The Developer Package
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
― Richard Bach ―
Your draft is finally done, but instead of breathing a sigh of relief, you're paralyzed with uncertainty over what comes next. We get it. It's why the Developer Package is designed with you in mind! We'll begin building connections, get started on your author platform, and find your next source of inspiration. Step by step, we'll keep you moving towards that dream.
Getting To Know You
In our free, 30 minute phone consultation, we'll take a look at the status of your project and determine your goals for your book and as an author. We'll get an overview of your book and design a focused plan for the next four weeks designed solely to help you take the step from writer to author.
They say it's not what you know, but who you know that matters. In reality, it's both. Even the most general knowledge of the business can do wonders in leading you to the people that will have the greatest impact on your career: your readers. In our first session, we'll talk about how key roles in the publishing industry can help shape your book and your career, why networking is less about professional connections and more about building sustainable relationships, and how you already have everything you need to show the world what you've got.
Social media has transformed the world, allowing us to reach out to each other and form more intimate relationships than ever before. For the first time in history, authors can communicate directly with their readers all at once across the continents. This week, we'll talk about the "new" author platform and the many ways it can be used to share your stories. We'll discuss the best social media outlets, learn how to build an audience, and, most importantly, connect to your readers. No longer is authorship an impersonal, unattainable feat meant for someone else. You wrote the book. Now it's time to share your story.
Let's face it. Life is a roller coaster. One minute, you're proud to have accomplished such a feat (A book! Your words on the page!), the next minute, you're questioning everything, comparing yourself to everyone, and well on your way to giving it all up... Fear. It's the reason those manuscripts sit locked away in a drawer and the driving force behind every self-doubt. No one will read your words. The book will never sell. Who are you kidding? You're not a real writer, anyway. These thoughts perpetuate a cycle of uncertainty that can drown us if we let it. That's why we're taking a step back to uncover those fears and discover why they aren't necessary at all. In this bonus week, we'll discuss Imposter Syndrome, learn the many forms of self-sabotage, and find ways to manage your fear so that you're back on the road to making your dream become your reality.
You've poured your very heart and soul into your book, spent months or years toiling over the plot and analyzing every comma, word, and sentence, and used up the last of your creativity writing your author bio. Despite this accomplishment, you're a little reluctant to get back to the blank page: now that the last word of one book has been written, you wonder how you can do it all over again. In week four, we'll take a look at what you're doing now and discover ways to live more creatively. We'll find new sources of inspiration that will keep the words flowing and get you geared up for your next story.
Every good book ends with a strong conclusion. In this final session, we'll write our own with a summary of the next steps and how to take them. We'll review your personalized road map of your goals and obstacles and develop a feasible plan for making sure your words are heard. You have the tools and knowledge you need for future success. Now there's nothing holding you back!
- Session Summaries
- Related Articles and Resources
- Personalized Writer's Road Map
2010 - present
2010 - present
What You'll Get
Each session consists of an hour-long phone call focused on taking the steps from writer to published author. You'll learn about the importance of building relationships and how to start now and discover ways to live creatively so inspiration can always take shape. In the free (optional) bonus week, you'll discover the reasons behind your self-doubt and begin to turn those 'what ifs' into 'why nots.'
- 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!)
Looking for more?
Add another catch-all week to this package for only $25 or visit the À 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 Brown Beagle Books.
Payment is required by the first (free) consulting call. Refer to your welcome packet and individual contract for more details.