YOUR STORY SPINE
Define your book's point and purpose before you start writing.
2 x 12-PAGE GUIDES
2 x SUBMISSION DEADLINES
1 x 60 MINUTE COACHING CALL
Total time investment: 7+ hours
You have a non-fiction book in mind that will deepen your readers' knowledge about the archetypal feminine, and inspire cultural change.
This jump-starter package will help you hone your central message and articulate the shift in perception you'll offer your readers. You will envision your book, its place in the world and how readers will interact with it - in advance - so that you're starting off on a strong footing.
This program is for you if...
You have a book idea that's focused on reviving an aspect of the feminine that has been undervalued, rejected or lost.
You've been working as an educator in your field for some time, and have accumulated a solid body of work through research and development - to the extent that you're daunted by the task of narrowing down your wealth of material down to a singular idea.
You may have been circling around a range of ideas for your book, and reshuffling them in your mind: which one is primary, what is secondary, what is to be discarded or kept aside for another publication...?
You'd like to identify one controlling idea for your book; to extract it from all the information you could bring to the subject. You know that successful non-fiction asks for ONE clearly defined point, so that your readers know exactly why, at a glance, this is a book for them. It speaks directly to a question they already carry inside.
Of course there can and will be multiple points to a story, but there must one main one if the book is to be effective, and sell.
You're yet to clarify your book's point, purpose and niche in specific terms.
This lack of clarity is causing you to experience resistance when it comes to writing, even though you're passionate about your project.
Your wheels are spinning, you're losing precious time, and you feel impatient to get the real work underway.
Sharing your information feels urgent, because it speaks in some way to the pain and brokenness in the world, and offers a way through.
You're looking for the angle into your material that feels right; that gives you a full-body "YES!"
Finding your story spine is deep work.
It takes dedication to find your story spine. You are going to have to ask profound questions, and find the answers that are true for you.
There's nothing small about the subject you're writing about; after all, you're challenging belief systems that have grown in power and influence over centuries.
Your answers won't come overnight. Your thinking is likely to be iterative.
The purpose of this mini-package is to illuminate your path at the start of your journey.
As such, it does not promise a quick fix. Rather, this process offers vital guidance and insights to make sure you're starting out - and will continue - on a strong footing.
It will help you to focus your thoughts, ask the right questions, and give you powerful tools for doing the necessary digging.
You could experience an 'aha!' moment, nailing your central message in a glorious moment that gives you goose-bumps. Or you might continue to use these tools and techniques once our work together is done, as much and as often as required.
How fast you move will depend on how far along the path you are already, and how much time and effort you choose to put in.
This is foundational work that will help you find clarity.
Clarity is everything. Many writers believe they lack motivation when they hit a rough patch in the writing process, but it's more accurate to say they lack clarity.
When you define your book's point and purpose in advance, you'll have a compass to guide you with every authorial decision you make.
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