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Write Your Damn Book!
The 60 Day Self Paced Course to Get That Book Out Of Your Head in the Next 60 Days and into the Hearts and Minds of Readers.
Almost everyone I meet wants to write a book. In fact, according to a NYTimes survey almost 81% of people think they have a book in them.
The trouble is 95% of them will never actually write, let alone publish it. And that's a real shame.
Writing a book is damn hard, let alone editing, formatting, publishing and marketing it.
However writing a book will likely be the most rewarding undertaking of your life.
If you have been sitting on the 'idea' of a book you want to write for....oh you know, YEARS, isn't it about time you write the damn thing?
Isn't it time to dust off the covers - literally, get out that half written manuscript, or those post it notes where you scattered your grand designs for that novel,?
Or open that Moleskin notebook that contains your deepest secrets, and get that book out of your damn head, and into the hands of people who should be reading it already!
Or take your childhood dream to be a published writer and turn someday into 60 days from now?
The answer is YES! If you’ve been waiting for a chance to get started, then this is it.
I’m giving you 60 days to write your book and all the support you need to get it done.
As well as how to market your book while writing it, which is key to the success of it - trust me!
Over the space of 60 days, you will
LIVE write your damn book!
Join Write Your Damn Book and Get Started Today!
About Your Writing Buddy, Natalie...
Hi. I’m Natalie Sisson, an Online Business Strategist, Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Teacher and lover of handstands.
It took me four years of 'thinking about writing' my first book, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, and just three months to write it.
When I did, thanks to marketing my book as I wrote it, it became a No#1 Bestseller in not one, but three Amazon categories!
To date it has sold more than 35,000 copies and has received 300+ 5-star reviews on Amazon.
As a self-published author that makes me extremely proud.
Four years later this same self-published, crowdfunded book, got picked up by a Big Five Publisher and I got a 5 figure contract for the 3rd Edition!
So I know how powerful writing a book can be for you personally and professionally.
But, here’s the cold hard truth… I almost burned out in 2013 going through the whole process from writing, marketing and publishing my damn book.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved every moment of it.
It also led to me writing my second No #1 Bestselling book, The Freedom Plan in 2018, with $10,000 in pre-sales thanks to crowdfunding.
Both these books have opened so many doors for me, as I know they can for you, like international paid speaking gigs, creating and launching my six figures online course, a huge growth in my community, credibility and confidence.
They also bring in weekly ongoing sales without any effort from to promote them.
My superpower is bringing fantastic people together to support each other in this learning, while I crack the whip (in a loving and supportive way) to get you past your own roadblocks so you take massive action.
I've designed this guided self-study and writing experience to give you the confidence to believe that you are more than capable of writing your damb book.
Come with me and take tiny steps yet big leaps towards writing, marketing and pre-selling your book!
You’ll Get These Four Lessons To Dive Into (value $197)
Lesson 1. Your Author and Book Marketing Plan
I'm excited to share with you the key ways you can think about marketing your book while you're writing it, including how to:
- Leverage Your Circle of Influence
- Request Testimonials/ Reviews
- Create content to promote the book
There's no better time to be marketing your book and building your tribe, while you're in the thick of it!
Lesson 2. 6 Ways to Publish Your Book
In this lesson I share 6 ways to publish your book, and the pros and cons of each.
I also share a little about my previous books and what options I chose (in case you don't know the story) and what option I'm choosing for Suck it Up Princess!
Lesson 3. Beyond the Book - Monetise your awesome
Writing a book is one thing.
Publishing it is another.
Marketing and launching it, yet another milestone.
Beyond the book though, there are limitless opportunities.
In this lesson I share some of the key ones that you can consider to build a platform, your thought leadership and monetise your awesome
Lesson 4. How to use Reedsy to find a team to self publish your book
You don’t need to take this book writing and publishing journey alone. Learn how you can hire a small, yet powerful team to bring your book to life.
I take you on a tour of why I think Reedsy is a top tool to hire all the people you need, when you need them most, like a copy editor, proofreader, website designer, book listing optimiser, and publicist in one awesome freelancer community of book lovers.
Author Hot Seats and Coaching
Watch and learn in two 60 minute recorded coaching sessions, as fellow authors get laser-focused coaching in their author 'hotseats' and then get strategic answers on to how to:
Guided group writing sessions
Join other writers in 14 guided co-writing sessions that you can follow along and use to stay focused. Simply schedule these into your calendar, hit play and live write as if you were there with us. Plus I give short coaching answers to writers' questions in many of these sessions at the start and in between our focused 25 minute Pomodoro sessions.
BONUS: Fireside Chats with NYTimes
Bestsellers and Experts (valued at $497)
Chris Guillebeau is a NYTimes Bestselling Author of five books.
