The Pain of Submitting… Rejection sucks. Unfortunately, it’s often a necessary part of finding a literary agent. The average agent receives over two thousand submissions every year, and may only sign one or two of these. This being said, there are certain things you can do as an author to increase your chances. As someone who […]
Ready to write your bestselling book?
Do you have expertise and experience, a track record of success, a message to share, and a desire to write? If so then you're in the right place to get expert support and a welcoming community to help you write your non-fiction book.
Maybe you see people around you writing, publishing, and getting known and you're curious about how it all works? This is the right place for inspiration and practical advice to help you achieve that ambition of becoming an author. And, if you want to go beyond curiosity, we can help you get your book done, published, and into the hands of the people you most want to impact.
Does this sound like you? You do write -- perhaps blog posts or articles -- but you don't consider yourself a 'writer', you just want to share what you know?
In my experience, writing can be taught; it's more important that you have something interesting to say, and a commitment to completion. You'll have shown that commitment elsewhere in your life -- through career or business achievements -- and a book is a personal or professional ambition; the next step for you.
You want the writing to flow but you want to be challenged on your ideas, to learn a new skill, to be able to explain your ideas in a way that engages your reader. You know it's possible, you just don't know exactly how to achieve it, or maybe you're struggling get started?
Becoming an author helps position you as an expert. You've watched others become, literally, the person who wrote the book on a topic and it's something you want as well. You know you have more value to offer your clients and customers and can build on your book with seminars, speaking, coaching or consulting. And this will bring more value for you, whether that's higher prices, or being able to pick only the work you most love to do.
Writing a book is as much about growing as a person as it is about growing your business. It's a skill that you have forever. One book can easily turn into many books as soon as you can get your words on paper in a way that connects with, and magnetises your reader.
If this sounds like you then you are welcome to browse the site, to learn from our articles and 'free resources (see below). You're also welcome to reach out to me to enquire about mentoring services to help you achieve your dream of becoming an author.
Someone told me that it takes a village to write a book, and she's right. You need to shift into a growth mindset, as well as practice new skills. You need to find the energy (and the time!) to 'do the work'. Authors who come to me are open to doing something new and they have the commitment to make it happen.
Writing is a gift, and a book your way of sharing that gift with the world.
It contains lessons from almost a decade of mentoring authors, running seminars and Masterclasses for writers, and covers the mindset as well as the structural challenges that might come up for you when you start to write your book. It isn't your typical step-by-step process so you might want to go over to the page and download it to print out and read later.
And if you've already published (congratulations!), then you might be facing the thorny issue of how to sell more books?
We have a step-by-step Three Month Book Marketing Plan which also includes a checklist you can download to help you stay on track. You can even work with an assistant on this and print it out for him or her to use.
And when you're ready to get creative with your marketing, hop over to one of our most popular posts, 50 Ways to Promote Your Book. I promise you'll find at least one new idea you can try out.
Wherever you are in the process, I hope you continue to write. I believe that writing expands you; it stretches you, both and professionally.
It challenges you to express your ideas with clarity. And when you become an author --- when you put your words into the world --- that's when you expand your vision for what's truly possible. It's a gift, treasure it and enjoy the process. And I look hope we can be part of that journey with you.
Thank you, and welcome!
But it’s not all plain sailing…
Many authors slip up at one or more of these stages. And mistakes can lead to hundreds of hours of unproductive writing time. Or thousands of dollars (or pounds) in lost revenue and unnecessary costs.
I've outlined the most common, and expensive, mistakes based on real-life examples I've seen (and some I've made myself!). Because I want to help you avoid them.
Writing Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction? He’s suffering from writer’s block, he’s procrastinating, he stomps out cigarette after cigarette in his overflowing ashtray. He’s pacing, he’s alone, he takes a swig from a glass of whiskey. This paints the picture of a common stereotype that Hollywood uses to portray a writer. Writers are shown as being disorganized, brooding, […]
How to Start Research for a Book? What we bring to our writing is a unique combination of knowledge and our own unique perspective on that combined knowledge. Research is all about gathering knowledge. And what makes our writing special is what we do with it. Where to Start? Sometimes we need to gather new knowledge, […]