Book Coach

As a screenwriter and film editor, Michaela has supported storytellers from all walks of life. From idea to published story, writing is an adventure like no other. On such a mysterious journey full of surprises, challenges and rewards, you sometimes want a joyful companion to get you through. Someone like Donkey in Shrek.

Michaela's clear, insightful, and thoughtful feedback brought me back to the core of why I was writing my story and helped me clarify the heart of what I wanted to convey to the reader. Her detailed comments on character development and plot structure were invaluable. I am truly thankful for her guidance in helping make my story the best it can be.
Andy Pitts, screenwriter

With a Master’s Degree in Sociology Michaela von Schweinitz is ready to take on any author who writes about social issues. As a book coach, filmmaker and former journalist, she is driven by a need for stories about social change. She wants to support writers who imagine a better world. She is looking for stories about protagonists who fight for their place in life. If you are a confident writer who values social justice and the insights of a book coach, she wants to hear from you.

memoir coach and author

In fiction and in non-fiction she works on stories that aim for social and environmental justice. Stories that deepen our understanding of our current structures of injustice. Showing us a way out of suppression, offering solutions on an individual and on a systemic level.

In memoir she guides writers who show us how they turned their lives around. She wants to hear from women who grew out of their limiting believes in customs and the law, in religion and family. Overcoming suppressive circumstances in their upbringing or as they raise their own families.

Michaela’s astute feedback on the query pitch package for my novel helped me to drastically revise it, resulting in a much stronger and more interesting query. She also found great agents for me to query that had not been on my radar. I wholeheartedly recommend Michaela as a book coach for authors looking to take their work to another level.

As a certified Book Coach Michaela von Schweinitz offers writers guidance from finding the right structure for their story to finding an agent for their finished manuscript. From idea to first draft, from revision to book proposal, Michaela helps writers hone their story and bring it out into the world. 

If you are serious about writing and publishing your book you can start here. Fill out the Client Intake Q&A to let her know about your project and schedule a 30 minutes free discovery call.

Every book project is unique and each writer comes with different needs. That’s why coaching a specific project is always based on an individual plan.

Look below what’s behind the three packages. As a newly certified book coach for fiction and memoir I offer these to my first three clients. Choose one that’s right for you. Click on the text to request the package. Let’s do this.

A First Step


In depth evaluation of your book idea.

  • In-line feedback on your first two chapters.
  • 60 minutes 1 on 1 coaching call discussing the feedback and your next steps.

You'll walk away with a solid plan on how to move forward. 

B for Blueprint


Laying the foundation for your book with the proven blueprint method.

  • Comprehensive written editorial feedback
  • Support on each of the fourteen steps of the blueprint.
  • Four coaching calls to discuss the book project as it evolves

You'll have what it takes to write your book.

C for Comfort


Ongoing support over ten weeks keeps you on a deadline.

  • in-line edits on ten fresh pages or 3000 words every two weeks.
  • Comprehensive editorial feedback
  • Coaching calls to discuss your work and next steps.

Commitment and accountability are key here.

With her curious mind and zest for story Michaela has been spinning her yarn for over twenty years. Now she offers her expertise to writers who want to move forward with their story. What are you waiting for? Get in touch with me to request further details. Let’s do this.

memoir author

Michaela von Schweinitz is a member of
Author Accelerator and New York Women in Film and Television.

Interested in becoming a book coach yourself?
Check out what Author Accelerator has to offer and sign up for a course that speaks to you. 

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