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Write That Book Already

Join us for this FREE virtual conference January 2-6, 2023.

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Does this sound like you?

  • You have a book idea, but you don’t know where to start.
  • You’ve started your book but stalled in the muddy middle.
  • You’ve rewritten the first couple of chapters over and over but have gotten no further.

Or do you wonder…

  • Is it worth my time to write a book?
  • Will anyone want to read what I have to say?
  • Will I be able to figure out how to get it published even if I can write it?

Sign up for our FREE virtual conference
January 2-6, 2023

You’ll get two videos a day delivered straight to your inbox. THEN, we’ll be playing the videos during LIVE watch parties in a private Facebook group so the coaches at THE NARRATIVE PROJECT can be with you to answer your questions and cheer you on in your commitment to…Write That Book Already!

Why invest your time in writing a book when the world is on fire?

Whoever controls STORY is in charge of the meaning-making we do…

…in our lives…in our societies. YOUR story offers a way of making meaning that only you can bring into the world. Only YOU can write THIS story—the one you have in your heart which will enlighten, heal, inform, or entertain others.

But getting YOUR story…

  • Out of your body
  • Onto the page
  • Into the hands of the people who need it

…is on YOU. And the journey from book idea to book-in-your-hand can be daunting.

But it doesn’t have to be.

If you need INSPIRATION, CLARITY, AND MOTIVATION, join us in our Write That Book Already! Virtual Conference.

January 2-6, 2023

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Why haven’t you written that book already?

If you’re like most of the would-be authors, it’s because you need some answers to some of the following questions:

 

  • How do I get myself to sit and write?
  • What do I do with my manuscript once I’ve got it written?
  • Why does MY particular story matter so much that I should write it NOW?
  • What are the best strategies for getting past my writing blocks?
  • Is it selfish to spend the time to write a book? AND how can I write this book with kids underfoot or the pressures of my job keeping me so busy?
  • How can I tap into MY best creative process?
  • How can I know if my book is relevant?
  • How can contests and reviews help me get my book into the hands of my ideal readers?
  • How can I get in the right mindset to push past my inner critic?
  • How can I get the support and accountability I need to keep going even on the hard days?
  • How can my writing be a light in the world right now?
  • Why should I think about my author’s platform and marketing even while I’m writing and how can building that platform encourage me to get your book done?

Speakers

Our panelists are among the most encouraging and knowledgeable BOOK PEOPLE in the world.

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If you have a book in you, you don’t want to miss this!
You’ll walk away inspired, motivated, and COMMITTED to Write That Book Already!!!

Rita Mock-Pike

Rita Mock-Pike

Editor-in-Chief, MockingOwl Roost

Rita Mock-Pike (she/her) is the granddaughter of aviation pioneer Jerrie Mock, the first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from across the planet. She is a freelance journalist and content writer with many bylines (CNN, Al-Jazeera, Tor.com, Wandering Educators, Paradise Magazine, Travel Awaits, others). She is an author with Simon & Schuster’s imprint Ulysses Press, with The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays and I Love Trader Joe’s Air Fryer cookbooks.

Rita is the co-founding Editor-in-Chief of the MockingOwl Roost, a literary and art magazine, and director/producer of the performing arts branch of the MockingOwl Creatives, and the head of forthcoming MockingOwl Publishing. Rita gives lectures and speeches on Jerrie Mock, is an acting coach, wellness/fitness coach, personal fitness trainer, writing mentor, voice actor, performance artist, and stage and film director. She uses these many skills and life experiences to assist in her writing work and studies as a seminarian at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. She’s happily married to Matt and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.

Topic – Writing as spiritual practice (non-specific spirituality/religion focus), writing family stories, and how to write 10,000+ words a day!

C. Hope Clark

C. Hope Clark

Funds for Writers

C. Hope Clark wears a lot of hats as a writer. She’s known for her award-winning mysteries consisting of 16 books in three series, but then, again, in other circles she’s known for her website FundsforWriters.com and the newsletter that reaches 24,000 writers/readers. Writer’s Digest selected FundsforWriters for its 101 Best Websites for Writers recognition for the past 20+ years, and she often writes for the Writer’s Digest family in terms of blog, articles, and presentations. She lives in South Carolina on the banks of Lake Murray, with her best selling series being the Edisto Island Mysteries, published by Bell Bridge Books, set on one of the state’s most secluded beaches. She speaks often to conferences, book clubs, service organizations, and writers groups.

