Close this search box.

Write Your Memoir or Nonfiction Book in 4 Months

your nonfiction book is within sight

Nonfiction Writing Coaching & Editing

In only 4 months, go from thinking about writing your memoir or nonfiction book to holding a completed first draft in your hands.

Get valuable support from your writing coach and editor, learn craft and strategy, gain invaluable writing skills, and stay focused and on track. This step-by-step process takes the guesswork out of writing your memoir or nonfiction book and guides you through each stage toward completion.

jar with string lights beside a plain notebook and pen

Are you ready to write your memoir or nonfiction book but are unsure where or how to start?

Our One Lit Place Write Your Memoir in 4 Months Program and our Write Your Business | Self-Development Book in 4 Months Programs are the perfect way to kick-start your career powerfully and productively. 

Writers who attempt to get their first draft down without support often falter or quit entirely. Those who get regular, specific infrastructure, guidance, instruction, and the personal one-on-one help and accountability from a writing coach and editor, however, see markedly greater productivity, confidence, and success.

typewriter on table in forest
business and self-help books beside yellow potted plant with text
Business | Self-Development | Nonfiction Book

Custom Nonfiction Writing Coaching and Editing: the Path to a Book

If you’d prefer to work with your coach on a custom basis, you will arrive at a completed draft of your nonfiction book through three phases: Early Drafting, Feedback and Editing, and Late Stage Proofreading & Publication Support.

Inception and Early Stage Drafting

Mid-Stage Writing Coaching

Revision and Editing

– Early stage guidance, support, and editorial assistance via chat, phone, and/or video conference
– Establish project purpose and structure
– Design infrastructure for writing process and writer’s schedule

Weekly or regular check-ins with your coach and editor are suggested to maintain accountability and to maximize your productivity.

– Developmental feedback on early manuscript pages
– Continual support and instruction on writing craft

Your coach and editor is on hand to provide feedback and walk you through how to implement any changes, make editorial changes on your behalf, or teach you editorial skills so you can self-edit as well as have your editor’s eyes on the work for an outsider’s take on the manuscript from macro to micro.

– Collaboratively refine book purpose, structure, pacing, and flow
– Provide substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading
– Assist with query, synopsis or proposal & publication support

Your editor will help refine the draft at the chapter, section, paragraph, and line level so it is lean, concise, purposeful and correct. A publication strategy can be determined to help you know whether to aim for self-publishing or traditional publishing and what steps you can take to achieve that publishing goal.

5-Hour Block


3-Hour Intro Block


1-Hour Top-Up Block


Why Write With Us?

Many writers talk about wanting to write memoirs, but only those who sit down and make the writing happen are the ones whose books make it to the shelves, influence our thinking, and effect change. Memoirs and nonfiction books are our way of sharing our experiences with others who feel heard and understood and making the word more comprehensible and intimate.

It’s your time.




workbook cover with text


Other ways we help writers

revision pages with handwritten notes

Manuscript Evaluation & Developmental Feedback

Already have a first draft? We'll give you a thorough assessment and constructive suggestions for moving ahead with revision

black reading glasses sitting on antique book


First there's the structural sculpting phase, next the sentence-level line and copy editing, and lastly the proofreading to ensure your work is good to go

e-reader on print background with pencil


Navigate the twists and turns of publication by having a seasoned literary coach by your side, a beautiful author website, book formatting for self-publishing and more-

blue notebooks, reading glasses, turquoise espresso cup on wood table for creativity course

Cultivating Creativity- Online Course

The precursor to writing a book, our 31-day creativity course gives you great tools to establish a writing habit and generate loads of new material

20% Off

Our 4-month Mentored Book Programs, Online Courses, & Writing Coaching and Editing Hours. From November 21-27, 2023

  • USE COUPON CODE write20olpgrnov2023 at checkout!