WANT TO WRITE A BOOK BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?
Do you struggle with any of the following?
- You have an idea, but you’re not sure where to start
- You started writing but feel adrift and need some focus
- You need motivation and guidance
- You would welcome an accountability partner (a regular bum kick!)
Writing a book is a big project, and when faced with all the elements of planning, writing, publishing, and marketing, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Writing a Book 1:1 Mentoring – 6-months
Writing a book takes hard work, determination, and dedication. Following my 5-step process will keep you on track from start to finish.
I will lead you through everything you need to know about writing a book, including book outlining, understanding your audience, creating a writing process, goal setting, building your author platform, and much more.
My 1:1 mentoring is designed for anyone serious about getting their book written but needing individual support.
Sign up for my 6-month 1:1 mentoring programme and go from idea to first draft and beyond.
In the first month, you will have four weekly sessions to cover everything you need to learn about fully outlining your book, understanding your audience, and setting goals. Your sessions will then move to four monthly Zoom calls as you write your first draft and get full support. We will then return to weekly calls for the last month to discuss the editing and publishing options.
You will be added to my Start Writing Your Book Facebook group, where you can ask for additional help if needed.
The 5-Step Process:
You will dig deeper into the purpose of your book and why you are the right person to write it. You’ll explore your target audience and understand how your motivation and mindset impact your writing journey.
There will be plenty of brainstorming and building on your idea. You will establish any research needed to complement your book and establish the hook of your book’s key messages. You will explore the right writing process/time management that works for you.
You will look at organising your thoughts and ideas and creating the book outline that acts as your writing roadmap.
You will submit sample writing for feedback and begin goal setting. You will establish any research needed to complement your book.
You will set weekly writing goals and begin writing your book’s first draft. You can ask questions at each session, get honest feedback, and receive support if you experience any challenges. The writing process can feel overwhelming, but you are not alone. You will be prompted to submit a section of your chapters for review before each session.
This is where you learn about redrafts and revisions, editing and proofreading.
You will tailor your blurb, strapline, and book title for maximum impact. You will also begin to analyse other books/authors in your genre.
You will learn about the importance of building an author platform and understand how to plan a book launch.
You will look at how to create a book launch and marketing plan. You will also explore the publishing options available to you in readiness for the final stage of your author journey.
My commitment to you: I promise to support you as you start your writing journey and seek the answers, guidance, and accountability you deserve. You will always receive my best attention and honest feedback.
Your commitment: Commit to each session and free up extra time to work on each element – there will be homework! A complete first draft is possible within the 6-month timeframe. I ask you to commit to the extra writing time and commit to writing your book and submitting chapters for review.
The initial panic and doubt that were present when I was asked to write for a large e-publisher were quickly put in their place during my very first “Can you help me write a book?” conversation with Shelley. She knew exactly how I was feeling and what to say to reassure me that I could most definitely write a book!
Shelley’s process was well thought out and thorough. From initial brain dump to curating chapters and content, I knew exactly where I was and what my focus had to be at any given time. That’s not to say I didn’t doubt myself during the process! I did and Shelley not only expected it but she knew how to move me forward. As I progressed, my love of commas and exclamation marks was soon reduced to mere necessity! And who knew that two spaces after a full stop was no longer a thing… a hard habit to break after learning to type on a typewriter! Shelley was there every step of the way and under her expert guidance, I hit my publishing deadlines and proudly submitted my first book.
It is no understatement to say that I could not have done it without Shelley, and I cannot thank her enough.” Sarah Gray, Sarah Gray Stylist, Published Author of How to Dress with Confidence at Work