Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

Work one-on-one with a writing coach and you'll get input that addresses your specific writing needs and questions—and direction for taking the next step. 

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Note: Appointments for new clients are limited. Review the coaching options below and contact me to see if I have openings and to ensure I can meet your coaching needs.

Writers Make Progress and Gain Confidence with a Writing Coach

At any stage in your writing career, you can hit a point where you need inspiration, input, ideas, guidance and accountability that just aren’t coming on their own. 

  • You’re looking at the world of publishing wondering how to break in.
  • You're already in the world of publishing and wonder what on earth you’ve gotten yourself into.
  • You're overwhelmed and frustrated by platform, marketing, and social media.
  • You want to start something new—freelance writing, litmag submissions, a novel or nonfiction book—and have no idea where to begin.
  • You want to level-up your writing and crave honest input on your work from a professional who will spot your weaknesses and help you improve—all with a positive approach.
  • You got the contract, but you’re stymied. Stuck. Mired down in the middle of your manuscript. Will you meet the deadline?

Wouldn't it be nice to talk through and generate ideas with a professional other than your friend, agent, or editor—someone you can bounce ideas off of, who understands how to work with a manuscript at the developmental level

When you’re trying to organize your writing life and reach your writing goals, wouldn't you appreciate some guidance along the way?

You’re set on finishing a project and submitting your work, but you keep second-guessing yourself and getting sidetracked. How can you get back in motion with some degree of confidence?

You’d like to know if your writing has potential. Who can you ask for input other than an editor?

You could use accountability, but who’s going to hold you to it?

You want to improve as a writer and beef up your skills, but sometimes an editor's remarks feel harsh and distant. Could a coach offer advice while staying upbeat and positive?

You’re searching for answers about everything from finding an agent to writing a query, turning up a sea of ideas and recommendations, unsure what applies to your particular situation. Can someone point you to answers for you?

Save time, gain confidence, and get the input you're looking for from a writing coach. 

Wait! Are you interested in writing a nonfiction book?

If so, you'll want to understand the publishing landscape what agents and editors expect from you.

Watch this webinar first: Why You Need a Book Proposal (if you want to write a nonfiction book)

Then check out my signature program: Your Compelling Book Proposal

Are you…

  • facing writer’s block?
  • unsure of the direction and structure of your current project?
  • craving guidance in what to do next in your writing life?
  • feeling stuck?
  • hoping writing can be fun again?
  • looking for feedback on drafts?
  • confused by proposals and queries?
  • wondering how writers and authors approach marketing?
  • needing a platform, but overwhelmed by the thought of building one?
  • concerned about voice, style, and grammar?
  • focused on the work of writing so much, you’ve lost some of the joy of writing?

If so, you’re ready to invest in your writing life.

Working with Me as Your Writing Coach

I understand all those struggles either from personal experience or from walking clients through them.

Committed to your success, I coach you to overcome them, addressing each challenge, supplying you with strategies and systems, offering professional input, and accompanying you on this otherwise solitary journey for a day, a month, or longer.

My clients have:

  • launched their freelance careers
  • refreshed their writing skills
  • started and maintained blogs
  • gained bylines in major publications
  • developed and completed book proposals
  • secured agents and publishers
  • completed nonfiction manuscripts and novels
  • mapped out a marketing plan (and followed through!)
  • built a solid platform
  • hit the #1 spot in their category on Amazon
  • had their book carried at retail giants like Target

Depending on their specific needs and goals, some writers hire me to help with a one-time project. Others contract with me for weeks at a time to tackle a bigger project. Still others sign up for a few months at a time, making a long-term investment in their writing lives.

With me on the other end of the line (Zoom), you’ll have access to my editorial skills and relatable personality as we work one-on-one to solve your writing life problems.

I review content carefully and live a life full of wonder and curiosity. I marvel at the big picture and the tiny details.

I’ll tap into all of that to offer specific feedback that can take your work to the next level.

One-on-One Coaching is customized to each client, offering such benefits as:

  • long-range and short-term planning based on your specific goals
  • productivity and time management systems that work for you
  • coaching input to generate solutions to immediate needs
  • practical advice for maximizing strengths and addressing challenges
  • encouragement and honest input
  • guidance for navigating the publishing industry
  • social media strategies
  • recommendations for ongoing professional development
  • heightened curiosity and creativity to feed your work
  • positive, upbeat guidance from someone who sees your potential
  • suggestions for how to recapture the joy of writing

You don’t need to be alone anymore. You don’t need to lose any more time signing up for programs that may or may not address your specific issues. You can start finishing the projects you start and prioritizing your writing life, feeling confident as your writing skills and industry understanding grow.

You can have fun and work hard. Both.

You might not even need me for long. After you finally the receive and integrate personalized input you’ve needed all this time, you’ll be able to head out with confidence on your own.

I believe you’ll achieve your writing goals—and have fun!—by being more curious, creative, and productive. Don’t you want to see what that looks like in your life?

Don't take my word for it!
See what these writers think about working with a coach.

