Small Group (up to 4 participants)
Intensive for Your
What can we do in just 3 days?
How does it Work?
The planning phase
We meet via Zoom. These meetings usually last 20 to 30 minutes, but if we need more time, that's fine.
In this meeting we'll decide whether we're a good fit for working together. If we are, we'll have a chat about your book and the details for your intensive.
Then I'll email you the contract and invoice for your deposit.
Once you've signed the contract and paid your deposit, I'll put the finishing touches on your retreat plan and send you the details.
Though we'll be meeting via Zoom, our time together will be more productive (and more fun) if it feels like a retreat. So, I'll send you a few little surprises to help you make your space feel like a retreat.
I'll also send you a detailed itinerary so you'll know what to expect!
Between receiving your itinerary and our 3-day retreat, you don't have to do any preparation.
However, I know some writers are keen to get going as soon as possible, so in your welcome package, I'll send you a couple of creative exercises you can complete in preparation for our time together - if you want to.
The main event
We'll spend a couple of hours doing a combination of small group and individual exercises to help you get to know your ideal reader and what she (they, or he) wants from your book. As a group, we'll then discuss what you want your books to do for you, your businesses, and your readers before focusing your topics and producing your outlines. We'll finish the day by making your plans for completion by identifying key dates and determining what support you'll need (structural editor, proofreader, cover designer, book formatter, publishing assistant, book promotion plan).
You'll spend most of the day writing. I'll be on hand to help you stay focused and motivated. Using breakout rooms, I'll help each of you (in 1:1 sessions) to identify your beta readers - once we've done that, I'll craft a message for you (or your VA) to send to them to invite them to help you develop your book. We'll also use those 1:1 meetings to discuss any writing issues you're having.
As on day 2, you'll spend most of the day writing, with my support and encouragement. Again in 1:1 breakout sessions, I'll talk you through your options for the support we decided you needed on day 1, help you choose the best provider for you, and assist with getting them booked.
Between the end of our intensive and publication day, I'll provide email support and check in with you on each of the key dates we identified on day 1 of your intensive. You'll also have 6 45-minute group coaching calls to help you stay on track.
Throughout the retreat, we'll take regular breaks to go for walks, stretch, get some tea, and enjoy nourishing meals and snacks.
Check out these Bonuses
BOOK LAUNCH CLUB
You'll get lifetime access to the Book Launch Club! £1500+ value
- Your book featured in my newsletter and across my social media at least once a year;
- I'll interview you for my podcast;
- you'll have a supportive community around you who are as excited about your book as you are;
- you'll have access to quarterly implementation days (via Zoom) to produce the marketing assets you'll need to keep your book flying off the shelves;
- and much more!
Additional costs for publishing:
- Atticus software: $147
- ISBN numbers: £164 for 10 - they don't expire and are nontransferable
- IngramSpark's fee ($50 for ebook and paperback); Amazon don't charge
- Cover designer
BOOK FORMATTING AND PUBLISHING COURSE
I'm running the live beta version of this course in September 2022 (you don't have to be ready to publish to take it - just watch the sessions and provide any feedback you have). You'll receive the recordings of the beta run, and to thank you for your feedback, you'll get lifetime access to the final version of the course!
I'm selling a few spots on the beta version to clients I'm not coaching to write their books for £150; the final version of the course will sell for £350.
What my clients say
Working with Jennifer has given me a renewed love of writing. She shows the perfect balance of Coaching and Accountability and what I have learned from her is priceless.
Writing a book for my business just seemed to make so much sense. As it not only helped me to exorcise a lot of my own limitations it also be[ne]fitted my clients past, present and future... I could not have done it without the incredible support and expertise of Jennifer Jones. My business looks and feels like a success now thanks to her. Everyone should have a book for their business.
Writing a book was something I always hoped I would do but didn't think it would actually happen; now I am receiving coaching from Jennifer, and it's actually happening! I very much doubt I would be in this position, where I am close to publishing, were it not for her. I'm going to be an author!
I'm a speaker, published author, and expert writing coach who has been helping people become happier, more productive writers since 2001. I trained to teach writing during my PhD at the University of California at Davis. I've taught at universities in the US and the UK, and now coach consultants, coaches, and healers to write their credibility-building books. My first book, There's a Book in Every Expert (that's you!), came out to rave reviews in 2020. When I'm not talking about writing, I can often be found researching and writing about Victorian medicine and popular culture.