Amy Sue Nathan

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The rapport I develop with writers is probably one of the best parts of coaching!


What is your favorite part of the coaching process?

My favorite part is when the story really starts to take shape and the writer is moving forward with tons of enthusiasm.

What's your coaching style like?

I like to think I'm warm and funny but direct. The rapport I develop with writers is probably one of the best parts!

What genres do you love to edit?

Women's fiction, YA, some literary fiction

What do you love most about editing?

Helping the writer embrace that she/he IS a real writer, and being part of the journey that brings someone else's vision and imagination to life.

Who's your ideal writer match? What are you looking for in a coaching client?

Everyone is different but someone who wants the collaboration – not necessarily on their story – but on how they approach things. It's frustrating to want to help someone who doesn't want input.

What do you believe the most prominent difference between an editor and a coach is?

A coach is there to help brainstorm, to lift you up, nudge you forward, AND to help with the words and ideas.

What's been your greatest achievement in coaching so far?

Any time a writer says I've helped them - big or small - it's huge to me.

How did you hear about Author Accelerator?

I signed up for notifications on the workshops. I consider myself a workshop junkie, even as a published author. I love the feedback, and learning new tidbits, and making new friends.


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What genres do you love to read?

Women's fiction, Literary fiction, quirky books of all kinds

What are you most excited about right now?

My fourth novel is on my editor's desk, and I'm waiting to see if she is interested.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A writer! (And a mom.) 

What does a typical day look like for you?

Ha! Is that a trick question? I don't have a typical day.

Any exciting writing news to share?

On November 21, 2017, Left to Chance will hit bookstores and bookshelves. It's my third novel published by St. Martin's Press.