Dream to Draft Online Writing Mentorship

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Wed Aug 1, 16:30 - Wed Aug 1, 17:55
WE ARE TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR NEXT DREAM TO DRAFT MENTORSHIP STARTING 1 AUGUST 2018  
For the full info and The Writing Room website click here

PRICE             
EARLY BIRD    R11,500 ENDS 8 JULY
FULL PRICE     R12,900 ZAR 

DEPOSIT           R4,500
 
Imagine, a BOOK with your name on it. We will take you from Dream to Draft over four months with an online mentoring programme run by writing coach and agent Sarah Bullen and author and international speaker Kate Emmerson 

This is an extraordinary supported process that will get you to write and COMPLETE your book. Join this community of writers from all over the world to travel this journey. 

You will plan, write and produce your first draft.  You will be guided on all aspects of planning and writing. Once your book is completed we will facilitate your submission to our SA and US publisher network. 

 This intense mentorship programme with prompt, push and hold you to your promise to write your book. 

31 published authors 
 
"I would tell any other aspiring writer, if you want to get any closer to your biggest dream, to be a writer, look no further. This is your answer."  Rena Rauch 2017

How does it work? 

This is a structured course done in a combination of emails, live video conference calls, personal coaching sessions, interviews and lessons to get your book written. The aim is to get you to sit down and write with accountability, weekly tasks, lessons and support. 

This is about a COMMITMENT TO WRITE YOUR BOOK no matter what.

All the other accountability factors are the real day-to-day stuff to keep you writing.

This group will be a combination of the following.
  • A private Facebook group for weekly support, feedback and accountability.?
  • Get a professional insiders view to give you insight on writing and publishing and help you to write WITH INTENTION.  
  • Fixed and scheduled writing time and deadlines. 
  • Two book structure coaching sessions with Sarah Bullen
  • Two personal coaching sessions with Kate Emmerson
  • Mastermind calls with Kate and Sarah - 1 per month via videoconference
  • A step by step structure to follow specific TASKS weekly - for the 4 months.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • A one-on-one buddy for regular support.
  • Plus additional input from authors and experts who have been there and done it.
  • What is editing books all about? How to edit your own book with Sean Fraser. 
  • Navigating the PR game with Monean Winterbach (PR agent) - the difference between when you traditionally published or self publish
  • Ebook publishing and your options
  • METZ PRESS Director Wilsia who owns South African based Metz press for the past 22 years will be sharing expertise on traditional publishing.
  • YOUR BRILLIANT BRAND (with Tessa, none other than Jamie Oliver’s, and our local “Tasha’s” brand strategist!)
  • Dealing with EMOTIONS of writing, the procrastination, overwhelm that will kick you to touch if you don’t know how to handle it.
  • BOOK STRUCTURE: to kick off right at the start of the course (with book coach, agent and author Sarah Bullen)

Sarah Bullen says..

I have worked with writers for over 15 years to get their book written, and published. After many years of teaching writing I have found this magical online course has changed my entire view of the process. I have always advocated writing alone but the group dynamic of these courses takes on a life of its own. It has been a break-out success and the constant push towards the finish has kept writers going. The support is incredible and writers who are clear they want to write a book will get there on this course. Added to that they get my structure and step-by-step process on how to plot, plan and write a book" 

 


Kate Emmerson says..

“When I wrote my first book, I literally had a green light from my publisher from a 2 page proposal that I submitted, and had zero input from specialists of any kind - just a deadline to hand it in. I literally sat and wrote on my own, but I am naturally massively disciplined and can simply trust my own process when I have big deadlines, plus I have the personal skills to overcome any negative self-talk that gets in the way of most writers. Writing my second book was a whole lot harder! I know this process is not that easy for most of you. My role is to keep you on track and to get your book out of you! I am very firm.. but kind."

“Kate cracks the whip and Sarah moulds your book into shape”  - Sandra Buckingham
 
“Sarah is the master at showing you how to write for a reader”  - Khanyisa Malungana
 
I’m no writer but had a story I needed to tell.  If you have a book “inside” you and you have determination then catch a ride with Sarah and Kate.  Hold on tight – it won’t be easy, and it does take time, but if you do it their way – and do everything they say, you will get your first draft done.  Their wealth of knowledge on the craft of writing, the industry, and process and the motivation around it all was priceless.  Book 2 to follow soon and no doubt through this process again with them. Costa Carastavrakis - From Addict to Athlete.
 
“You are in for a ride of fun and learning, hard work, sleepless nights as well as the rousing and wondrous highs of meeting your own commitments in getting YOUR book done as you steadily come into your home run - your finish run - the draft of your book! ?Get your ticket now.” Hester Bergh Appoyer
 
Kate and Sarah will help you up on your feet and moving in the right direction. They are kind, but clear; wise, but pragmatic. I recommend this to anyone who is ready to take their writing dream and turn it into a reality! Anel Hamersma
 
To turn your dreams into reality one needs to take action. This helps you to do just that. It gets the words moving from your head onto paper and your book becomes a reality.Theresa Robberts


Sarah and Kate’s writing mentorship is the stick of dynamite you need to stop gazing at your own navel and instead gaze at a finish line that gets steadily closer. If you’ve been struggling to get your ideas out of your head and onto the page, this mentorship will prove invaluable.   – Meg Chronis 2018

?“I never knew how to share my story, and then like a divine gift from the universe, came Kate and Sarah. From book structure and editing to publishing, branding and PR I did it! And if I can, you can. What an incredible experience – let them show you how. It’s a life-changing journey.
Jen Cole 
 
You have motivated me to fulfill my dreams:  Hannelie Bronkhorst.
 
