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I've gathered my writing resources—both free and paid—in one place on this "Everything" page. Below, you'll find offers like a free course, on-demand webinar, social media challenge, the podcast, tips to organize writing projects, plus the collection of ways you can work with me as your coach, whether through my platform membership community, proposal program, or 1:1 coaching. Grab some freebies and see what works for you!

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Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

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The Art & Craft of Writing Fall 2022 Intensive

Elevate your skills and become the writer you know you can be. In this eight-week intensive, I'll help you elevate your writing skills and create a compelling 3,000-word nonfiction piece you'll be proud to show an editor or agent. You'll get loads of focused training, live calls, and one-click access to me and your cohort in Mighty Networks. (Limited space; Fall 2022 session in progress, so join the waitlist!)


This $27 course focuses on identifying your book's core concept and taking concrete steps to validate it so you can take the next step.

Ann's membership program supplies writers with training and strategies to establish and expand their online presence to reach and retain their ideal reader (a steal at $12/month).

Comprehensive program designed to walk you step by step through crafting a professional, compelling book proposal (choose from three levels of coaching)

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Work 1:1 with Ann to achieve your writing goals. She offers several options with calls, including packages with and without content review.

Ann coauthored On Being a Writer, authored the digital book 52 Creative Writing Prompts, and wrote two trade nonfiction books for parents. 

Ann Kroeker is a writing coach, author, podcaster, and speaker comfortable leading intimate interactive gatherings as well as delivering conference keynotes.

NEW COURSES & COACHING OPTIONS

Landing a spot as a guest on a relevant podcast is one of the most lasting and valuable ways to expand your reach and share your message. In "Be a Guest" ($37), Ann shares the exact process she uses for pitching herself as a podcast guest. The on-demand training includes a Trello board to organize yourself and a sample pitch/email, to get you started.

Need to prep for your next conference 1:1? Whether you're a novelist and author of nonfiction, you'll learn how to pitch your project in this training featuring author and literary agent Cynthia Ruchti. Cynthia sets your mind at ease so you'll avoid common mishaps and feel confident talking about your book. This $27 on-demand masterclass is hosted by Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach.

Book your Coach on Call session for 1, 2, or 4 hours of one-on-one coaching with Ann using the free Voxer app—we leave each other audio (and text) messages instead of being stuck in front of a camera. Bring your questions about writing, publishing, platform, proposals, writer’s block, freelance writing, social media, and more (longer sessions are great for developing book content)! Sessions are scheduled between 9:00am and 5:00pm Eastern.

Looking for free stuff?

FREE 3-DAY CHALLENGE:
Craft Your Book's Big Idea

Gifted writers end up with fabulous book ideas trapped inside. This 3-day challenge pulls that book out of you, walking you step by step through the process of crafting your book's big idea. Go from a vague idea—or ten ideas!—to a clear concept for your nonfiction book. I'll show you how!


FREE WEBINAR:
Why You Need a Book Proposal (if you want to write a nonfiction book)

Watch this FREE, on-demand webinar to learn the essential role a proposal plays in the publishing industry—and how it can serve you, as the writer!


Make Your Sentences Sing - Sentence Openers Free Course (Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach)

FREE COURSE:
Make Your Sentences Sing: 7 Sentence Openers to Add Music to Your Prose

This short video course will remind you of the variety of sentence openers you can use to create variety within sentences and enhance the way you write. Mix things up and craft better sentences.


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PODCAST

If you haven't discovered it already, subscribe and binge listen to Ann's podcast, "Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach," on your favorite podcast player.


COACHING NEWSLETTER

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THE AUTHOR PODCAST ADVANTAGE

Podcasting can give authors incredible advantages like boosting visibility, building platform, and creating new connections—all thanks to this marketing asset. Is it right for you? Find out!


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THE 10-4 +2 SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

Commit to seven days of meaningful online community and you'll find your social media interactions expand and deepen.


ARTICLES & INSIGHTS

Deep-dive into Ann's coaching insights at her blog, where she's published—and continues to publish—articles and insights that serve writers at all stages so they can improve their craft, pursue publishing, and achieve their goals.


ANN'S TOP PICKS & RECOMMENDED TOOLS

One of the ways I serve clients is by helping them find resources that provide the support they need so they can pursue—and achieve—their writing goals. Here you'll find tools and resources for writers, whether you’re just getting started or ready to level up! Some were a great choice for when I first got started as a writer and coach—many of which I still use today; others were “upgrades” I’ve made over time. 


HOW TO GENERATE IDEAS FOR WRITING

Download all the ideas in one handy pdf to print out and generate ideas for months and months! I’ve compiled numerous ways for generating ideas whether you need ideas for blogging, essays, creative nonfiction, poems, short stories or novels.


Experiment with these methods to end up with loads of ideas to work through over time along with confidence you can generate even more the next time you run out.  These suggestions can inspire many genres, including fiction, but people writing short stories or novels will benefit from a few genre-specific approaches, which I’ll include toward the end. Complements this article.

Main Benefits of Coaching

Why work with a writing coach?

Writers often wonder when or if they should hire a writing coach. Think of my work as filling a gap in the publishing process as I support writers who hit a block of some kind or need specific input. You might encounter this need at any point in the writing journey.


Perhaps you've found support in a writing group or with a mentor, but now you need deep and focused support to reach a goal that they can't offer. Or you searched online and couldn't find answers to your questions. Or you're stuck.


If that's you, it could be time for a coach.


Need a plan to pursue publishing, improve your writing skills, craft a proposal, build your platform, launch a freelance writing business, or learn to submit to litmags? A coach can help you get where you want to go.

1

Speed up the timeline of your writing journey


One-on-one coaching in particular can address your specific needs, drawing from a wealth of knowledge and experience, speeding up your writing or publishing journey. 


2

Identify your struggles and strategize next steps


Coaches can ask questions—and help writers learn to ask themselves the right questions—to identify the key areas of struggle and form a plan to address those and move forward.

3

Get answers


You can spend a lot of time researching the internet in search of answers to writing questions, but coaches can supply answers efficiently so you can get busy doing the work.


4

Gain confidence


Thoughtful input from a coach who cares will build confidence in writers struggling with an accurate understanding of their skills. A coach can help writers determine next steps based on the goals they've set for themselves.

 Eva Kubasiak 

 author of The Word in Color

and Deep Dive Scripture Journal

Working with Ann Kroeker has been the single most valuable addition to my writing life. Not only are her courses packed with valuable information, but her heart for her clients and passion for helping them reach their writing goals shines through in everything she does. After working with Ann one-on-one, I had the skills and confidence I needed to clearly communicate my book idea through verbal and written communication with agents and publishers. I can't imagine going through the process of writing my book proposal and pitching without her!

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ABOUT ANN

Ann is a writing coach, author, and podcaster supporting nonfiction writers ready to improve their craft, pursue publishing, and achieve their writing goals.

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