1-on-1 Writer Coaching with Literary Agent Beth Marshea


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Do you identify as a marginalized voice? Work with your personal writing coach to get invaluable feedback, accountability to keep writing, and the advice & guidance you need to finish your book.

If you're looking for a private mentor to help you hone your craft, 1-on-1 coaching is for you. A 3- or 6-month mentoring program with Beth Marshea, a sought-after literary agent, could save you years of additional work and self doubt and put you on the fast track to (finally) finishing your book.

Learn what's not working in your story, what changes could make it better, and leave each session with actionable next steps to help you advocate for your work as a marginalized voice, and publish your best work.

How it Works

Over the course of 3 or 6 months you will meet with Beth every other week for a total of 6 or 12 sessions. Each session includes the following:

  • Send up to 5,000 words of your book to Beth, who will read and digest your work for discussion.
  • Meet for 45 minutes 1-on-1 with a seasoned literary agent.
  • Get insight into what's working in your story—and what's not
  • Receive compassionate critique to help you improve your writing craft—including characters, plot, and dialogue.
  • Get a roadmap of actionable steps you can take to advocate for your work and see real progress toward publishing.

About Literary Agent Beth Marshea

Beth is the owner and Lead Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency. She has a BA in Literature and a Masters in Business Administration and is always looking for new and exciting ways to bring more diversity into publishing and beyond.

Beth has had the pleasure of representing many clients, including:

  • V Castro (Aliens: Vasquez, The Haunting of Alejandra)
  • Catherine Adel West (Saving Ruby King, The Two Lives of Sara)
  • M Shelly Conner (Everyman)
  • Cody Luff (Ration)
  • Nneka Okona (Self-Care for Grief, The Little Book of Self-Care)
  • Loretta Brady (Technology Touchpoints)
  • Harshita Jerath (Eva's Sweet Recipe, The Leaping Laddoo)
  • BL Radley (Strictly No Heroics)

In addition to agenting, Beth presents at conferences across the United States including Writers Day Conferences, Atlanta Writers Groups, Metro West Writers Group, Futurescapes and many more.

She teaches regular classes at her local community center and is always looking for ways to reach out and uplift writers. She is passionate about all writing but has a soft spot for mysteries and thrillers in all age categories.


What Writers are Saying About Beth

"A talented agent and editor who made observations that other people missed. I hope to follow her recommendations. I grew to respect her greatly for her help."
— David Woodard

"First off, I got to say WOW!! I NEVER give 5 star reviews but I would give this collaboration 6 stars if I could. Working with Beth was more than ideal. My first experience and she hit it out of the park. She helped me get my query letter to where I loved it, and now it's out there working for me. Thank you, Beth! I heartily recommend you to all folks searching for excellent precise and insightful editing."
— Gabrielle Reynolds

"Beth offers many helpful insights and always does thorough work. Her help was much appreciated."
— Terri Fitzsimmons

"Beth is the agent I always wanted: an eager, no-nonsense advocate of my work. I feel lucky to have her support."
— Jamie Yourdon, author of Froelich's Ladder and The Space Between Two Deaths

"Beth Marshea is like the best of stories. She is curious, given to the profound, hungry for the superb, and cheerfully tireless. As an agent she has discovered the mystical balance business acumen and tireless respect for the creative. She reads deeply, believes strongly, and carries good writing through this world like a torch."

— Cody Luff, author of Ration

"Beth takes on work that she is passionate about and then makes sh*t happen. She is driven, intense, smart, funny, and about as loyal a human as you’ll ever find."
— Tammy Lynne Stoner, author of Sugar Land


The Details

Once you purchase your coaching package, we'll email you within 2 business days to schedule the date and time of your first meeting, and to chat about any specific requests you have. 

We'll request the first 5,000 words of your book, and a 1 to 2 page book synopsis at least 5 days in advance of your meeting so that Beth can prepare.

At the time of your meeting, you and Beth will connect by video chat to dive right in!

You'll walk away with excellent insight from a professional about how to stay motivated, build creative confidence, write your book or other work, and advocate for your work!


Have a question? 

If you have any questions about working with Beth, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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