Not only has Chris traveled to all 193 countries in the world, he's also a writing rockstar. Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages.
His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide.
His third book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was published in September 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller.
His fourth book, Born for This, in 2016 was written to help you find the work you were meant to do and not long after we did this interview.
In 2017 he wrote the bestselling Side Hustle Nation, and in 2020 he's just released a totally new type of book for him called The Money Tree!
In our fireside chat we discussed:
- How Covid-19 changed the market for books and what you can expect going forward
- How Chris comes up with ideas for his books
- The formula he now uses to succeed every time
- His process for writing book after book
- What it's really like to work with an agent and a publisher and go on worldwide book tours.
- Plus all the other questions I throw at him!
Jonathan Fields is the founder of the Good Life Project
He and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected and vital lives.
They produce a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of listens and views in more than 150 countries, where Jonathan regularly shares conversations with the world’s leading voices, like Sir Ken Robinson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Milton Glaser, Brene Brown, Gretchen Rubin and hundreds more.
He has written three bestselling books - Career Renegade , Uncertainty and his most recent book, How to Live a Good Life.
Now he's featured in a fireside chat with us to discuss:
- What it really takes to write a book
- Productivity hacks and systems he's used to produce amazing content time and time again
- How to build a tribe and loyal community that massively impacts the reach of your book and more.
Dan Norris is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning content marketer and 2 x No #1 Amazon Bestseller.
He's an international speaker, started and runs a very successful brewery with two friends and is the author of the number 1 Amazon bestsellers The 7 Day Startup and Content Machine.
In June 2013 after failing at entrepreneurship for 7 years, he founded wpcurve.com, and grew to a team of 40, 850+ customers and passed an annual run rate of over $1m AUD within 2 years.
With over 40,000 copies sold, Dan’s books have been translated into 9 languages and inspired thousands of people around the world to launch their businesses.
Dan has agreed to show us how to build a 6 figure side business by self publishing books.
Torre DeRoche is the author of ‘Love with a Chance of Drowning,’ a travel memoir.
Torre's book originally began as a blog. After self-publishing her book in 2011, DeRoche’s book was discovered on Twitter by a Hollywood movie producer, as well as a UK publisher.
With two offers already on the table, DeRoche quickly landed a NYC literary agent, who sold the book to five publishers throughout the world.
Learn more about Torre's incredible ride, yet humble thoughts on her writing and journey so far.
Chandler Bolt is the author of 5 Bestselling books
At the time we did this interview he was releasing his best work yet, Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author, which naturally went on to become a No #1 Amazon Bestseller too!
He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing, publishing, and marketing your first book.
Business Insider’s prediction for Chandler’s Self-Publishing School to earn $1 million in 2015 came true and he's continued to go from success to success.
Through his books, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book. He's going to help us too!
Plus Check Out These 5 Handy Bonuses
(value at $197)
Bonus 1. Q&A with Book Coach Azul Terronez!
Learn from TEDx Speaker with 1.9 Million views Bestselling Author, CEO & Co-founder, Authors Who Lead™️ in this Q&A call where he shares answers to questions like:
Should I even write this book?
How do I know if it's a good idea?
Should I include research to make it more credible?
What about after the book is out, what then?
Azul shares his method of creating a one page visual of your book to refer back to when you go off track, and his thoughts on publishing options and leveraging your book.
Bonus 1. Writing Habit Tracker
Download and print out my simple habit tracker to make writing a daily habit that you’re excited to keep up.
Bonus 3. Two Tools to Write Your Book
I like to keep things simple for you, so in this short video training I’ve included the top two tools to write your book and why.
Bonus 4. The Mini Book Proposal Template
In just two pages, you’ll learn how to distil down why your book should be written and for who. This will start your entire writing journey off on the best foot and keep you motivated too. This is a video lesson and downloadable template.
Bonus 5. Digital copy of my new book Suck It Up Princess due out on Jan 2021.
Who is this ideal for?
But it's not for people who...
Coach, Facilitator, ImpleMentor™
Natalie created a great routine and environment to focus on my book and to learn from others on their writing journey. I can’t believe I wrote my leadership book! With her check ins, support, and practical tips, I was motivated to keep going and write my damn book! Thanks Natalie!
Rachel Ann Harding
Professional Storyteller & Musician
I really appreciated being part of your course, especially the group writing sessions and daily commitment to turn up and write. I was able to write at least every day for 60 days! It kept me focused on finishing my book and I have a clearer path ahead to build buzz and launch this book! I better understand now that writing a few books a year can be a real career and provide streams of income for the life I want.
