Coaching to Suit Your Writing Needs

What clients are saying:

“Incredible day spent with Darlene Gudrie Butts in Blogging Bootcamp! Came away with a blog done and plans for more. Not to mention talking down some of the big “why” questions that assist with learning more about myself and why I want to do what I do. If you want to learn how to write a blog, this lady is the one you want to connect with! Down to earth and super easy to learn from!” 

Bobbi Wright, Blue Whale Moon Publishing

Darlene is a passionate, inspiring, gentle, but firm, coach. She knew where I needed to go in my writing before I did and took me there. My writing greatly improved after just one session. She not only provided the tools I needed to be the best writer I can be, but empowered me to be able to meet my goals and objectives. After two sessions, I had a piece of my writing accepted for publication. She is awesome!”  Sandy Aylward, Aylward Research Services

After winning the 2016 Mompreneur Award of Merit, many people suggested that I start a blog. I liked the idea, but I just didn’t know where and how to begin. I needed some guidelines and accountability so I hired Darlene Butts as my coach. She has been so fun to work with and has given me some amazing tips on how to improve my writing style so people will enjoy reading my work. Thanks to Darlene’s professional incite, constant encouragement and guidance, I am now well on my way to getting my very first blog up and running.” Angie Wagenaar, Isagenix,

 Blog Audit

Have you started a blog and wondered why you have no one reading it, commenting on it and sharing it?

Send me your blog and I will check and give qualified feedback on:

  • Structure
  • SEO
  • Headline and opener
  • Flow
  • Readability
  • Relatability
  • Comprehension
  • Images

to eliminate the common mistakes in a blog that is just blah!


Start a Blog 101

Have you always wanted to or at least thought you should start a blog but just didn’t know how to begin? This course will take you from a blank page to a vibrant blog in six short weeks. In this package you will receive:

Two 1 hour blog creation sessions with an award-winning blogger (yes, that’s me) to:

  • Identify target audience
  • Set subject intention
  • Create descriptive and creative name
  • Create editorial calendar with prioritized list of topics
  • Identify key words and phrases for SEO
  • Marketing strategies to get your blog read.

Copy AND creative editing for your first six blogs so you start out awesome right from the beginning.Blog templates to make it easy for you to create amazing blogs with little time or effort.Accountability through email and text to make sure you stay on task and on time.


I Need an E-book Now!

You are an entrepreneur and you need a way to gather emails on your site. And, you want to be perceived as THE expert in your niche. But, you don’t want to be doing a weekly blog or monthly newsletter. You just want it done already! You have all the information, you just don’t know how to pull it all together.

In this package you will receive:

Four 1 hour content strategy sessions to:

  • Identify target audience
  • Create descriptive and creative name
  • Identify key words and phrases for SEO
  • Create subject lines and chapters based on priority
  • fill in content from database


Six hours of content review, editing and polishing to ensure it is professional, engaging and educational.


Facilitation of book cover and layout through outside sources (cost of these services not included but have sources that fit all budgets).


Help…I Want to Start My Book!

You have the idea, you can envision the cover but every time you go to start the enthusiasm is choked by feeling overwhelmed at the process. This is for you if a little bit of direction, a whole lot of encouragement and some good old-fashioned accountability is all you need to really get going on this dream to write. In this package you will receive:

  • Six one-hour sessions (one every two weeks) with your coach either in person, via Skype or on the phone.
  • Weekly deadlines with accountability.
  •  Creative editing on first 20,000 words.
  • Weekly email accessibility to answer questions, share encouragement, and overcome challenges so you stay on track.
  • Access to the Be an Author Today closed Facebook group to be in community with other writers to share ideas, get feedback, and gain encouragement.


Coaching from Blank Page to Manuscript

You want to be an author. You have an idea. You want it done as quickly and as easily as possible. But you need a lot of help to do it. In this package you will receive:

  • Twelve one-hour sessions in person, via Skype or on the phone every 2-4 weeks.
  • Creation of an outline, chapter headings, title and concept.
  • Accountability for writing goals.
  • Creative editing on 5,000- 10,000 words per month.
  • Copy editing to polish the manuscript and get it ready for a professional editor (professional editor is not included in this package but I can recommend one that suits your budgetary needs).


 I Just Need to Pick Your Brain

You may not need all that is offered in the packages. You may just want a chance to ask a few questions, get some directions, a little bit of encouragement and then you are good to go. A one-hour consultation by phone, Skype or in-person.


Ten Hour Coaching Package

You can buy a block of 10 hours at a 20% discount. These ten, one-hour consultations by phone, Skype or in-person never expire. You have the ability to group them together for a half-day session or book them individually. This flex pack gives you the ability to have the coaching when YOU need it to keep you on track to get your writing project done at a significant discount!




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