A Writer’s Journey: How Hiring Writing Coaches Transformed My Craft and Career

My wordsmith’s odyssey

Rick Martinez

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Writing is a craft, but it’s also a journey of self-discovery, learning, and honing your skills.

As a writer, I have been on this journey for years. I started writing as a hobby, then took a few courses, then tried my hand at freelancing, and finally, I pursued writing as a full-time career. Along the way, I faced many obstacles, doubts, and challenges. But the single most transformative decision I made was hiring writing coaches to help me improve my writing skills.

In this blog post, I’ll share how writing coaches transformed my craft and career and why entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants can benefit from having writing coaches too.

1. Writing coaches provide feedback and clarity on your writing.

One of the biggest challenges writers face is getting feedback on their writing and understanding where they need to improve.

Feedback can come from many sources, such as friends, family, colleagues, but none are as valuable as a writing coach. When I started working with my first writing coach, I was surprised at the level of clarity and focus that came from just a few sessions. My coach gave me feedback on my writing style, voice, story structure, and even grammar. I learned where my writing was strong and where I needed to improve.

The feedback I received was honest, constructive, and actionable. It helped me focus on my strengths and improve my weaknesses.

2. Writing coaches help you develop your unique writing style.

Many writers struggle with finding their unique writing voice and style.

They may imitate other writers or try to conform to certain writing standards. A writing coach can help you identify your unique writing style by analyzing your writing patterns, themes, and voice. They can also give you writing exercises and prompts to explore different styles and help you find your authentic voice. When I worked with a writing coach on developing my writing style, I discovered that I had a talent for using humor, storytelling, and analogy…

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Rick Martinez

My journey began on food stamps • I help CEOs & entrepreneurs write & publish books that give them authority & legacy • Former CEO turned ghostwriter