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This programme is perfect for you if...
You don't know where to start - you've probably heard conflicting advice about writing and publishing a book, and you simply want to know the easiest and quickest way to write your book and get it out there.
You have several ideas for a book –you have a story to tell or wisdom to share, but you don't know which idea to choose, and want to ensure that you focus your time on the right content, and park the information that may go in the next book.
You don't feel that you can write well enough - whilst you know what you want to say, you want help to structure and plan your book to ensure that it’s readable and doesn't have any embarrassing mistakes.
You want help with motivation – you’re struggling to find time to write and you're fed up with procrastinating and perfectionism, and you know having regular encouragement will help you to stay on track.
You have moments of doubt - when you wonder if anyone will want to read your book, so you'd particularly like encouragement (and some occasional nagging) to help you crack on, and reassurance when that little voice in your head questions whether you're good enough.
You want feedback on your writing – as it feels scary sharing your stuff with others and you want a safe space to do this before you launch it into the world.
You want advice with the 'fiddly' bits - that's where you can get our help to take you through the right steps, such as how to find an editor, how to choose a book cover design, and of course, getting your book published.
You want to ensure that your book builds your credibility - you don't just want a book in your hand, you want one that's going to make a difference for you and your business, and gets you in front of the right people who need to read it.
So, what's included in the programme?
Clarity of your book - get clear on your bigger vision, and be absolutely sure you are writing the right book first, what you're writing about, who it's for and why you're writing it.
Get Started Workbook and Get Started programme - step-by-step workbook and video tutorials to set you up for success.
Twice Monthly Live Group Coaching calls – typically hosted by Karen Williams and Sheryl Andrews, in this one hour session you can ask questions or be coached to gain clarity of your next best steps (except in April, August and December)
Group Challenges - in our non-group coaching months of April, August and December, you'll get access to one of our online challenges (Book Marketing in April, Writing Challenge in August, and Book Launch Blueprint in December) with a mixture of live calls and online learning.
Regular Educational sessions - where we'll share our wisdom and knowledge on part of the book writing, publishing and marketing process.
Make It Happen day - one live online clarity and confidence day each cycle to help you with any aspect from planning and structuring your book, actually writing it, editing and marketing.
Author's Resource Hub - an online portal based on what you want and need, with recordings, programmes and useful tips.
Private Facebook Group - to ask for help, share ideas and get advice when you need it.
Critiques - share a chapter or two of your book with the group and practice asking for and receiving feedback that empowers your progress and makes sharing your book less scary!
Weekly Accountability - share your commitments for the week each Monday and keep track of your results from the week before to see your progress and get things done.
Celebrate Progress – every Friday you will be invited and encouraged to notice progress, no matter how small. You'll feel great for each step you take towards getting your book written and published.
Your questions and answers...
Your 10k book challenge was the catalyst in terms of helping me to structure my book. I got my focus back, I got clarity and above all else I got my motivation back to complete what I started. With your help and support and the amazing people in the Facebook group, I went from a standing start to 60,000 words by the end of the challenge. It was the kick start I needed for my book.
Having interviewed around 20 people for my Portfolio Careers book and had dozens of pages of excellent and inspirational transcriptions, the enormity of working through these to create compelling content for readers became an obstacle I could not seem to overcome. Procrastination then held me back.
By signing up to your August book challenge, it gave me the focus, sense of purpose and motivation to make my breakthrough. The videos were excellent and many helped to refresh my memory on things I had done before for previous book that I overlooked, such as copying and pasting content from blogs, my audio book, interviews with with me etc. Also to find themes from the interview transcriptions and use the post-it note exercise to create some potential chapters. This was invaluable.
The Facebook group support and webinars have all been helpful and helped to build momentum and motivation to make my breakthrough. The result...by the end of the challenge I had written around 60k words and almost completed my initial draft! Thank you Karen for providing the framework to make this happen.
Karen was my mentor when I wrote my book How To Be a Lady Who Leaves.
Writing a book is something that I’d had on my ‘to do list’ for a while, and when I was ready, Karen supported me to map it out and guided me all the way through, keeping me focused and accountable. When my motivation or confidence was low, she was there encouraging me to keep going. I’m so glad and grateful that she did- the finished book is more than I ever dreamed that it could be.
Initially, I saw my book as just another marketing tool to promote my divorce coaching business, but Karen’s invaluable help and support allowed me to believe that my book could be so much more.
The support of Karen, Sheryl and the team at Librotas meant that all I had to do was write – proofreading, copy editing, typesetting and design were all taken care of… I didn’t need to think about anything other than writing.
Once the book was published, I then went on to work further with Karen with regard to my book’s launch on Amazon and it became an Amazon Bestseller in the category of Family Law and Health. I’m delighted.
Working with Karen enabled me to turn my dream of writing a book using my extensive knowledge and expertise into a reality. If you’re writing or thinking of writing your book, Karen will support and guide you from initial concept to published article. Call her – you’ll be glad you did.
I’d had this book deep inside of me, gradually rising to the surface over time but kept it on hold, waiting for the right moment. Once I’d made the decision to write my book I was ‘hopeful’ about blanking out an entire day in my diary to get started. Then I saw the Make It Happen day.
I committed to it immediately not even really knowing what it was. It just instinctively felt right. It came at exactly the right time for me, so I signed up and made that sacred space in my diary. I turned up flustered and a bit unprepared in the morning but soon, with Karen and Sheryl’s guidance and support I felt held. Their presence settled my mind.
The day flowed effortlessly and the plan for my book took shape in just a few hours, so I bought myself some flowers at the end of the day to celebrate! Magical… if you’ve got a book inside of you waiting to emerge, the space Karen and Sheryl have created in the Make It Happen day is for you. Go for it...