Turning history into compelling stories
is my passion.
I’d love to help you do that too.
I can help you get started:
The 4-deadline Blueprint Program is a great way to start your brainstorming about your project, even if you’re at the very beginning and haven’t written a word. It’s full of smart tools to get those creative juices flowing and help you see your project from the very start, including figuring out what you need to research for your story.
I can help you keep going:
Ongoing coaching puts a cheerleader, editor, and taskmaster—a whole team in your corner as you get those words on the page. You can start here, or do the Blueprint Program first. This is a 12-deadline intensive program to help you get that draft finished, revised, or polished.
I can help you cross the finish line:
When you’ve already got a draft and you need fresh eyes to help you revise, it’s a great time to talk to me about coaching you through your revision.
Try out my coaching by doing the Mini Blueprint!
It’s surprising how much you can learn about the strengths and challenges of your story by answering some key questions. That’s what the Mini Blueprint, a format created by Author Accelerator for use exclusively by Author Accelerator Certified Book Coaches, can do. The Mini Blueprint gives you a mile-high view of the fundamentals of your project—your protagonist, your plot, your point—and my package includes a review of your Blueprint plus a half-hour Zoom call to discuss it, one-on-one.
“Susanne Dunlap is a warm, encouraging book coach who emphasizes what is good and special in your work, and then works with you to bring the story into its best and most marketable form. Because she herself is not only an editor but a multi-published and well regarded novelist, she understands what it is like to create something, take it apart, and form it again until it lands on a publisher’s list of acquired books and eventually on the perfect reader’s nightstand.”
Hear what some of my
book coaching clients have to say:
I’ve been writing historical fiction for nearly 20 years.
So I understand the challenges—and the rewards. I know what it’s like to do hours and days and weeks of research and realize you don’t necessarily need it. I know how agonizing it can be to be true to history, but still make sure the story works in all the ways fiction has to work. I started with historical fiction when I got my PhD from Yale in music history. So many remarkable stories to tell, especially about the forgotten women.
I’d love to be your ally in making your historical world come to life for readers!