“Here’s the thing: the book that will most
change your life is the book you write.”
“Being mentored by Sandra helped shape my understanding of voice, and she brought great care and patience to bear in helping me understand the basics of process and planning for writing a novel. Her expertise and encouragement of writers will prove invaluable in moving their dreams forward."
“A year ago, I wanted to be a writer. Now, I am one, thanks to Sandra Byrd’s steadfast support and editorial expertise. I needed a coach to hold me accountable and to teach me the tricks of the trade. She has demystified the nebulous writing process and has shown me that it starts first and foremost with careful plotting and development. She'll start you on your journey to becoming the writer you are meant to be. Now, it's your turn!”
"Hiring Sandra as my writing coach was the best decision I've ever made! Her patience, wisdom, and experience enabled me to navigate the daunting process of bringing a story idea to life. Without her help, I would have never accomplished my lifelong dream of writing a book."
“Sandra is an intuitive brainstormer and an expert at knowing what's missing. The most helpful thing so far is the structure. Our weekly meetings and Sandra's immediate expert feedback keep me on track; after years of trying on my own, I’m finally seeing significant progress on my book.”
"Sandra Byrd is my secret weapon toward story success.”
“Sandra’s careful eye and expertise, in both layering emotional levels and carrying action forward, helped me take my first novel to the next level. I can’t thank her enough for the care she took in both teaching and editing me. And she also encouraged me – and if you pursue writing, that matters!”
“Exceptionally gifted with the ability to identify holes in a story, as well as those areas of manuscript fat that need to be trimmed, Sandra Byrd’s insight into story construction is simply unparalleled. After completing the book… four agents requested my full manuscript.”
“From plot, pacing, and point-of-view to the character development of my protagonists, Sandra Byrd’s insight and suggestions helped sculpt Snow Out of Season into an award-winning novel.”
“Sandra Byrd is a pot of gold. Her gifting and expertise as a writing coach, developmental editor, and publishing guide to me over the last few years have been invaluable. I credit her spot-on insights and suggestions during my manuscripts’ developmental stages for making my novels the success they are today.”
“Competence, professionalism, and efficiency are high-value items for me. Sandra has the ground covered there, too. I feel my writing improve every time I work with her.”
“Sandra’s teaching style is warm and friendly. She not only tells you what you need to do to craft a great manuscript but gently explains why you need it and offers suggestions on how to accomplish it. As the writer, you always have the final say.”