Ready to get your big book idea out of your head and finally write your manuscript?
In less time than it would take to continue to procrastinate, you could have all the guidance, support and accountability to finally write your book!
Even if you’ve struggled with writing your book up to now, you can have your first-draft manuscript completed with this intensive program.
Manuscript Mastery is a purposeful and practical writing program and community for female entrepreneurs & bloggers dedicated to getting their first book written.
Did you know? Masses of people want to write a book BUT most people never get their book finished. Failing to complete the first-draft manuscript is usually where they fall down.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. With guidance, a supportive community and a mentor who wants you to succeed with your writing, you can be one of the rare few who do make the breakthrough to becoming the author you desire to be.
In 2015 I wrote and published my first book: ‘How to Run a Preschool Dance Studio’ this was a very niche book topic that was based on the dance business I’d built. I soon became seen as an expert, invited onto podcasts, webinars and featured in online magazines. I wrote a high level 1:1 mentoring program off the back of the book.
In 2016 I wrote and published ‘Your Beautiful Business’, a book based on my change of direction from dance to female entrepreneurship and the newly discovered method I used with my clients and myself to become more simplified, beautified and amplified in business. The free ebook version has been downloaded almost 2000 times and was the one thing that quickly enabled me to reposition from the dance industry to the female entrepreneur industry. My third book Your Beautiful Book is in editing phase as we speak and is due for release this year!
Until you actually write it, you’ll never have a book!
After I’d written my 2 books, people started to ask me how I quickly and easily wrote my books.
I decided to map out how I did it and I developed Manuscript Mastery – a beautiful book-writing program to guide you easily and gracefully from idea to manuscript, so you can get your book out there and be recognised as the super fabulous woman you are!
So, what actually happens in the Manuscript Mastery Book Writing Program?
You, and a community of creative, soulful and dedicated female entrepreneurs come together to each work on their one goal…to write a book.
The Goal For You in The Program?
A minimum of 30,000 words written
1 first-draft ready for editing
Are you ready?
Manuscript Mastery is an intensive 4 month, step-by-step book writing program that guides you from the very beginning where you break through blocks that have held you back so you can rise into reclaiming your creative genius. Then you dive into the process of writing your book so you victoriously complete your first-draft manuscript by the end of the program.
Manuscript Mastery follows the easiest to write and most common style of a non-fiction book, the ‘how-to’ style, (not that your title will necessarily be ‘how to’) but the actual book will follow the process of taking what you know, what you’ve learned, what you’ve discovered and what you teach in your life and elegantly distilling this into a crafted book of your unique body of knowledge.
To be able to achieve your goal of a first draft manuscript in 16 weeks we stick to a specific word count goal each week and you will be asked to write an introduction and 8 chapters as well as end notes. You will be required to send in all your written assignments for feedback and it is highly recommended you find an additional 2-3 hours per week outside of the program to write.
Weeks 1 – 4
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #1
This step is about the reasoning, purpose and meaning – ‘your why’ for you that sits behind your desire to write a book. This is a critical step in the process of becoming an author and it’s in the knowing of this, that will maintain your motivation through the program.
Through experiential lessons you:
- Discover your own best way to work that brings out the inspired author within
- Take charge of your commitment to ‘do the work’
- Uncover the essence of why you really desire to be an author, (this will be your motivational muse when the ‘marathon in the middle’ starts)
- Unleash your own understanding of what it means to be an author
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #2
Your Fear Busting
Fear is the number one reason people don’t achieve and it’s an emotion that must be understood, looked at and tackled head on so that you reclaim and release your innate creativity and become the author you’ve always known you could be.
Through practical exercises you:
- Break through any writer’s block you may be experiencing that’s held you back in the past
- Understand the value of ‘frame-ups’ and create your own for a highly productive and inspired writing experience
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #3
As well as knowing the deep, intrinsic ‘why’ behind your desire to write, knowing your practical objectives for your book and your business is essential. These objectives will be your practical guiding light while you’re writing your book.
