You’re a writer who wants to make an impact. You know that nobody can tell your story quite like you can, and that there are people who need to read it. But finishing your book while battling writer’s block and juggling life isn’t always easy. You’ve written the first draft, and the rewrite is calling. But after doing a read-through of your manuscript, you want to shove it into a drawer. There are some great moments, but the story doesn’t hang together. You’re a pantser not a plotter. You wanted to feel the spark of inspiration and watch the story unfold as you wrote. But you’re now left wondering, ‘How will I ever fix this so I can get this book into the world?’
I’m Clare Bunting, a children’s writer and creativity coach. I help writers untangle their story, work through blocks and carve out time to finish their book so they are one step closer to getting it into the hands of the person who needs to read it.
When writers come to me, they don’t know how to fix their story, and they don’t know if they can carry on. They are full of doubts that stop them from writing like, ‘I’m not a real writer’, ‘I’ll never be good enough to get published’ and ‘I haven’t got the time to write’.
Imagine never experiencing the work of your favourite writer because they gave up too soon and never got over those beliefs of ‘I’m not good enough’. Now imagine your book in the hands of the person who most needs to read it. Feel how they feel as they become immersed in your story. See their life unfolding differently now because of reading it.
I know writing can be stressful, but there are ways to fix your story, ease your struggle and get that book written. By choosing coaching, you’re giving yourself permission to take your writing seriously and create the impact you want to see in the world.
While I’ve been writing my novel (over the past five years), people have said things to me like, “You’ve been writing that book forever. Isn’t it ready yet?” and, “Oh, you still haven’t finished that novel then.” They look at me sympathetically as if they believe I’m not good enough to have finished a novel, or because they think I’m procrastinating and not motivated enough to finish, or because they imagine me… Read More