Book Coaching & Editing


When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest. ― Stephen King 

NOVELS, SCREENPLAYS, MEMOIRS, SHORT STORIES & NONFICTION

(philosophy, psychology, spirituality, healing, and self help)

 

Hourly fee is $100, with a minimum of two hours per session, or a package deal for the project

 

Photo: books edited by Elana and/or written with her coaching and inspiration
Books edited by Elana and/or written with her coaching and inspiration

 

Elana is a screenwriter, writing teacher, book coach and editor. She will help you with your book or screenplay at any stage of the writing process – from concept and inception to hands-on editing to publication – in all literary and dramatic forms.

Elana’s gift is in feeling the heart and pulse of your work – where the narrative wants to go, where it meanders or avoids, and where more depth is needed.

In novel, short story, memoir and screenplay writing, she will help you find the story’s structure and develop convincing characters and an inspiring theme. In nonfiction writing, she will guide you in crystallizing your ideas and organizing the material into a book that’s accessible to the readership it’s intended, and is easy and pleasurable to read.

Using her intuition, expertise and common sense, Elana will support you in producing an exciting page-turner. Or she will come in as editor – a position that varies from project to project.

You can combine private sessions with Elana with participating in her classes, or you can work with her one-on-one only.

SKYPE is an option too, if you are not in Los Angeles.

 

What students and clients say:

I could have not written my memoir, Forbidden Memories, without the guidance of my writing coach and editor, Elana Golden. First writing in Elana’s workshops, then working with her one-on-one, Elana helped me believe in myself as a writer and bring my story to life.” ― Michelle V. Madsen, writer, teacher of autistic children  

I am grateful to Elana Golden, my writing teacher, my muse, for expertly guiding me to write my memoir Embracing Family, and for editing the final manuscript.  I could have not done it without her.”  ― Joan Kornbluh, writer, teacher 

Elana Golden was the book editor and creative consultant on my book DestinyOS. She was able to take my clever but disparate philosophies and mash-ups and turn them into a cohesive story with an excellent launch, a concrete interior and impeccable culmination.  I am grateful to Elana, and recommend her highly to anyone needing coaching and/or editing on any type of book.” ― Michael Glock, Ph.D., writer, visionary, futurist, entrepreneur 

With great affection I thank my dear editor and creative consultant, Elana Golden.  Your talent and perseverance have helped me to record my life’s work in my book The Soul’s Coach: 7 Paths to Healing Your Relationship.” ― Rochelle L. Cook, MA., ChT., counselor, clinical hypnotherapist

My dear Elana Golden, thank you for being the nurturing writing teacher who sparked within me a greater love for the craft of writing.” ― Carl Studna, photographer of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Elton John, Deepak Chopra, and more