Story Coaching

Wordsmith's Story Coaching Services

Author Problems

One of the biggest problems writers face is the simple act of sitting down and writing. Also writing queries. Also writing a synopsis. Also reviewing their work. Oh! And staying motivated. 

Wordsmith Solutions

The Wordsmith Academy Story Coaching Services are offered to help writers and authors streamline their work, solve story issues, stay motivated, and prep their MS for publication.

If you become a Wordsmith Academy Member*, you’ll receive a
15% discount on all Story Coaching Services.

*Members get access to the “From Brain to Book” course and other various resources!
Visit our Membership page for more details.

Choose Your Story Coaching Service

Query Doctor


There’s an unconventional amount of pressure placed on your query letter. It needs to be perfect! More than perfect! Fortunately, we have years of experience reviewing queries and can help you craft a glorious work of art in 2-3 paragraphs.

First Chapter
Review & Critique

$70 – $110

The first chapter is the all important first thing to be read by your future literary agent and/or publisher. Think of it as the one chance to make a great first impression. Let us help you ensure it’s an awesome one!

$70.00 (Up to 3000 words)
$110.00 (3000-5000 words)

First Three Chapters
Review & Critique

$200 – $250

The only thing more important than your first chapter is your first three chapters! When submitting your manuscript for review to a publisher or literary agent, they most commonly ask to see the first three chapters, so they have to be pure solid gold! We’ll review your first three chapters and provide a marked up MS with notes and corrections. 

$200.00 (Up to 9000 words)
$250.00 (9000-12000 words)

Synopsis Doctor


There’s nothing more difficult than boiling your freshly written manuscript down to a few paragraphs. But don’t worry, we can help! Provide us with a short point form breakdown of your story and we’ll build a synopsis for you. 

$75.00 (1-2 pages max)

Story Coach

$150 /month
$1,500 /year – Save $300!

As your story coach, we will: 

  • Critique and edit your first three chapters
  • Help you establish a writing routine
  • Keep you accountable to your writing goals
  • Provide ongoing written feedback on your work (up to 3000 words per month)
  • Keep you motivated!

$150.00 per Month / $1,500.00 for One Year

Story Coach Pro

$250 /month
$2,500/year – Save $500!

Story coach pro includes everything in the story coach package plus:

  • Bi-weekly one-on-one Skype calls to discuss writing progression, and offer feedback and guidance.
  • Provide ongoing written feedback on your work (up to 6000 words per month)

And when it’s time . . .

  • Help you research publishers and literary agents.
  • Help develop your query and synopsis.
  • Work with you to create a publishing plan.

$225.00 per Month / $2,250.00 for One Year

Full Manuscript
Review and Critique

Pricing Varies

This is a full developmental/line edit of your manuscript – Requires a Completed MS

  • $500.00  (Up to 40,000 words)
  • $700.00 (40,000 to 60,000 words)
  • $900.00 (60,000 to 80,000 words)
  • $1100.00 (80,000 to 100,000 words)
  • Contact for a quote (100,000+ words)

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