Writing can be a lonely craft. Let's change that.

This week Lu is ...

coaching and copy editing

Writing a novel is a lonely occupation. Your friends and loved ones can cheer you on from the sidelines, but they don’t really know what you’re going through.

When you started you were full of ideas and enthusiasm. You had a story you were burning to tell. You’re still burning to tell that story, but the writing process is harder than you thought. Self-doubt is creeping in. Can I really do this?

The answer is yes!

With my support you can write a novel you are proud of.



Coaching packages

Dip your toe

One-hour workshop of the first 15K words of your draft.
You will leave the session with confidence and direction for your next round of writing and editing.

Get going

Three-month intensive of fortnightly workshops to help you get your novel on track.
You will finish this program with new writing insights and a refreshed approach to your novel.

Keep going

Six-month program of monthly workshops. You will leave each session feeling encouraged and inspired to keep going. You will also have a clear idea of what to do next.
Lu Sexton

Hello, I’m Lu Sexton. I’ve been working with writers like you since 2009 and I love it. My mission is to help you bring out the best in your writing and get you one step closer to being published.

If you’re ready for some friendly, professional support with your novel, or you’re just curious about coaching and whether it’s the right thing for you, the first step is for us to have a chat. This is so I can learn a bit about you, your book, and your publishing hopes and dreams, and you can get to know me a bit too.

From there, if you feel like I’m the right coach for you, we’ll make a plan to start working together. I usually recommend starting with a dip your toe appraisal workshop.

Why not schedule a phone call right now?

Book a discovery call

Or if you are feeling shy, you can start by dropping me a line to tell me about you and your novel and we can book in the call from there.

Send an email

Coaching & editing services

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Writing coaching

Writing coaching can help you
work through story or character issues,
hone your craft,
stay focused and on track,
get your book where you want it.
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Manuscript appraisal workshops & copy editing

Two essential steps on your road to publication.



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