Why not make someday, this day.
Instead of putting things off, or collecting notes and anecdotes, or keeping the idea of a book always on the horizon, but never in your hands or on the shelf… wouldn’t you love to just get it done?
Trust me, you’ll feel so much better.
But writing a whole book is hard, especially if you’ve never done it before. How do you even start? What should it be about? What if nobody wants it? What if I waste time and never finish?
Good news! I’m kind of an expert at this stuff. After finishing a PhD in Literature, I started writing novels and nonfiction books, and sharing all my top-secret discoveries. My writing and publishing resources have gotten millions of views, and they’re really helping people. On this page you’ll find links to my best content, free articles and resources, books and courses, and even an option for direct, personal feedback on your writing.
What kind of writer are you?
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Here’s what’s included in each offer:
1. This three-course writing bundle includes a ton of exclusive writing tips and tricks you won’t find anywhere else, the outlines I’ve used to write over 20 books, and a few guides to writing to deepen your craft. It’ll walk you through *everything* you need to know about writing books, in a practical, step-by-step method you’ll actually use.
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2. Once you’ve got some words down, I can do a developmental critique of your first 5000 words – the absolutely essential beginning of your story. I’ll also help flag writing mistakes and stylistic problems, so you get a better idea of what kind of editing you might need; and give you an indication of genre, so you know how to pitch or promote to the right audience.
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3. The hardest part about writing a book is… actually writing it. I’ve written a lot of stuff about productivity and motivation, but the absolute best thing I can offer is long-term support. If you’ve been having trouble staying on task by yourself, my coaching program comes with built-in writing deadlines and monthly feedback. And you’ll never feel lost or stuck, because we’ll iron out plot or story events together so you always know what happens next.
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I also have a team if you’re looking for editing and proofreading; and if you’d like me to do all the heavy lifting, my co-writing rates start at 12cents/word. Want me to write a book for you? My ghostwriting prices start at $35,000.
* These options are an extension of my writing courses; I’ll expect you to go through the materials and learn the basics. At higher levels you’ll get personal feedback and passive developmental critique (comments, not changes).
I turned my little Plot Dot guide into a novel-writing journal, so I recommend picking up the print version to map out your book. Then after making my courses, I wrote a very long, possibly absurd and tedious, guide to writing called Book Craft. There’s a lot of great stuff in there but it’s heavy and involved. And if you’re writing memoir or nonfiction, I’ve got that covered as well. (FYI, you’ll get these three books for free if you join my writing course bundle).
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