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Writing Coaching

Many folks dream of writing a book but aren’t sure how to make that dream a reality. That’s why we offer writing coaching. Writing coaching entails weekly writing meetings with an experienced mentor to vision, draft, and hone your story. We’ll set a timeline and budget together, then work through edits to ensure your message is authentic and your manuscript is polished and ready for publication. Writing coaching is the marriage of three critical practices:

Tuning-in to your creative process by strengthening your intuition, understanding your motivations and fears, and letting inspiration and curiosity guide you.

Building your writing practice by heading the call to write when inspired, scheduling time to write, and learning to effectively outline, draft, edit, and research content.

Finding your voice as a writer, both internally (developing confidence and affirming your unique perspective) and externally (clarifying your message and audience).


A creative consultation is a valuable tool for pointing writers, artists, and aspiring authors in the right direction. Whether you want to write or produce a book but don’t know where to start, have a completed manuscript but aren’t sure what to do with it, or need assistance with technical or logistical aspects of book production, we can help you take the next step on your path to publication.

Publishing Services

We are a one-stop shop for book publishing services tailored to writers and creatives. We offer title development, editorial, design, production, and marketing services to creatives looking to turn their manuscript into an authentic, polished, and professional book. Here’s a short list of services we provide:

Title Development: Getting clear on what your book is about, who it is for, and what success looks like; Collecting metadata; Establishing your creative team; Setting your budget and timeline

Editorial: Developmental, line and copy-editing; Finding and working with sensitivity readers; Collecting endorsements

Design: Handling book layout in preparation for eBook, audiobook, or print editions; Cover art acquisition; Cover design

Production: Coordinating proofing, printing, and shipping with trade printers

Marketing: Defining and finding your audience; Creating press kits (sell sheets, press releases, author photos, chapter samples; Creating a marketing plan

To book a consultation, discuss writing coaching, or dive into editorial, design, or production services, email us at bluecactuspress@gmail.com.


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