Write that book!

Creative Writing & Author Coaching

by award-winning author Russel Brownlee

Personal coaching support from first ideas to printed book

It’s easy to write when the inspiration strikes, but what happens when the fire dies down and you’re only 20 pages into what you thought was going to be a 200 page novel? Experienced writers know that inspiration is fleeting and that to really finish a book or even write a few short stories or blog posts you need to go deeper into your resources of motivation and commitment. That’s why you need the support of a writing coach.

With creativity coaching you get:

  • clear vision for your life and your creative work
  • greater commitment to your writing goals
  • objective feedback on your text, together with loads of encouragement
  • technical assistance on plotting, characterisation, pacing and expression
  • accountability and manageable deadlines

Writing is an art – so it’s ultimately about you and your growth as a creative being. To create a work of art you must first create the self who is capable of producing the work. That is the essence of creativity coaching. If this idea inspires you, let’s get coaching.

One-on-one coaching programmes for writers and authors

The basis of this coaching is regular one-hour in-person or Skype calls at an interval of your choosing, usually once every 2 – 4 weeks. This will usually also include my reading and commenting on text you send me before the session. Details of the packages are on my dedicated author coaching site:

Manuscript appraisal and feedback

Author coaching and book development

Nonfiction writer coaching
Author coaching for fiction in South Africa
Creative writing coach

Your writing coach

Russel Brownlee

As a writer and creativity coach I’ve learnt the hard way that we can’t master the game of life by going it alone. Anybody pursuing an art or some other crazy and wonderful ambition simply has to enlist the support and mentoring of others.  Ultimately, the work of art is not the writing – it is the self that creates the writing.

Winner of the Olive Schreiner award for debut fiction (2006)
Shortlisted for the SA Sunday Times Literary Awards (2006)
Creative Writing Masters with Distinction

Contact me now and let’s get writing!