One-on-One Novel Coaching
Individual attention to your novel.
The Weekly Pages
6 submissions + 1 phone call
12 submissions + 3 phone calls
If you are looking for accountability and deadlines, plus individual feedback on your story, narrative drive, character development and what needs to happen to make your novel tick (and readers turning pages) this program is for you. You will submit 10 pages per week - this can be new or revised work in your work in progress - and each week you will receive in-line notes and comments on your submission, plus answers to questions you want me to focus on while reading. After four submissions, we will schedule a 20-minute phone call review the work and plot out the next steps.
Each workshop includes:
You may write and submit once per week, or skip weeks when you are travelling, have family or work events, or absolutely can't get to your pages.
Cost: $315 for 6/$630 for 12.
PROGRAM OPENS JANUARY 15th, 2020. YOU MAY START ANY TIME AFTER THAT.
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE.
The First Ten Pages
3 submissions + 1 phone call
Your first ten pages make a lasting impression on your reader - and carry a great responsibility. Here we establish setting, tone, pace, genre. In these few pages we offer the reader a taste of what is to come, hooking them through conflict, character, and stakes. Are your first 10 pages up to the task? Through feedback, prompts, and rewriting, this is your chance to deepen the opening and lay the groundwork for the story to come.
These pages are the keys to catching an agent's or editors eyes - let's make them stand out from the crowd.
After your submission for initial feedback, you will have the opportunity to rewrite/revise your pages for further feedback.
Use the links below to register.
Kim Taylor Blakemore
Women's Historical Mystery/Suspense
I am the author of the upcoming historical mysteries THE COMPANION (Jan 2020) and an untitled (so far) novel (Jan 2021), both from Lake Union Publishing. Other historical novels include BOWERY GIRL, and the WILLA Award winner for Best YA Fiction, CISSY FUNK. I have taught creative writing workshops in the Portland area since 2010. Classes are experiential, with writing exercises and feedback focused on skills that strengthen prose and story. I've taught a range of writers, from beginning to published, and workshops benefit writers of novels, short stories, memoirs and creative nonfiction. I am a three-time grant recipient from Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) for my manuscripts The Companion, and The Good Time Girls, and a winner of a Tucson Festival of Books Award for The Companion.
Jan 14, 2020
"Vivid and sensuous, The Companion is also an atmospheric domestic crime novel."
- Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of ROOM & THE WONDER
"Sarah Waters fans, welcome to your next obsession."
- Greer Macallister, bestselling author of WOMAN 99 & THE MAGICIAN'S LIE
For more information, visit: www.kimtaylorblakemore.com
What Writers Are Saying
Kim’s workshops are always stimulating and rich with resources. She shows up prepared and has a knack for meeting the individual writer at his/her particular stage of development. Her style is encouraging and accepting. I highly recommend her to writers of all levels! - Maryka Biaggio, author, Parlor Games (Conjuring the Past: Writing Historical Fiction, Novel Intensive)
If you want to take your writing to the next level, I highly recommend filling your writing toolbox with the valuable golden nuggets you will learn from Kim. - Joyce Kostakis (Craft of Fiction)
I have studied in several of Kim’s workshops. As soon as I completed one, I couldn’t wait until the next. Kim is a mentor of the highest caliber. Her workshops are full of warmth, wit, and support. She brings a laser sharp intelligence and a deep commitment to the craft of making art with words. I cannot imagine my life as a writer without the insight I’ve gained from working with Kim. - Gail Lehrman (Craft of Fiction,
Weekly Writes, Conjuring the Past: Historical Fiction)
For more references, feel free to email me.