What an amazing and inspiring experience it has been. After sitting for years with bits and pieces of my second book done, I now have a completed first draft in my hands. Jacqui Holmes
 
D-Day – Wow! What a journey. Yes I have a first draft! 89 000 words! Carmen Tina Schneider.
 
This is a life-changing course. I spent a month immersed in my ideas for a book and I came away with a way to write it. Rajesh 2016
 
I absolutely loved the process with Kate Emmerson and Sarah Bullen. Not having been an author before, the experience gave me the grounding I needed to complete three chapters for a co-authored book and get started on my first book. Bettina Pickering, The Emotion Coach 2016
 
“Anyone who feels they have a book buried inside should be part of this course to dig deep and uncover the book that needs to be written”. Jacqui Bourne
 
This has started me on a journey that I dreamed of from an early age but hadn’t felt confident enough to act on. The whole process of writing and publishing has been de-mystified and made ever so do-able. It is no longer an intimidating out of reach dream, finishing my book is now an attainable goal. Viki Runge
 
??"I want to thank you for putting together this course material, the course itself and without a doubt, for the magnificent support, inspiration, nurturing, friendship and confidence that both you Kate, and you Sarah have afforded us during this ‘a journey into the unknown world of writers’.  This has been one of the best things to have happened to me for a long time! There is no doubt that I attract fabulous people into my life. Bravo! "Rose McClement 2017

I absolutely loved the book mastermind with Kate Emmerson and Sarah Bullen, the guest speakers and my fellow aspiring authors. Not having been an author before, the mastermind experience gave me the grounding I needed to complete three chapters for a co-authored book and get started on my first book. 
Bettina Pickering, The Emotion Coach 2016, www.bettnapickering.com
 
Anyone who feels they have a book buried inside, should be part of this mastermind group to dig deep and uncover the book that needs to be written. Guaranteed to challenge you and push you to succeed. I wouldn’t have gotten this far without this course. Jacqui Bourne 2017


This group has started me on a journey that I dreamed of from an early age but hadn’t felt confident enough to act on. The whole process of writing and publishing has been de-mystified and made ever so do-able. It is no longer an intimidating out of reach dream, finishing my book is now an attainable goal. Viki Runge 2017

This course was a big eye opener for me! It showed me that I can definitely write and publish a book, and that it’s also not an exercise for the faint of heart! However, with the Mastermind structure it’s much more accessible that just doing it in the dark… having the guidance, expertise, and intense delivery context is definitely a potential game changer. Brad Shorkend 2016

 
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Sometimes the story you have to share is one you don’t want to face yourself, but you have taken your life journey for a reason- to experience the challenges and the pain yourself, in order to be able to truly share with others from a place of understanding, and to give them hope. I never knew how to share my story, and then like a divine gift from the universe, came Kate, Sarah and their army of expert teachers. From book structure and editing to publishing, branding and PR, I had no idea how hard it would be to write a book and what the whole process entails, but with Kate’s insight and guidance I did it! And if I can, you can. What an incredible experience – let them show you how. It’s a life-changing journey.  Jen Cole 2016
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Success stories to date

We wanted to share some of our writers publishing success stories! 
Annemarie just received her YES from publishers 
Jen - signed up with a USA publisher and well on her way to her book being released in USA spring 2017
Bettina- already contributed to and published in the Dial a Guru series and now working on her own book
Gela - submitting end of this year as part of a competition
Carmen Tina - submitting to Hay House end of this year 
Viki- being given a yes by well know SA publishing team and busy working through the proposal / ideas/ costs with them
Lea- sent proposal out to UK publisher and gotten first feedback 
Hester- gotten great feedback to work on from publishers to take the next step now
Veerle - from the very first group has now completed her book and is also submitting to Hay House
 
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Sarah Bullen is an international writing coach, author and book editor at The Writing Room who has worked with over 2,000 writers since 2005 and has 31 published authors that have come through her mentorships. She works with writers and publishers all over the world to help them find and tell their best story - in any format. Sarah has written six books and writes for magazines internationally. She is a regular guest on talk shows and a keynote speaker at writing workshops internationally and does one-on-one writing coaching, journaling journeys and development work through writing and is the book coach for BossLady. Sarah’s clients are based all over the world and she runs courses and retreats in the UK, US, Greece, Ireland and South Africa. 



Kate Emmerson  - known as THE QUICK SHIFT DEVA shares her enLIGHTening ideas of LIVE LIGHT LIVE LARGE around LIVE LIGHT LIVE LARGE around the globe. She is South Africa’s foremost clutter expert, sought after international speaker, professional lifestyle coach, mentorship facilitator for writers and runs retreats and masterminds in idyllic locations, including Greece, Rome, Dubai, USA and South Africa. She has had 2 books published in South Africa with Metz Press and recently joined forces in the USA to publish her 3rd book and written 6 online courses.
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