A FIERCELY KIND WORD COACHING
At A Fiercely Kind Word, I work with you if you’re a writer ready to commit to writing your stories. You’re done with talking about your stories, researching your stories, and imagining your National Book Award acceptance speech.
Got a bunch of ideas and scraps of paper with scribbled ideas?
Check out the From Curious to Creating options.
If you’ve organized the scribbles and have a semblance of a completed draft, see how From Messy Middle to Craft package could serve you.
And if you’re ready for final revisions of a manuscript, From Finish to Polish may be your best bet.
Let’s get started.
– Carl W. Buehner
So you have jottings and notes and musings for an essay, personal narrative, or fictional short story, and you’re ready to organize them and write the story. Yay!
You’re ready to articulate writing goals and willing to receive and act on guidance to help you reach them.
Here’s what we’ll do: We’ll identify your goals, your writer’s oasis, and a story structure that holds your ideas for you to begin writing into. I’ll check in with you weekly via A Fiercely Kind Word email that includes customized writing inspiration, answers any questions you’ve had during the week, and share writing advice from my own experiences and from teachers who helped me when I was starting out. You have a kind guide.
With this package, I’ll help you identify the framework for your writing life and the framework for a piece of writing. I dedicate three months of fierce, kind support to determining how to support the emergence of your beautiful writing life.
This three-month package can be extended to six months, with phone calls occurring bi-monthly instead of monthly.
Writers are people who write. You are a writer. But you sense your stories would benefit from a broader repertoire of practices, and you’re not so sure about how to go about rewriting.
I’ll work with you to suss out how A Fiercely Kind Word can support you most effectively. Our aim will be to provide you a Writer’s Map that introduces you to a range of tools and strategies to help you move your writing forward as directly as the crow flies–by working with one specific piece of writing (up to 5,000 words).
In this package, I help you build on your existing writer’s strengths, providing you with customized writing exercises and helping you gain confidence with your own discernment “wings” for sustaining your writing life. I’m committed to giving you three months of fierce, kind support for the beautiful story you have to tell.
Your manuscript is nearly completed! (At least you think it is. You hope it is.)
Congratulations! But the final push feels like it might kill you and you find yourself dabbling with new ideas instead of revising, or binge-watching Netflix instead of researching lit mags or agents. And maybe, just maybe, you fear the big R-word – rejection. Ugh.
It is hard to take the final steps with a piece of writing, to cross the finish line. Even though you have much of the writing process down, you could use a little accountability, some fresh, kind, thoughtful perspective on your manuscript, and yes, someone cheering you on.
I’ll work with you to suss out how A Fiercely Kind Word can support you through the last, intense stage of finishing a story. Together, we will create a Writer’s Atlas for your specific needs, with a map for your current manuscript, and a plan for the next stage of your writing life. This is three months of focused devotion to helping your beautiful story soar with fierce kindness.
I want my clients to leave each interaction with me feeling as if they want to go write and write deeply and that they have the capacity to do so. I believe those people who are ready to ask for help already have the answers within themselves and I believe we often need the right support to learn that we have the answers inside us. I help people like you awaken your inner writer and honor yourself as a writer.
If you’re curious about why I started A Fiercely Kind Word, check out the story here.
And if you’re curious about our wide-eyed mission at A Fiercely Kind Word, read our Manifesto and stay updated on The Hatch, our near-future community of committed and conscientious writers like you.
Shape Your Ideas
Get 5 Fiercely Kind Word Prompts to start shaping your ideas into stories.