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Thank you for your excellent guidance and talking through my book. You have no idea how relieved I feel after speaking with you today during my VIP Session. I have a renewed sense of purpose towards writing my book.
I can’t tell you how helpful you are as a writing coach. I’m learning a ton from you while writing my book. Your input is invaluable, your comments are spot on, and your edits are amazing! I thoroughly enjoy our private writing sessions. You’re inspiring me in many ways and making the project much richer. And I'm having fun!
I would not be writing a book if it weren't for Laura’s encouragement and mentorship, along with our writing group! The idea of writing intimidated me, which is ironic considering my book is about getting out of your comfort zone and going after what you want in life. I'm surprised by how much I'm truly enjoying the writing process. I've also felt more inspired and creative in other areas of my business!
As my book editor, Laura worked with me as a partner, sharing my goal for an excellent, interesting and clearly written book. Her skills in crafting the right words add enormous value. She constructively challenged any part that might not be clear to a reader, and we worked together until we got it right. Laura was also easy to do business with and made her committed completion dates.
Laura is a brilliant writer, and I have been involved with organizations that she has developed (i.e. World Academy for the Future of Women). Her education and experiences provide her with an amazing ability to connect with people and promote them and what's important to them with grace and professionalism.
The quality and accuracy of the work Laura does for our organization is excellent. She’s always very timely, and I appreciate her unique ability to communicate my thoughts for the benefit of our members.
I have had the pleasure of working with Laura for about 2 1/2 years now. From the beginning, I have been extremely impressed with her excellent writing skills and professionalism. Laura never ceases to amaze me with the writing projects she has completed for me at Save the Family. She is friendly, easy to work with and an expert at what she does!
This book has always been in me. Laura’s support and coaching at the retreat got me clear about why I wanted to write the book. After getting the “why,” the “what” has started to flow.
This retreat has been amazing. Laura pairs you with a writing partner who can hear your voice, see the outline of your book, and give you honest feedback.
I wrote, I learned, I was inspired. I have new tools I can put to use immediately to get my book done.
I had only written brochures and advertising stuff before I went to Book in a Barn, and now I have almost completed my first draft of my memoir! Laura Bush is an excellent writing coach and Book in a Barn is a powerful kick-start — with extraordinary personal results for all.
Laura cleared the runway of my book writing dreams with her support, expertise, and guidance, so my book could take flight! Her gift for showing me how to write my thoughts down into words made the process of formulating one chapter after another almost effortless. Our weekly, online meetings had us assess, critique, and formulate new strategies for developing and revising my writing powerfully together. When my friend Cathy shared her book idea with me, I recommended Laura’s services to her without hesitation.
Laura has a unique ability to help authors draw from their own well, the story that lies in the deep waters of their soul. Then she helps them craft that story with mastery. She’s an editor extraordinaire who provides the spoonful of sugar to help the editing go down! I’m ever grateful for how she’s helped me mature as an author.
I got the crazy idea that my 77 year life story should become a NY Times best seller. So I contacted a close friend, a past president of the Arizona Writers Association, and Laura Bush became my writing coach. Four months later, thanks to Laura, I have blown by the 30,000 word mile post with a full head of steam. My goal shimmers on the horizon!
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