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

 

Number of Sessions

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.

Meet with a personal writing coach and get the critical feedback, advice, editing, and regular doses of accountability you need to finish your book.

If group coaching programs aren't your thing, or if you're looking for a more intimate way to hone your craft, a 1-on-1 is for you. One, three or six session mentoring program with a sought-after coach with decades of experience in the publishing industry, could save you years of additional work and self doubt and put you on the fast track to (finally) finishing your writing.

Learn what's not working in your book, what changes could make it better, and leave with actionable next steps to help you publish your best work.

How It Works

You will meet with your coach every other week for the duration of your program. Each session includes:

  • 45 minutes 1-on-1 with an experienced literary agent with years of experience
  • Tips on how to create a book outline and structure that flows
  • Insight into understanding what's working in your story—and what's not
  • Critique to help you improve your writing craft—including characters, plot, and dialogue
  • A roadmap of actionable steps you can take to see real progress

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 requirements or requests you have. 

We'll also send you an intake form, which will involve questions surrounding your mindset, what you're looking to accomplish, and what you feel is standing in your way. You'll need to fill this out and send it back to us at least 5 days before your meeting so that your coach has a chance to review it thoroughly.

At the time of your meeting, you coach will contact you by Zoom to dive right in!

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

Schedule (Subject to Change)

About 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 Marshea

"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

 

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