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Welcome Home


Whether the idea of writing fiction, or creative non-fiction is just a shadow in your mind or you have a manuscript you’re longing to see on that bookstore shelf, Nancy Rue’s variety of mentorship programs can take you and your work from where you are to where you long to be. Nancy comes to the mentoring table with a wealth of experience—34 years of writing and teaching, 123 published books, some of them best sellers and award winners and is ready to share that expertise with you.

 

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Welcome Home


Whether the idea of writing fiction, or creative non-fiction is just a shadow in your mind or you have a manuscript you’re longing to see on that bookstore shelf, Nancy Rue’s variety of mentorship programs can take you and your work from where you are to where you long to be. Nancy comes to the mentoring table with a wealth of experience—34 years of writing and teaching, 123 published books, some of them best sellers and award winners and is ready to share that expertise with you.

 

About Nancy

Because her name is easy to mistake with that of a certain blonde amateur sleuth in a little blue roadster, Nancy Rue often finds more name recognition than she expects. This is somehow fitting, because it was partly her childhood admiration for Nancy Drew – in the days when she read everything she could get her hands on – that made her dream of becoming a writer.

At first, daunted by the criticism of well-meaning high school English teachers, Rue majored in English at Florida’s Stetson University in order to become a high school English teacher herself. “There was so much damage I wanted to make up for in my own classroom,” she says. She earned her master’s degree in education at the College of William and Mary 

Rue’s teaching experience fanned her dream of writing as she attempted to make writing more relevant and fun for her students. Every assignment they had to do, she herself did as well, and both her love for writing and her confidence that she could be good at it grew.

She spent fifteen years getting up at 4:00 a.m. most mornings to write before going off to teach school, until she was finally able to pursue freelance writing full-time in 1995.

“I try to live a God-guided life,” says the author: “doing what I was meant to do, what I love to, what allows me to give what I’ve been given. I spend as much of my time teaching, filling my well, hanging out with the people I love, as I do writing, and that has made all the difference."

2016 marks Nancy Rue's 34th year as a published writer. In that time, she has become a best-selling author of books for ‘tweens, teens and adults. Over her career she’s written more than 125 books and has won two Christy Awards as well as the Women of Faith Novel of the Year distinction.For a complete list of titles, click here.

Nancy travels North America teaching at writer's conferences and mentoring small groups of clients. Please contact Nancy if you are interested in more information on booking her for a workshop or event.She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Jim. Their daughter, Marijean, son-in-law, Brian, and five-year-old granddaughter Maeryn, live in nearby Nashville. The Rues’ yellow lab Geneveve shares Jim and Nancy’s home, and without her writing would be difficult.
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Prologue


...in which the seeker discovers the writer within.

This introductory program is for the aspiring writer who doesn’t know where to begin pursuing the craft. After determining where the budding author is, Nancy will design an individualized program made up of quizzes, exercises, specifically focused instructional materials on the preparatory stages of writing fiction or creative non-fiction. Clients work at their own pace.

Fee is $85 monthly for a minimum of three months and includes a once-a-month Skype or phone session. Clients who complete this program receive a 15% discount on future Shadow to Shelf programs.

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Prologue


...in which the seeker discovers the writer within.

This introductory program is for the aspiring writer who doesn’t know where to begin pursuing the craft. After determining where the budding author is, Nancy will design an individualized program made up of quizzes, exercises, specifically focused instructional materials on the preparatory stages of writing fiction or creative non-fiction. Clients work at their own pace.

Fee is $85 monthly for a minimum of three months and includes a once-a-month Skype or phone session. Clients who complete this program receive a 15% discount on future Shadow to Shelf programs.

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Chapters


The Chapters Program:

...in which the writer creates the novel or non-fiction book...

A one-on-one-with-Nancy program for aspiring writers who have an idea for a novel or creative non-fiction book but no clear direction. The first 10 “Chapters” are designed to take the client through the process of preparing to begin the first draft, a process that Nancy has used successfully over 100 times in her own writing. The remaining Chapters are designed specifically for the individual client as he/she writes a solid first draft. Self-editing tools are provided, as well as a read-through of the revised first draft. Clients work at their own pace.

The $100 monthly fee for a minimum of 6 months includes written feedback on each step as well as a monthly Skype or phone session.

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Chapters


The Chapters Program:

...in which the writer creates the novel or non-fiction book...

A one-on-one-with-Nancy program for aspiring writers who have an idea for a novel or creative non-fiction book but no clear direction. The first 10 “Chapters” are designed to take the client through the process of preparing to begin the first draft, a process that Nancy has used successfully over 100 times in her own writing. The remaining Chapters are designed specifically for the individual client as he/she writes a solid first draft. Self-editing tools are provided, as well as a read-through of the revised first draft. Clients work at their own pace.

