Andrea Fausbøll

A WRITER’S TALES

awriterstales seeks to help writers of every level write their best book through honest and genuine coaching and to act as a knowledge hub and a safe community for everyone interested in writing.

book coach

writing a book can be lonely..

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Have you ever felt alone?

They say writing is a lonely pursuit.. but it doesn’t have to be.
A book coach will support and guide you to ensure your growth as a writer.
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Have you ever felt frustrated?

Writing a book is a huge intellectual and emotional undertaking. Don’t give up – you got this.
A book coach will help you tackle your emotions and use them to your advantage.
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Have you ever felt creatively stuck?

Experiencing writer’s block is normal – don’t be too hard on yourself.
A book coach will help you overcome whatever is stopping you, so you can keep writing freely. 
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Have you ever felt like it wasn't good enough?

The fear of writing an entire book and nobody liking it is real – I get it.
A book coach will give you personalized feedback so you know what works and what doesn’t – no more pressure.
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Have you ever felt like something was wrong?

That inkling feeling that something is off, but you just don’t know what – urgh.
A book coach will help you analyse important factors such as plot, story and character arc.
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Have you ever felt overwhelmed?

Keeping track of every line in your book while planning your next steps can be messy and confusing.
A book coach will help you keep track of every little detail so the book comes together as a whole.

but it doesn’t have to be..

What my writers say

How does a manuscript evaluation work?

Andrea read and reviewed my manuscript, offering invaluable feedback that set me off on a clear path to improving my story. She highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of my manuscript in a concise and simple way which made it easy to sort through what my next steps were.

How did it help you move forward with revisions?

I had a coaching call with Andrea to talk through her feedback and it was an illuminating conversation that helped me delve into areas where my story could be improved and enhanced. Andrea listened to all of my ideas and showed a wonderful enthusiasm in my story which has helped encourage and energize me to write.

She provided materials and exercises that helped to boost my imagination and explore new directions for my plot and characters. The guidance has been instrumental in elevating my story to the next level.

What was your experience working with Andrea?

Andrea is a reliable and compassionate book coach. She has been supportive of me and my story from the very start and truly cares about helping me to make my book the best it can be. She consistently checks in with me and offers an accountability that allows me to make continuous progress. She has provided constant and steadfast support. With her guidance and advice, I have felt so much more confident and assured in working on my book. Andrea’s support has been priceless. 

Chloe, UK – fantasy writer

What my writers say

What was your biggest challenge/ frustration before you signed up for the Saga outline program?

I was struggling to construct an outline and nailing down the point of my story, which I at the time, did not know that I needed. It frustrated me, that my lack of story based goals kept me from writing and finishing my story. I signed up for the saga outline program with hope, that I could find a partner, who could provide the support I needed to finish my writing project.

What changed after you started the Saga outline program?

I felt embarrassed about my story and the content I was writing. I was unsure if my story was worth telling and if my writing was compelling enough to keep the interest of a reader. Participating in the Saga outline program provided me with a structured approach to organise all the ideas I had. It gave me tools to build a well rounded story. It also gradually built my confidence and helped me to take ownership of my project.

What specific results did you achieve with the Saga outline program?

I completed a detailed outline with purpose and goals for every single chapter of my story. A story and outline, which now supports the character arcs of all my characters, that feeds into the overall point of the story and has narrative drive from scene to scene.

What would you tell a writer doubting whether the Saga outline program can help them forward?

The best part of working with Andrea was that she had great respect for the story, the plot and the idea that I wanted to create. She did not try to alter the outcome. However, with respect for the story she challenged me on why and how the story could be told and she was not afraid to ask me hard questions. With a structured and technical approach she helped me find my own way to lift my project and she cheered me on every step of the way.

Mai, Denmark – Paranormal writer

What my writers say

Hvad var din største udfordring / frustration inden du meldte dig til Saga outline forløbet?

Manglende fremskridt – og at jeg ikke havde en sammenhængende, velfungerende historie, men kun en drøm om at få det en dag.

