Coaching Packages

Book a free discovery call and request a custom quote for your project by reaching out to

Laura is insightful, responsible and kind. She has helped me massively with my writing and pitching.  I can thoroughly recommend her to work with you in these important aspects of our craft.

Bobbie Ann Cole, Author, Speaker, And Teacher In Jerusalem, Israel

Featured Package: Design Your Book to Stand Out and Stand Up

Is your book idea a BIG IDEA, one that will offer something fresh and fascinating? Will it hold up under intense scrutiny and use?

Design your outstanding book over 5 meetings and 4 submission cycles, following an Author Accelerator proven process.

4 installments of $400

Digital workbook included.

Draft Your Dream: Writing With Fresh Feedback and Accountability

Are you stuck at the first few chapters? Or in the marathon of the middle? Or are you drowning in a calendar of to-dos with no set time to write what means most to you?

Carve out time and intentionality to finally finish your manuscript, and do it faster with feedback and accountability to stay on track. Try and revise new ideas. Solidify your pages. See them stack up as your dream takes shape.

13 meetings and 12 submission cycles.

  • Paid in installments of $400 per one submission cycle. If your book finishes before the 12 cycles in the package, you do not need to pay for more cycles.
  • You can submit up to 30 pages each time, roughly two chapters that are new or revised.
  • We have an online meeting to review feedback and to find solutions and encouragement with each submission.

Evaluate Your Manuscript: Fresh Eyes and Fresh Ideas for Your Project in Revision

Have you completed a draft of a novel, memoir, nonfiction book, or children’s book? Not sure how it comes across? Is it effective? Is it accomplishing what you set out to do? Is it marketable in today’s publishing landscape?

Submit your manuscript for a manuscript evaluation. Gently but clearly, I lay out the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of your manuscript, and provide a framework and plan for your upcoming road through revision.

$400 base fee. This covers picture books and shorter books under 3,000 words.

$1200 $1600 range for larger works. My custom quote will take into consideration time needed, word count, complexity of project, and author’s experience level.

  • You will be provided with an in-depth editorial letter and inline comments on the manuscript for shorter works, or inline comments on the first two chapters in larger works.
  • We have an online meeting to review the feedback and your next steps in revision.

Outline Assessment Add – on: $400 per submission cycle

Often planning and revision can be simplified by outlining the project well and making changes to the outline before revising. Usually takes 2-3 meetings, and 1-2 submission cycles.

Vie for Your Big Break: Pitching Packages

Pitching your book to agents and publishers demands polished pitching materials. Work with me to take your BIG IDEA and translate it to an outstanding pitch.

Querying Package – includes query and synopsis work, plus a publishing strategy session. Paid in 3 installments of $400

Book Proposal Package – 9 meetings, 8 submission cycles. Can be paid in 8 installments of $400 with additional submission cycle at $400.

Self-publishing instead of querying agents or publishers? Ask Laura about her self-publishing strategy sessions at your discovery call.

All packages include written or oral feedback, video recording of meetings, and next steps documents, with email support.

Prices listed in Canadian dollars.

Methods of Payment

Preferred: e-transfer to

  • If you live in Truro, Nova Scotia area, cash or cheque is accepted, made out to Laura Miedema.
  • If you live outside of Canada, there are workable options for you too. Ask at your discovery call.

Package payments are due before work begins, unless otherwise stated in the book coaching agreement provided. Invoices and receipts are included.

I can’t believe how lucky I was to connect with coach Laura Aliese, who worked with me on my young adult historical novel. Laura is kind, organized, and highly perceptive. I felt completely heard and appreciated during our time together and highly recommend her to any writers who would like a professional opinion on how to make their books shine. 

Abby Merriam Lederman In Pennsylvania, USA, Winner Of The Romance Writers Of America Golden Heart Award