I have had the privilege to work with wonderful writers. While I am a writer myself, working with other writers, hearing their ideas and their processes is what lights me up. I want writers to feel the same excitement talking about their work in progress as I feel when I hear them talk about it. I believe that it is following that excitement that will lead to success.
Here is what some people have to say
“Working with Nicola was beyond helpful. I could not have imagined what a difference working with a writing coach could make. I was able to accomplish over the 2 months we worked together what I had not been able to get done in three years. She provided encouragement, unique writing prompts, insight into blocks and plot directions, and ways to make the whole writing experience work for me and my schedule according to my goals. Having an accountability check-in once a week, helped me tailor my writing schedule and create a space that took the chore and stress out of the equation so that the writing itself could shine.
It brought my story ideas out of the realm of hobby and into the realm of craft and I couldn’t be more delighted with the progress I was able to make! Over 50,000 words and still counting!
I highly recommend Nicola as a writing coach for anyone who is ready to engage the art of writing. “
Blogger, Novelist, Memoir-writer
“I have made more progress with my novel in the four months I’ve been working with Nicola than I have on my own in two years. Coaching was never something I thought I needed but I am now convinced that everyone who wants to be a serious writer should have a writing coach. Nicola is so wonderful to work with because the questions she asks and homework she gives me are all very thoughtful and personal. She’s genuinely invested in my story and progress. She is very knowledgeable and well read and suggests comparative titles that will help me. Occasionally I will feel like she’s a life coach as well as a writing coach because I’ve learned so much about how to overcome resistance and self doubt that has crippled me in the past. I finally feel like publishing is a realistic goal for my future and that’s such a wonderful feeling. If you are thinking about coaching I highly recommend you reach out to Natural Writer Coaching.“
“Nicola Thompson has read my manuscript and gave me a very detailed and valuable feedback. Her suggestions on how to improve the plot, pacing and setting helped me to improve the manuscript and make it stronger. Thanks to Nicola my manuscript now has a clear focus and I feel that it’s ready to the young readers all over the world.”
“She has a very intuitive sense about the way she hears the voice of her clients through the descriptions of the work they need written out. When proofreading, she is able to shape ideas pointedly and offer feedback in a way that even a novice can understand. She is reliable, fast and efficient with her work. A gem to anyone who wants something as simple as a proofread but as complicated as a full curriculum for a class, which she has written for me as well.“
Teacher, Tarot Reader, Store Owner
The Stone Moon
“I was fortunate enough to have Nicola help me through the process of writing while I was attending Whatcom Community College. I have struggled with writing my entire life and I feel certain that my ability to express myself through writing was helped along immensely by her guidance!”
former WCC student
“She would end each call with homework for me to accomplish before our next call. These assignments stretched and developed my writing skills in ways that were and still are invaluable.”Tweet
“A HUGE part of my ability to work through the novel writing process was because I was incredibly blessed to have the creator of the Natural Writer Podcast, Nicola Thompson, as a coach. We had weekly hour long calls where we would discuss plot, pacing, character development, etc. She, more than anyone, gave me the tools to really develop the breadth and scope of the Hero’s Journey, which is THE foundation of any good story. She would end each call with ‘homework’ for me to accomplish before our next call. And these assignments stretched and developed my writing skills in ways that were and still are invaluable.
Rachel L. Carlyle
Tarot Reader, Novelist, Poet
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