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Dorothea Buckingham - Historical Book Coach

NOT SURE WHERE YOU’RE GOING?

the compass package is for you. 

Sometimes we all need a bit of direction. Perhaps you’re sure not what your next step should be. Maybe you’d like some professional feedback on where you are so far. This package is a short-term, intense look at your project. We will examine the purpose of your story, its structure, the world building, the scenes, logic, narrative drive, trajectory, pacing, dialogue character arcs and readability. And then we stop, breathe and see if it’s the story you want to tell. 

Cost: $199

Dorothea Buckingham - Historical Book Coach

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION

Get professional feedback for your manuscript. This package includes an intensive evaluation with a thorough reading of your entire book. I will examine the structure of your story, your world building, the scenes, logic, narrative drive, trajectory, pacing, dialogue character arcs and readability. I will include a 10 page editorial letter and some inline comments. The letter includes a plan of action so you will know your next step. 

After you receive your editorial letter, we will book two half-hour phone calls to talk it through.

Cost: $800

Dorothea Buckingham - Historical Book Coach

MANUSCRIPT REVISION

This all-inclusive custom package offers full support in all aspects of your manuscript revision. If I haven’t read through your entire manuscript (manuscript evaluation), I will read the entire manuscript. I will respond with an editorial letter followed by a half-hour phone call to discuss what was suggested. After that, you will submit 50 pages twice a month for my review. Each submission deadline is followed by a half-hour phone call when we decide the next step in the revision. You will have full access to me via email. If we move at a pace of 50 pages, a 300 page manuscript revision will take three months. This package requires a three-month minimum commitment. 

Cost ranges Based on Project Needs
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GROUP COACHING FOR MEMOIR 

Group coaching for memoir is an ongoing meeting of five memoirists and Dorothea. We meet twice a month for 90 minutes on Zoom. This safe setting balances craft, project management, and privacy. The current group has been together since 2022 and presently there are no openings. 

A memoir is a delicate balance between fact and imagined history. I coach Narrative Memoir only and my topics are limited to those stories you would feel free to share with your grandmother. 

I am opening a second memoir group coaching cohort in June 2024. I will post details in April  2024. If you have any questions, please email me directly: dorothea@dorotheabuckingham.com 

Applications for this group will be posted April 2024. 
Cost: $299 for a commitment of six months

GROUP COACHING FOR HISTORICAL FICTION 

A new group coaching cohort will begin in August 2024. This course will include craft, reference strategies, and project management. The group is limited to five historical fiction writers. We will meet twice a month for 90 minutes on Zoom. I offer a mini-course RESEARCHING AMERICA that may benefit you before taking this class. The class will be informal but vigorous. It’s hands-on and practical. If you have any questions, email me at: dorothea@dorotheabuckingham.com 

Cost: $299 for a commitment of six months
Applications for this group will be posted April 2024.