Pen to Publish
Your trusted writing group to finally write THE BOOK.
You know, the one nagging you to be written:
The memoir to heal your soul. The fictional journey to ink your imagination. The screenplay to launch your career. The non-fiction wisdom ready to change lives.
This program is for thought leaders: professionals and creatives with an opinion and authentic life experience to support it.
The world NEEDS your story. Now, more than ever.
- Written a brilliant outline, several chapters and just can't get yourself to sit and execute?
- Perfected a flagship workshop or business approach that flawlessly delivers every time?
- Simply observed the world with care and precision through your journal?
If so, you are a writer with a message waiting to be heard. Welcome.
This sacred writing space is where creativity meets discipline.
It is your laboratory to:
- Articulate ideas: Speak your life stories. Share your worldly observations. Translate pain and joy into your best writing material.
- Edit your prose: Drop the "writer's block" by showing up to do the work. Build the habit of 1-hour daily writing. Get honest feedback through peer-editing.
- Work the system: Download savvy know-how from publishing experts and published authors. Create a book proposal plan. Make a well-researched decision to self-publish or pursue a book deal.
This is the writing group I wish I had-- right now, in this moment-- as I write my first book: Be SUPER Human. My personal goal is to complete and submit a meticulously researched and polished book proposal by Nov 2017. And I need support to get there.
This is your permission slip to be a shitty writer. To put your excuses, fears and standards-of-excellence aside and just write. You and I both know they are killing your writing aspirations and crushing your soul.
Put simply, we are in this together. I am fighting the same battles of perfectionism and befriending my own creative flow.
You bring the creative writing ideas. I'll bring the magic of coaching to help you mold them into a masterpiece.
Pen to Publish packages 4 proven strategies to get you writing and on the path to publishing.
Each week, we'll rotate the following unique sessions:
1. Ideas and Insights: Group Coaching
Speak before you write. Share observations from your life, the world, and the writing process. Learn from the ups-and-downs of writing peers. Get to know your personal creative process.
2. Energy + Confidence: Private 1:1 Coaching
Unlock mental energy. Clean up your negative self-talk. Remove the roadblocks hindering your creativity and confidence: from your morning routine to relationships to setting priorities at your day-job.
3. Craft + Voice: Editing Mastermind
Your monthly accountability to do the work: 1 hour of daily writing. Real-deal peer editing of your manuscript. Group Medium publication to rip off the visibility band-aid and practice being seen, refined and rejected.
4. Strategy + Know-how: Industry Expert Conversations
Get your burning questions answered by published authors and publishing insiders. Learn the unspoken rules to avoid the "slush pile". Make an impression and start a key relationship.
Agents. Editors. Online platforms. Oh my.
Our blueprint will be Your Big Beautiful Book Plan: a savvy guide to the ins and outs of getting published. This bible includes real winning book proposals which we will model (think bestsellers and classic like Tim Ferriss's 4HWW) and a step-by-step book proposal guide we will master. Your personal digital copy and access to the audios is included in your group investment.
- 11 months of support: March 2017-Jan 2018
- 2 months for rest, writing sprints and idea integration: Aug + Dec
- 6 writing peers with passion and drive (including me!)
- Subscription to Ilys flow writing software to kill "writer's block"
- Group Medium publication to be visible and build your platform. (Title and content will be co-created by the final members)
- Digital copy of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan
- Private Facebook group for ongoing idea exchange, peer editing and feedback
- Gifted required reading: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Your skin in the game:
- $400 monthly membership
- $2,280 for 6-month commitment (save $120)
- $3,960 for 11-month commitment (save $440)
- Fierce commitment to show up to group coaching sessions and peer editing (twice per month). Private coaching scheduling is flexible. Expert conversations will be recorded.
- Personal responsibility to do the work. Write. Daily. Period.