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Memoir Coaching

Writing your first book can feel like an impossible feat. I know because I’ve been there. But it’s not all that hard if you get rid of the mental blocks, develop an action plan and take it in bite-size chunks, which is what I’ll help you do. Then I’ll guide and support you – every step of the way.

Here’s an overview of the coaching services I offer, which are customized to meet your needs

  • Tackling fear and mental roadblocks
  • Developing an action plan
  • Story identification and story structure
  • Developing a detailed book outline
  • Teach key narrative writing techniques to bring story to life
  • Chapter by chapter developmental editing
  • Accountability coaching/mentoring and support


I offer sessions via phone or in person. To schedule a session, please email me: ingridricks@comcast.net  or call me: 425-281-0415


What Clients Are Saying: 

“The best word I could use to describe our time together is “magical.” You are an amazing, gifted and patient teacher. I never thought I’d actually write my Memoir.  But this weekend gave me hope, and having the chance to work with you 1:1 gave me confidence. You really are an inspiration.” — Sarah Haggard, founder and CEO of Tribute

“My memoir had been languishing for years as I struggled to organize hundreds of pages of writing into a cohesive story. Ingrid had an uncanny ability to get to the heart of my story in short order, and from there, I was off and running. Her coaching is not only highly skilled, but inspired. She has been incredibly instrumental in helping me polish my writing and provides invaluable insights that keep me on track to complete my book project. I would highly recommend her for anyone who wants to tell their story in a way that engages the reader to keep turning the page.” Steve Knipp, Executive Director of GenPride

“My knees are still shaking from our call. I’ve been writing since we got off the phone, and it’s so hard but it’s really good for me. I feel so fortunate to have landed in your workshop, and to have this opportunity to go even further with you.”  Kathleen J. 

“In Ingrid Ricks’ workshop, I deepened my writing began to heal, as I began to find the power in my own story. Thanks to her I’m learning to live a deeper, truer life.” Mary Edwards

“You’re an unbelievable writing coach/mentor to me and I’m thankful to have met you! You definitely inspire me and motivate me to finally get serious and finish writing this story!!” Shayla Fortin

“You have helped me a great deal. I had not felt really seen or really heard or really encouraged in a very long time. I saw the change in myself once I was receiving your support.” Amy Rubin