3-month 1:1 Coaching For Writers Spring 2021

Taking Mariëlle’s 3-month coaching program was one of the best decisions I have made for my writing career. She has taught me how to work at my pace and respect the work that I do. Through her guidance I have become less anxious than I once was about my writing. She showed me how to empty my mind of unsupportive thoughts about writing so I could welcome my way of writing.
She takes your strengths and teaches you how to push them without running yourself ragged and she also shows you how to mold your weaknesses to your benefit. If you are open to it, she will teach you how your mind is working against you and give you the tools to succeed.
I highly recommend the 3-month 1:1 Coaching for Writers Programme. If you find that you are struggling against yourself, Mariëlle through this course helps peel away the layers to not only allow you to get the work down but also enjoy writing again. You will not regret it.
Tara Stiles

3-month 1:1 Coaching for Writers

You’re ready to write that book you’ve always wanted to write,
but don’t know where to begin.

You’re doing the work, but you keep feeling like an imposter.
And someone is going to figure you out soon.

You know the rules of this writing game,
but somehow they seem to be working for everyone but you.

Do any of these sound familiar?

Then my 3-month 1:1 Coaching for Writers programme is for you.

In the Coaching for Writers programme, we’ll take a close look at where you are in the process, how you ended up there, and where you want to be.

We’ll discuss and break down your needs, your struggles, and your goals, and reflect on your progress to create a solid game plan and writing habit that will keep you going long after the programme ends.

I was part of the first round of the 3-month coaching program Mariëlle offers. I had a lot of writing done and many ideas, yet I did not really know how to get everything into a first draft. Mariëlle helped me a lot in finally finding my own way of plotting. She is very good at understanding your problems and asking the right questions. During the three months, she steered me through the process of creating my first draft. She does not have a fixed concept, but adjusted her program to fit my questions and problems. I am wholeheartedly recommending her coaching program.
Sabine Sapia

When do we start?

The spring 2020 programme starts on 1 February 2021 and ends 30 April 2020. Enrolment is now open.

What do I get?

There are three options:


  • Weekly deadlines to keep you going
  • Biweekly conference calls (seven in total)
  • Biweekly email check-ins (six in total)
  • Clarity & Goal Setting and Planning & Tracking worksheets
  • Personalised journal and/or writing prompts and exercises

Fee: €849


  • Everything in the Bronze option, plus:
  • 3 hours of editing, including a tailor-made cheat sheet with tips and tricks to improve your writing

Fee: €1199


  • Everything in the Bronze option, plus:
  • 5 hours of editing, including a tailor-made cheat sheet with tips and tricks to improve your writing
  • A 2-hour brainstorm session on a topic of your choice—figuring out your plot, fleshing out your characters, building a solid world, creating an outline for your series—whatever you need.

Fee: €1449

Optional add-on: daily accountability

Add a personal daily (Mon-Fri) poke to your programme for extra accountability and daily support.

Fee: €449

Working with Mariëlle is like making your way along a path in the dark and suddenly being handed a light. Obstacles, road blocks, and pitfalls that were lying ahead and waiting to trip you up are illuminated. More importantly, all the possible ways to overcome them, as well as new and exciting paths you wouldn’t otherwise have seen also become visible. She doesn’t tell you what to write; she asks the right questions to get you to figure out what your story needs and how to go about it. She’s also helped me work out a writing schedule personally tailored to my needs and held me accountable—exactly what I needed. Working with Mariëlle motivates me and gets me excited to write.
Michelle Anne Laurie

Are you ready to start taking yourself seriously as a writer?

Send me an email at marielle@mswordsmith.nl and tell me which option—Bronze, Silver, or Gold—you wish to enrol in.

Is part of you saying ‘Yes!’ while the other part is on the fence? Drop me an email to schedule a free, no-strings-attached 30-minute call so we can get to know each other and discuss whether my programme is right for you.

Questions and answers

Do I have to pay the entire amount in one go?

No, the fee can be paid in full upon enrolment or in three instalments*.

Is it possible to get a refund if I drop out?

You may request a full refund of the full or first payment (minus any payment processing fees) a week prior to the start of the programme. After that, all fees are non-refundable.

The first payment is due within a week after enrolment and will secure your spot. The second and third payment are due at the start of the second and third month, respectively.