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"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth...They show us what community and friendship mean."
― Anne Lamott ―
Perfect for beginning writers or those looking to turn their love of words into a career, The Writer Package will help you understand the nature of the business, learn how to balance your personal and professional life with "the writer's life," and set realistic goals for you and your project. Together, we'll figure out what's hindering your progress and determine what you can change to get the words flowing again.
Getting To Know You
In our free, 30 minute phone consultation, we'll take a look at your project and determine your goals for your book and as an author. We'll design a focused plan for the next four weeks based around your specific writing needs so that you have a clear idea of what you want and how to get it.
You might be a writer if...
It's the beginning of a meme that applies to a thousand other professions, but for writers the response is simple: you love to write. But what about writing do you love? Do you love the intimacy of sharing your innermost thoughts with the world? Do you get a rush building worlds and spinning stories? Do words themselves stir your soul? For our first session, we'll discuss why you want to be a writer and why you already are one, take a closer look at your goals for the future, and find out what in the present is hindering your progress and what action you can take to overcoming it.
It feels like a calling. The idea has been building in your mind for months, the characters' voices growing stronger and the places growing more vivid. You have a story, and you need to tell it. You wrote a book, and you want to share it. But we also know that it takes much more than having the inspiration and dedication to make it as a career writer. What does it take to publish a book? What does it mean to be an author? Is there money in fiction? How do I align my goals with real life? This week, we'll discuss the business side of things and ways you can take your writing from calling to career.
We all dream of the writer's life. Who hasn't envisioned spending their days writing from their barn loft, city skyscraper, or seaside retreat? You know that writing is both a business and an art, but how do you find the time for either when your reality consists of a job and a family? You have expenses, you have responsibilities...but you also have your story. This week, we'll talk about how to align your goals with that of a job and family, discuss practical ways to keep your words flowing, and find out how to incorporate the writer's life into your life.
Every good book ends with a strong conclusion. In this final session, we'll write our own with a summary of what's been holding you back and how to keep moving forward. We'll review your personalized road map of your goals, obstacles, and what you can do to overcome them now and in the future. You have the tools and knowledge you need for future success -- now let's set you on the path to your writer's life!
What You'll Get
Each session consists of an hour-long phone call focused on the art and business of writing and tailored to help you set your goals for both. You'll learn about the trade, discover (or rediscover) the beauty of writing, determine the tools you need to get around those roadblocks, and receive the encouragement to keep going.
- A Brown Beagle Books welcome packet
- A weekly summary of our sessions
- A list of practices to keep you moving forward
- Articles and resources to keep you motivated
- A final, personalized road map of your goals, obstacles, and what you can do to overcome them and reach your destination (as determined by you!)
- Email Access
- Session Summaries
- Related Articles and Resources
- Personalized Writer's Road Map
Looking for more?
Add another catch-all week to this package for only $29 or visit the A La Carte menu for custom services.
Here's the legal stuff:
Sessions are held for one (1) hour once per week or as scheduled by the client (you!) and owner (me). Payment is required by the first (free) initial consulting call.
Second thoughts? Full refunds are granted prior to the beginning of the first full session.
2010 - present
2010 - present