I know, you wish you could just sit down and write that amazing book you have inside you!
The one that shares your story or message and creates amazing opportunities for you to help others.
⭐️ Reading about others' experiences and perspectives has changed your life for the better.
⭐️ Over the years, you've had some remarkable experiences—ones you probably never saw coming. You've gained insights that you're excited to share with people—even those who might live on the other side of the world.
⭐️ The idea of sharing your story through a published book is exciting—but also a wee bit terrifying (that's normal!).
But there's a small(ish) problem...
You're good at sharing your story and your thoughts with friends over coffee, but you aren’t confident that it will come across as powerfully in writing. (It's entirely possible that you don't consider yourself a "writer" at all. So there's that.)
If you're a coach/healer/therapist, you have lots of experience and examples for days, but you wonder, "How do I get all this into a book?" Also, "Will it even make sense when I go from interacting one-on-one to writing for a lot of people?"
You aren’t completely sure what your main topic is, so you worry the book will be all over the place. (This is what I refer to as "I may actually have two or three different books" syndrome.)
You wonder whether the subject matter has been covered too many times already...and by some really well-known people. You think, "Is it a waste of time to try to compete with that?" (spoiler alert: absolutely not)
As a result...
🤔 Not knowing how to effectively organize your thoughts and experiences makes you feel either scatterbrained or like you don’t have enough to say to make a measurable impact.
🤔 You wonder whether what you want to say and how you want to help a larger number of people will even work as a book. Maybe you should just start a podcast instead.
🤔 When you aren't deep in the how of it, you get super excited about the idea of writing a book. But then the how creeps back in (and you keep finding reasons to put it off "until life settles down a bit").
I'm going to level with you...
Book writing feels hard...because it is hard!
I bet you didn't expect me to say that, but it's true. I'm here to simplify it as best I can (and help you have fun while doing it!), but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll be easy. In fact, I can all but guarantee that, at times, it will be anything but easy.
(That won't change the fact that once you've done it, you'll probably want to do it again.)
Many writing programs out there profess that "Writing a book is easy! You just have to know how!" as though it's a simple 9-step process.
Others declare, "You can write a bestselling book in 2 days!"
But you're walking around wondering, Why am I not one of those people who can write a powerful book in two days? Also, do those people really exist?
I'm guessing that this program isn't the first one you've explored to help you get your book written.
And because nothing's worked as quickly as promised or felt as easy as skipping through a lavender field the south of France, there's likely a part of you that's thinking, "I must be doing something wrong!"
I promise, you aren't.
Having a process to follow does make book writing simpler, and it absolutely shortcuts the time from "I want to write a book" to "I wrote a book," but it unfortunately doesn't eliminate the roadblocks that show up along the way.
(Also, to be clear, no one writes a true-blue bestselling book—or anything close to it—in 2 days!)
Does that feel better?
There's nothing wrong with you.
You're absolutely meant to write the book you feel called to write.
What you need is:
⚡️ The kind of support and guidance that feels good in your soul
⚡️ A book-writing process specific to nonfiction and memoir
⚡️ Someone who can help you talk yourself through your "ruts." Because the thing is, being told what to do isn't super helpful when it doesn't feel good to you. You know the answers. Sometimes, you just need help excavating them. (And when you need clear, tactical next steps, of course you need someone who's done this enough times that she can provide them!)
"This course speaks to my soul. I'm only in the first welcome and words of guidance video, and this is already exactly the medicine my soul needed. Thank ou so much for your work and for 'getting it' so fundamentally!"
What would it feel like if someone could break down the book-writing process into bite-size steps that would allow you to confidently write your first draft without:
⛔️ Having incorrect assumptions about how easy it is for every other author of an amazing book
⛔️ Experiencing paralyzing overwhelm and continuing to wonder "should I [insert Google's latest suggestion] instead?"
