General Consultation

Writing is hard work, especially when you're going it alone. And sometimes it's just really nice to talk to someone who understands the challenges and the frustrations of the craft as well as the joys and possibilities. 

45 mins



“It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way”

~ Ernest Hemingway


In a General Consultation I can help with things like:

  • brainstorming story ideas before you start writing

  • brainstorming genre and style ideas before you start writing

  • finding time to write

  • solving character problems

  • solving plot problems

  • plot structure

  • deciding if self-publishing or traditional publishing is best for you

  • deciding which direction your career should take

  • putting the distinct parts of storytelling together – even though you’ve read every post by Reedsy or Writers’ Digest

  • whatever writing related issue you might be experiencing.

So, if you would like to chat about your manuscript in general or you're wondering if coaching or mentoring is what you really need, book a time to chat with me. 


I can't wait to meet you and hear all about your project!


​​How do I know a consultation is right for me?

Well, honestly, you won’t know that until you're in the room with me, but rest assured you can trust me with your literary baby, after all, I am a doctor. Well, I'm almost a doctor. I'll graduate my PhD in 2024. 

More importantly, as much as I’d love a publisher to recognise your genius and offer you a publishing contract as soon as they finish reading your work, I cannot accept any responsibility if they don’t. The publishing industry is a fickle industry. What sells one day, is pulp the next.

However, my #1 priority is your satisfaction. I want to help you to write the best story that you can possibly write, which means I stand by my services 100%. 

How much does it cost?

$60 AUD for 40 minutes.

Note: All pricing is subject to change without notice.

How does it work? How will you chat with me?

All consultations are conducted via Zoom or Google Chat so please make sure you have access to one of those services.

Can you record the chat?

Yes, you can record the chat for your own personal use.


However, the recording are subject to copyright so they must not be shared with family, friends, or colleagues via email or any other communication method, nor can it be posted to social media as it is subject to copyright.

What about confidentiality?

I take confidentiality very seriously. As such, everything I read and everything we discuss is totally confidential. 

What if we don't cover everything in one session?

We'll try and get through everything we need to in 45 minutes. However, if you feel you need more time, you can always book another session. 

What if I need to cancel my consultation? Will I get a refund?

Your consultation is important to me and I understand that sometimes it is necessary to reschedule. However, any cancellation or reschedule request made less than 48 hours before the consultation will result in a cancellation fee of $25 AUD and will be charged to your card on file.


If you are more than 10 minutes late for your consultation, I may not be able to accommodate you and the same cancellation fee will apply. 

Still got questions?

No problem. Contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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