Hi! I’m Claire!

An enthusiastic and imaginative author coach who uses way too many exclamation points, talks too much about my beloved pittie mix, Kira, and is fueled by inspiring and motivating fellow writers!

From concept to creation, I help self-published and aspiring self-published novelists develop their story sparks into novel-worthy ideas so they have the inspiration and motivation they need to reach The End and beyond!

“Working with Claire has been tremendously enlightening. I want to be proud of my book when it’s finally published. Thanks to Claire’s coaching and insight I will be. I just wish I would have started working with Claire a year ago!”

Kristin Homer



Hello and welcome new writing friend! I’m so excited you’re here!

I’m Claire L. Fishback, book coach & story strategist, project manager (that’s what PMP stands for), award-winning horror author (who can’t say horror), amazing wife, dog mom, and your future book coach to help you develop your story spark into a novel-worthy idea so you can finally write your book and get it out of your soul.

I am fueled by inspiring and motivating other writers. There’s one thing you’ll always get from me: high energy and excitement!

Thank you so much for being here. Get ready to spread your wings!

From the Blog

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The Beginning

In the beginning, there is always a spark of an idea that excites you. But how do you know if it’s novel-worthy?

Discover how to develop your idea into a novel-worthy story!

The Middle

Oh the dreaded murky middle! The honeymoon is over and you’re doubting your story has what it takes. Maybe you’ve even lost interest! Oh no!

Reignite your spark for your book, devise a plan, and finally finish your book! 

The End

The end is only the beginning. Before you head into full on revision, discover how to make your story even better before spending gobs of time on line and copy edits.

Learn how to identify issues, start revising, and make your novel amazing!


I feel more of a sense of purpose and mission, the ultimate motivators I lacked for ten years in getting back into it. Claire’s ability to sincerely exude enthusiasm, and intersperse suggestions and “what ifs?” in our conversations was nothing short of a diplomatic talent on her part we could use overseas. It’s just an amazing breakthrough to be WANTING TO WRITE every single day again.” – Judalon de Bornay, author of Great Crossing


Claire’s feedback was insightful, focused, actionable, and encouraging. She identified issues I knew needed work but I didn’t know why or how to fix them. Claire highlighted areas that needed work, explained why it was important to fix them, and suggested steps to do so. I had begun to doubt my writing and had thought about setting this project aside and starting over. After working with Claire, I feel renewed enthusiasm for my writing and for my book and am excited to complete it. ” – Kristin Homer, author


It was helpful having someone in my corner who was as excited about my story as I was. I was able to get feedback that pointed out things I hadn’t taken into consideration at this point in my manuscript and it really helped to expand my story and make it the best it could be. ” – Rain Moretti, author

Your Dream. My Mission

I’m an imaginative and enthusiastic book coach who is fueled by motivating and inspiring other writers.

Not only do I can I help you develop your story spark, I can also help you find time in your crazy day to write, coach you through the writing process with accountability, cheerleading, a shoulder to cry on, a friend to celebrate with, and evaluate your finished mansucript to help you make it the best it can be.

I want you to write the book that’s burning in your soul.

Click the button below to learn how we can partner together to make your writing dreams a reality!

“[Working with Claire] you will get a sense of direction and meaning, along with greater belief in your ability to write.”

Judalon de Bornay

Author of Great Crossing