Karen Whiting — I am a certified writing coach with AWSA and would love to help you move forward in your writing journey whether you are a beginner or already published!
Value of a Writing Coach
A writing coach can help you work through obstacles such as reaching your audience, time management, understanding the publishing industry, and overcoming blocks. I focus on helping you in any area of writing, speaking, or marketing you need.
Aa a coach, I listen to your needs and asks questions to help you look within for solutions that connect with your real desires.
As an award winning author of twenty-seven books with more than a dozen major publishers (Tyndale, Harper Collins, McGraw Hill, Hachette) and smaller ones, I know the industry well. Beyond books, I’ve sold more than eight hundred articles published by more than sixty publications.
I write a monthly post on The Write Conversation (rated in the top 100 writing blogs) on the third Monday of the month and speaks on writing and marketing at numerous national writing conferences.
I have served on the board of directors of Christian Authors Network for several years where I help connect retailers, publishing industry experts and retailers with authors. I am also a panelist for the Writers View, a discussion forum for aspiring and established writers.
Also, consider a great writing course offered by AWSA and taught by many of my friends!
Let me help you:
Build on your strengths
Develop a personalized marketing strategy
Make your writing more relateable
Organize your writing
Manage your writing time more efficiently
Discover your writing direction
Help you be accountable
Learn how to edit and strengthen your manuscript (shorten, lengthen, bring clarity, make witing more to audiences, etc)
Develop a marketing plan that fits your style, talents, and abilities
Prepare to gain the most from writing conferences
Endorsements from clients
Karen is an incredible writing coach. She has connected with who I am and has tailored her approach for me specifically. Her follow-up skills are exceptional and her advice is spot on. ~ Laura McPherson, MS, LPC, LMFT
Karen has a breadth of knowledge. She helped make my nonfiction writing more personal and relatable with useful suggestions that were easily applied. She provided the most useful understanding of "show don't tell" I have ever received. I believe her services have made me a better, more aware writer. ~ Lauren Crews, MDIV, Bible Study teacher, author
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Karen’s coaching Qualifications
25+ years in the traditional book publishing industry and magazines gives her insider perspective on what brings success. She understands how each book has a story and a reason for why and how it came to be published and what it takes to get to that point.
Karen continues to grow and work in the industry. She takes courses and training each year to continue to improve her writing and marketing and understand the latest trends and technologies.
Karen took college level training to become certified as a coach. She spent hours coaching others and being evaluated as a coach. As a coach, she brings out the best in clients and helps them discover the answers that fit them.
She also has a degree in mathematics that helps her be organized and good at time managment, as well as help clients learn to streamline their days.