Coaching Program: How to Write a Book
Why write a book?
As I was growing up, I always dreamed of being a professional writer. I enjoyed reading and thought it was be really “cool” to be able to write a book.
I had always dabbled in writing as a kid. In study hall in 4th grade, I remember writing episodes of the old sci-fi TV show “Lost in Space”. Sometimes I would have a little notepad and write episodes for the cartoon “Underdog”. Something inside me has always been creative.
As I grew up, I realized I wanted to be a teacher. As a result, Public Speaking and English Composition were two of the subjects I taught at a small business college in Nebraska.
During that time, I also wrote resumes professionally for people.
And yet, something was still missing.
I finally decided that I would never pursue my dream unless I stopped THINKING about it and actually DOING it.
So my journey began. I did not want to live my life regretting what could have been, so I finally wrote my first book, “Student Leadership Strategies: 21 Easy Ways To Become A Center of Influence In Your Group”.
I chose this topic because I wanted to speak to high school and college students about leadership, motivation, and self-improvement.
In other words, I had a big WHY.
Writing simply for the sake of writing wasn’t enough for me. The accomplishment of any big dream works the same way. You have to have a strong enough REASON to want to do it.
Once I got done with the book and began telling my friends about it, I would frequently hear them say, “Oh, I wish I could do that.”
I would tell them to stop wishing it and start doing something about it. But then I realized that many people really don’t have any idea how to go about it.
Starting this coaching program is my way of helping people write the book that is already inside them. I honestly believe EVERYONE is an expert at something, and that EVERYONE has something worthwhile to talk about.
How Do I Go About Putting My Book Together?
In this coaching program, I will serve as your guide—help you define your topic, help you discover your unique position in the market, help your organize your ideas, provide you with resources that will help you be a successful author and marketer of your book, link you up with resources that will help you get your book formatted and cover designed, and steer you toward a printing solution that will generate the number of copies you want.
Many people try to undertake this project on their own, and there’s really nothing wrong with that. However, all great champions have a coach or a guide—someone to steer them in the right direction, see the blind spots, and expand your thought process to a place where it may never have gone before.
My expertise is helping someone put together a non-fiction book because that is what I have done. I will be honest and say that if your ambition is to write a fiction novel, then I am probably not your guy. I haven’t done that, and it would be out-of-bounds for me to portray myself in that manner. I am sure there are lots of coaches out there who might be able to help you put a great novel together if that’s what you want to do instead.
What it Costs and What You Get?
Here is what you will get in the “Write My Book” coaching program:
- Up to one full year of coaching for both writing and marketing your book. This includes a weekly 30 minute one-on-one phone call with me.
- Access to resources that will help you get your book formatted, your front and back cover designed, and your book printed.
- Instruction on how to get your ISBN number and barcode ordered for the back cover
- Editing and proofreading of your book. I learned the hard way that it is more difficult to catch all of your own mistakes no matter how many times you self-edit your book.
- Resources for building a thriving market for your book.
- Everything it takes to create your book except for the actual writing.
A program like this could easily go for $10,000. After all, I have spent a lot of time and money to learn how to do this—but I also want this to be affordable for anyone who is serious.
The key word is serious. I’m not looking to entertain “tire kickers” (“let’s just see what this is about and then not follow through”).
I am only interested in working with people who are serious about writing a book and potentially having their lives be changed by it.
If you aren’t someone who follows through on commitments—I don’t want to work with you.
That may sound harsh, but my time is valuable and so is yours.
So, what is your investment in this program? (Notice I said “investment”—you are not spending money on this, you are investing in yourself).
I mentioned earlier this could go for $10,000.
But I’m not charging that.
Nor am I charging $7500….
or even $4000.
Your total investment in the “Write Your Own Book” coaching program is only $2997.
You don’t have to pay it all at once, although you are welcome to if you like. Payment plans are definitely available.
So How Do I Get Started?
Contact me to arrange a free 30-minute call to make sure we’re a good match. I promise faithfully that I won’t give you a hard sell or make you feel like you have to work with me. If we’re a match, you won’t need me to tell you that; you’ll know it.
Contact me through my website, or you can call me at 480-225-7472.
Leave me a message and we can schedule a time to talk on the phone so we can discuss your project.
You know you want to write a book. Let’s get it out of the ’someday’ box.