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with writing coach Milli Thornton


THIS PAGE CONTAINS DETAILS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT, COACHING FEES, TIPS FOR HOW TO APPLY & THE APPLICATION FORM

Writing coach, Milli Thornton

Life is short! Don’t let writing procrastination eat you alive.

7 reasons you’ll be happier if you take action today

  • When you have your own coach, you’ll feel heard.
  • You’ll finally have someone to unburden yourself to about your darkest writing issues. Milli is a deep listener and she’ll care about you as a writer.
  • You’ll be asked a lot of questions to get to the core of your problems. This alone can reveal healing avenues.
  • You’ll be given specific assignments (based on your writing project) that will bypass your issues and get you to write.
  • You’ll write WAY more than you usually do.
  • You’ll find out you’re capable of a lot more than you think.
  • You’ll see angles on your writing project that weren’t apparent before (because you were alone with it).

“The chemistry between us makes things happen.”

— Judith Shaw, about coaching with Milli

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RED-HOT TIP FOR YOUR SUCCESS:

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UNLESS YOU READ EVERYTHING THOROUGHLY, YOU WON’T KNOW HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH YOUR APPLICATION. AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THAT, THEN YOU WILL ALSO NOT BE SUCCESSFUL IN A COACHING PROGRAM.

IF YOU’RE HERE BECAUSE YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING COACHED, YOU’LL GET PLENTY OF TIPS ON THIS PAGE ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE APPLYING FOR AND HOW TO SUBMIT A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION. Smiley face

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING:
Successful applicants get a 1-hour FREE consultation to determine whether you qualify for the introductory week of coaching ($250). The introductory week comes with a money-back guarantee. You cannot join a coaching program (12 or 24 weeks) until you’ve tried the introductory week of coaching. Qualifying for the introductory week of coaching does not rely on your experience as a writer—it’s about whether I can help you and whether we have the right chemistry to work together. Qualifying also hinges on whether you take the time and care to submit a thoughtful application.

COACHING FEES & PROGRAMS

The introductory week ($250) is the only time I offer a single week of coaching. After that, ongoing clients enroll in a coaching program of 12 weeks ($3,000) or 24 weeks ($5,500) in order to make substantial progress with their writing.

HOW MILLI’S CLIENTS MAKE PROGRESS WITH THEIR WRITING

Committing to an ongoing coaching program is the way my clients get their projects finished/books written. However, both the coach and the writer first need to know whether they’ll have chemistry and make a great team. You can try a week of coaching to find out.

Some coaches may try to recruit you into a coaching program without giving you a way to road-test their service first. The opportunity presented below offers transparency—a chance to find out for yourself whether this is right for you.

The goal is to find out whether you want to enroll in a coaching program, but you’ll still get a ton of value from the introductory week of coaching. We’ll get right down to business! (See Lisa’s story.)

WHO DOES MILLI WORK WITH?

Milli works with a wide range of writers and writing projects, and she’s open-minded. For instance, Milli is not a Christian, but she has helped various Christians write their books or stories. On the other end of the spectrum, if your writing calls for gritty situations and salty language, no problem. Whatever your project, Milli is interested in working with your creative potential.

Below are examples to help you visualize the range of writers Milli works with. Some of her most recent clients are writing—or have finished writing—the following:

  • a series of stories about a jazz band
  • a non-fiction book about finding your purpose
  • a novel set in a prison
  • a short story about a circus
  • a novel about rescuing a special dog
  • a story about an artist
  • a Christian novel set in ancient Rome
  • a short story about a world adventure
  • a novel about a lost manuscript
  • a non-fiction book about surviving a heart attack
  • a novella about gods and goddesses

THE FREE CONSULTATION

The free consultation is not a coaching call. The initial consultation with any coach is your opportunity to assess that coach and what they offer before you enroll. Have your questions ready for the call. The coach will also have questions for you, to help her determine whether her coaching service is the right one for you.

THE INTRODUCTORY WEEK OF COACHING ($250) CONSISTS OF:

  • 1-hr coaching session
  • Tailor-made writing assignments
  • Email, text message and phone support
  • Same-day support for writer’s block
  • Increased productivity (write more!)
  • Friendly accountability (get your assignments done)
  • Evergreen writing tips
  • Encouraging feedback for your completed assignments (also makes you want to write more)
  • Insightful suggestions for how to improve your writing and/or your writing process

At the end of the week we meet for a debriefing call to go over what you learned and achieved, and to discuss whether you want to continue. If you do, at that point you can join a coaching program to help you make even more progress with your writing. The coaching programs are 12 weeks ($3,000) and 24 weeks ($5,500).

During the debriefing there’s no pressure or sales pitch; the choice will be up to you.

“This first week has exceeded my expectations in what I could expect from a writing coach. You are smart, careful and creative and I see you as a true mentor.”

— George Borghi, California

NO-RISK GUARANTEE

The application process includes a 1-hour free consultation to meet your coach. This happens before you pay the invoice for the introductory week of coaching ($250). Within the first 2 days of starting the coaching, if it’s obvious to one or both parties that we’re not a match, your money will be refunded, minus a 10% processing fee ($25).

