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The Memoir and Nonfiction Coach

Ready to Write a Memoir? Award Winning Book Writing Coach Brad Wetzler will show you how to write a memoir, create a compelling book proposal to get published—or self publish. Discover a new world of possibilities. Contact Brad now to discuss your path forward.

Memoir Writing Coaching

Do you desire to write a memoir? Do you wish to tell your life story, but you don’t know the first thing about how to write one? Consider hiring the award-winning writing coach with real-world writing, editing, and publishing experience.
Writing a memoir will change you. A book can help you build a business, heal your past, even locate your true purpose and best self. Discover how writing coach Brad Wetzler’s award-winning memoir writing courses, book-proposal coaching, editing services, and expert advice can bring your book to life.
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Memoir Ghostwriting

Would you like to write a memoir but lack the time to write it yourself? Hire Brad to ghostwrite a memoir book for you. Brad Wetzler has twenty years of experience in the publishing industry. He’s worn many hats, including senior editor at a major national magazine, journalist, freelance writer, contributing writer, book author, book editor, book coach, and writing teacher. He’ll take your ideas and your voice and create a powerful book that will help grow your business and reputation.
A former columnist for Outside magazine, he is the founder of a startup writing instruction project called The Yoga of Writing. His book, Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat, was published by W.W. Norton.
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Book Proposal Coaching

Do you desire to publish your nonfiction book with a traditional publisher? Then you will need to write a book proposal. Hire Brad. He will guide you through the process of writing a powerful book proposal. Experience the new world of opportunities that writing and publishing a book can create for you. Traditional publishing gets more competitive every year. Book Proposal Coach Brad Wetzler specializes in helping nonfiction authors, especially how-to, self-help and memoir authors, develop a marketable book concept that remains authentic to your vision and voice. Brad will then guide you to write a compelling book proposal, helping you hone your author voice and fine-tune each section of the proposal, so that your query letter and book proposal rise above the hundreds of others agents and publishers get every week.
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Crazy for Adventure, The New York Times Magazine

August 19, 2018

Hiking Through Biblical Backcountry, The New York Times

August 19, 2018

My Palestinian Vacation, Newsweek

August 18, 2018

Yoga of Writing

A Middle-Aged Man Grows Up to Teach Yoga, The Masters Athlete

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“Working with Brad has been a transformative experience as he has been the catalyst for turning a solid and potent idea (but lacking structure and cohesiveness) into a real live book proposal. His ability to bring focus to something expansive without losing the heart of the content is one of my biggest appreciations. Brad helped me add sophistication and availability to my writing without changing the intention and message of my ideas. He has helped me put a vision into grounded reality and for that gift I am eternally grateful.”

Alicia Patterson, Boulder, Colorado

“For years I’ve wanted to tell the story of my life. I have lots of bits and pieces, have started many times but became distracted and failed to progress. Brad Wetzler has helped me outline my project, encouraged me when I felt discouraged, motivated me when I was lacking focus, and pushed me to tell interesting stories rather than just list boring details. If you too want to write but can’t seem to get started or have started but aren’t making progress, I would urge you to hire Brad to assist you. You will not regret it.”

Paul Jones, Shawnee Mission, Kansas

“As my writing teacher and coach, Brad Wetzler helped me tremendously. He knows how to ask the key questions that a writer of memoir and personal essay must ask themselves on the page. He challenged me in a major way. I value his insightful, nurturing one-on-one approach to coaching.”

Amanda McCracken, Boulder, Colorado

“Brad Wetzler has turned out to be my dream writing coach. Brad has a knack for easing me out of my head – my comfort zone — and into my heart. His feedback always feels sensitive, responsive, and exactly what I need to improve. He gives the input I need to hear, even if it isn’t always the feedback I want to hear. He has helped me understand the realities of the marketplace without squelching my passion for writing or vision for my memoir.”

J.S., Denver, Colorado

"A few years ago I was referred to Brad when I started editing my memoir and I had no idea what I was doing. Brad took the mystery out of book writing and broke things down for me step by step and tailored his mentorship to my writing needs. He challenged me to get to the root of my emotions so that I could engage my readers authentically. He made me do the emotional work! He consistently asked me the right questions at the right time so that I could unclutter my narrative. It was like book therapy! I'm happy to tell you that Brad's work with me paid off! Just a few months into moving to New York City to option my book I picked up a book deal! If it weren't for Brad I would've been stuck on my storyline, unable to break my story free! Pick it up this fall and check for Brad's name in the acknowledgments! He's the real deal!"

Mimi HayesAuthor of "I'll Be Ok, It's Just a Hole in My Head" (Animal Media Group, 2018)

Through my work with Brad I have become a more direct and accessible writer, speaker, and therapist. He helped me loosen my academic speech to uncover my true voice and purpose. While I thought I was just writing a book, I have emerged with a fully integrated vision of what I have to offer the world.

Melissa WalkerMA, LPC, R-DMT, Director

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