Topic – Writing as careeer: pitfalls and pinnacles

Sara Connell

Sara Connell

Thought Leader Academy

Sara Connell is a bestselling author and founder of Thought Leader Academy where she helps coaches, writers and entrepreneurs become successful, published authors and in-demand speakers. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX Chicago, TEDx, The Today Show, and Katie Couric. Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, and Parenting. Her first book Bringing In Finn was nominated for ELLE magazine Book of the Year.

Topic – Writing books that change lives

Jennie Nash

Jennie Nash

Author Accelerator

Jennie Nash is the founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, a company that trains, certifies, and supports book coaches so they can help writers do their best work. They’ve certified more than 130 coaches in fiction and nonfiction and are on a mission to lead the emerging book coaching industry. Jennie’s own coaching clients have landed top New York agents and six-figure book deals with traditional publishing houses such as Penguin, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette, and won dozens of national indie book awards. Client KJ Dell’Antonia’s novel, The Chicken Sisters, was an instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Client Jenn Lim’s business book, Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Jennie is the author of 11 books in 3 genres, including Blueprint for a Nonfiction Book: Plan and Pitch Your Idea and Blueprint for a Book: Build Your Novel from the Inside Out. 

TopicWriting Coaches: Why to Hire One, How to Choose One, and How to Become One

Stacey Graham

Stacey Graham

Agent

Stacey Graham has worked both sides of the literary door as an agent and as a humor writer with the wickedly funny Zombie Tarot. She is also a screenwriter, ghostwriter, short story writer, and specializes in offbeat nonfiction. She loves working with writers at all stages of their careers, representing talented authors and illustrators from around the globe in picture books, middle grade, romance, graphic novels, YA, and nonfiction. She is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents.Her current wish list includes:

  • YA: Lite horror, thriller, spooky, or humorous.
  • Spooky and/or hilarious middle grade.
  • Nonfiction — I’m looking for fun, quirky, fascinating topics with strong commercial appeal and a great platform. Specifically looking for how-to books, antiques, and craft books.
  • Graphic novels — MG/YA/Adult.

Topic – Next steps after you’ve written a manuscript

Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner

Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and co-founder of 100 Word Story

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He has published two books on writing, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and Brave the Page, a teen writing guide. He’s also published All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, a collection of short stories, Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories, and Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been  anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and Best Small Fictions. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Lit Hub, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He serves on the National Writing Project’s Writer’s Council, Lit Camp’s Advisory Council, and Aspen Words’ Creative Council. He’s also the co-host of the podcast Write-minded.

Topic – The Art of Brevity

Laura Kalpakian

Laura Kalpakian

Laura Kalpakian is the author of sixteen novels and four collections of short fiction published in the US and the UK. She was nominated for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for American Cookery. She won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award (twice), the Anahid Award for an American writer of Armenian descent, the PEN West Award, and the Stand International Short Fiction Competition. She has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Montalvo Center for the Arts, and Hawthornden Castle in Scotland. She is the author of sixteen novels, and four collections, and over a hundred stories published in collections, anthologies, literary journals and magazines in the USA and the UK.  Laura is re-releasing several of her books through Paint Creek Press.

Topic – Dealing with the unruly past in fiction and non-fiction.

Victoria Andersen

Victoria Andersen

Leap Into Your Story Podcast

Victoria Andersen is the host of the Leap Into Your Story Podcast that features authors who share their insights and expertise. She has written and published three paranormal memoirs: “Touched“, “Trial by Fire,” and “Mastering the Paradox.” Her latest book is: “The Leap Into Your Story~30 Day Writers Journal.” In addition to writing and podcasting, she coaches, develops online courses, and is an international speaker. Her mission is to inspire writers to tell their story and feel empowered to publish their book.

Topic – Someone Needs to Hear Your Story

Cami Ostman

Cami Ostman

The Narrative Project

Cami Ostman is the founder of The Narrative Project, a nine-month program that helps writers get their books done. She is also author of the book Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, and the editor of several anthologies. Cami believes that words are powerful that we CREATE our identities with words—we tell our truths with words.

She holds a B.Ed. in English from Western Washington University and an M. S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She has been profiled in Fitness Magazine and her books have been reviewed in O Magazine, The Atlantic, and Washington Post.

Topic – Why your story really does matter

Lisa Dailey

Lisa Dailey

Silent Sidekick | Sidekick Press

Lisa Dailey is the publisher at Sidekick Press, website designer at Silent Sidekick, and author of Square Up: 50,000 Miles in Search of a Way Home. Her mission is to guide authors through their publishing journey. With more than twenty years of writing and publishing experience in the technology arena, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge to help her clients promote their big idea with everything from formatting manuscripts to full book production, website maintenance to new website design and automation.

Topic – Making the mindshift from private writer to public author

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