Michelle DeRusha - author of Katharina and Martin Luther, Spiritual Misfit, and 50 Women Every Christian Should Know

“Ann Kroeker brings a unique blend of intentional practicality and exuberant creativity to her coaching. She is a brilliant brainstormer, but she is also a master at helping a writer whittle down myriad ideas into manageable steps and a practical plan of action. Ann is also one of the most positive, encouraging people I know. I originally signed on to work with her on creating a marketing and promotion plan for an upcoming book release, but quickly discovered her encouragement and support were exactly what I needed to find my true north once again as a writer.”

Kristin Schell - Speaker, author, ambassador for Front Yard People and The Turquoise Table

"Two years ago I didn't know writing coaches existed. Now, I can't imagine my writing life without one. As a key member of my team, Ann is everything she promises—coach, editor, friend.”

Kim Hyland - author of An Imperfect Woman

"If I were Cinderella, Ann Kroeker would be my fairy godmother. As an aspiring author with a burning message, I was overwhelmed by the intimidating task of writing a book proposal. Ann waved her cheerful wand of words and wisdom and walked me through the process step by step, offering practical insight and encouragement all along the way. With Ann's guidance, I completed my proposal and presented it with confidence. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Ann is an expert coach and a warm soul. And I think she might be a tiny bit magic."

The Ideal Approach – Your Personal Writing Coach

Investing in writers has become my passion. 

As your writing coach, I will work with you to identify and clear hurdles so you can move forward with confidence.

I'll supply you with knowledge and insights, and a customized plan for your goals. Depending on which plan you choose, I can help you identify and eliminate structural problems with your projects and grammatical glitches in your style.

I'll focus on you.

So you can get where you want to go more efficiently.

I leverage decades of writing and editing experience in the publishing industry along with years of professional input I've received to address your particular issues and answer your particular questions.

No matter where you’re at in your writing journey, I can come alongside you as your personal writing coach, working one-on-one to help you make progress.


Note: Appointments available primarily between
noon and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

You have three one-on-one coaching options

One-Hour
One-on-One

One-time, 1-hr coaching call:
$125 (USD)


This option is one 1-hr one-on-one coaching call via Zoom.

Ideal for the writer ready to talk through a focused problem or concern like:

  • Social media strategy
  • Freelance career steps
  • Platform advice
  • Submission approach
  • Industry direction

One call + content review: coaching input on content up to 1,000 words added to the one-call price* 

  • Total cost of upgrade $210 (USD); select option at checkout
  • Includes the one-hour call and adds on the content review of up to 1,000 words
  • Content sent at least two business days prior to call will be discussed during coaching call

Your project or need is not limited to this list. If yours isn't included, contact me to see if this package is the right fit.

Important: You must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions below before purchasing. Your purchase indicates your agreement.

* Though I offer coaching input with an editorial eye, this is not official developmental editing nor a copyedit and cannot replace that expertise. Instead, this will give you some solid input and recommendations related to your writing, whether you want to discuss concept, content, style, or grammar struggles.

Four-Hours 
One-on-One

Package of four 1-hr coaching calls:
$425 (USD)


Package includes:

  • Four 1-hr one-on-one coaching calls via Zoom
  • Option of scheduling calls weekly or biweekly
  • Email support

Ideal for the writer ready to apply techniques and get feedback to adjust and improve:

  • Social media strategy
  • Freelance career steps
  • Platform advice
  • Submission approach
  • Proposal preparation input
  • Input on book concept
  • Basics of getting started
  • How to move to next level

Four calls + content review: Content review of up to 1,000 words in association with each call (up to 4,000 words total) added to the four-call price*

  • Total cost of upgrade $765 (USD); select option at checkout
  • Includes the four one-hour calls and adds on the content review of up to 1,000 words per call
  • Content sent at least two business days prior to each call will be discussed during coaching calls

Your project or need is not limited to this list. If yours isn't included, contact me to see if this package is the right fit.

Important: You must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions below before purchasing. Your purchase indicates your agreement.

* Though I offer coaching input with an editorial eye, this is not official developmental editing nor a copyedit and cannot replace that expertise. Instead, this will give you some solid input and recommendations related to your writing, whether you want to discuss concept, content, style, or grammar struggles.

Premium
Coaching

Ten-call coaching package:
$1025 (USD)


Package includes:

  • Ten 1-hr one-on-one coaching calls via Zoom
  • Calls scheduled no less frequently than once/month
  • Calls expire 11 months after initial purchase (let's get going on your goals!)
  • Email support between calls

Ideal for the writer ready to dig into a project and get it done with regular guidance, for:

  • Nonfiction book proposals
  • Platform strategy with follow-through and  adjustment
  • Social media strategy with follow-up and adjustment
  • Leveling-up writing career
  • Book development
  • Essay and poetry development

Ten calls + content review: Content review of up to 1,000 words in association with each call (up to 10,000 words total) added to the ten-call price*

  • Total cost of upgrade: $1875 (USD); select option at checkout
  • Includes all ten one-hour coaching calls and adds on the content review of up to 1,000 words per call
  • Content sent at least two business days prior to call will be discussed during coaching calls

Your project or need is not limited to this list. If yours isn't included, contact me to see if this package is the right fit.