The $100 monthly fee for a minimum of 6 months includes written feedback on each step as well as a monthly Skype or phone session.

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Work in Progress...

… In which the Author Is Rescued From a Stalled Project

A Chapters-style program for the author who has started a novel or non-fiction book and is stuck, stalled or drowning in it. Nancy will assess the project where it is and design a step-by- step process for getting it up and running to completion.

The $100 monthly fee for a minimum of 3 months includes written feedback on each step as well as a monthly Skype or phone session.

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Work in Progress...

… In which the Author Is Rescued From a Stalled Project

A Chapters-style program for the author who has started a novel or non-fiction book and is stuck, stalled or drowning in it. Nancy will assess the project where it is and design a step-by- step process for getting it up and running to completion.

The $100 monthly fee for a minimum of 3 months includes written feedback on each step as well as a monthly Skype or phone session.

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Epilogue


Epilogue Program:

...In Which the Author Gets the First Draft Into Shape...

An intensive polishing program for the author who has a completed draft (and has not been through the Chapters Program). This includesa complete assessment, coaching through revisions, a copy edit and a line edit. Program will receive a 15% discount on all future programs.”

$1500

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Epilogue


Epilogue Program:

...In Which the Author Gets the First Draft Into Shape...

An intensive polishing program for the author who has a completed draft (and has not been through the Chapters Program). This includesa complete assessment, coaching through revisions, a copy edit and a line edit. Program will receive a 15% discount on all future programs.”

$1500

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Appendices


Appendices Program:

...In Which the Author Takes the Book Into the World... 

Programs for those who have a polished manuscript and are ready to seek publication. Clients who have completed previous programs receive a 15% discount on Appendices.

Appendix 1: The One-Off A one-time read-through with written feedback and Skype or phone session$500

Appendix 2: The Proposal- Assistance in putting together a proposal for agents and/or editors. Includes guidance on one-on-ones with publishing professionals     $300

 

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Appendices


Appendices Program:

...In Which the Author Takes the Book Into the World... 

Programs for those who have a polished manuscript and are ready to seek publication. Clients who have completed previous programs receive a 15% discount on Appendices.

Appendix 1: The One-Off A one-time read-through with written feedback and Skype or phone session$500

Appendix 2: The Proposal- Assistance in putting together a proposal for agents and/or editors. Includes guidance on one-on-ones with publishing professionals     $300

 

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The Full Shelf


The Full Shelf Program:

...In Which the Writer Moves from the Shadow of an Idea to a Place on the Shelf...

For authors with extensive projects in mind and/or those who want total guidance from shadow to shelf. Each program will be specifically designed for the individual client from any one or combination of the following:

*Blueprinting an Epic Journey: development of a plan for an epic novel or multi-book series $500

*Mentorship Through the Epic Journey – guidance in writing the epic novel or multi-book series $2500

*From Shadow to Shelf – The Chapters Program, The Epilogue Program and the Appendices Program. Can include the Epic Journey as well. $5000. (Individual Intensive for an additional $1200.)

 

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The Full Shelf


The Full Shelf Program:

...In Which the Writer Moves from the Shadow of an Idea to a Place on the Shelf...

For authors with extensive projects in mind and/or those who want total guidance from shadow to shelf. Each program will be specifically designed for the individual client from any one or combination of the following:

*Blueprinting an Epic Journey: development of a plan for an epic novel or multi-book series $500

*Mentorship Through the Epic Journey – guidance in writing the epic novel or multi-book series $2500

*From Shadow to Shelf – The Chapters Program, The Epilogue Program and the Appendices Program. Can include the Epic Journey as well. $5000. (Individual Intensive for an additional $1200.)

 

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Intensives


Intensives:

...In Which Writers Come Together...

Two-to-three day intensive programs designed for individual authors or groups of 2 to 4 writers. Held at a site determined by the participants, the intensive provides in-depth study, practice and feedback for individual projects. Instruction is based on the needs of the writers and includes one-on-one time with Nancy, personally tailored exercises, and a packet of written instructional materials, as well as a written critique of work submitted in advance.  $1200 per day plus travel fare and lodging for Nancy where applicable.

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Intensives


Intensives:

...In Which Writers Come Together...

Two-to-three day intensive programs designed for individual authors or groups of 2 to 4 writers. Held at a site determined by the participants, the intensive provides in-depth study, practice and feedback for individual projects. Instruction is based on the needs of the writers and includes one-on-one time with Nancy, personally tailored exercises, and a packet of written instructional materials, as well as a written critique of work submitted in advance.  $1200 per day plus travel fare and lodging for Nancy where applicable.