Writing can be hard, frustrating, and scary.
But it can also be natural, intuitive, and life-affirming.
Whatever ups and downs you’ve had with your writing, it’s highly likely that I’ve had them too.
But you know what I’ve realized after a lifetime of writing?
I write better and stronger when I receive encouragement and constructive feedback.
I love helping people with their writing almost as much as I love to write.
It’s been a long and wild ride to reach the crossroads of writing and coaching. I’ve worked in 35 jobs, including 17 years in higher education as a career counselor, academic adviser, and prelaw adviser. I’ve sat down with people from all walks of life in more than 13,000 one-to-one sessions. I’ve critiqued thousands of personal statements, essays, and stories. All of this, combined with being an author and blogger, makes me uniquely qualified to be a very different kind of Writing Coach.
People I Love to Help:
- Writers drafting a novel
- Writers drafting a memoir
- Writers drafting a non-fiction book
- Writers drafting a short story
- Writers drafting an op-ed or article
- Writers drafting a back cover summary for their book
- Writers starting or maintaining a blog
Two meetings with Peg transformed my barebones movie idea into a screenplay treatment that’s tight, engaging, and marketable. She’s a joy to work with: smart, quick, dialed in – a fountain of great ideas and suggestions. She’ll help you be the best writer you can be. — John Davis, Writer & Screenwriter
How I Coach People:
The magic is in the meeting.
Sessions take place over the phone or Skype. Sessions can be used for discussing, brainstorming, and dissecting your story ideas, story structure, writing challenges, and more. I will listen, ask you questions, and give you compassionate, direct, and constructive feedback. If you’d like to workshop your writing, email me up to 5 double-spaced pages (12-pt font) prior to our meeting. One of us will read your writing aloud, then I’ll ask you questions to winnow out the story you want to tell, and give you constructive feedback.
Keeping it Affordable:
Because I enjoy working with writers of all backgrounds, I try to keep my coaching rates as affordable as possible. Working together in a session is the best way to find out if coaching is right for you, and if we’d be a good client-coach team. Sign up for a new client session for just $50.
All coaching sessions are 50 minutes.
New client session = $50
Returning client session = $80
Book a 4-session package and receive 10% off.
Questions? Email me at peg(at)pegcheng(dot)com.
Ready to get started?
Reserve your session using my online scheduler below!
NOTE: I no longer work with prelaw students or anyone writing personal statements for college or graduate school.
Looking forward to meeting with you soon!