I have never worked with a writer whose book I didn’t believe in. Maybe this is because I just believe in people and their stories. Every person I’ve met has an interesting story to tell about their life. Sure, they may not know how to tell the story in the best way or how to highlight the best parts of it. That’s about shaping. They may not know how to make the dialogue sparkle or how to make sure the stakes are really amped up, but I can teach those writing skills.
If you find yourself wondering if the world needs another book, I am here to tell you that yes, it does. I’ve been a reader practically since birth. I love books. I want more books to exist in the world, more good books. I want to help you write the better book, the harder book, the deeper book, and stop taking the easy way out (which is sometimes to give up and quit writing).
But I do this because I truly believe in your book. I believe that you deserve to become to person on the other side of having written this book to its true unfolding. I believe that you deserve to walk around and say to yourself—I thought I couldn’t write a book, but then I found out I could. Because you can. If you can make a commitment to write 30 minutes every day, you will write a book in a year. And then, if you can make a commitment to really revise that book, to think about big picture changes that may need to be made, cutting out long sections and adding in better sections, you will be able to sell your book. I believe that. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing if I didn’t.