Det bragte følelser af frustration, retningsløshed, opgivenhed, overvældelse og håbløshed.

Hvad ændrede sig efter du deltog i Saga outline forløbet?

Fremdrift, fremskridt, følelse af retning, håb og skriveglæde. En følelse af at det faktisk kunne være en reel mulighed at omsætte min livslange skrivedrøm til en ægte, virkelig bog.

Hvilke specifikke resultater opnåede du i forbindelse med Saga outline forløbet?

Outline til bog 1, ideer til bog 2, en sammenhængende historie, konkrete ide-guldkorn, der gør min historie mere sammenhængende, lukke plothuller før jeg overhovedet har skrevet første kapitel, sammenhæng mellem alle kapitler, tydeligere cause-and-effect, bedre motivationer for mine karakterer undervejs, konkret læring om hvad min hovedpersons misforståelse/læring er og hvordan jeg omsætter det til velfungerende praksis helt ned på kapitelniveau, fed indsigt i sceneopbygning (kæmpe yay), og sidst, men ikke mindst: at jeg ikke gik i stå alle de steder, jeg plejer, men uge for uge fik fremdrift og sparring og brainstormet nye muligheder i stedet for at gå i stå (igen), og dermed hurtigt kunne komme videre på en bedre måde end på egen hånd.

Hvad ville du sige til en forfatter, der var i tvivl om, hvorvidt Saga outline forløbet kan hjælpe vedkommende videre?

Gør det! Det er den bedste gave, du kan give dit skriveliv. Alle forfattere burde have en Andrea forfattercoach ved deres side. Det har gjort min kommende bog langt bedre og stærkere – og øget min skriveglæde helt gevaldigt, så det igen er blevet sjovt at skrive. Og givet mig håbet om at min skrivedrøm kan blive til en konkret og skøn bog.

Laura, Denmark – fantasy writer

What my writers say

Hvad var din største udfordring / frustration inden du meldte dig til Saga outline forløbet?

Jeg vidste ikke hvordan jeg skulle tilpasse min fortællestruktur, så min bog havde en klar linje. Og jeg manglede retning og motivation til at skrive.

Jeg var frustreret over den manglende skriveproces og hvordan jeg sad fast i den samme problemstilling, selv efter adskillige YouTube bogkanaler, forfatterguides og gode bøger. Jeg følte ikke jeg kunne komme videre.

Hvad ændrede sig efter du deltog i Saga outline forløbet?

Andrea gav mig troen på at jeg kunne skrive – og skrive godt. Jeg følte pludselig at min historie gav mening og at der med få tweaks kunne skabes et plot, der virkelig rykkede ved hele fortællingen. Hun gav mig uvurderlig feedback og løftede min skriveselvtillid, gang på gang. Til sidst sad jeg med en fuld plan for bogen, karaktererne og den verden, jeg beskriver. Jeg følte mig SÅ priviligeret over at kunne få den hjælp.

Hvilke specifikke resultater opnåede du i forbindelse med Saga outline forløbet?

Jeg skabte en klar plotlinje, udviklede en komplet sceneplan, fik etableret karakterark og mening bag bogen – og så fik jeg gåpåmod til at skrive.

Hvad ville du sige til en forfatter, der var i tvivl om, hvorvidt Saga outline forløbet kan hjælpe vedkommende videre?

Du har en bog i maven, men ved ikke hvordan du giver den liv. Det er her, Saga Outline ændrer alting. En god skriveproces starter med en stærk outline og et mål for dine karakterer. Det får du her. Med en bogcoach ved hånden har du alt du skal bruge for at starte din skriveproces. Trin for trin følger du en guide, der hjælper dig til at udforske din bogs verden og karakterer – og finde ind til kernen af det, du gerne vil fortælle. En uvurderlig hjælp til bogskrivning, som kan gøre din bog til virkelighed.

Camilla, Denmark – fantasy writer

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Feel free to reach out if you would like us to brainstorm your outline, storyline, characters, or something entirely different.

I would love to get your input on what topics I should cover and what would help you in your writing process.

If you just want to say hi, that is fine too. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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