Writing a novel shouldn't feel

Like playing darts wearing a blindfold



Forget trying to write a whole book when you can't see the forest for the trees.

What you really need to know is


HOW STORIES GROW IN THE FIRST PLACE


Go to The Plot Accelerator COACHING

The Plot Accelerator COACHING

Eight revelatory weeks of coaching. Don’t merely study how stories work—see how the principles work in your own story.

ACCELERATE
YOUR CREATIVITY

Go to One-on-One COACHING FOR NOVELISTS

One-on-One COACHING FOR NOVELISTS

Master the techniques of fiction writing before you’ve woven writing issues through an entire manuscript.

MENTORING
AND SUPPORT

Go to DEVELOPMENTAL & LINE EDITING

DEVELOPMENTAL & LINE EDITING

Whether this is your first book or you’re a seasoned author, give your book the professional polish it deserves.

PROFESSIONAL
QUALITY & STANDARDS

MAYBE YOU NEED MORE THAN AN EDITOR TO POLISH YOUR WRITING

MAYBE YOU NEED A STORY COACH TO HELP MAP THE WAY


Are you the kind of person who works more effectively with a blueprint in hand and a goal in sight?

There's a better way than jamming your first novel together by yourself, then handing it over to an editor to fix.

Coach your way into your manuscript, and learn what's going on under the hood. Become the mechanic of your own storytelling engine.

NOW YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE YOUR BOOK FLY.

Transforming Aspiring authors
into emerging novelists

Lisa Poisso, Editor and Story Coach
Specializing in Fiction by New and Emerging Authors

What if you finally understood what's going on under the hood of your novel manuscript?

No more stumbling through rough drafts, then paying an editor to help you find the story inside. You'll write a better book from the start, from concept and story to the words on the page.

As your story coach, I'll help you connect theory with practice. You'll pick up strategies and knowledge you'll use the rest of your writing career.

This is your writing, but smarter. Your book, but better.

  • "(Lisa's) the real deal. Simply awesome. In the last six months, I have learned so much. And more than that, the voice inside my head has changed her tune. Now I hear, 'You're going to do this.'"—Emile Horne

  • "After completing the Plot Accelerator course with Lisa ... I've just hit 30K words after making a lot of cuts and reducing it to 15K. Now I’m back to where I started with a much stronger story. Nothing is lost in the process. The scenes that will never be read have enhanced my own understanding of the protagonist's situation. Originally intended to be a novella, Collisville is now writing itself. Here's to words that grow organically! Stories shouldn't be forced. Motivation drives the characters. Characters drive the action! Action and reaction IS the story."—J. C. Thomas

Empower Yourself As An Author

Read my success stories to hear from more satisfied authors and editors.

Do you know why your story will keep readers turning pages—
or are you only guessing?

Clarity

See your writing—and your publishing goals, too—more clearly.