12-Week Middle Grade Book Coaching

Write your own young middle grade or middle grade book in 12-weeks.

PRICING is front and center:

Young Middle and Middle Grade
$1,440 (payable in 6 payments of $240 each)

Upper Middle Grade:
$2,040 for 12-weeks (payable in 6 payment of $340 each)
Payment service fees for either option are additional.

Overall, middle grade books reader range is 8-12. 

Young middle grade: Ages 8-10 / word count 15,000 to 25,000
Middle grade: Ages 9-12 / word count 25,000 to 45,000
Upper middle grade: Ages 12/13 word count 45,000 to 65,000

The topics can be more serious than for younger ages, but there are still restrictions.

Here’s a basic outline of what a middle grade book involves: 
•	Word count per chapter is usually 1,500 to 2,000 words.
•	The book should have a full character arc as well as a full story (narrative) arc.
•	For middle and upper-middle there can be two point-of-views, so two protagonists. For young middle grade, POV should be limited to one.
•	The page count varies between the three middle grade genres: 
64+ for young middle grade
100+ for middle grade
160+ for upper middle grade.
•	There can be illustrations, but they’re not necessary. Although, young middle grade should have at least one for each chapter. You can have black and white sketches.

The word count with chapter books gives the writer freedom to elaborate, provide details, description, have subplots, and so on.


This coaching program will hold your hand as you write your own book. I’ll provide a copy of my eBook “How to Write a Children’s Fiction Book”, and I’ll guide you through the process. 

I’ll review each period’s work and give you constructive feedback and guidance. 

Below is a full list of what you’ll get with the 12-Week Middle Grade Writing Program. And, when you’re finished, you will have actually written your own book!

Here’s what you get:
•	Hand-holding as you write your own book. I’ll provide an e-copy of my book “How to Write a Children’s Fiction Book” and you’ll start your story.
•	Once a week 30-minute calls to go over what you’ve done, and I’ll guide you through the process. I’ll review each period’s work and give you constructive feedback and guidance.
•	You go at your own speed over the 12 weeks. I will, though, offer a writing structure to help keep you on track. 
•	Review your manuscript to make sure it’s formatted properly.
•	Tips on submitting to traditional publishers.
•	Review of your book’s synopsis and description.
•	A list of reasonably priced and quality illustrators if you’re self-publishing.
•	My 29-page, all content ebook, “DIY Self-Publishing (From Manuscript to Publication).” It’ll help you take your manuscript onto the self-publishing path – if that’s the direction you want to go.
•	My DIY eCourse “Build Your Author Platform in 4-Weeks.” I instruct this class through WOW! Women on Writing and it’s an important element all authors should be aware of whether traditionally publishing or self-publishing. This is a $97 value!
•	I also recommend two specific traditionally published middle grade books to study during the program.

So, what are my qualifications?

As a professional writer and author, I have years of experience having ghostwritten and rewritten well over 300 books for clients from all over the world, and I’ve worked with child psychologists, therapists, professors, principals, teachers, parents, grandparents, business owners, and even a dentist. More importantly, I have return clients and series clients. 

You can also check out my own traditionally published books on my Books page. And I have another 3-book picture books series in contract. In addition, I’m a former lead editor with 4RV Publishing, and former staff writer for two online reading comprehension learning centers.

I’m also the founder and editor-in-chief of Writers on the Move, a writing and marketing group of writers and authors, and my blog Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing was honored as Writer’s Digest Website of the Week, June 25, 2012.

Along with this honor, Brian A. Klems, online editor for Writer’s Digest, added a wonderful comment: “This site from Karen Cioffi should stand as a model for other freelance writers.”

In addition to this, I instruct an e-class through WOW! Women on Writing, Ghostwriting Your Way to a Profitable Business (a 4-week interactive class).