Instant Author. Write Your Book In Thirty Days

How to quickly and easily write your non-fiction book.
4.5 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
794 students enrolled
$19
$30
37% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 33
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works

Discover

Find online courses made by experts from around the world.

Learn

Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.

Master

Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 12/2012 English

Course Description


So Many People Want To Write A Book And So Few Do

Many of us dream of having a book. But it can seem like such a big project, or we're not sure what to write about that we don't start. Or we start and don't finish. 

Your Time Is Now

And yet there has never been a better time to write a book. Publishing is more accessible than it's ever been before and what better way to get known and to establish your credibility than with a book?

How Can We Help

You already have expertise and experience, a story to tell, or some how-to knowledge. All you need to do now is to learn how to turn it into a book. So we put this programme together to teach you a step-by-step process that helps you finally finish that book you've been promising yourself. At the end of thirty days, if you follow all our steps, you'll have a completed book, that is ready for you to self-publish or to send to an agent or publisher.

The Right Foundation

We start by helping you set the right foundation - getting you grounded in your values and deciding on the right strategy for your book. We don't want you just to write - we want you to write a book with impact!

Write in Flow

And we ease you into the writing process. We give you daily targets and help you track your progress day by day with downloadable trackers.

Gain Confidence

And once you've gained some confidence we up the pace and help you bust through any procrastination to get that all important first draft complete.

Consolidate and Polish

And then we dedicate a whole section to editing and review. Because your first draft probably isn't quite up to finished book quality! You need to refine, reflect, and make sure that you are connecting with your reader - oh as well as those teeny tiny details like proof-reading and spell-checking.

Course Structure

The Instant Author Programme comes with a video introduction for each day's activity, and downloadable worksheets or spreadsheets to guide you through exactly what you need to do.

Your Commitment

We can't write your book for you, but we can teach you how to get to finished - and it doesn't need to take as long as you might think. We recommend you spend between one and two hours a day on the programme - but if you need to go slower, that's OK - you have full access to the material for as long as you need to get that book done.

So, do yourself a favour, and make this the month you finally get your book done!

What are the requirements?

  • An hour a day to plan and write your book

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course your non-fiction book will be finished and ready for publication!
  • Learn how to plan the right book for you
  • Learn how to write right... so it's easy and fun
  • Stay motivated and in action with our daily videos
  • Learn insider editing tips to make your book super-polished

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to write a non-fiction book - whether it's for business, to express a message, or just to tell your story

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Instant Author: How to turn what you already know into a book
Preview
04:49
Section 1: Watch This Video Before You Start...
Welcome! And How To Use This Course
Preview
03:32
List Of Worksheets
1 page
Section 2: The Right Foundation - Values, Strategy And Structure
Day One: Values to Vision #1
Preview
06:59
Day Two: Values to Vision #2
05:05
Day Three: Your Book Strategy
08:24
Day Four: Your Content
04:24
Day Five: Competitor Analysis
10:36
Day Six: Your Reader
08:46
Day Seven: Outline Your Book
08:43
Day Eight: Your Book Blurb - A Structure That Sells
09:57
Section 3: Starting to Write - Gaining Confidence
Day Nine: Writing Tracker
04:43
Day Ten: Power Hour
08:06
Day Eleven: The Right Environment
02:53
Day Twelve: Don't Like To Write?
21:12
Day Thirteen: Getting The Writing To Flow
08:29
Day Fourteen: Boundaries
04:10
Day Fifteen: Accountability and Working With A Buddy
07:40
Section 4: More Writing - Pick Up The Pace!
Day Sixteen: Genius At Work!
04:57
Day Seventeen: Tracking Your Time
03:34
Day Eighteen: Connecting With Your Reader
06:37
Day Nineteen: Time Out - Relax And Renew
03:56
Day Twenty: Procrastination?
15:50
Day Twenty One: Blockbuster Endings
05:23
Section 5: Finishing Touches - Consolidate, Review And Edit
Day Twenty Two: Editing Plan
05:01
Day Twenty Three: The First Read-Through
03:39
Day Twenty Four: Your Big Promise
02:31
Day Twenty Five: Titles
04:16
Day Twenty Six: Actions And Flow
05:12
Day Twenty Seven: First Lines and Introductions
03:49
Day Twenty Eight: Consistency And Repetition
06:00
Day Twenty Nine:Proof Reading
03:57
Day Thirty: Finishing Touches
05:59

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Cathy Presland, Thinker, Teacher, Outspoken Optimist, Retir(ing) Runner.

