Are you tired of toiling in the dark, not getting feedback you can rely on, not knowing if you’re on the right track or where your book is really headed?

Maybe you’re struggling to find the story, worrying you’ll hit a dead end, or writing on and on without finding your end.

Or have you felt like you’ve been writing for a long time, hoping that your prose and scene-creation are good enough, but not getting any firm answers on quality from someone you can trust? Maybe your friends say your writing is good, but you only get rejections when you submit.

Want to know if your book is any good?

I’ve been there. I went to writing workshops, took classes, workshopped with friends, even got significant feedback—marked pages from my mother and my grandmother. Guess what: my mom loved my first book; my grandmother didn’t understand it.

Was that book any good? Oh, not at all. It was a huge tome that I showed to anyone who was willing, even printing out extra copies at work or running them off on a copier—250 pages at a time! I gave it to friends, acquaintances, girlfriends, almost anybody. Bound 3-ring copies. This was the mid to late 90’s and there wasn’t any other way. And I was in New York City, so who knew what that next read might lead to!


Well, it led to nothing. At all.

And it shouldn’t have. But it took me seven years to realize that.

The Writers’ Workshop

I went back to taking classes, worked on short stories—for years—applied and was finally accepted (on my second try!) to the coveted Writers’ Workshop at Iowa.

There I polished more stories. I read others’ drafts—good, bad, worse ones. I workshopped with pros, talked to brilliant teachers and writers. I learned a lot.

Fast forward twenty years, and I’ve published ten books, taught at Harvard and Stanford, among others, and now I’m coaching, ready to share what I’ve learned with you.

Book Coach / Writing Mentor

I can help you design the path to writing that long project—a novel or a memoir—and build your practice so you write consistently, finding YOUR story, and have fun doing it!

Fun! That’s right!! And if not for fun, then why do it?

(I only ask that now that I’m older.)

If you’re not a pantser? I’ve got plenty of ideas on how to structure your outline and make a blueprint for your book before you begin.

And if you’ve got pages, have even sent out stories and novels like I used to, gotten nothing but form rejections, light encouragement, or even ignored, I can help you identify the three biggest strengths in your writing and the areas to work most on going forward. I’ll show you what exactly will help you get closer to publishable-quality work.


Want to learn more?

Let’s schedule a short discovery call to talk about where you are on your writer’s journey.

Because there is an easier way.

There are objective qualities to good writing.

And toiling in the dark is too hard to keep waiting any longer.


About the author : Seth Harwood

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