- The important skill of how to look at your book strategically
- The critical skill of how to see your book integrated within your bigger vision
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #4
Your Book Cover Vision
Your book’s cover has a profound and emotional impact on your readers. Delving into the necessary thinking around your cover is absolutely key to you crafting and creating a book that is memorable right from the first impression.
You will creatively discover:
- What impression you want to make in the marketplace
- What emotions you want people to feel
- How to make you mark and be memorable
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #5
Your Working Title & Subtitle Refinement
Once you’ve discovered the ‘feeling’ you want your book to have, we get into the practicalities of writing your book and this is when we start to see your book take shape. You will do lessons, assignments and exercises to unlock your ideas around titles and subtitles.
- Unleash your creativity and discover your book title
- Get excited as you discover your eye catching subtitle
- See your work come to life in the creation of your book cover
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #6
Your Chapter Creation
Once you’ve worked on the outside of your book, we now start to jump inside and navigate your chapter breakdown, this is where the real ingredients of what’s in your book come forward and we use practical exercises to draw out your chapter ideas which support your overarching book topic.
Through practical exercises you will:
- See your chapters reveal themselves through creative exercises
- Dig deep and discover the essence that lies within your book
- Navigate your ideas to find out what each chapter will really be about
And that’s all in the first month!!
Weeks 5 – 8
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #7
Your Chapter Subheading Creation
Once chapters are formed, like a Babushka doll, we go further and further ‘in’ to your book to create the foundations of all the content that is going to come flowing through you in your chapters. We discuss the book writing structure and the best way to navigate the writing process for a non-fiction book.
You will learn:
- How to be creative when it comes to determining the exact flow your book needs to have in order to be powerful for your readers
- How to efficiently mine your Intellectual Property (IP)
- Exactly what content is perfect to use for your book
MANUSCRIPT MASTERY STEP #8
The Writing Accountability Template
You now move into the real and raw process of writing. The last month has seen you do writing lessons, numerous exercises and assignments and you have incrementally built up the number of words you can produce in one sitting. You’re not dancing on the periphery anymore; you’re now stepping into the spotlight, ready to take centre stage on the dance floor.
You are now required to write:
- The Introduction
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
You are supported to do this with the ‘Manuscript Mastery Writing Labs’. Writing Labs happen twice a week and you will produce the required word count each week to make your book a reality!
Things are really getting good now. Powerful work is being created!
Weeks 9 – 12
You don’t back down, you’re in the driver’s seat now in full flow. The words are flowing out of you as if your creative muse has come along and is magically instructing your fingers to type. You’re motivated and inspired to reach new heights as you are supported and nurtured by your fellow female authors in the Facebook Group and by Emma. You continue to send in your work for feedback. You persist, you are determined, you are committed to seeing this through.
You are now required to write:
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
The vision is in plain sight.
Weeks 13 – 16
You’re on the home run now and you can’t believe it. You are almost at the target of 30,000 words minimum, 8 chapters and a full first-draft manuscript ready for editing. You’ve gone through the blocks, the creativity breakthroughs, the early stages, the hard slog of the ‘marathon in the middle’ and now you can see the end. You can see that becoming an author is closer than it’s ever been in your life and you’re elated, your vision is in plain sight. The excitement in the group is high now and you know you’ve honoured your commitment to yourself to finish your book.
You are required to finish:
- Chapter 8
- End Notes
- Your Back Cover Content
- Your Back Cover Mock Up
You’ve Done It!
You feel empowered, excited, elated. You’ve Done it! For the first time ever you can take a massive big texta to your Bucket List and tick off ‘Write a Book’. Because, you did it. You wrote it. You knew you could and you have!
Your Creative Genius has been woken up and you will now unleash many more books and with your newly learned skill of the Manuscript Mastery Method, you can write countless books in the coming years if you so desire.
Manuscript Mastery Ends
But Your Book Lives On.
To become part of this transformational program head to Manuscript Mastery
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All my best wishes and more,
Emma Franklin Bell xo