Proven Younger Founder
Write The Damn Book was a great program to get me focussed on putting time aside to write MY damn book! I wrote 30,000 words and feel like I'm getting closer to a finished project. I quickly worked out what worked best for me - larger chunk times instead of daily 30mins and I committed to twice a week. The set times for writing sessions and Natalie’s email accountability pulled me into, being accountable with my time too.
Dr. Claudia Gross
Organizational Consultant, Management Trainer and Process Facilitator
Co-writing with Natalie and the other participants of Write The Damn Book has been an effective way for me to write the final chapter of my book and get it finished, two years after starting it. This course helped me get clear about my daily and weekly commitments, and allowed me to hone in on my priorities. Natalie also provided invaluable information about marketing our books, and we were able to join other amazing authors for fireside chats and benefit from their recommendations!
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I am so grateful that I started this journey with Natalie. After making a goal in February to start my book, this course was exactly what I needed, when I needed it. I learnt so much about the process after writing your book, including editing, copywriting and the different design options. The group writing sessions were a great way to share and be inspired along the way, without being overwhelming. The fireside chats (author interviews) were just the right amount of valuable information. Thanks Natalie, it was great to learn from you and make a start on my book journey too.
Impact Storyteller, Narrative Strategist and Spoker Word Artist
Write The Damn Book helped me gain a lot of clarity on my writing process and publishing options, and I was inspired to write almost 30,000 words of my manuscript over the 60 days! I really enjoyed the group writing sessions, the expert author interviews and being supported by Natalie and others in the group, and hearing their experiences with their process.
I am consistently inconsistent, and being part of the Write the Damn Book course supported me to commit to my writing, by having a weekly time where I wrote alongside others. I loved the weekly encouragement, videos, and resources. I was not as consistent as I would have liked, but you were Natalie, which made me want to keep up with you! Thanks for the push to succeed!
Writer & Consultant
I'm so grateful that I joined Write the Damn Book. It gave me the kickstart I needed to outline, research and begin writing the book I've been dreaming about for a long time. The affirmation from other writers in the group gave me the confidence I really needed to continue. Natalie gave me lots of invaluable information that will make the publishing and marketing journey easier. Overall, I found the experience fun, supportive, informative, and inspirational. Thanks Natalie!
Natalie’s program was a fantastic way to kickstart writing my novel. Writing is usually a solitary endeavour, so companionship was wonderful as was the accountability - committing to turning up and writing. Plus I picked up a lot of tips on going beyond the book. I commenced a weekly writing schedule, transferred my work to Scrivener, formed the outline, developed the characters, wrote several thousand words and am well on my way to writing my damn book.
Empowerment Coach at Jobendle.com
It was lovely getting inspired by my book again. After avoiding it for so long I got re-connected and excited about its purpose, the content and the message it's here to share. I loved the author interviews and also all of the touchpoints kept reminding me, in a good way, that I really want to write this book and that I have to find a way to prioritise it.’
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have a book idea to take this self-guided course?
I mean it would help, but no it's not necessary. Just start writing. That's more than 95% of people ever do. I'll help you out as best I can to get your first book out of your head and into a format you can publish now or later.
This isn’t great timing for me, can I buy it now and access the materials later?
Absolutely! You get lifetime access to this lab and all the materials and bonus templates I'm giving you the minute you enrol. You can login any time and use all this valuable knowledge I'm sharing, whenever it works for you.
I’m not quite ready to write a book. Is this the best time to enrol?
I hope I inspire you to write your first (or perhaps fifth book) as you go through this self-guided course. If not now, then when? But of course you may just be intrigued as to the book writing, editing, publishing and launching process - I know I am. So just come along for that ride. Of course, if you’re really not ready yet, remember you can access the content anytime once you’ve signed up.
How much time each week will I need to commit to Write The Damn Book?
Well, it’s up to you as you'll want to factor in your own dedicated writing time, but you can review all the materials in approximately ONE hour per week. If you want to add in 1-2 hours to use the recorded 'Writing Group sessions' to help you write each week, that would really help you get your book written.
These are all accessible online in our course home on Podia.
Plus there the six guest expert interviews that you can view anytime. These are around 30 minutes each and insanely valuable.
Will you be helping me write my book?
In short, yes. I'll be there guiding you through my lessons and bonuses, as well as in the recorded sessions you watch. I might even reply to your accountability emails each week if you take the time to tell me how you're progressing!
I have never seen anything like this before. Is it for real? Will it work?
This is actually one of the main reasons that I created Write The Damn Book. I noticed so many people reading, watching, learning and not enough doing, writing and taking action.
When I ran this in 2018 I wrote my Freedom Plan Book, and many other aspiring writers got 50-100% of their book written. When I ran this live again in April 2020, it worked super well for authors who took time to commit. If you block out time in your calendar and work through the recorded writing sessions and lessons, then yes, it will!