The next group coaching sessions kicks off September 12, 2016. Register below to join.
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Join our Group Book Writing & Publishing Program.
Your Personal Book Mastermind Writing a nonfiction book gives you the unique opportunity to change the lives of others by sharing your personal experiences and hard-won expertise. Perhaps you’re a business leader who has invested in others, and you've witnessed their personal and professional growth. Maybe you’re a life coach seeking to transform the lives of a greater number of people through your techniques. Your legacy may be strong, and yet, it is limited to those you can personally reach.
You wonder, “How can I impact more people?”
Does this sound like you? What can you share with others that will impact their lives and careers? You can extend your reach and leave an even greater legacy if you share your accumulated wisdom, knowledge, and philosophies in a book. You’re the only one who has your story. You’re the only one who can do it!
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Some writing coaches suggest that you can write your book in ninety days, or in one month, or even in a weekend. That is not my approach. It takes a lot of thought and effort to construct a quality product, and that takes time. I want to help you through each step of that journey with my Group Book Writing & Publishing Coaching Program.
We put in the time that's necessary to produce a book that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anything on the market. The worst thing that could happen at this stage is that you rush through and slap your book together, then release it to the world. You don't want people to read it and discover what a poor job you have done. Instead of raising your credibility, you will sabotage it.
My clients appreciate that we take the time to produce a book that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any best-selling book on the market. We pursue the same standards as I do through my nonfiction press, Stonebrook Publishing.
The Group Book Writing & Coaching Program is delivered online and is designed for busy business professionals who want to: ◦ Write their business leadership book ◦ Save time, energy, money, and frustration ◦ Do it right the first time ◦ Increase their credibility ◦ Attract a following
Here's How It Works
Each coaching group is limited to a maximum of 10 participants to allow for maximum participation and to give personal attention to each member.
The Curriculum There are three modules in the program. Each module lasts 16 weeks: ◦ Module One: From Concept to Concrete Plan ◦ Module Two: Write Without Ruts ◦ Module Three: Polish and Perfect
Weekly Group Coaching Calls All three modules are delivered online in 16-week courses. We start with a weekly Group Coaching call, which is scheduled on the same day and time every week. This is your own Book Mastermind, and during these calls, we review the lesson for that week, discuss what you wrote, and get valuable feedback from the other members.
It’s a dynamic process, and you learn a lot from each other and enjoy the camaraderie of other professionals who are also writing their books. Group Coaching calls are recorded and are available for replay in case you miss a session.
Accessing the course During that week, you will log into the exclusive client portal and access the online material, which includes high-quality HD instructional videos, handouts to download and reference during the lesson, and your writing homework to complete before the next lesson. These online tools are available to you at any time of day or night and are accessible for a full year!
One-on-One Coaching Sessions In addition to our weekly Group Coaching calls, you will also have two separate 45-minute Skype conferences with me to discuss your work in greater detail. Your first conference is at the mid-point of the module during Week Eight, and the other is at the end of the module. During your conferences, we will focus specifically on your work, crystallize your message, address any challenges you may be having, and get you ready for the next step.
What You Can Expect
If you've been looking for a step-by-step program that will take you from your initial idea to a finished manuscript, then this program is for you! There are three modules and each lasts 16 weeks:
Module One: From Concept to Concrete Plan
You only have to have an idea to get started, and in this step-by-step process we take your idea and develop it for the specific market you want to reach.
In Module One, we work together to build the foundation of your book, crystallize your message, and then build out two BookMAPs, which are the visual representation of everything that will be in your book. Once you have these BookMAPs, we will write your book brick by brick in Modules Two and Three.
Module One also teaches you about the overall publishing process, and you will complete some preliminary exercises to prime the market to receive your book.
At the end of Module One, you will have detailed BookMAPS to follow when you write and a framework marketing plan.
NEXT STOP: MODULE TWO
"I think the part of the program that has been most helpful is how Nancy breaks everything down into manageable chunks. The very possibility of writing an entire book can be somewhat daunting. But I actually look forward to each assignment as I am confident that while it won't be easy, it is something I can do and enjoy."
Lindsey Jacobs - Group Writing Program Participant & Future Author, When Opportunity Knocks
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Now that you have your completed BookMAPs from Module One, you have a concrete plan for writing your book. In Module Two, you use those BookMAPs to build your book brick by brick and produce your first draft.
This is where I put on my "professor" hat and teach you how to write compelling creative nonfiction. You will receive valuable writing instruction, and I will also introduce you to some fantastic tools writing tools that accelerate the process and keep your manuscript organized.
This is where we pour everything out and get it all down on paper, share your writing with your fellow participants and gain valuable feedback.
At the end of Module Two, you will have completed the first draft of your manuscript.
NEXT STOP: MODULE THREE
DAVID J.P. FISHER Author & Speaker, Networking in the 21st Century
"Working with Nancy was fantastic. She really dug deep into the material to find the most powerful themes. She kept expecting the best from me, which made for a great book."
Author, Permission to Play: How Teens Can Build a Life That is Fun, Fulfilling, and Promising
Nancy was truly my BOOK PROFESSOR! She served too many roles to count, from editor and book coach, to teacher and drill sergeant, to publisher and cheerleader. I could not have done this without her!
Module Three: Polish & Perfect
In Module Three: Polish and Perfect, you begin the challenging work of making your manuscript ready for publication. All of our time is devoted to polishing your work and getting it as close to perfect as you can before you engage a professional editor to give it that final spit-shine.
And get ready to read and re-read your manuscript, because we will do that a total of five times — and two of those readings will be out loud. If you want your book to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the other great books on the market, the key is in the editing. We will spend some time expanding your scenes and then divide your manuscript in sections to do the granular editing to activate the language, ensure consistency, balance the message, and polish the grammar and punctuation.
At the end of Module Three, you will have a manuscript that you developed, organized, wrote, and polished. You will have written your book! Then we’ll get it in the hands of a capable editor for that professional seal of approval.
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Limited to 10 participants. Starts September 12, 2016.
Nancy was truly my BOOK PROFESSOR! She served too many roles to count, from editor and book coach, to teacher and drill sergeant, to publisher and cheerleader. I could not have done this without her! Thanks for guiding me every step of the way. -Joe Fingerhut, Speaker and Author of Permission to Play: How Teens Can Build a Life That is Fun, Fulfilling, and Promising
Nancy has been wonderful to work with. She is a person of integrity and compassion. She is supportive, knowledgeable, and available. I now consider Nancy a dear friend whom I hope to continue working with. She deserves the very best. I could not have done this without her and the resources to which she directed me. Helen Gennari, Author of Heart of an Abandoned Daughter