Take your readers on a

heroine's journey

YOUR BOOK SKELETON

Turn your book idea into a plan, by developing a detailed book outline. 

This package includes:

12-Step WORKBOOK

4 x SUBMISSION DEADLINES

editorial FEEDBACK

4 x 60 minute COACHING CALLS

EMAIL SUPPORT (M-F)

This package helps you define all the important elements of your book in advance, so you can see your book in your mind's eye. You'll know exactly how to proceed, because you've done the thinking ahead of the writing.
This program is for you if you have an inspired idea for a book that will help bring the archetypal feminine back to life.

You're passionate about your idea.

You've gathered your materials. You've done your research. 

You know your message has the potential to change lives, and the kind of reader you're writing for. 

However, there's so much information to put in, you don't know how to begin, how to end, what to include, what to leave out, or how to structure your wealth of materials effectively. 

Perhaps you've been trying to write on your own for some time, but keep getting stuck. You can't get beyond the midpoint, or you're struggling to reach the finish line.

The task of writing a long-form narrative might feel insurmountable, yet you're longing to see it through to completion. 

You know this book is yours to write. You can feel it in your bones.

It's possible that writing this book scares you. 

You feel called and resistant at the same time.

This may not be the subject you would have chosen for yourself... yet here it is, keeping you awake at night. 

Perhaps your message feels contentious within your social, religious or professional milieu, adding layers of complication you'd prefer not to deal with.

If you've been writing already, you may feel as if you have one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake: a wildly inefficient way to work.

Your idea is likely to be disruptive, and this takes courage, especially if you're taking on culturally imposed misogyny: no small task.

You would like the support of a guide who can help you with:
Nurturing your deepest vision for your book, with sensitivity to what you are setting out to achieve and why.
Putting your creative ideas into the linear structure required for a non-fiction book (which can be challenging).
Brainstorming, momentum, creative and emotional support (and humour!) where needed.
Honest editorial feedback, industry insights and recommended resources.
Deadlines to keep you accountable and always moving forward towards your goals.
Paying special attention to the transformational journey you're taking your ideal reader on, ensuring that you're offering a compelling emotional experience as well as an educational one. This is how real change is wrought... and you want your book to make cultural change.
Structure is everything in non-fiction.

During this intensive guided process, you'll give shape and structure to your ideas.

As a result your vision will become clearer, and your writing process swifter and more focusedYour project will have all-important structural cohesion right from the start, not only in terms of the book as a whole but also within each chapter. 

This way you can avoid the frustration and heartache of writing down dead ends, or having to restructure your material down the line, which is much harder to do - and can be expensive if you need an editor to do a lot of fixing. 

Your book skeleton will galvanize your writing.

Those daunting feelings that can arise when you sit down to face the blank page? They are reduced, because you're already intimate with your narrative flow: your chapters, and subheadings, and the placement of content have already been thought through, leaving you free for creative immersion.

This works like a river that can flow freely when contained inside strong banks (rather than spilling in all directions across the plains).

Topics we'll go into, tailored to your needs:

  • The controlling idea
  • Title & subtitle
  • Book hook
  • Jacket copy
  • Ideal reader
  • Structure
  • Narrative logic
  • Table of contents
  • Chapter template
  • Reader's arc of change
  • 1st and last chapters
  • Author platform

By the end of the program...

  • You'll be ready to write your bigger story with a well-considered structure in place. You'll have a good sense of how to begin and end powerfully, what goes into each chapter, and how the narrative logic is going to work. 
  • Your next steps will be mapped out in a way that feels good because they are aligned with both your heart and your intellect. You won't need to stare at a blank computer screen waiting for inspiration. You know where you're going; which section to work on when you sit down to write.
  • You'll be able to speak about your book idea with clarity. Instead of mumbling about it in a way that creates confusion, you'll be able to name your intentions in terms that have the other person say, "Oh! My sister would love a book like that!" This way, you can start building interest in your book before it is even written. 
  • You'll be well prepared to write a detailed book proposal for literary agents and publishers, if you want to take a traditional publishing route. You've asked yourself deep questions about the point and purpose of your book, and this makes it easier and faster to create Your Book Proposal.
Praise for this package

Melanie Swan, UK

The Sacred Womb thesacredwomb.com

"The joy of having everything laid out and structured is very real!

