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Q: Who are you?
A: I am a Creativity Coach for Novelists, award-winning novelist, and Master NLP Practitioner. I am also the founder of Barany School of Fiction, an online school for dedicated novelists, and the editor-in-chief of Writer’s Fun Zone blog.
Q: How do I write for your blog?
A: Check out the Writer’s Guidelines here.
Q: Do you do book reviews?
A: No, not at this time, though if you ave something relevant to our audience, consider writing an article for us. Guidelines here.
Q: Do you offer 1-1 sessions?
A: Yes, I do. You can learn all about them here.
“I very much enjoyed and appreciated our talk today. You helped me clarify some thoughts and gave me some useful feedback and suggestions. I think your suggestions will prove fruitful and I appreciate that. I found you very easy to talk with and that’s always nice.”
— Susan Policoff, San Francisco Bay Area
“Working with someone you don’t know, someone who doesn’t have a preconceived notion of you are and whose goal is to help you, allows you to be yourself in a way that you can’t be with others.”
–Susan Williamson, Canada
“Beth is very professional, and since she is an artist, she understands what problems creativity can create. There really hasn’t been anyone who I could really talk to about the specific issues of creativity, and what it means to live creatively. Creativity coaching is definitely a niche!”
–Cathy H, in Gambrills, Maryland
Q: What kinds of courses do you offer?
A: At Barany School of Fiction, we help a full-suite of home-study / self-paced courses for dedicated genre fiction novelists to plan their novels, write, edit, and publish them too. And yes, marketing. We teach you how to comfortably and confidently develop your brand and promote your books. All of our courses come with free membership to Fellowship of the Pen, an online community for our students and alumni. Additionally, we answer all questions in the school within 24 hours during business hours.
Q: I’m not sure the kind of support I need. Can I schedule a call with you?
A: Yes, you can. Start by reading “The 4 Stages of Writing a Novel” to determine what stage you’re in, and write me from that page. When I get your reply, I’ll send you the link to schedule a complimentary session with me.
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