Reader Road Trip Book Coach Strategy Session. Read the readers who need your book. Exclusive offer for #AmWriting Summer Blueprint

Writers need readers. Meet yours.

A BOOK COACH STRATEGY SESSION TO DRIVE YOU TOWARDS YOUR IDEAL READER

Your ideal readers are waiting for a book like yours. How will you reach them?

 

In this one-hour strategy session with an Author Accelerator-certified book coach, Dinah Laprairie will work with you on reader analysis and support you in your book planning strategy. Find the readers who need your book.

It’s happening this summer.
Spots open until end of September.

Your Reader Road Trip Book Coach Strategy Session will give you guidance on:

 

  • How to shape your message
  • How to pitch your book
  • How to find your readers

 

Readers need writers.

 

They need you to find them. Imagine them.

Take advantage of launch pricing with this one-time special.

Book your Reader Road Trip session today for $250. Included in your registration:

  • One 1-hour private coaching session led by a trained and certified book coach
  • 7 Key Questions to Ask About Your Readers Before You Write, a fillable PDF workbook
  • A special discount for a followup coaching session

Note: Prices in USD. Canadian residents: GST/HST included.

How does it work?

When you book today, you'll be immediately prompted to book your coaching session. I'll send you my free PDF workbook to complete before your session.

 

In the workbook, 7 Key Questions to Ask About Your Readers Before You Write, I ask you to dig deeper into the idea of your future reader. You'll ask yourself:

  • Who is my ideal reader?
  • At what point is my reader entering my book?
  • What are my reader's expectations?
  • What experience do I want to deliver to my reader?
  • How can I invite my readers in?

During your book coaching session, we'll look at the map you created and drive towards your reader. We'll talk about:

  • engaging readers through book features
  • book genres, formats, and tropes
  • book structure
  • reader transformation
  • and more...

These strategy sessions are only available until September, exclusive to #AmWriting Summer Blueprint participants. 

Sign up and pay today to claim one of these session spots.

Meet Dinah

I’m an editor and book coach who supports writers in getting their thoughts and dreams to the reading public. My coaching supports writers in planning, outlining, drafting, and revision, and I’m here to coach writers who want to finally share their book with readers. Together we work on mindset, craft, and accountability.

 

Over my career, I’ve supported creative expression as a copy editor, freelance writer, coach, workshop facilitator, and magazine editor. I write to build my own craft, and I write for clients. I trained as a book coach because I love to support artists and their goals. I believe the world is better with books.

 

Nearly every coaching relationship has arrived at a point where I’ve asked the writer, “Who is your reader?”  It’s an answer that directs the first draft or the fifth. It guides the book proposal or the pitch to traditional publishers, and helps self-publishing authors understand their market.

FAQs

Do I really need to think about my reader? I just want to focus on the story I want to tell.

Reader-Centered Writing is a perspective shift. We don’t need to change your message or our writing goals, but we need to ask critical questions about who our ideal readers are and what they seek from our work.

Your imagined reader will help you:

  • Make creative choices – Imagine your reader’s response to the techniques, tools, or tropes you are considering.
  • Pitch your book  – Show agents and publishers you understand the inner landscape of your reader and what they look for on the bookshelf. Show you have a market for your book.

I want to be known for my art. What if I just work on my craft?

This is not an either-or situation. Creativity lives within boundaries. When you imagine your reader, you can create a reading experience. You can deliver to them a book that evokes such a response that they press your book into the hands of another reader just like them. And when you are ready to release your book into the world, you'll know who to send it to.

Are you ready to connect to your reader?

This book coaching session is for you if:

  • You are beginning a new piece and need to think through your approach
  • You are in the messy middle and wondering "Who will even read this?"
  • You have your first draft complete and need new focus before you tackle revisions.

Once you know who your ideal reader is, you have direction. It’s like holding a compass in your hand. It points you home — to the genre your readers prefer, to the tropes they love, the characters they want to meet, and the messages that will comfort or heal.

I'm looking forward to joining you on this road trip!
--Dinah

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