Cathy Presland, a former economist, has over two decades of experience across government, international organisations, corporate, business, and non-profits. Best-selling author, and highly-regarded trainer, Cathy is widely published, has over 20,000 students in her online training courses, teaches for The Guardian Masterclasses series, and is an engaging and popular speaker.

In her former career as an economist Cathy advised governments and organisations around the world. She set up a micro-credit fund for women, negotiated European regulations, managed multi-billion pound economic programmes, and designed and led global anti-poverty initiatives.

Cathy's ambition is simply to inspire you to be your best self and to do more of the work that makes a difference in the world. 

Professionally, Cathy works as a consultant, trainer and facilitator. "I help people get to the solution that's already in the room," she says, and she specialises in supporting people or organisations in who are doing interesting work in public policy and economics. 

Cathy's Udemy courses are mainly focused on supporting writers and people who want to share their expertise, experience and passions. "It's exciting to help someone shape their ideas into something tangible. Writing, especially, stretches us as a person, we grow and change in ways we didn't imagine. You change, and you can change the world. It's really simple." 

In her spare time she loves to be outdoors and one of her recent trips was to the Annapurna base camp in beautiful Nepal.

Instructor Biography

Jacqui Malpass, Author, book coach and personal brand strategist

I adore working with inspirational, enthusiastic, energetic people with strong messages. People who want to make a difference. I would love to become part of your onward journey, the one that sees you finding your voice, writing an amazing book, becoming the best version of you and rocking that out to the world.

My passion is helping you to discover the book inside of you, and help you to be come a published author, so that you can leave your legacy, heal, share your inspirational message, have fun, and build a personal brand that really rocks.

So, you want to write a book and turn it into a course...

I am an expert at getting your story out, and really finding the essence of what you want to say. And then saying it so that it is engaging and makes someone want to pick up and read your book.

I will take you from idea (or no idea) to outline, from planning it out to make writing easier, first draft to really enabling you to engage with your reader, and helping you to create something bigger than your book. My book 'Plan Your Non Fiction Book in a Weekend', really helps writers to find their idea and get it planned so that writing and publishing becomes easy.

For those people who are stuck with their personal story, my book 'Writing to Heal' helps you to transform through writing, we go on a journey from journaling, reflecting and on into creative life writing.

I used my book Stolen Petals which is a healing memoir as inspiration for supporting others to write memoirs.

I have a background in professional training and personal branding and I additionally combine these skills to teach you how to turn your book into a course and how to build your personal brand.

Healer

Not only do I believe that words heal, I am also very passionate about health and well being. I am a crystal healer, Reiki practitioner, NLP practitioner and fascinated by food as a source of supporting our lives.

So who am I?

I have been described in many ways - enthusiastic, high energy, inspirational, motivation and fun. I have also been described as beautifully eccentric, which I do indeed take as a compliment. What you get is what you see. What I want for you, is to own who you are and to share your gifts with the world.

For as long as I can remember stories have been inspiring me. I no longer play out my stories in the garden being both the princess and the warrior.

These days you can find me listening to your stories and working out how I can help you to discover the part you want to play in the success of your life and business.

Please connect with me for:-

  • Book coaching and mentoring (non-fiction & memoir)
  • Writing retreats

In between drinking peppermint or Earl Grey tea, eating raw chocolate goodies and walking the the loves of my life - Ferdy dog, Marley Moo & Angel, I can be found writing non fiction and soon my first children's book. And I do a bit of abstract arty stuff with wire and wool.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course