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“April Bosshard is a wise Story Whisperer who has helped me finally shape my novel manuscript into a coherent A-Z draft, finally ready for revision. After almost two decades of wrangling with my manuscript and never able to move past the middle to the end, I was able to use April’s expertise on designing a story to feel confident enough to plow through a draft I feel good enough. She’s like a therapist who understands the human condition, not only with the characters within your story, but with you as a writer as well. Combining both April’s online Deep Story Design class with 1:1 coaching was exactly what I needed! I wish the MFA fiction program I graduated from years ago had someone like April. Her lessons, plus her thoughtful and insightful responses to students, are a gift that keeps giving long after the course is over. Highly recommended!”

~ Lily Chien, San Francisco

Story Coaching


What is a Story Coach?

A story coach can help you bring a new story to life or guide you to get an existing story back on track.

If you’re stalled or blocked, she can get you fired up and moving again.
If you’re unable to complete your project, she can hold you accountable to your vision.
If your plot falters, your characters lie flat, or your story’s structure is weak or non-existent, she can help you find tips, tricks, and meaningful solutions to revitalize these important story elements.
If you have an unruly rough draft without a clear beginning, middle, and end, she can help shape it into a cohesive whole.
If you have an idea for a new project but don’t know where to begin, she can guide your process and design a plan to get you started… and finished!

Story coaching is helpful at any stage of the story-making process. If you have an idea for a story, the beginnings of a rough draft, or a nearly polished manuscript, story coaching can help you reach your next creative goal.

A story coach…

  • is aware of the highs and lows of creative writing
  • possesses strong writing and story craft skills
  • is well versed in story structure and character development
  • is devoted to the process of meaning-making through storytelling
  • honors the mystery inherent in the creative process
  • respects the discipline required to bring vision into form

Email me to set up a free 20 minute consultation. 

Manuscript & Script Consultation

I read novel and memoir manuscripts as well as screenplay drafts. Quotes for this type of consultation are estimated on a project-by-project basis. Please email for more information:


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