A 30-week, one-on-one coaching program to help you finally write the book you’ve been dreaming about.
Get past the blank page, build your story the right way, and finally reach “The End” with one-on-one support the whole way through.
What if you knew the exact steps you needed to take to move your story from idea to reality AND had one-on-one support each step of the way so you could finally finish your book?
Well, keep reading! Because...
Even the most famous authors struggle with the exact same issues.
Put yourself seven months in the future.
Imagine sitting at your favorite writing spot: listen to the sounds around you, feel the air, take in the scents, feel the keys of your computer under your fingertips.
Feel yourself smiling as you take a deep breath and type THE END.
Feels pretty amazing, right?
The first step to getting there is clicking on this apply button. Yep, that one right down there.
I know you’re worried about sharing your writing with a stranger, so let me introduce myself. My name is Stephanie and I’m an editor and writing coach.
I believe we ALL have a book inside of us, and I'm passionate about helping writers not only finish their books, but write books people actually want to read.
After you apply, you'll have a chance to get to know me a lot better! In the meantime, let’s get back to the Floundering to First Draft program.
The Floundering to First Draft program is a 30-week intensive coaching program designed specifically to get your book out of your head and onto the page.
Every week you will submit your work and get feedback so you know you’re on track through the entire process. You also have the option of booking calls (because I know not everyone loves talking on Zoom) at the program milestones.
Let’s look at where those milestones fall in the program, HGTV style.
Like building a house, you need a firm foundation to build your story on.
First things first, we are going to design a plan for you to actually get this book written instead of just dreaming about it.
Next we are going to get crystal clear on why you’re writing this book, what you want your book to say to the world, and who you really want to read your book.
After we’ve uncovered the why, what, and who, we will get a big-picture view of your story.
It's a foundation pouring party! After you’ve received written feedback on all the phase one work, you get your first milestone call. (If you hate Zoom, we will schedule a time to chat via WhatsApp.)
Think of this as a collaboration call; we will talk about the work you did during phase one and make sure you’re feeling confident about your story before moving on to phase two.
In the beginning of this phase, we’re going to define the essentials of your story:
Next, we are going to focus on the container of your story. We will hash out your starting point, your ending point, and major turning points in between. You will create a fluid blueprint that will carry you through the rest of the writing process.
It looks like a house! ...or a book. Time for another milestone call (or chat). You will have received a lot of feedback by this point, so we want to make sure you’re ready for the fun that starts in phase three!
I’m losing my metaphor here, but you get the idea!
Time to write! As you meet your deadlines, we will produce a solid first draft that won’t require years of editing when you finish.
FOUR MORE MILESTONES
You will have four milestone calls (or chats) during the writing phase, one every 60 pages.
This will ensure your draft hasn’t gone completely off the rails! (Stubborn characters sometimes take your book crazy places, it happens all the time.)
All the foundational work you did during phases one and two will come into play here as you build more and more confidence in your writing and finally finish this book!
NO! In fact, it’s how books have traditionally been written, it just had a different name. When mainstream publishers were the only way to publish, the in-house editors worked as writing coaches. Writers and editors formed deep bonds as the editors helped move and mold a book from rough idea to publishable work. Nowadays, they simply don’t have time for that kind of one-on-one attention.
You’re going to have to dedicate a good amount of time to write a book in 30 weeks. I can’t give you an exact number because I don’t know how fast you write and I don’t know what your creative process looks like. During the first week, we will create a plan that works with your unique creativity and needs, but I would plan on roughly three to four hours of work each week.
Every week you will submit your work as a Word document and get feedback on it through tracked changes. Most of the feedback will be questions to get you thinking about things in new ways. Think of me as a mirror reflecting back what a reader is going to see, think, and feel as they experience your book.
Don’t miss your deadlines! I know, life happens and things will come up. Outside of the unthinkable, you need to make writing a priority for the next 30 weeks. You get ONE late submission. Outside of that, as I heard a writer say, “it’s like going out in the street and burning money.”
YES! It’s YOUR book, YOUR story. Everything you create during the program is 100% yours.
The Floundering to First Draft program is perfect for you if:
Fill out this quick application form. It’s only two questions plus your contact info. There is zero commitment to purchase the program when you apply. It's just a chance for me to make sure I can really help you.
You’ll get a confirmation email once your application goes through (don’t just mark it as read, read that email!).
If our superpowers align, you’ll get an acceptance email within two business days!
You’ll have a week to decide whether or not you want to start the Floundering to First Draft program, and I’ll send you some private contact info if you have any questions. I’m not going to push you onto a sales call, so no pressure! The ball is totally in your court.
If our superpowers don’t mesh, you’ll get a suggestion for where to find a better-suited coach for your book! Either way it’s a win!
You're no longer someone who wants to write a book.
You're no longer someone who talks about writing a book.
You're no longer someone who dreams of writing a book.
You are someone who has DONE IT! You’ve written A BOOK. A book that you’re proud of!
You are an AUTHOR!
I can’t wait to find out more about you and your dream of finally writing that book! But...
I believe in transparency, so I'm not going to make you jump through hoops to find out what your investment will be.
There is NO obligation to buy when you apply.
or seven monthly payments of $825.