Updated November 2023

A few years ago I wrote a short story that got published, but it almost killed me -- despite being 10 times shorter than a novel. But I know a lot of y'all do write fiction -- and I admire the heck out of that because it's HARD.

That's why working with a book or author coach is important. Should you hire a coach? Here are some things to consider.

And once you do decide to dive in, get clear on what you need and want from the experience. I've got four questions to help you do that.

When you're ready to interview possible providers, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better one than my friend Duncan Murrell at CraftBook Editorial. He's a successful author in his own right and a very effective coach. #notanad

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