River of Thoughts

Christine Royse Niles — Changing the world one word at a time


Do you sometimes look at your schedule and find yourself running from one thing to the next, filled with great ideas, but struggling to find the time to make any of them into reality?

Are you stretched between writing and maintaining your blog and starting three different books and engaging with your audience on social media?

Do you feel like you have so many things going that you just can’t take one more step?

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If this doesn’t sound familiar, then you’re fortunate.

But if you’re like most writers who are trying to carve time out of an already overwhelming schedule, then I can tell you, you’re not alone.

Can you get out of that cycle and make writing fit in a healthy way?

Is it possible to set and reach your goals and really, truly become a writer?

I’m proof that the answer is yes.

I’ve written off-and-on all my life. I’ve lived through seasons and years when writing just couldn’t find a spot in my schedule. But it kept stalking me like a Stephen King character.

So in 2011, I decided to take myself seriously. I kicked my killer project manager skills into gear. I looked at my goals, I sifted through ideas, and I made a plan. And in September, 2012, I was able to leave my corporate job for a new life as a writer.

That life hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns. There have been seasons when I’ve gotten off track. When I thought things would be easier. When I thought I’d have buckets of time to create amazing art and not experience any stress at all.

I’ve learned a lot. But the most important thing I’ve figured out is how to sort through everything and figure out where I need to spend my time and what I need to be doing with it.

And I can help you do that too.

Who is coaching for?

If you are:

  • motivated to grow
  • eager to learn
  • willing to work hard
  • committed to dedicate your time
  • ready to be pushed

…then coaching is for you.

If you are:

  • wanting easy answers
  • looking to get rich quick
  • expecting instant success
  • hoping I’ll do the hard work for you

…then you might want to keep looking.

Let’s get one thing straight. I like helping people. But if you’ve ever had kids, you know there comes a time when you want something for them more than they want it for themselves. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. And I won’t do that for you. Because, really, it’s a disservice to you. You can’t learn to stand on your own if I stand in your place.

You have to want this.

So here’s the deal. If you hire me as your coach, I will push you. I will stretch you. I will share tools and best practices, and I will help you cut the learning curve of starting out on your own.

But I will not make you keep up. I will not chase you or beg you or do the work for you.

I will not want it more than you do.

Still here? Awesome…Let’s get moving.

Standard Coaching Package


  • One 2-hour Goal and Barrier Review and Plan Development Session
  • Four weekly accountability emails
  • Four weekly lessons/assignments aligned with your custom goals
  • One 30-minute Closing Session

Premium Coaching Package


Everything included in the standard package, plus:

  • Detailed time analysis and schedule
  • Custom 2-month editorial plan
  • One 1-hour “Ask Anything” Session
  • One deep structural edit on a story or non-fiction piece (up to 2,000 words)

Ninja Coaching Package


Everything included in the Premium package, plus:

  • Four fully customized weekly video lessons, targeted to your specific area of growth
  • Four deep edits (one per week) on a blog post or short story (up to 500 words each)

Repeat Offender Package


For alumni coaching students, you’ll get:

  • One 1-hour Update/Replanning Session
  • Four fully customized weekly video lessons, targeted to your specific area of growth
  • Four deep edits (one per week) on a blog post or short story (up to 500 words each)

All coaching engagements are designed to be completed over the course of 30 days. No coaching package will extend beyond 45 days. All meetings will be conducted via Skype; package prices include session recordings.

Unstuck Session


If you’re just looking for a one-time sounding board to help you sift through and prioritize all your ideas or just pick my brain about a better way to execute, the Unstuck Session might be right for you.

Each Unstuck Session includes:

  • An Unstuck worksheet (for you to complete and submit 2 days prior to the session)
  • One 1-hour Session to create an action plan or answer questions
  • Custom 90-day action plan with tasks and deadlines
  • Session Recording

Except where otherwise noted, no implementation, research, editing, or technical services are included in coaching engagements. Service offerings and pricing are available here.

Wow, Really?

Yeah, really.

Are there people who charge less than me? Sure. Are there people who will do more for you? Maybe.

But here’s the thing. I’ve been developing people for a pretty long time, so I know how to get down to business and to create a path to your goals. This isn’t about us being lifelong friends (although that’d be great if it happened). It’s not about us sitting together singing “Kum ba ya.”

It’s about you. As a writer.

And it’s about you taking you as seriously as I do.

So if that works for you, great. If not, no hard feelings.

But if you want to hear it from someone else, this might help:

Without Christine, my website would not have come to be. She took me from completely frustrated and stymied to launch! She’s kinda been my lifeline. And she’s an absolute delight to work with. She’s a “keeper” for sure!
– Andrea S., VibrantHealthRN.com

So let’s do this!

I only do this with a couple people at a time, so I don’t have some fancy shopping cart system set up. And I’m not always able to start tomorrow (and I’ll bet neither are you).

So let’s make this really easy for both of us.

If you’re ready to take yourself seriously, and you want my help, just click here to shoot me an email. Tell me which package you want and just a little about what you want to accomplish, and we’ll talk like people. And I’ll send you an old-fashioned invoice that you can pay with a check or via PayPal.

Sound good? Awesome. I can’t wait to hear about your goals and to help you reach them!!