write your light
a book writing workshop
for entrepreneurs, personal brand builders, coaches, teachers, healers, and change makers
get your message out to the world in a bigger way...
build your platform and profile...
grow your community...
shine your light by writing your book!
do you have a dream of writing a book?
i would love to help you turn that dream into reality... i would love to help you bring your book to life!
18 months ago i finished a successful kickstarter campaign to self-publish my book lighthouse revolution. i wrote my book in 24 days in november 2015, and then i had to figure out the rest of the steps to get my book out to the world! on march 29th 2016 i launched the kickstarter campaign and nearly doubled my goal with $9200 raised in 4 weeks! i self-published my book book in may... shipping out 150 copies of the book in the first print run. in september i published the kindle ebook version of lighthouse revolution, and in the 5 day FREE ebook promotion, 1520 copies of the book were downloaded: the book was amazon's #1 free self-help book, and #8 on the overall free books list.
so you can see, i am proof that it can be done! a year ago i was waiting, impatiently, for my book book to arrive on my doorstep... and i have to tell you that moment was one of the best moments of my life. i think the deliver guy was shocked to receive a huge hug by a crazy dancing lady when he knocked on the door!
writing a book book was never one of my life long goals... if you had asked me even 5 years ago if i would publish an actual book i would have laughed. at the time i was content with creating workbooks and guide books and helpful 'how to' books for women in biz... in total i had written 12 ebooks which i successfully sold as PDFs from my website, with 1000s of downloads. so it was truly not on my radar to write a 'book book'... like a real life book that you could hold in your hands.
but then i started the lighthouse revolution... my purpose became something much bigger than i once thought it was... i felt called to help more people in even deeper ways... my mission grew and grew... and i could see that it mattered. my book book started tapping me on the shoulder... eventually i had to get over my own fear and resistance and inertia, eventually i had to figure out how to write and edit and publish and launch and fund and promote and sell the book that i wanted to share with the world!
it was a lot of work (physically, mentally, and emotionally!)... not gonna lie... but that is why i am so passionate about helping others to write their book... because i can share everything i have learnt along the way to make it easier for others without the pain and frustration (and fear!) that so many of us feel.
it's actually completely doable to bring a book to life!
it was also one of the most incredible experiences in my life. pushing through the mindset challenges and building visibility and promoting my socks off... all to share something that i believed in to the depth of my core... something that mattered... well, there is nothing else in my journey that compares to what i learned and gained and experienced by writing a book book.
and that is also why i am so passionate about helping you WRITE your LIGHT - your stories matter, your message matters, your mission matters, your ideas matter... they are worth sharing, the world is waiting on you! it's time to add your voice to the conversation... it's time to add your book to the library.
(ps. there will never be a perfect time to write your book. trust me, i tried and tried to wait for the perfect time. what i realized was the best time is right now. start today. if it takes you a month, six months, a year, two years... it doesn't matter. start today. you will be one day closer to bringing your book to life!)
with this online workshop you will...
- hone in on your compelling, engaging book topic
- create the outline & map out the content for your book
- create a plan to get the book written, and start writing right away
- overcome any blocks, resistance, fears, or doubts holding you back from getting the book written, published, and launched (because mindset is at least 50% of making this happen!)
- work out the details for self-publishing, editing, formatting, ebook publication, cover design and more - all of the jobs that need doing besides writing!
- plan a successful launch for your book - including information on using kickstarter (or similar platforms), having a kindle ebook launch, and longer term plans to market your book.
we will be doing a live round of the workshop in october 2017!
the workshop includes a password protected member's page (video/audio instruction; PDF notes, worksheets & printables; helpful links, resources & tools) and a private members only facebook group where we hold regular office hours and QnA sessions. it is set up to work for YOU, with your time and your style of learning... offering you both instruction and the accountability, support, and help you need to make your book dream a reality.
here's how it works:
october 1-31 = prepare & plan
week 1 - ignite: get clear on your book topic, type, style, audience, and vision - this is a FUN week with ideas and exercises to fuel you going forwards
week 2 - prepare: get ready to write by preparing everything you, your book, and your mindset will need to bring this book to life
week 3 - plan: create the outline for your book, map out the entire content plan for your book, and create your personalized writing plan so that you can start writing your book right away
note: the rest of october is free time to finish up with your plans and get ready to write.
november 1-30 = get writing!