WANT MORE INFO FIRST?

Read Leigh’s testimonial

See more details about what a week of coaching consists of

The Application Form

The application form takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Please don’t start right now if you’re in a rush.






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 Leigh’s introductory week of coaching

Testimonial from New Mexico

I HAD NO IDEA what to expect from my first coaching session with Milli.

Prior to our meeting, I had not written anything of substance in seven years. I knew I wanted to write again. Writing creatively had once been an important and fulfilling part of my life. But before working with Milli, the very thought of sitting down to write filled me with a fear and anxiety I could not explain. I would do anything to avoid writing: vacuuming the house, organizing my closet, planning my vegetable garden six months in advance. I was totally paralyzed.

During our meeting, I found myself having revelation after liberating revelation about my writing.

Milli encouraged me to write without expectations about outcomes. That was an incredible breakthrough for me.

I had two major brainstorms during that first consultation about an idea for a novel that had long ago stumped me and dried up. We weren’t even talking on that subject at the time. I’m convinced these brainstorms came organically because Milli helped me connect with my creative self again. That self had been stifled for so long. Now that it was invited back into my life, it had a lot to say.

I couldn’t wait to get started with a coaching program. I got my first assignment and wrote 10,000 words over five days.

I was having so much fun, and was so delighted to see I could still be creative, I had to tear myself away from the laptop to tend to the necessities of life: eating, sleeping, and spending time with my husband!

Milli has an uncanny ability to see into you as an individual and find the right strategies and insights, just for you, to set your creative self free. She’s so passionate about her coaching it’s impossible not to be inspired.

Milli is following her dream as a writing coach, and it shows. Milli rescued the writer in me, and I am grateful.

Thank you, Milli!

— L.L., New Mexico


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Each week of coaching consists of:

A 1-hour coaching session

Here’s how one client described a coaching session with Milli:

To say I enjoyed our first session is an understatement. It was enthralling, motivating and tender, the ultimate in collaboration and respect. I not only felt heard and acknowledged, but more importantly understood.

Milli listens for the clues that will guide her to help you. She uses questions and her insights from 20+ years of helping writers to draw out your deepest writing issues.

Assignments designed for YOUR needs

Here’s one client’s reaction to receiving her latest assignment:

My goal was to finish my assignment yesterday but I wrote for over two hours and I’m still only on part 2. I’ve learned so much from working with this character. Also, I had no problems with the writing—I was too focused on what my character was saying. I’m really excited about being a happy writer!

One client compared Milli’s coaching style to taking an independent study at a university. An independent study is a one-on-one student/teacher class that can be customized to that student’s pace and style of learning. A study is beneficial because you can work at your own pace and address strengths and weaknesses in a supportive fashion.

In her coaching programs, Milli offers a tailor-made experience for each client, based on that writer’s particular issues, needs, passions, fears and the specific writing project that is calling out for progress (eg., novel, memoir, screenplay, nonfiction book).

Whether you’re trying to write a book or simply recapture your passion for writing, Milli will cater especially to your situation. Each assignment will either zero in on where you’re trying to go with an existing piece of writing, or focus on a way to revive the fun.

Creativity help and emotional support whenever you need it

The clients who do the best here are not shy about reaching out to Milli in between coaching sessions. In fact, you’re expected to get help if you feel stuck. See the next point for how to get this support.

Email, text message and phone support

You can contact Milli any time for support, questions, help getting unblocked or anything else you need. If email or text messages don’t resolve your dilemma, same-day phone calls are available to unknot your issues in person. You’re also encouraged to contact Milli to share your wins (big or small) and your sense of making progress.

Friendly accountability

Milli will help you establish regular follow-ups with your writing coach to help you finish your assignments. These follow-ups will be tailored to your needs and preferences.

Increased productivity

Write heaps more! If you’re currently feeling very unproductive (maybe not writing anything at all) we will quickly change that dynamic. If you commit to Milli’s program, she can help you write thousands of words for your book or other writing project.

Encouraging feedback for your completed assignments

Here’s what one client said about her first feedback:

Milli, When I got your email I knew it contained your reaction about the ending of my story. I took a deep breath and just started reading. I had no idea what you were going to say. All I can say is wow! I am moved and so touched by what you wrote. I was on the verge of happy tears that someone would acknowledge my writing as you have. I’m totally psyched about this feedback and I’m looking forward to seeing where things will go from here.

Feedback to help you improve

If what you mainly need is encouragement, that’s what you’ll receive. But if you’re serious about getting published, Milli will tailor the feedback to your goals. Milli’s penetrating insights will help you understand how to improve your writing.

Book Development

The coaching phase is about getting the first draft finished. If you want to continue with Milli after that, she offers a book development service.

The Application Form

The application form takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Please don’t start right now if you’re in a rush.

 

Leigh’s story originally published by Milli at Writer’s Muse

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