WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, BELIEVE, AND DO BEFORE YOU START YOUR BOOK
Ever wish you could magically make that brilliant book inside your beautiful brain materialize… right before your eyes? If only there were a potion I could offer you to – POOF! – make it all happen… believe me, I would.
The reality, though, is that writing a book is not a breezy I’ll-squeeze-it-in-when-I-can proposition.
Writing a book takes planning, knowledge, self-love, and commitment.
After working with novelists who wish to spark readers’ imaginations with unforgettable narratives, memoirists who wish to share their stranger-than-fiction life stories, and entrepreneurs who wish to transform their programs, processes, or methods into book form to elevate their visibility and credibility and to inspire and empower their Ideal Readers to improve their lives, I’ve learned something important.
A certain kind of work needs to be done to create a solid foundation BEFORE the writing can ever happen.
A little practical magic, if you will…
Conjuring Clarity is designed to help you create the environment you need
– both inside yourself and outside yourself – to embrace the commitment of writing a book.
Conjuring Clarity will help you work the practical magic you need.
Conjuring Clarity is an eight-week course, brimming with content – including pre-recorded videos – so you can work at your own pace, whenever you like, any time of the day or night. No virtual calls to schedule into your already-full life.
Conjuring Clarity is the elixir you need to get your head, heart, and life primed so you can make the leap to start your book and set yourself up for success.
The Conjuring Clarity Course – Part 1
The Conjuring Clarity Course – Parts 1 + 2
Module 1 - PLANNING
Looking ahead, anticipating blocks, and creating a plan to accommodate your writing practice
Module 2 - SCHEDULING
Tracking your use of time and scheduling your writing sessions
Module 3 - MINDSET
Thinking like a writer – identifying your mindset
Module 4 - COMMITMENT
Committing to your writing practice, setting boundaries, and creating your writing space
Module 5 - ON GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PEOPLE
Before we can begin to write a book in earnest, we need to get to know our people.
For fiction, these people are the protagonist, antagonist(s), and supporting characters who help shape your story.
For memoir, these people are you (the protagonist) and the people in your life (antagonist(s) and supporting characters) who have helped shape your story.
For non-fiction, these people are your Ideal Reader and you. If you are writing a how-to, self-help book it is likely that your own story will be woven into your book.
Module 6 - ON GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PEOPLE'S STORIES
In this module, we will explore the backstories of your people.
Knowing and understanding our people’s backstories will inform the decisions we (and they) make about the story’s trajector. Backstories create our people’s desires, motivations, and behaviors.
We will also explore the settings in which your people have existed. Setting (both spatial and temporal) shape their identities. Understanding these will further inform the choices we make when writing our people’s stories.
Module 7 - ON CREATING A PATH FOR YOUR PEOPLE
We and our people will fare far better if we create a clear path through which to tell the story (fiction and memoir) or deliver the method, process, or program (non-fiction).
For fiction and memoir, we will learn about and write the opening scene and inciting incident of the story.
For non-fiction, we will learn about your Ideal Reader’s BIG question and their WHY – the reason they want your book.
Module 8 - ON THE BEGINNINGS OF STRUCTURE
In this module, we will begin to think about the possible structure of your book.
For fiction and memoir, we will learn about how to approach the first three chapters of your book. We will also learn about scene elements, types, and how to write scene.
For non-fiction, we will identify your answer (to your Ideal Reader’s BIG question), your WHY (why you want to help), and your Introduction, all of which will lead you to the creation of your Table of Contents – the framework for your entire book.
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