Are you struggling to write the book that’s been in your head forever?
Find clarity and get your words on paper with Prepare to Publish
Maybe you have an idea that won’t leave you alone. You’ve talked with friends and family about it, but sitting down and actually writing never seems to happen.
Maybe you have hundreds of notebooks and paper scraps around your house, but still no manuscript.
We get it. It’s overwhelming.
But it's possible. We’ve guided 100s of first-time authors through writing the book that’s been on their minds for years.
How does Prepare to Publish help?
So many authors we work with swear they’re “not real writers.” They tell us:
Then we watch these same people write beautiful stories. Vocalizing your truth and experience makes you a writer more than perfect punctuation ever could.
How many people go a lifetime without ever sharing the lessons and stories closest to their hearts? Don’t let the frustration of the writing process prevent you from sharing your story with those you love.
When I wrote my first book, I did it all wrong.
First off, it took me three years to write that book. I’m not talking three years of careful research and editing to get things just perfect. I’m talking three years of starting and stopping, throwing away bad drafts (BAD drafts), starting from scratch, staring at blinking cursors and doubting myself every single step of the way.
If time is money, then I wasted a whole lot of it...as do many authors just starting out.
Some of this just part of the process. Writing is hard. That’s the truth.
But I’m here to tell you that most of it was an immaturity in my approach.
1. I was too good for an outline. I saw myself as “above” writing an outline and that was a huge, massive, time-wasting mistake. I wanted to “feel my way into” the story, and figure it out as I went, which is fine if you like spending years on something that could take you months. Now when I look back at the misery I caused myself I realize I should have started with a clear outline. Huge mistake.
2. I was scared to show it to anyone. I was terrified of criticism, so instead of doing the one thing that makes writing better (sharing it and getting feedback) I kept it to myself. I wouldn’t share it until it was perfect. The problem is: writing doesn’t get even close to perfect until we share.
3. I was too proud to get practical help. I kept thinking that something mysterious would happen, like I’d bump into an agent or an acquisitions editor at the grocery store who would miraculously decide that I was some hidden gem of a writer. So instead of taking practical steps that could actually move me forward, I brooded—waiting for my miracle to show up. (Pssst. That miracle never came).
You know how I said the first book took me three years to write? Get this. My most recent book took me 10 days.
Yes, you read that right. 10 days.
It’s not just me. We at Find Your Voice have helped hundreds of authors save years of time and also thousands of dollars (in editing, in writing coaches, by getting a bigger paycheck for their book) simply by staring with an outline.
Not just any outline, but an outline that answers all of the questions that get you stuck in the writing process: where do I start? What do I include? What do I leave out?
This is why we created Prepare to Publish. We saw the incredible value this provided for authors—the years of time it could save them and the thousands of dollars it all but deposited into their bank accounts. We also saw that most programs like ours charge 3x or 4x what we charge (I saw one recently for $5600).
We charge $1,749. (and yes, there's a payment plan 🙂) We know you don’t have $5k to invest when you’re just getting started.
We also don’t want you to make the same mistakes so many (including myself) have in the past.
There's something really cool about seeing 80% of the authors that go through Prepare to Publish actually FINISH the course? 80%!
So before you “write yourself off” (pun intended) consider that this idea nagging at you isn’t going away. There will never be a better time to write this book than now. And if you’re looking for a program that can clarify your idea, save years of your life and thousands of dollars (and even make you fall in love with writing again), there’s no better one than this.
We hope to see you there,
What You Receive:
months of guided coaching
BOOK PROPOSAL YOU'RE PROUD OF
Watch the videos, complete weekly homework assignments and connect to a community of authors just like you. Tune in for weekly, live group Q&A calls with your coach, receive personalized feedback on your outline, and watch your idea transform into a book proposal.
I went from writing in circles to writing into a clearly laid path for my novel. It took a few months to organize what I had been trying to accomplish for 2 years.
This course removed the overwhelm of the book writing process by giving me concrete, tangible action steps with ongoing support.
This course has taught me how to organize what were once chaotic thoughts into a form that actually resembles the beginning of a book . . . not merely a journal. Thank you so much!