Certified Coach

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. Essentially, the idea of a coachn is to help  you learn and move forward on your own in the future.


Karen’s experience

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

Overcome obstacles

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


For more details, check out my

Writing Coach One Sheet


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.


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