essay coaching. Championing diverse writers and underserved populations is an important part of my mission. I offer customized packages for individuals in need.
Please reach out to discuss options. I love supporting writers!