Lessons From a Book Coach: A Four-Book Week

Jennie Nash
Sep 18, 2018 · 6 min read
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1.) The road to publication is long, lonely, and full of pain.

Uplifting, isn’t it? But it’s really true.

2.) Story is story is story

I am often asked what kinds of books I specialize in coaching, which is a good question because the world of publishing is organized by genre. Someone who is good at coaching a romance may not be good at coaching a thriller or a business self-help book. But over the years, I have come to understand that what I am good at is the process of helping a writer go from vague idea to crystalline concept to the words on the page that bring that idea to life. I specialize in helping the kinds of writers who have come to believe in the power of that process.

3.) The manner of publication doesn’t matter.

Each of these writers chose a different path to publication. Ann used an agent to get a traditional book deal. Amy and Beth both have agents but chose a hybrid publishing plan. Cynthia has an agent and went with a small, independent press.

4.) The satisfaction of holding your book in your hands is more than worth all the effort.

I said at the top that writing a book is a long, hard, lonely experience — and that is true.
But there is nothing like the satisfaction of holding a book in your hands. Human beings are at their best when they are engaged in a challenge they are passionate about overcoming, which is why writing a book is such a thrill, and why so many people put so much time, energy, and effort into learning to do it well.




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Jennie Nash

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Founder of AuthorAccelerator, a book coaching company that gives serious writers the ongoing support they need to write their best books.

No Blank Pages

At Author Accelerator, our dedicated team of book coaches provides exactly what you need to succeed in your writing life - no matter where you are in the journey.

Jennie Nash

Written by

Founder of AuthorAccelerator, a book coaching company that gives serious writers the ongoing support they need to write their best books.

No Blank Pages

At Author Accelerator, our dedicated team of book coaches provides exactly what you need to succeed in your writing life - no matter where you are in the journey.

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