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The Memoir Writing Coach

Ready to Write a Book? Award Winning Book Writing Coach Brad Wetzler can be your book and memoir writing coach. Write a memoir, create a compelling book proposal to get published—or self publish.

Ready to write your memoir? Hire a memoir writing coach and get started today!

• Do you want to play bigger in your life or business?

•Do you have big ideas you need to share with the world?

• Are you finally ready to speak the truth?

• Or do you simply want to discover your true self?

Why You Need a Memoir Writing Coach

Writing a book is a bucket-list goal that’s been nagging at you for months, maybe years. You started writing. But then doubts crept in, and you stopped. You started again. And stopped again. It’s in your desk drawer. You haven’t shown it to anybody.

Hiring a memoir writing coach is the next step if you are looking to move the process forward.

You know how to begin, but then the questions arise:

• Is your book the story of your life, or is about ideas, too?

• Should you include research and stories about other people? How should you structure it?

• Who are your readers, your audience? And how long will this process take anyway?

• Can you really pull off finishing a book?

If this sounds like you, breathe in, breathe out. Yes, writing a book—especially one about your life or your big ideas—can be intimidating. But it will also be one of the most rewarding and life-changing things you do.

I promise.

If you’re ready to stop playing small and start writing, let’s talk. As your memoir writing coach, I’d love to be your brainstorming partner, cheerleader, guide, and mentor

How A Memoir Writing Coach Works

I’ve been editing and coaching writers for more than two decades. I’m an author as well as a book writing coach.
I make a solemn commitment to my clients that I’ll be there for them. In return, I ask that you commit to work with me for a minimum of six months. Our mutual commitments all but ensures you will make significant progress during this time. Many clients finish their books.

Exactly how we work together depends on where you are in your writing journey. Here are some options:

1. Daylong Coaching Intensives

Get clear and build momentum. We hunker down for a full day, and we don’t stop till you’re sure of the focus, the audience, the structure. You will know how to make people care about your writing and your ideas. You will have a complete, comprehensive “bookmap” that will serve you well. You’ll have a table of contents, a solid understanding of areas you will need to research, a strategy for getting the work done. If this option sounds useful to you, contact me describing your project and let’s schedule a time to talk.

2. Ongoing Book and Memoir Writing Coaching

Feedback and Accountability. This option is perfect if you know you need ongoing support or you simply won’t get the work done. We periodically, usually once or twice per month. We brainstorm. We talk big ideas and crucial themes. I hold your hand and hold you accountable. I give you feedback on your writing. I teach you about the craft.

If this option feels best for you, contact me describing your book and writing background and let’s schedule a time to talk. I offer six-month coaching packages of various levels depending on how often you’d like to meet.

3. Manuscript Review

Expert critique and a comprehensive roadmap for going forward. This option is best if you’ve already written your book or if you’ve written most of it. If you’d like me to review your manuscript (of any length–it can be an essay or a book), contact me describing the work and the total word count and I’ll be happy to provide an estimate.

4. Customized Book and Memoir Writing Coaching Packages for Bloggers, Speakers, Journalists, and Content Creators

For more information, contact me describing your needs and let’s schedule a time to talk.

Testimonials: Praise for Brad Wetzler’s Coaching

“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 Walker, Broomfield, 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 Hayes, New York, New York

“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

“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

“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, Prairie Village, Kansas

“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

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 book writing coach Brad Wetzler’s award-winning writing courses, book-proposal coaching, editing services, and expert advice can bring your book to life.

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Ghostwriting

Would you like to write a memoir but lack the time to write it yourself? Hire ghostwriter and book writing coach Brad to ghostwrite a 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 writing 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 book writing coach Brad Wetzler. 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 Writing 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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Hiking Through Biblical Backcountry, The New York Times

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My Palestinian Vacation, Newsweek

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Yoga of Writing

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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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