It was essential to go through this phase. Now I know what I’m actually meant to be writing when I sit down at my computer.


The power of structure and focus!"

How this process works:

1

Your schedule

When you sign up, we'll create a schedule of four 60-minute coaching calls. 


You pick your end date, so that you can advance at the pace that works best for your lifestyle and goals. If you want to take this on as an intensive process, we can do it in 4 weeks. If you'd rather give it breathing space, you can take longer. If you want to schedule it around your menstrual cycle, we can do that. Your sessions must be used within a maximum of 2 months.

2

Your submissions

I'll issue you with a detailed 12-part PDF guide when you sign up. You'll work your way through the sections between coaching calls, and send your working document to me for 4 submission deadlines. 


I'll provide editorial feedback each time, using Microsoft Word's 'track changes'. If you have any questions between calls, I will offer assistance by email (Mon-Fri).

3

Your coaching calls

We'll discuss your progress on each coaching call, addressing any questions you may have, brainstorming where needed, and planning your next moves.

PRICING
UP-FRONT

Most economical option

$

799 USD

 
  • 12-STEP WORKBOOK
  • 4 X SUBMISSION DEADLINES
  • EDITORIAL FEEDBACK on each submission
  • 4 X COACHING CALLS (60 MINS)
  • EMAIL SUPPORT (Mon-Fri)
  • pay up front 
IN 2 PARTS 

If you prefer instalments

$

425 USD x 2 

  • 12-STEP WORKBOOK
  • 4 X SUBMISSION DEADLINES
  • EDITORIAL FEEDBACK on each submission
  • 4 X COACHING CALLS (60 MINS)
  • EMAIL SUPPORT (Mon-Fri)
  • pay in 2 instalments

Your payment:

When we decide to work together, I will invoice you. Payment is with Stripe (secure payment system which accepts major credit cards). 

* Please note: This is a pre-requisite for my next program, Your Book Proposal.


If you would you like to sign up:

Wonderful! I'm really looking forward to hearing about you and your project.

Please click the button below. It will take you through to a contact form.

When I receive your information, I'll send a more personal set of questions for you to fill out.

FAQ

*The list below provides basic information only. I will provide you with a detailed 'terms of agreement' sheet if we agree to work together.

WHAT COMMUNICATION TOOLS DO YOU USE?

For edits and written feedback, we'll use Microsoft Word's 'track changes' function. This is industry standard, and it's important you're familiar with it.

For coaching calls, we will use Zoom or equivalent (video or audio according to your preference. Note: Audio can facilitate a deeper listening process without distraction.)

DO YOU PROVIDE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT?

Yes. When we agree to work together, I will provide you with my terms of service and a book coaching agreement, so that you can review these and ask any further questions before signing.

I'll also provide an invoice for your tax records.

CAN I BE ASSURED OF CONFIDENTIALITY?

All communication and materials are treated as confidential, unless your permission to share with others is explicitly granted. This is stated in my terms of service.

DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?

My services are non-refundable, because book coaching involves deep commitment from both sides. I plan my schedule around our deadlines in advance, turning away new clients accordingly.

If you aren't sure whether this is the right step for you to take - financially or otherwise - I request that you spend some time reading this website and particularly this page. 

Once you are more familiar with me and my approach, it should become clear whether or not you wish to make the investment.

It's also really important that you're sure you have time to give generously to our work together.

WHAT IF I MISS A COACHING CALL?

You must re-schedule your call at least 24 hours in advance, unless a true emergency comes up. I will be holding this time-slot for you and am counting on your reliability and commitment. Late cancellations won't be rescheduled or refunded.

If I need to cancel our call with less than 24 hours notice, I will notify you as soon as possible, and will add an extra 30 mins onto our rescheduled call at no charge.

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