Are you ready to get your book written and finished? Then consider a Non-Fiction Book Writing Coach, Australia.

You’ve got a message to share. You may even have a draft partway done, but it just doesn’t seem to be coming along. You’re stuck. Or you know the book’s theme but don’t know where to start with the writing and structuring. If this applies, then consider getting a book writing coach.

This Australian, nation-wide service applies to many kinds of writers – in business or retired, a coach or a counsellor.

A book coach or author mentor is someone who has written many books before, researched target reader-fit, found what works, and if an editor like Jen, can help guide your writing progress.

Constant feedback guides you to become a stronger writer.

Listening to your obstacles, in the first session we’ll unpack the schedule and daily habits that could work for YOU to get motivated. Then we’ll start the book planning process, called Outlining.

Each fortnight, your book writing coach gives chapter feedback on voice, language used, the overall book’s structure, and keeping to the agreed theme.

Developmental editing throughout

With feedback, you’ll soon understand how to tighten up your writing and choose the best analogies, anecdotes, case studies, quotes, and references.

Learn how to research facts using verified research sources.

So who is Jennifer Lancaster?

book writing coach and editor Jen LancasterI’ve been an editor of many different styles of books in the non-fiction space, including health, success, self-development, and psychology.

I’ve written books about money/finance, marketing, and freelancing.  I have also done complex book typesetting and uploaded many books for print-on-demand and Kindle Direct.

I’m an avid reader of self-help, abundance, marketing, writing, and personal finance books. Observing what works in other books helps me to advise authors.

After graduating, I worked in copywriting and digital marketing for small businesses so apply my marketing know-how to hooks and angles.

What You’ll Learn During Book Writing Coaching Sessions

Book writing development helps you:

  • Develop your theme, whether for a commercial market or reader enjoyment. This is crucial when it comes time to promote your book to a niche audience
  • Assist with your book outline to get it into a uniform shape
  • Mindset: with a kind listening ear, you can overcome what was keeping you from moving ahead with writing
  • Keep your written voice and point-of-view consistent
  • Learning the parts of a book that must be managed, e.g. foreword, preface, about the author, and endorsements
  • Learn to kick some of your unhelpful writer patterns (we all have them!)
  • Keep you on track towards your deadline, which we set at the start
  • Know what steps come next – if considering your own imprint, benefit from our book designer and indexer network.

Included in the full package are self-publishing video lessons (info on formatting, distribution, eBooks, costs, library supply, legalities, and ISBNs) or Publisher Proposal help.

Also included is book Blurb Writing support (with hot selling points); support with Amazon listing; advice on what prices to charge for eBook or Paperback.

This personalised and expert advice is NOT generally provided by ‘hybrid’ publishing support houses.

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BONUSES with our program:

  • The Book Creation Self-Publish  course (valued at $300). Benefit from guides, tutorial videos, and templates for your own use. Authored by an Australian. 
  • Get audience targeting and book sales blurb help, as this helps you focus on profiting from your creative works.
  • A book planning workbook, which will help in the early stages. 

Book Writing Coaching Process

After reading the workbook (supplied), first we go through planning your Topic and Outline together.

Before every one-to-one session, I will read your work of around 7 A4 pages and offer editing suggestions. Two days later, we have a Zoom call – to discuss any blocks, recent writing, and the language designed for your target reader.

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Our modifiable Publishing Schedule is planned to keep you on track to the next 10,000 words or other milestone, while allowing time for editing and reflection. This helps with planning the time allocated to write and thinking ahead.


We keep it simple, with an easy outlining method and advice. Anyone can do this, so don’t worry.  You can even transcribe much of your book, as long as you keep references used.

After the book development stage is complete and you have integrated our suggestions, the manuscript will be ready to integrate. Many common structural problems and repetitions will have been cleared away, leaving just a copy editing round to go. Your book will also be long enough to meet market expectations, but not too wordy, and can be priced accordingly.

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Establish Book Development Program – 6 to 12 Months

The full writing development package (under development) includes:

Audience targeting personalised example and document

11 sessions of writing coaching (45 minutes to an hour)

Editing Suggestions on 3,000-word blocks (i.e. 10 pages)

Support for publishing or self-publishing – includes small presses list or self-publishing imprint knowledge.

Copy editing round included (valued at around $1,500)

12 months’ access to our Book Creation & Self-Publish course.

Mega Book and Course Planning Workbook, an A4 spiral-bound planner.


Each session has a personal Zoom call and a helpful editorial review of 7-11 pages, including repeats and patterns. It includes feedback on structure and a copy edit, making it much easier to read.

POA. Package priced from $3,900.

New Bonus: our Mega Book & Course Planning workbook and video training access.
Or access the special monthly payment plan for up to 7 months.

Get your book finished – with Jennifer’s help:

If you’re keen to find out about working with a writing coach, then book in with Jennifer for a 25-minute strategising session

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Included in the Non-Fiction Writing Coaching Package:

Scheduled writing/publishing coaching sessions, plus regular editing suggestions in Word or Docs. Can be spaced to suit your book writing and work schedule.  Coaching includes: tailored planning advice, a 1-page publishing schedule, and guides to inform you and get you kick-started.

Please note: Pricing is in Australian currency, as at December 2023. GST is not currently charged. ABN 80 544 508 158.  Business Author Academy abides by the privacy laws and the state legislation of Queensland.

As a Book Writing Coaching or Editing client, get 12 months free membership to Book Creation Self-Publish. Worth $227.

Log in and download all the audios, tutorials, a Self-Publishing Schedule, and read articles on self-publishing, legal aspects, production/editing, readership offers, marketing & branding, print-on-demand guidance, and a media guide. Also see our other author services.