I'M SHARON ZINK, PH.D.A FEMINIST WRITING COACH FOR WOMEN* WITH BIG THINGS TO SAY
You have big things to say and I want to help you say them, loud and proud.
I believe we all need really great support to get our books done in a world where 97% of manuscripts aren’t ever finished (yikes!) and where, if you’re a woman, your chances of finding literary success are massively reduced by the proven gender bias of the literary world.
I believe too that I can make a difference for my women clients and increase the odds of them achieving their literary dreams – whether that’s publishing a novel, a moving memoir, or a coaching, healing or business book which blows the doors off the tired old ideas of that field and makes that author a thought leader, boosting their bottom line and credibility overnight. (96% of business owners who wrote a book would recommend it as a practice, a Forbes study concluded, so get scribbling, gals!)
On top of that, I’ve got a Ph.D. in English (I studied at London and Cambridge) and, since leaving academic life, I’ve worked as an editor with literally hundreds of writers, some of which are now bestselling authors (complete with billboards at train stations!) and others have got multi-book deals with major houses. A few have even gone on to successfully self-publish their work and become big hits on Amazon. I’m also a Martha Beck-trained life coach. You can read more about me here.
BUT I’M NOT JUST HERE TO HELP YOU CREATE YOUR AMAZING NOVEL, MEMOIR OR NON-FICTION.
I’M CREATING A MOVEMENT TO GET MORE WOMEN’S BOOKS WRITTEN, PUBLISHED AND OUT THERE CHANGING THE WORLD.
WE’RE GOING TO BE SHATTERING THE LITERARY GLASS CEILING, ONE BOOK AT A TIME.
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME.
Studies have shown too that women writers are also less likely to be reviewed if they do manage to make it into print (yikes!) and that you’re not really odds on favourites to win a major literary award either if you’re a female author (even writing ABOUT women can pretty much stop you getting a prize, research has shown – eek!).
In fact, most authors aren’t even influenced by women writers, so we’re even robbed of our literary legacy.
So we women writers are screwed, right?
Yes, and no.
Or maybe you’re already writing your book and need support to stay on track …
Maybe you need support to polish the manuscript to perfection…
Or guidance and handholding as you go through the submission process …
WHEREVER YOU ARE AT WITH YOUR WRITING, I’VE GOT YOUR BACK.
AND I’M GOING TO HELP YOU PLAY EFFING BIG.
Does that sound like a good idea to you?
No, this is not just about creating a book.
We’re creating a movement.
A movement to get more women’s books written, more women published, more women’s voices changing the world.
A MOVEMENT TO PUSH PATRIARCHY FROM THE PAGE.
*WOMEN, IN MY DEFINITION, INCLUDES OUR TRANS SISTERS, PLUS I WORK WITH NON-BINARY OR GENDERFLUID FOLKS AND MEN WHO HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE PATRIARCHAL B.S..
WE ALL WRITE AND RISE TOGETHER.