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Interview Amy Bernstein

Recently I had the privilege of speaking with Amy Bernstein, book coach and author, about what a book coach does for their clients. I was presently surprised about learning more about what how a book coach can help you in all stages of your work, not just with editing and marketing. We all need a coach in our lives to help move us along to reach the goals we want to reach, why not have someone in your corner. I hope you enjoy this talk that we had.

Amy Bernstein Bio

Amy L. Bernstein writes stories that let readers feel while making them think. Her novels include The Potrero Complex; the award-winning The Nighthawkers; Dreams of Song Times; and Fran, The Second Time Around. Her nonfiction book, Wrangling the Doubt Monster: Fighting Fears, Finding Inspiration, will be published in the fall of 2024. Amy is an award-winning journalist, speechwriter, playwright, and certified nonfiction book coach. She also teaches workshops on various aspects of the craft of writing. She loves inspiring others to unlock their inner artist and explore all aspects of writing, publishing, and taking creative risks every day.

Questions Asked

  • What does an author coach bring to the game vs just an editor or a beta reader? 
  • What type of training does a good author coach have? 
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome, how do you deal with your inner critic? 
  • How can writers balance constructive criticism with maintaining their unique voice and style? 
  • How do you approach helping writers find and define their target audience or readership? 
  • Can you speak about your newsletter Monster Doubt on SubStack? How do you create that newsletter and is that a strategy authors should use? 
  • Any upcoming projects that you would like to talk about like a new book? 

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