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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.
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.
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.
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!
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Instant Author: How to turn what you already know into a bookPreview
|Section 1: Watch This Video Before You Start...|
Welcome! And How To Use This CoursePreview
List Of Worksheets
|Section 2: The Right Foundation - Values, Strategy And Structure|
Day One: Values to Vision #1Preview
Day Two: Values to Vision #2
Day Three: Your Book Strategy
Day Four: Your Content
Day Five: Competitor Analysis
Day Six: Your Reader
Day Seven: Outline Your Book
Day Eight: Your Book Blurb - A Structure That Sells
|Section 3: Starting to Write - Gaining Confidence|
Day Nine: Writing Tracker
Day Ten: Power Hour
Day Eleven: The Right Environment
Day Twelve: Don't Like To Write?
Day Thirteen: Getting The Writing To Flow
Day Fourteen: Boundaries
Day Fifteen: Accountability and Working With A Buddy
|Section 4: More Writing - Pick Up The Pace!|
Day Sixteen: Genius At Work!
Day Seventeen: Tracking Your Time
Day Eighteen: Connecting With Your Reader
Day Nineteen: Time Out - Relax And Renew
Day Twenty: Procrastination?
Day Twenty One: Blockbuster Endings
|Section 5: Finishing Touches - Consolidate, Review And Edit|
Day Twenty Two: Editing Plan
Day Twenty Three: The First Read-Through
Day Twenty Four: Your Big Promise
Day Twenty Five: Titles
Day Twenty Six: Actions And Flow
Day Twenty Seven: First Lines and Introductions
Day Twenty Eight: Consistency And Repetition
Day Twenty Nine:Proof Reading
Day Thirty: Finishing Touches
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.
Using a unique blend of skills based around writing, creativity and lifestyle I work with my clients to explore 'you' and out of that we work together to get you back to a place where you are ready to fly.
Think of me as your tough friend, the one that knows you well and doesn’t let you get away things...
My experience as a coach (journaling, writing, books, executive), trainer (personal development and writing), strategist (personal branding and marketing), nutritionist and as a human who has experienced her fair share of stuff creates a powerful combination of knowledge, skills and experiences with which to support you.
How will we do ‘it’? It is what you want it to be.
You see this is an exploration with no set rules or guidelines. We will be tapping into your inner wisdom to discover what needs to be known. From there strategies and plans can be made, outcomes sought and actions taken.
You may want to write a book for your business or for cathartic reasons. You may want a sounding board for your personal brand strategy. You may want to improve your health. Whatever you come with, these are like your doctor might say, your presenting symptoms. What lies beneath is what needs to surface so that you can make good choices.
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My Udemy courses
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.
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.
In between drinking white tea with peppermint, experimenting with recipes 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.