Book in a Year
Beginning May, 2022
In this year-long course, you will learn how to tap into your creative, imaginative, unblocked, and free-flowing self. We will unlock, push through, and master what mightT have held you back in the past.
We will start with your book idea(s), and work through every aspect of writing a book, brainstorming, outlining, writing and editing until you have a rough draft in hand.
You will set personal goals, and the group will help you to meet them. I do not crack the whip; it is not my job to force you to work. However, it is my job to inspire you to write!
We will cover the essential aspects of writing craft; character development, plot, dialogue, how to write in scene, and more.
This course will be like birthing a book rather than writing it. I believe that writing and creating should expand your heart and mind. I don't believe in writer's block! There is always a way out, and I will show you the way.
It doesn't matter if your dream is publication, writing to know yourself better, to leave a legacy for your family, to overcome a fear of writing, or whatever is motivating you right now. Your goal will be honored.
During the course of the year, you will have the opportunity to present one chapter (20 pages or less) to the group, who will read the material and offer feedback.
You will also receive six hours of private coaching--which could also include reading your work and giving feedback, as well as developmental editing.
I promise that at the end, and many times in between, you'll say, "I never thought in a million years that I could write like that!"
This is a class for women.
We'll meet on zoom twice a month for 2 hour sessions. Or possibly one Saturday a month for 4 hours. Time and day to be determined based on the information forms.
You will have six one-on-one hours with me. You can choose when YOU need that time, and we will schedule it.
Those of you who want a writing buddy will get one. We might decide to switch buddies monthly or every three months. The group will decide together what works for the most people. If you don't want a writing buddy, that's okay too.
There will be a private community board where you can post your writing if you want feedback. The board is for THIS class only. The general rule, if you want feedback, then give feedback!
I will have office hours 30 minutes before each class for questions.
Class size is limited to six women. Take the leap, give yourself the gift of time and creativity. Please fill out the form linked below and we will schedule a time to talk about your project. If you already work with me, please still open the form and check day and time class options. Please fill out the form BEFORE registering for the class. I want to be sure we are a good fit.
Yes, all classes will be recorded and posted on the class thinkific web portal. All class materials will be posted within 24 hours of class ending.
I will be looking at all students questionnaires before choosing a day and time. I will try to make it work for everyone!
Absolutely! You will have the tools you need to follow the same steps with any book you want to write now, or in the future. Students receive equal time in class to present ideas and respond to writing exercises. You can choose which idea you want to present during your allotted time.
No matter where you are on your writing journey, my promise is that you will learn and be supported, in a non-threatening, creative environment that will produce your best writing ever!