as part of your 'writing plan' you will have worked out how/when/where you will write, and this month is the time to get started. you will be supported no matter what your writing plan is... and for anyone who wants to try a daily writing challenge you can join me in doing NaNoWriMo - a world wide writing challenge where we aim to write 50,000 words in 30 days! yep, that's right, i will be doing this workshop and NaNoWriMo right along with you!
december 1-15 = now what?
week 5 - publish: map out the process for the rest of the book: editing, preparation, cover design, self-publishing (print book, ebook, audio book); includes full checklist of jobs & discussion of costs. this plan may take
week 4 - promote: start creating the plans for marketing, launching, and selling the book. while this may not be on your radar yet, you can start preparing and building buzz now!
plus i have bonuses for you...
a way through every (writer's) block: practical ideas & strategies to help with some of the common blocks, resistance, stuckness, fear that you may experience on this book journey... such as: self-doubt, unworthiness, not good enough (and all the other kinds of not enoughness), self-belief, confidence, inner critic, imposter complex, why bothers, comparison, jealousy, fear of criticism/judgement/attach, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of visibility, self-sabotage, overwhelm, procrastination, excuses, avoidance, perfectionism, action-taking, no flow/obstacles...
amazon kindle launch: want to do a free ebook promo on amazon kindle? i am sharing my entire kindle ebook launch plan with you! this webinar will teach you everything you need to know about getting your book onto kindle and out to a wide audience.
what to do after you launch: how to keep the momentum with your book, how to keep selling books after the initial launch, and how to build the book into your biz/brand plans. i am sharing tips from successful self-published authors (just like me & you) about what works for them and what mistakes they've made along the way.
and i will be creating a NEW bonus for you: a mini-workshop tentatively titled 'how to rock your kickstarter launch!' - i am about to do a second kickstarter and i have learned and continue to learn so much about this powerful option... i want to share what i have learned with you! this workshop will include a helpful workbook that you can use to map out and implement every step of your own crowdfunding launch.
by the end this workshop you will have...
- a complete outline and content map for your book, plus the option of writing in november!
- confidence & belief in yourself as an author: ready to take action and make this book happen,
- and a complete checklist & plan to publish, launch, promote your book with ease and success.
note: live workshop on now!
but you can join in at any time. you have access to all materials and the groups to use as you need it! even if you aren't ready to write this november - you can access the workshop & the group whenever you are ready to write! please note: i will not do a live round of this workshop again until october 2018.
WRITE your LIGHT - live group workshop
join us for the live workshop from oct 1 - dec 15 and get lifetime access to the write your light online workshop & resource library, including the private member's facebook group where you can ask questions, get help, be accountable, and more.
write your light - group workshop + 1:1 sessions
want some dedicated one on one time to go with your workshop? add on 2 x one hour 1:1 sessions (online via zoom) which we can use to work on your book writing, publishing, or marketing plans... and on any mindset, stuckness, or blocks you experience on the way! (package value $845)
get the VIP 1:1 book writing package
want more focused help on getting your book out to the world, no matter what stage you're at? we'll start with an intensive 2 hour "unpacking your book" session, followed up by a series of 4 x 1 hour sessions so that you have dedicated support during the entire book writing process. you will also receive access to the write your light workshop & group so that you have those resources at your fingertips. (package value $1745)
*please note: all prices in AUD. 10% GST will added on at the check out for australian residents only. payments are invoiced fortnightly from the date of first payment.
this workshop is focused on self-publishing a non-fiction book. if you have another type of book you want to publish as part of your personal brand, your business, or your mission, you are still very welcome in WRITE your LIGHT... just please note that i will not be teaching how to write fiction, children's stories, fables, etc. if you have dreams of working with a publishing company, this workshop will still help you get writing and learn about book marketing, which you will need to do no matter what!
if you have already started writing your book - you are still very welcome to join write your light. you will still get so much out of this workshop: you can work on finishing your book, get it published, plan your successful launch, start building buzz right away, and most importantly perhaps, you will be able to apply all of the mindset & unstucking strategies to actually getting your book out into the world!
you set the pace of your learning... all workshop content will be stored on a password protected page, which you can access at any time. you can take as much time as you like to access the content - focus on getting your book written and then come back later for the promo info if you'd like... or jump ahead to learn about self-publishing if that is what you need right now. you have access to this workshop for it's lifetime, it's completely up to you how you use the information and how much time you spend each week on the workshop.