take your story from possible to published!
Is your dream to be a published writer?
Most writers won’t take the leap.
Or will you take the leap?
Will you make it real?
With Literary Coaching, you will:
– Dust off that first draft and get it ready for publication
– Learn to write consistently, every day
– Never deal with writer’s block again
– Stop redoing your first chapter because you hate it and get to the meat of the plot
– Start believing that you can write your story
– Complete your manuscript. . . instead of adding it to ten others you haven’t been able to finish
– Translate what you have in your head into words on the page
– Keep the story from sprawling out beyond control. . . and reach a satisfying end
– Learn to do research so you can stop rewriting pivotal scenes because you failed to find out how something as simple as fire works
– Learn how to move seamlessly between exposition into Deep POV for your characters
– Learn the difference between First Person, Third Person Limited, and Omniscient POV. . . and which is best for your story
– Learn how to feel good about your sentences instead of questioning every word
And most important:
Get your stories into readers’ hands!
You need a guide
My name is Daniel and I am here to help.
I know the challenges of being a writer.
I know what it feels like to be stuck behind writers block.
When I started Whimsyland, I wanted to help writers get past their biggest challenges and live their dream of being published like I have. Over the years, I’ve struggled on my own to understand the mysteries of drafting, editing, and publishing. I searched for someone to answer my questions. Now, you don’t have to.
Whether its figuring out the final scene of your book or editing the manuscript before you send it off for publication. . .
I’m here to help you make it real!
What Other Writers Are Saying
Donavan Walker (Star Warden)
You were prompt, professional, and fun to work with. I appreciate how you went
the extra mile to ensure the manuscript is ready for publishing. Every dollar spent on you was completely worth it and I hope to work again with you on other books.
Just started my journey as a fiction writer, Whimsyland Director Daniel is very organized and methodical. I did not realize there was so much to writing fiction! Real learning experience!
S. Kirk Pierzchala
The editing services provided by Mr. Riley of Whimsyland put the final luster on my novel! His comments were professional, thorough, and very helpful. Communication was excellent, and the entire job was completed when promised. I look forward to working with him on my next project!
I’ve always had a problem with finishing my stories. I would start a book or novella, and I would never follow through. I took a chance with Whimsyland, and it’s been a phenomenal experience! Thank you for coaching me!
Daniel reached out to me as he saw flaws in the writing on my website and offered his professional editing. He saw my writing was wordy and tone was muffled, which is counter to my objective. I really appreciate that he offered solutions to problems, all in the same breath. It really took any questioning or guesswork out of working with Daniel, which I will continue to do.
M. Anthony Harris -Author of Terminal and Echoes of Memory.
“Daniel does great work in a very timely manner, and is supportive of any and every writing endeavor you may want to embark on. Whether it’s writing coaching, back-end logistics, editing, or in my case, assistance with formatting, I can’t recommend him enough. Plus, he’s just an overall great dude!”
Mr. McG and Company
We have used Mr. McG’s music preschool program for over 20 years at our child care centers, serving thousands of children. We all thought it was time to take it on the road. This new Whimsyland provides everything we need to prepare the program, market, and make it a success in a home learning environment. This was the missing piece in composing, preparing, and marketing our already successful program.
Tom's Piano Tuning
I have always wanted to publish what I’ve learned over the past 40 years
of my piano tuning experiences.
Whimsyland provides guidance in preparing the written, audio, and video as well as marketing. I’m excited to get this out to at home piano tuners ASAP!
Erik Waag (Citadel of Seven Swords)
After finishing my first book, I felt I needed some help to get a professional polish. I took time to look for the right person – someone who understood both fantasy and the indie book scene. Discovering Daniel was a stroke of luck. I asked for a simple polish at the copy/line level. Daniel went far beyond and gave me great developmental direction as well. He showed love for my project as only a true fantasy fan could. The service he provided was well worth every penny.
Milton A. Lane (Hannibal Harken)
As a self published author, I want to put out the best story I can. To accomplish this, I worked with Daniel as my editor. It’s fantastic to collaborate with someone dedicated to making my manuscript the best it can be. His input and corrections helped me add a much needed layer of polish to my novel.
If you need someone to assist you in making your good story a great one, I highly recommend you contact Daniel.
1. Schedule a Call
Sign up and select a time that works for you.
2. Make a Plan
We will meet go over the challenges you are facing as a writer. I will take notes, ask questions and come up with a customized plan to help you get past them.
3. Get Published
I will meet with you as often as you need to answer questions and help you get past any challenges. We will meet until the book is done.
Editing and Proofing
You’re ready to get eyes on your book. Great! Many times, an Editor costs the Earth and takes months to professionally polish and critique your story. I guarantee the same great effort at a lower price and with a four week return. Period.
I want to help you succeed.
Sometimes, getting that story stuck in your head turns out to be a lot harder than you thought it would be. Maybe? You just don’t have the time to write that guidebook or manual yourself. Ghostwriting is a great alternative.
You can write your book yourself or I can do it for you. Either way, we’ll get it written together.
If you’ve never published anything yet, you may not be aware that the hard part of writing is condensing your epic story or life-changing manual into four sentences that entices your audience to turn to page 1. Back cover paragraphs, catchy adverts, and engaging synopsis all fall under the category of “Blurb”
Together, we’ll create all the blurbs you’ll ever need.
Short Story Editing
Writers often cut their teeth on short story submissions to magazines, awards programs and anthologies, or write an e-course to help others. To make sure your content shines no matter what, I apply the same rigorous editing and proofing to your short content that I do for full sized manuscripts at a much lower price.
Is Literary Coaching Right for You?
I’m afraid of criticism
Coaching is about solutions, not criticism.
I’ve failed so much
I’m not sure if I can afford it
a thing that is fanciful or odd.
Every story starts out that way: an odd idea; a fancy; a possibility.
It grows. . . and grows. . . and grows. . . and now, you have a story brewing in your head.
Whimsy is the beginning of a dream.
So we take it seriously.
We’re here to guide and coach; nurture and cultivate.
Your dream deserves to be real.
And that’s what we’re here to do:
Help turn your Whimsy; your dream, into reality!
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