Episode 243: Why You Need a Writing Coach with Laura Franzini

Before the Editor…

All writers understand the need for an editor. But most never consider a writing coach. A writing coach can mean the difference in the success of a book, and can also save thousands of dollars in editing fees.

We had a lot of fun learning from today’s guest. The conversation included a candid discussion of the pros and cons of writing and the publishing world today, and ended with a surprise exchange at the end regarding vision and aspirations.

If you were a serious athlete, you’d hire a coach to take you to the next level and make your efforts amount to something.

If you’re serious about writing a book, you’ll enjoy this conversation.

The Writer’s Plight

Writing can be both isolating, uncertain, and lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. Having someone on your side, guiding you through the rough spots is more than a luxury for the serious writer. It might make all the difference in your success as well as your enjoyment of the process.

In this episode, we discuss what a writing coach is, and why a writer should consider hiring one, as well as free alternatives to hiring a coach.

Today’s Guest:

The delightful Laura Franzini has degrees in journalism and photography and is a former correspondent and copy editor with the Boston Globe and LA Times where she was part of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning team.

Today, Laura is the director of programs and partnerships for Author Accelerator, a company of author coaches providing one-on-one coaching to authors.

Laura currently oversees all of Author Accelerator’s writing and coaching programs, working to bring writers the support they need from Author Accelerator’s trained expert coaches.

Where the slogan is: A Personal Trainer for Your Writing Life

Laura lives in Los Angeles where she teaches yoga and eats only plants.

Topics Discussed:

  • Laura’s serendipitous start in journalism
  • Author Accelerator
  • Editor vs writing coach
  • The benefits of collaboration in writing
  • Laura’s journey with Author Accelerator
  • How Author Accelerator’s coaches help authors
  • Questions writers should ask themselves
  • Why clichéd themes matter
  • Creating a structure for your novel
  • When to hire a writing coach
  • Partnering with the right writing coach for you
  • Best selling lists and book marketing
  • Key habits of successful authors
  • Laura’s profound future vision

Knowing your ‘Why’ slays doubt.
~Jennie Nash, founder-Author Accelerator

Why You Need a Writing Coach

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RESOURCES

Author Accelerator’s Website (+ some goodies for iCreateDaily Podcast listeners!)

Jenny Nash, founder-Author Accelerator’s Creative Live Writing Courses.

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About the author, Devani

Hey! I’m Devani, a multi-passionate creator who enjoys honing the craft of writing (mostly;)), photography, cooking, podcasting, learning about business, and growing brands. I co-host the iCreateDaily Podcast with LeAura Alderson (my mom), and co-own the iCreateDaily brand. I hope through the content and products we produce, you will be inspired to start, sustain, and succeed in your goals.

My non-business and artistic hobbies include: enjoying a good movie, discovering obscure but epic music, obsessing over The Beatles, and developing fictional stories in my head. My Maltese dog, Caspian, provides an insane amount of creative inspiration by just being his adorable self. #HeWokeUpLikeThat. 😉

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