⛔️ Feeling unclear about how to best organize all the content you want to share
⛔️ Questioning how your book will be that much different from all the others written on the same topic (In other words, "How do I stand out?")
⛔️ Continuing to believe that the only way to do this is to carve out 6 hours each day. (Got 20-30 minutes a day? Once you have a solid outline (which I'll help you create) that's all you need to create—and sustain—momentum.)
Ok, hold on a second. I should more properly introduce myself already...
HI! I'M ELIZABETH...
...and I believe that everyone can learn to LOVE book writing—as long as they have an effective process to follow and knowledgeable support guiding them through the trickier moments.
I'm a 6x author, and I've spent the past 19+ years helping countless others master their message and write books that have deeply impacted others while providing amazing opportunities to advance their own careers or simply share their stories.
When my clients work with me, they get so clear on their primary message and the unique experiences and beliefs they’re excited to share that writing their book actually becomes...dare I say it...fun!
I have a holistic approach as a book writing coach. Yes, I provide you with a clear process to get your book written, but I know that a process alone often isn't enough.
You also need someone who can guide you through all the reasons that, even with a process, you'll sometimes get "stuck."
I've been referred to as a "compassionate ass-kicker."
I will believe relentlessly in you, your story, and your ability to write an incredible book...
...AND I will guide you with love and understanding.
There is no shame in my game (just ask any of my 5 kids), and that extends to my relationships with my clients. I am here to deeply see you and reflect it back to you so that you can deeply see and love yourself (even when—especially when—it's not the easiest thing to do).
Because the truth is, writing a book is one of the most vulnerable, healing, and expansive things you'll ever do.
When "stuck" happens, you need someone who's helped others navigate what you're experiencing hundreds of times and can help you bring forth lessons and insights you didn't even realize were within you (and that you're meant to bring to others through your book).
Honestly, this part of book writing lights me up as much as a feeling, brilliantly expressed in words.
Writing a book is a story in and of itself, and you will be amazed by how much of your own unique brilliance you'll unlock throughout the process.
🙏🏻 Reading through your first draft and getting goosebumps because you know how much it will transform someone else's life as well as open up the kinds of opportunities you've been dreaming about
🙏🏻 Having a book that presents your insights and message with such clarity that you are invited to speak at events, contribute to articles and media segments, and create courses & coaching programs that help others while providing you with the freedom to design a lifestyle you truly love.
🙏🏻 Waking up to emails and social media messages from readers, thanking you for putting yourself out there and reminding them they aren't alone
I'M BETTING YOU'VE ALREADY TRIED:
Brain-dumping content ideas (and you have 34 Google Docs and randomly placed Post-It notes to prove it).
Creating a basic outline (which likely feels too short, too basic, or too all-over-the-place)
Starting to write the introduction or first chapter, only to quickly begin questioning what you're doing, whether it will be any good, and whether you should just organize the garage instead
Rest assured, this is all normal!
Also, it doesn't have to be this hard to share your experience and perspective with the thousands of people who are hoping that someone just like you writes the exact book you want to write.
YOU'RE STUCK FOR ONE MAIN REASON:
Book writing isn't your area of expertise!
Good news: it's mine.
So many of my clients (most of them, in fact) experience this same level of overwhelm and uncertainty before they engage with my book-writing process. You are far from alone!
You don't need to put your book idea aside. In fact, please don't.
Because your book will soon be someone else's favorite resource.
This is why I created
Write the Damn Book Already!
...an expert-led, supportive, hella fun book-writing program that gives you the tactical tools and the compassionate-ass-kicking support you need to write a powerful book that you're incredibly proud to share, because you know how much it will help others.
THE TRUTH WHEN IT COMES TO WRITING A POWERFUL BOOK:
What DOESN'T work
⛔️ "Just do a brain dump over the weekend."
⛔️ "Focus on hitting a bestseller list. It doesn't even matter how good the book is." (This is the biggest lie being sold right now.)
