Get Unstuck! Go from idea to publish ready manuscript in 18 weeks.
A successful book begins with a successful manuscript.
A successful manuscript:
- holds your reader’s attention
- clearly communicates your message
- leaves your reader with a clear call to action
- gives your reader access to more content
- invites your reader to your online presence
Who is the Perfect Author manuscript course for?
- Non-fiction Christian authors who believe they’re either too busy to write or just “stuck” in the writing process.
- This course designed to help you create a professional, ready to publish manuscript in 18 weeks (or less).
- It is intended for authors who are ready to significantly expand their career and reach, and understand that a well written, well published book can be key to reaching and growing their audience.
- Perfect Author courses are for authors who aren’t perfect (none of us are), but they are for serious authors, communicators, ministers and business people who want to hone their craft, grow their audience and reach the world with their message
18 week online course:
Week 1: Start Writing
- Developing good writing habits
- Creating a writing schedule
Week 2: Gather Ideas
- Using PostIt notes
- Non-linear thinking
Week 3: Plotting Your Course
- Arranging your ideas – logical progression
- Culling out duplicates and irrelevancies
Week 4: Creating an Outline
- Thinking linear
- Creating sub-ideas (bullets)
Week 5: Creating Chapters
- Fleshing out ideas
- Testing your ideas
Week 6: Determine Your Audience
- Who is your reader?
- Is there a market for your message?
Week 7: Determine the Benefit
- What value are you offering the reader?
- Why should the reader choose your book?
Week 8: Determine Your Book’s Theme
- Idea vs. Theme
- Audience and benefit
Week 9: Research
- What you don’t know
- Where to find out
- How to document other people’s work
Week 10: Write Craft
- How to use words
- Cut mercilessly
- The best of the best
Week 11: Balancing Chapters
- Size and style
- Segues (funny word!)
Week 12: Concluding
- Wrapping up your idea
- Giving the reader ’take-aways’
Week 13: Introduction
- Preparing the reader
- Why we do this after the book is written
Week 14: Endorsements
- Social proof
- Tapping endorsees early
Week 15: Tying Your Book Digitally
- Creating a connection
- Digital magnets
Week 16: Frontmatter
- Packaging the book
Week 17: Backmatter
- Next opportunity
- Call to action
Week 18: Author Bio
- People connect with people
- What not to include