THE STORYTELLER METHOD


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You are in the Right Place to WRITE YOUR BOOK!

Imagine having two people (Anj and A) both with tremendous experience in the writing and publishing world guiding YOU from IDEA to COMPLETION.

Imagine that they will be holding you accountable with PRIVATE weekly check in calls, and with q&a sessions as a group when needed.

Imagine that they will help YOU fill the places in your knowledge that you need: structure, writing schedule, character development, overcoming fear of revealing too much in your memoir, and how to get your work read by publishers and agents.

Imagine that you are held in THE HIGHEST regard and given endless support toward meeting each goal along the way to getting your book done.

Imagine that your work is READ EVERY WEEK and that you are given feedback that is helpful in that if something needs more work, we will brainstorm with you to figure out how to resolve it and develop YOUR skills and YOUR voice further.

Imagine No Group Critiques.

Imagine No Reading Your Work Out Loud to Strangers.

Imagine No Comments like, "This Just Doesn't Work for Me" or "I Don't Like It" or "I Don't Get It"

Imagine feeling supported completely.

Imagine being HEARD.

Imagine OWNING your story. Imagine LOVING your story. Imagine FINISHING YOUR STORY.


At the end of Nine Months with Us YOU WILL HAVE:

  • Had a Wonderful Retreat in Beautiful Hawaii
  • Completed Your Novel or Memoir
  • Full Understanding of How Story Works and Applied it in Every Aspect of Your Writing (and Your Life)
  • Built Your Identity as a Writer
  • Developed Your Own Style
  • Developed Your Own Voice on the Page
  • Developed Your Own Repeatable Process for Writing a Complete Story/Book
  • Edits and a Plan for Draft 2 and Beyond
  • A Query Letter for Your Manuscript
  • A Synopsis for your Manuscript
  • Much Needed Insight and Knowledge of Publishing Process
  • A List of Potential Publishers for Your Manuscript
  • Comfortably and Confidently Able to Pitch Your Story

What Each Month Looks Like

Always...

  • Monthly Video
  • One to Two Audio Lesson(s)
  • PRIVATE Weekly 1:1 Calls
  • Access to us via Private Facebook Group and email

MONTH ONE: Mindset and Story Prep

  • Orientation Call
  • Attend Retreat! (This may happen in Month Two!)
  • Understanding Story—defining it and embedding it into your life. Story is Story. No matter the Genre.
  • Begin to Understand Why You and ONLY YOU are writing THIS STORY (Theme)
  • From Idea to Story: Basic Framework (Seven Main Plot Hits)
  • Develop Protagonist (or Audience for Non Fiction) *Note: Memoirists will be looking to pinpoint the TIME FRAME or EVENTS to cover for the story
  • Identify and Begin to Develop Antagonist (Problem Audience Faces for Non Fiction)
  • Permission Slips
  • Vow Ceremony
  • Meditation, daily if possible (See list of Meditation Activities—includes walking, journaling, gardening, baking, etc)
  • Limiting Belief Releases
  • My Story is About… And I Am Writing it Because… Free Write
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry

MONTH TWO: Mindset, Character/Problem and Plotting/Program Points

  • Orientation Call
  • Attend Retreat! (This may happen in Month Two!)
  • Permission Slips (if not done)
  • Vow Ceremony (if not done)
  • Meditation, daily if possible (See list of Meditation Activities—includes walking, journaling, gardening, baking, etc)
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry
  • Draft of Plot/Program Points Expanded

MONTH THREE: Getting BUSY: First Draft Begins (Yes, you may have already started.)

  • Scene List/Chapter Breakdown—This matches up to Your Map or not… this is where you find out
  • Setting Yourself FREE with Accountability
  • Meditation, daily if possible
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry
  • Draft of Scene List
  • Begin First Draft (which may be in order or out of order, writer’s choice)
  • Goal: Complete Act One/Beginning Chapters (intro and setup)

MONTHS FOUR and FIVE: There's No Such Thing as Writer's Block

  • Staying in Your WHY
  • Savoring the Middle—Divide Your Middle into Two Parts
  • Feedback on Your Act One/Beginning Chapters
  • Meditation, daily if possible
  • Limiting Belief Releases
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry
  • Continue First Draft
  • Goal: Complete Act Two Part One/Middle Part One

MONTH SIX: Rolling Now!