⛔️ "Go off the grid for a month and get it done." (Who can even do that?)
What DOES work
💥 Get clarity on what your message is, who it’s for, and how to excitedly write about it
💥 Have confidence in your unique voice and style so you effortlessly attract ideal readers (and have so much fun doing it!)
💥 Know how to speak directly to your readers so your book becomes their newest "Netflix binge"
The process I provide in Write the Damn Book Already comes from 19+ years of helping hundreds of authors get their books written. It addresses the critical (and often overlooked) aspects of writing a book that:
- makes a deep and lasting connection with readers (and is therefore recommended again and again)
- beautifully captures your insights and experiences while creating unshakeable confidence in your ability to help others experience transformation in their own lives
- allows you to grow into the next highest version of you while you're writing!
Through this program, you will:
Clarify your unique voice, style, and book structure so that you can write with ease, and your reader will know you're speaking directly to him or her
Discover how to powerfully own and share your experiences and insights without upsetting anyone (or being sued!), as well as how to combine compassion with authority to move your reader toward action
Understand how to incorporate tried-and-true book structure and storytelling principles that keep your reader turning page after page
Having that level of clarity makes it impossible NOT to own every inch of your story with a level of conviction that previously didn't seem possible.
What makes this program different?
- I don’t focus on writing a book just to hit a bestseller list for a day—there’s no lasting impact there. I believe in the exponential impact that intentionally writing an incredible book has on both your readers’ growth and your own.
- Many book coaches focus solely on getting the book written; my focus is the book and the human who's writing it because the same issues that give you pause while writing will creep back in when it comes time to get it out there! This is why you'll have monthly coaching with me to help answer your questions and get you over any hurdles you encounter.
- I know how much you'll grow through the process of writing your book, and I'm here to nurture and support that growth so that you have not only a published book but also more confidence, self-awareness, and motivation to share your story in whatever way feels incredible to you!
“It is amazing when you meet someone who tells your story by moving things around, elaborating on it, and pulling things out of me that I didn’t even remember. Never in my career have I had a partner set an unrealistic goal for themselves and not only hit it but exceed it. In the last two years, I’ve worked with a lot of people on a lot of projects. There are no words for working with this woman. That is how incredible it was.”
Janet was struggling to get clear about her ideal reader’s deepest needs and the way she wanted to deliver her unique solutions. We worked through those roadblocks so that she could write and publish Show Up For Yourself (recommended as one of HGTV's top journaling books of the year!)
For Deborah, a successful executive coach, writing her book was a vulnerable pursuit, given that she shared a deeply personal piece of her life. Together, we worked in partnership to produce HIGH: A Story of Addiction, Awareness and Ascension.
This program is for you if...
👍 You know your story can impact others, but you aren’t sure how to clarify your primary message & organize your content
👍 You like going at your own pace, but still want coaching/guidance/mentorship available to you on a regular basis when you encounter a roadblock or need someone to help you avoid costly missteps
👍 Every-other-week coaching and a weekly co-writing group feels amazing and provides you with the accountability, support, and community you desire
- 2 group coaching calls per month where you get 1:1 support from me and benefit from the coaching and guidance other participants receive (which is almost always, "coincidentally," what you need to hear that you don't realize you need to hear!)
- Lifetime access to all trainings, downloads, and resources (no more pushing to be creative on a strict timeline)
- My detailed approach to writing a persuasive, thought-provoking book without overwhelm, second-guessing, or throwing your laptop through a window
- Hour-long co-writing sessions each week to keep you on track and in the collective energy of others who are also committed to doing the damn thing
- Access to private Facebook community and a one-year membership to The Book Writing Collective, where you'll meet your new favorite network of supportive, growth-minded aspiring authors
If you’re ready to blast through the roadblocks and skip over any further "best way to write a great book" research so you can proudly add PUBLISHED AUTHOR to your list of accomplishments, enroll now and let's get this show on the road!