Want to Write a Book? Receive Coaching by Best-Selling Author

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N.Y. Times best-selling author Steve Alten, who penned Meg; A Novel of Deep Terror, The Trench, Domain, Goliath, and the just-released Resurrection, now offers a service to wannabe authors, called WRITING COACH.

“As an author, one of my pleasures is remaining accessible to my readers,” says Alten. “My personal e-mail appears in all of my books and I personally answer about a hundred letters a day. I’m always getting inquiries from individuals who want to write their own novel, but don’t know how to get started, or find themselves stuck. Others have great ideas, but don’t know how to develop their plots. So I offer two services on my website. WRITING TIPS is a free site, which breaks the writing process down. WRITING COACH is a paid-for service for serious writers hoping to get published. I work directly with the individual, helping them develop and prepare their manuscript for a literary agent or publisher.”

Alten even offers reasonable monthly payment options, something that was not available for him when he got started. “There are never any guarantees, no matter who you work with. When I wrote MEG, I actually had to sell my prized possession, a 1971 Malibu convertible, to raise funds for editing fees. Since I make my living from being an author, I can offer more flexible terms to my readers.”

To contact the author, read free excerpts from his novels, or learn more about his services, go to SteveAlten.com.

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