What would it be like to emerge from the year—with a finished book? Even better, what about creating a book that shares your message with the world? You can! Sound impossible? Not at all!
This year, I’m offering a special Write-A-Thon class for people who want to write a short nonfiction book or an ebook. This class is specifically designed for nonfiction writers who want to use a book to boost their business.
With weekly classes designed to teach you how to create your book, overcome challenges, and stay on track, you’re bound to finish a product you’ll love sharing with your clients and friends. What do you have to lose? Join us!
Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It)
(Please purchase in any form that works for you.)
Classes start in Spring 2016.
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Each class will contain an interactive presentation and group coaching. You will have reading to do before and after each class, from Write-A-Thon and online sources. And, you will have homework (which you must do if you want to finish your book!)
Class One: Choosing a Book Topic for Your Market
Are you flooded with ideas, not sure which one will attract clients and benefit your market? I will lead you through several exercises that will help you examine your life experience and work for ideas. Then, I will teach you how to test market your ideas. Your homework will include creating a log line for your book. You will use the log line to guide your writing and market your book.
Class Two: Creating a Book and Chapter Structure that Works
Do you worry how you’re going to organize all that information? Does outlining cause panic attacks? Fear not! I will teach you multiple types of book structures that are easy to read and write fast. I will give you current book examples for each structure so you can review them and make an informed decision. In addition, we’ll review chapter features that add value and make your book better. For example, many readers love having a chapter end with action steps. It gives them a concrete way to put your advice into action.
Class Three: Making Time to Write
Do you struggle to find time to write? Or, is managing your energy more of a problem? Before the class even begins, you’ll set aside time to do your homework and write. By this class, you’ll have an idea what’s working and what isn’t. We’ll talk about how to find your most productive writing times, how to schedule writing so that you’re guaranteed to do it, and how to divide up your writing tasks so that it’s easy to write each day.
Class Four: Building Strengths and Overcoming Obstacles
What happens when you get stuck? If you experience writer’s block every day, does that mean you can’t write? Most of the people I talk to encounter an obstacle and assume the worst: they have no talent, the project does not work, or their life doesn’t provide time to write. And they give up. In this class, we’ll talk about what went well and what didn’t go well. We’ll treat those experiences as information. Then we’ll analyze them and strategize how you can write forward. I’ll give you concrete tips for building on your strengths and overcoming obstacles.
Class Five: Revising Your Book
Do you wonder if your book is good enough to attract clients? No matter what the first draft looks like, we can make it work. I’ll provide you with the steps you need to take to make your book readable, including using beta readers, hiring an editor for content review, revising the book, hiring editors for copyediting and proofreading, and how to figure out when you’ve finished the book. We’ll also have additional time for troubleshooting any of the problems you’re having with the writing process.
Class Six: Publishing and Promoting Your Work
Do you get confused about all the publishing options? Does social media feel like on big chore—with no direct results? We’ll consider the various options for self-publishing our ebooks and examine the steps we need to take (editing, cover design, page design, printing, etc.) We’ll also talk about how we can use our book to promote our services and how we can promote our book through social media.
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Because of the interactive nature of this class, I’m only taking 10 students.