A Writer's Path

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Book Coaching Services


My book coaching service analyzes a story’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s designed to improve your manuscript, increasing its marketability through discussions about the book’s goals, focus, characterization, description, world-building, and plot.


Here are some of the items I’ll address in your manuscript:

  • Character development
  • Plot/story arc
  • Narration
  • Conflict
  • Clarity of descriptions
  • Tone and style of writing
  • Genre-specific reader expectations
  • Redundant, contrived, or awkward passages
  • Writing strengths and “challenge areas”
  • How fluid the reading is / how the prose flows


Comments will be made on a line-by-line basis, as needed, giving you the most information possible. You can expect your manuscript back littered with comments using the Microsoft Word comment feature.

No changes are made to the manuscript itself, instead giving you all the information and feedback possible to make your book shine.


“Ryan offers an affordable, high-quality service, which I was very happy to find.” -Bronwyn Wilson, author of Five Minutes to France


Rates and packages (in USD):

  • First   5,000 words:   $30
  • First 15,000 words:   $85   –   ($5 discount)
  • First 30,000 words: $170   –   ($10 discount)
  • First 60,000 words: $340  –   ($20 discount)
  • Create your own length: $0.006 per word


Paypal invoices can be paid via any major credit card or by Paypal transfer.

Samples are available for prospective clients upon request. If you wish one, simply fill out the form below and mention it in the comments.


Please fill out the contact form below to get started. I look forward to working with you.









Full testimonials:


“Ryan Lanz gave me clear and insightful feedback on the writing project I submitted for his writing and coaching service. He showed me how I could improve and what worked and what didn’t. I appreciated the way he communicated his thoughts in a respectful and honest manner. Ryan offers an affordable, high-quality service, which I was very happy to find. He’s efficient, keeps his word, and has a sense of helping the writer create artistic content.” -Bronwyn Wilson, author of Five Minutes to France


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