Do you have a great book idea — but don’t know if it will grab a publisher’s attention?

If so, don’t despair.

It’s not impossible. Not at all!

You just need the right guidance to get started. You’re in the right place!

Get clear on your book idea, find focus, save time — and get writing.

Often, writers and thought leaders have more than one great book idea. How do you know which one to start with?

How do you structure your book and map out a powerful table of contents?

How do you go from book idea to actual writing (and maybe even pitching)?

The writers I work with are making a positive change in the world. But they also need structure and camaraderie to get lift-off.

In my experience, their book writing and proposal issues come down to one thing: getting very clear about their book idea.

Choosing and developing the book idea is the #1 challenge authors have.

It’s also the #1 reason they have tangled manuscripts later — and problems with their book proposals!

And, it is THE #1 reason authors start writing but don’t continue. They don’t know where they’re going — or why.

That’s why this 4-week workshop is called Develop Your Book Idea and Get Writing.

This short, high-impact course is specifically designed to help you get started on your book journey.

It sets you up to continue writing after the four weeks are over.

Now is the perfect time for this kind of work.

Agents and editors are signing deals. You want to be ready to catch their attention.

We begin with the most important piece of book writing: dialing in your book idea.

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What to Expect

In Develop Your Book Idea & Get Writing, you will:

Craft your book concept

Focus on the idea that will take you through the entire book writing process

Map out your table of contents

See where you're going from beginning to end

Get personal feedback— from an industry pro

On how to sharpen (or broaden) your idea so that it's a book idea

Get Help — and Camaraderie

Get inspired by motivated peers so you know you're not alone

Craft the "hook"

Craft the "hook" that you will share with agents and editors

Become an Author

Bring your dreams of becoming an author closer to reality!

I don’t run this course often. So, act now! You’ll get:

Expert guidance by an industry professional

A community of peers participating in a safe space;

Well-paced lessons that you can put into action right away;

Clear explanations and examples delivered at a manageable pace so you never get lost;

A supportive environment that motivates you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

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Which idea is the best idea for right now? How should your table of contents work? What chapter should you begin writing—the introduction? Chapter 1? Chapter 10?

This online course will answer these fundamental questions, and more. It sets you up to write your book soon.

No more waiting.

Working on a book proposal? This workshop sets you up to make that proposal sing.

Writing a non-fiction book? This course will prepare you to move on to the book proposal stage faster.

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Over our four sessions together, we will go through all the key issues.

You’ll get valuable new insights about your best ideas, your writing habits, and get started on your book.

You have the drive. Now, get the structure and focus that will help you fulfill your book writing goals— before even more time slips away. Don’t miss this opportunity!


4 high-impact sessions + personal feedback from me

Early bird price: Save $50when you sign up by April 4

Join us! We start April 6th

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I’m a book coach, editor, and industry expert who’s taken countless projects — including best-sellers — through to publication.

I see far too many would-be authors start their projects only to give up. Or, they never start. Or, they work on their passion projects F-O-R-E-V-E-R (and then give up!).

It’s my mission to help you avoid these frustrating scenarios. Or, to dig yourself out if you’re already in one.

That’s what this course is all about.

Interested? If you want in, don’t wait!

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How it Works

Live Meetings on Zoom

We meet LIVE on Zoom for our weekly sessions.

Private Slack Group

You join a private Slack group where you meet your peers, post your work, get recordings of the calls;

Ask Questions

You can ask questions on the live sessions and in the Slack group;

Get Feedback

You get my expert feedback at the end of the four sessions. I've read hundreds of manuscripts!

And, if that’s not enough, I’m adding a sweet BONUS:

BONUS! Deduct the cost of this course from Book Proposal Academy if you sign up for our fall cohort.

You could save almost $500!
Crazy, but true. I want you to get set up to WRITE and pitch soon.

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Success Stories

Eileen Rosete

The course was perfect for where I was at in my book writing process! It helped me not only clarify my idea but feel more confident and excited about it.

Nichole Ekman

This course was super helpful for clarity. My ideas are really percolating.

Mary Linda Sather

The course was just right for me—interesting, challenging, thought-provoking.

More Details

Need more detail? Sure!

– In week one, we’ll talk about what your big WHY, what a book idea is, what it’s not, and get going.

– In week two, you’ll work with a foolproof framework for your book idea. You’ll plug in the work you’ve done so far, identify issues and start to resolve them.

– In week three, You’ll offer up your idea so far and we’ll think about it together as a group, with guidance from past client questions.

– In week four, you’ll think about your book’s table of contents (TOC). How does your book idea develop over the course of the chapters? Your TOC is a key part of your book idea.

– Then, submit your work for personalized, expert feedback!

I Can't Wait! Sign me up

This course is for you if:

  • You’ve tried to start your book on your own but gave up when you had too many questions
  • You’ve got two, three, four — or 10! — book ideas and don’t know where to start
  • You want to set yourself up to continue writing through the year no matter what 
  • You want to minimize distractions by creating a foolproof plan
  • You want to prepare for Book Proposal Academy VIP by having extra time to think, organize, and write
  • You don’t want another year to go by in which you don’t write your book!

This course is not for you if:

  • You’re completely confident that your book idea already works
  • You’re already very disciplined about your writing and thinking
  • You know exactly where to start, and why
  • You know how your book unfolds, chapter by chapter
  • You want to write an unconventional book with no structure whatsoever
  • You prefer to work in isolation, without any peer support or expert guidance
  • You’re under contact and your editor loves what you’re doing.

This course is for you if you are ready to get clear, save time — and get writing. It provides the structure and support to put you on the right track.

Don't wait a moment longer! Join us, get clear—and get writing.

Let's Do This!

As an author, you want your book to shine. You want to reach the people who are hungry for your story, your insight or your guidance — and you want to reach them soon.

Don’t spend any more time doubtful, distracted or confused. Don’t waste your energy wondering if you are on track or not. Sign up for Develop Your Book Idea — and start thinking like an author!


4 high-impact sessions + personalized feedback

Early-birds save $50!until April 4

Join us! We start April 6th

I will read your work myself and give personal feedback

Join us!

Join us for 4 Thursdays, April 6 – 27
from 12 – 1pm ET (9 – 10am PT) on Zoom.
All sessions will be live.
Recordings available within 24 hours.