  • Do not even CONSIDER editing one thing. TYPOS ARE MAGIC MARKS OF PROGRESS!
  • Start Thinking About Your Third Act/Ending Chapters A Lot
  • Feedback on Your Act Two Part One/Middle Part One
  • Meditation, daily if possible
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry
  • Continue First Draft
  • Goal: Complete Act Two Part Two/Middle Part Two

MONTH SEVEN: Bring It Home, Sweetheart!

  • Feedback on Your Act Two Part Two/Middle Part Two
  • Meditation, daily if possible
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry
  • Continue First Draft
  • Goal: Complete First Draft

MONTH EIGHT: YOU DID IT!

  • Party and Celebration Time
  • Laying Out What is Next. What do you NEED?
  • Feedback on Your Act Three/Ending Chapters
  • Fixing the Things We Identified as You Drafted
  • Meditation, daily if possible
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry
  • Begin Fixes

MONTH NINE: Let's Edit!

  • Writing as Editing and Rewriting
  • It’s Okay to Set it Aside for a Little Bit but DO NOT ABANDON Yourself or Your Creation
  • Renew Your Vow
  • Tools for Revising
  • Re-Do Main Plot/Program Points
  • The Key is the Setup/Promise in Act One
  • Meditation, daily if possible
  • The Hone Journal, weekly or more entry
  • Renew Your Vow Ceremony
  • Final Planning Call with Anjanette

How Much Does it Cost?

The Early Bird Price is $10,990. After Nov 30, 2015, the price is $11,990.

We have a payment plans!

Early Bird Three Month: $4,610/ $3610/$3100

After Nov 30:  $5120/$4,120/$3110

Early Bird Six Month: $4,110 / $3,110 / $1,610 / $1,110 / $1010 / $700

After Nov 30: $4,120 / $3,120 / $2,120 / $1,620 / $1,020 / $710

Nine Month: $3,633/ $2,633 / $2,133 / $1,633 / $1,133 / $923 / $533 / $333 / $233

There is a $2,000 deposit due upon registration, which you can pay using the PayPal button below. You have 3 days to cancel that deposit once you've registered! We are happy to explain how everything works and why our pricing is this way. Simply click the link below to schedule a call with us. And so you know, that is a FREE STORY CONSULT CALL. We don't even have to talk about price! We would much prefer to talk to you about YOUR STORY. Please, please don't let the investment in yourself end before it starts. We offer heaps of programs, this one is simply our best one and we want to share it. Give us, and you, a chance to see if we ought to work together.

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What Some of Our Writers Say about Us!

For More Testimonials, please visit the Our Writers page.

Amie has signed on to do this program. She began working with us in our Group Coaching program. We are thrilled to have her with us as she writes her novel. Please enjoy are a few words from her on screen and . . .

"While I’m eager to end this journey with a finished manuscript, this program is much more than an end result in my eyes. To me, it’s more about investing in myself and finding my joy through writing. With two young daughters at home, this is my chance to show them that it’s never too late to find your passion and pursue it with all your heart."

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From Claire, one of beloved writers, who shifted her memoir to a novel and is actively mapping it out with us now!

Anjanette and Adrea are the dream team for any aspiring female writer. With Anjanette's unwavering support and intuition for your project, combined with Adrea's practical advice on storytelling and structure, their enthusiasm and expertise will tease out the book you've always had in you to write.

Amber has decided to join us for this journey as well to write her first (of many, we hope) memoir, and as you will hear this long held dream is going to take all the courage Amber can muster, but rest assured, we will never, ever let her feel alone or unworthy of her story. Her story, and yours, is sacred and will be treated as such with us, always.

 

For More Testimonials, please visit the Our Writers page.


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