Important: You must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions below before purchasing. Your purchase indicates your agreement.

* Though I offer coaching input with an editorial eye, this is not official developmental editing nor a copyedit and cannot replace that expertise. Instead, this will give you some solid input and recommendations related to your writing, whether you want to discuss concept, content, style, or grammar struggles.


Terms and Conditions


Please carefully read the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) relating to your purchase of one-on-one coaching (the “Services”) with Ann Kroeker, together with any of her affiliates, colleagues, or agents. By registering for the Services, you agree that you enjoy writing, that you hope to hone your craft under the tutelage of Kroeker, and you further agree to these terms and conditions. If you cannot assent to these terms and conditions, you should not purchase the Services.

General Terms and Conditions:

You understand that I have made every opportunity to adequately represent the Services and the potential outcomes–i.e., the Services are designed to coach writers and aspiring writers, and to help hone these individuals’ writing skills and provide direction and input to help them achieve their writing goals. However, you understand that individual results and success may vary depending upon a myriad of factors, including your skill, command of language, competency, knowledge, ability, dedication, goals, and other intangibles. I cannot make any guarantees, representations, or warranties regarding any results or outcomes from your participation in the Services. By enrolling in the Services, you agree that neither I, nor anyone associated with the Services, shall be held liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages, or any other economic loss arising directly or indirectly from the Services.

Any content review provided does not replace professional editing. 

Payment:

Payment in full will be received by Ann Kroeker in cleared funds no later than three (3) business days before date of commencement of the Services. Any scheduled Services will be postponed until funds clear and payment is made in full. In the case of payments made in installments, Services will be scheduled after each installment is received in cleared funds.

You understand that, by signing up for the Services, you are claiming one of the limited number of spaces. Any and all payments made in connection with the Services secure your space to the exclusion of another, and said payments are, therefore, considered non-refundable.

Should the situation so warrant, as in cases of unforeseen travel or illness, I, in my sole discretion, may refund a portion of the Services fee if cancelled calls cannot be rescheduled and the coaching package cannot be completed.  

Scheduling of the Services will be done through a digital system and is booked based on the mutual availability of the parties. At times, illness or travel may require a call to be cancelled or rescheduled. Rescheduled calls will not incur additional fees.

Confidentiality:

You understand and agree that the tools, materials, and information presented in the Services are my confidential, copyrighted, and the proprietary information, and that you will not record, duplicate, distribute, teach or train from the materials without my express written permission. Any unauthorized use or distribution of this Intellectual Property is prohibited and may result in further legal action.

Relationship to the Parties:

I am an independent contractor and nothing in these Terms will be construed as establishing an employment or agency relationship between us.

Agreeing to Terms and Conditions:

If you have read and agree to the terms and conditions, use the PayPal button that corresponds to the option you would like, to pay and secure your spot. Your purchase indicates you agree.

Nate Cheever - essayist

“Ann Kroeker is a superstar coach. I feel like she understood me within five minutes and gave me lots of ideas, things to think about, and resources. I'm thankful she helped me figure out my longer-term goals and direction with writing.”

Eva Kubasiak - instructor of The Word in Color course and creator of the 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!"

Rebecca Parkinson - amateur naturalist, blogger, writer

"Ann is truly living her passion and it shows in every way. She's been wise, engaging, witty, and wonderful as a coach."


OTHER WAYS TO WORK WITH ME

You can work with me and learn from me right away in several ways:

  • NEW! COACH ON CALL: With VIP access to me via Coach on Call, we use the free Voxer app for a flexible yet focused way to interact over the course of 1, 2, or 4 hours. This new coaching option—offered at an introductory price—can supplement other coaching options or offer an alternative to my primary coaching options (that liberates you from staring at a computer screen).
  • FREE CHALLENGE: Go from a vague idea—or ten ideas!—to a clear concept for your nonfiction book. I'll show you how in the FREE 3-day challenge: Craft Your Book's Big Idea.
  • FREE COURSE: Make Your Sentence Sing: 7 Sentence Openers to Add Music to Your Prose (free video course!)
  • FREE WEBINAR: Learn the essential role a book proposal plays in the industry (and in you, as a writer) with this free, on-demand webinar, Why You Need a Book Proposal (if you want to write a nonfiction book). 
  • MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY: Check out Your Platform Matters, a membership program devoted to helping writers establish and expand their platform to reach and retain their ideal readers.
  • BOOK PROPOSAL PROGRAM: My signature book proposal program Your Compelling Book Proposal now offers three levels of coaching support:
    • Self-Paced
    • Group Coaching (rolling enrollment; one year of access to group input and coaching calls with Ann)
    • Premium Proposal Coaching with Ann (1:1 support; includes review of your complete proposal).
  • FOCUSED COURSE: 7 Steps to a Clear Book Idea offers a simpler alternative to getting started with your nonfiction book without committing to a full proposal program.
  • PODCAST: Enjoy free writing advice on my podcast, "Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach"—subscribe on your favorite podcast player!

Questions? Contact me.

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