Want To Get Your First Or Next Book Written This Summer?
This is what you'll get from the challenge:
Focus on your ideal reader, what they want to hear from you, and how you can turn these ideas into a business building book.
Define the topic for your book, get clear on what you're writing, and how this fits into what you want to get known for and your vision for your business.
Develop the structure and framework for your book, so that you can plan your ideas and decide what to include and what to leave out.
Plan your writing time so that you can start to create productive new habits and set mini-milestones that you can realistically achieve.
Join a support network of cheerleaders to help you with your book and tools to write courageously, confidently and powerfully.
We'll also look at how to get published, marketing tips and the next steps to get your book out to those who need to read it.
Your 10k book challenge was the catalyst in terms of helping me to structure my book. I got my focus back, I got clarity and above all else I got my motivation back to complete what I started. With your help and support and the amazing people in the Facebook group, I went from a standing start to 60,000 words by the end of the challenge. It was the kick start I needed for my book.
Having interviewed around 20 people for my Portfolio Careers book and had dozens of pages of excellent and inspirational transcriptions, the enormity of working through these to create compelling content for readers became an obstacle I could not seem to overcome. Procrastination then held me back.
By signing up to your August book challenge, it gave me the focus, sense of purpose and motivation to make my breakthrough. The videos were excellent and many helped to refresh my memory on things I had done before for previous book that I overlooked, such as copying and pasting content from blogs, my audio book, interviews with with me etc. Also to find themes from the interview transcriptions and use the post-it note exercise to create some potential chapters. This was invaluable.
The Facebook group support and webinars have all been helpful and helped to build momentum and motivation to make my breakthrough. The result...by the end of the challenge I had written around 60k words and almost completed my initial draft! Thank you Karen for providing the framework to make this happen.
Here's how it works
31 days of group mentoring support and advice to help you to write your book.
3 group book mastermind sessions where I'll be sharing some of my secrets to confidently writing a book, and you'll get the chance to have live mentoring. All sessions will be recorded to watch again at your leisure.
Bonus webinar with Sheryl Andrews, The Strength and Solution Detective to help manage writer's block, what to do when you get stuck, feel fearful about the next steps, or there is something else that is stopping you.
Group celebration call to help you to focus on the next steps and what needs to happen to get your book finished.
Access my Book Resource Kit with links and advice related to all parts of the process.
Join a private challenge-only Facebook group where you can ask your questions, get accountability, support and motivation.
BONUS: Access to the online 'How To Get Started With Your Business Building Book In 10 Simple Steps' programme to give you the framework to get going with your book (value £67).
BONUS: The first 10 people to register will get a free 30 minute coaching call (value £100).
UPGRADE: The chance for 5 people to upgrade to get one-to-one mentoring support with me this August.
DISCOUNTS off future events as a thank you for being a client.
I really enjoyed doing Karen’s 10,000 word challenge last summer. I’d planned to take the month out to write my book anyway, but being someone who is easily distracted, I knew it was going to be tough to stay on track during the month. Plus I know I enjoy recognition for my efforts, and with a book that all comes at the end once it’s published. The process of writing the book itself can be quite a solitary experience, and I was aware that this could actually sap my energy rather than fuel it. So I was delighted to be invited to join the challenge just at the very same time I was gearing up to knuckle down.
And it was exactly what I needed. The framework reminded me what I was working towards, and gave me ideas to stay motivated. But best of all I loved the camaraderie of the other writers in the Facebook group, all working on different things but all working together. There was a tiny bit of competitive spirit, but mostly it was one of collaborative about support and about cheering each other on. That was fantastic. It was just so lovely to announce I’d managed 3,000 words that day or whatever the word count was, and feel I was telling people who really cared and who understood exactly what that meant to me.
I have stayed in touch with many of the other participants in the challenge and I know we will continue to support each other in our writing careers. We will also cheer loudly for each other when our books are published. Having the challenge made writing more fun and more productive and I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone - beginner or experienced writer. For your first book or for your 50th.
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Karen’s 10,000 word challenge was just the incentive I needed to get started on writing my book – Confident Business Writing. The advice she gave via the webinars was extremely helpful and gave vital encouragement throughout the process.
The challenge helped me to get into the habit of writing every day and create a robust plan which enabled me to write over 18,000 words in the month. I also gained valuable knowledge of the publishing process, and the book has given me enhanced credibility as a writer and proofreader.
I wish I hadn't procrastinated for so long! I'd advise all would-be authors to get on and do it! It's a hugely satisfying thing to do and to see your name on the front cover as the author is reward for all the hard work.
Subsequently, I’ve been part of Karen’s Author’s Journey and have attended a number of her events which I’ve found very valuable in the post-publication process.
Taking part in the 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge has been motivating and supportive. Karen's depth of experience and her expertise shine through, while at the same time I was able to feel that no question was too simple to ask. The group were a great support for each other and I know that we will keep in touch. I have completed my book, and can't wait to tackle my next book idea. Highly recommended.
Karen's 10,000 words Book Challenge came at the perfect time for me. I so enjoyed her pre-work - the insightful questions and tips; the facebook group really helped me be accountable and the regular webinars had lots of really useful tips. The proof is in the pudding. By 31st August I had written 10,032 words and now I've published my book! Thank you Karen.
Writing a book has been at the back of my mind for a while now. Karen knew this and every so often, when we either bumped into each other or were in contact, she would simply ask 'and how's that book coming along Rachel?'
I then needed to hear about the value of having a business book from other sources as well, until eventually this year's challenge came at the right time for me to get going.
Having waited so long to get started, I was determined to meet the challenge and beyond - and did it! I set my own personal challenge of 15,000 words - 1,000 words for each day that I was working in August - and did them. Thank you Karen for continuing to nudge me along.
I seriously recommend the book writing challenge, even if you are just thinking that you need to start writing a blog or newsletter, let alone a book. Karen’s opening question ‘what do you want to be known for?’ was the challenge of the challenge for me and started a significant period of really working out the direction for my business.
As a result, I have more focus and vision for my business and this has definitely been a key to some successes this year.
Karen is always on hand and is very active in the group, so you get her advice and great tips for writing every day which will really build your confidence and make the whole idea of writing a book more approachable.
It is such great value, I would find it hard to understand why anyone wouldn’t want to do it!
The 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge really made me focus on the subjects available for my next books. Although I probably only wrote 6,000 words in total, they were worth their weight in gold as I was able to plan workshops, ideas for books 2 and 3, and to discuss marketing and a book launch. I will be using all this information to help me launch my current book.
When I started the challenge, I didn't have a clue what I was going to write about. I simply knew that I wanted to write something. Committing myself to write 10,000 words was just what I needed to prove that I could do it.
I just wrote and found the process acted as an amazing content provider as lots of ideas came up. I ended up with a plan for a business book that I could write as well as some content for a book about my life in Spain. Most of all, I found the challenge thoroughly enjoyable.
Once I had set myself the challenge and was officially in the group, I felt that I couldn't let either myself or the group down, so it really encouraged me to keep going. It was great to read what everyone else was doing too. I learnt a lot about prioritising my writing and had a wonderful feeling of accomplishment at the end. Thanks, Karen!