You’ve spent months or even years working on it, but it’s still sitting in your computer or your drawer, unfinished and unpublished.
When you sit down to write, you wonder: is this a waste of time? Why can't I write a book?
Am I ever going to become an author?
It’s enough to make you want to give up writing altogether.
You are not alone.
My name is Bryan Collins and like you, I dreamt about writing a book for years. But every day, I woke up and something got in the way: young kids, a demanding job and myself.
My friends would ask me, "Did you write your book yet?” And I’d reply, “It’s coming along.”
For years, I’d been talking about this mythical book, but I didn’t know how to finish it. Frankly, I was tired and embarrassed by my lack of progress.
I knew I could have written the book inside me had I taken a different approach.
Now, I want to reveal what I did next, what I learnt and how I wrote a non-fiction book, a three-part series about creativity and a novella while balancing family life and a demanding day job.
I want to offer you a shortcut that can help you achieve the dream of writing your book and get the support you need so you’re not doing it alone.
Do you put off writing your book during the week because of work or family commitments and then struggle to find time to write for several hours at the weekend?
Do you tell yourself:
“If I just ‘worked harder’, if I made myself sit down and write, I'd finally write the book that’s been sitting in my computer for months."
Do you sometimes wonder:
“Have I got enough talent or passion to become a writer?”
I’m here to tell you this haphazard approach to writing, superficial pep-talks and moments of self-doubt are getting in the way of your journey from the first page to the last page.
One of the biggest pieces of advice new writers often get is “Don’t be lazy”, “Work harder” or “You should join a writing group”.
Look, this writing advice is well-intentioned, but it's not enough.
I spent four years training as a professional journalist. I've written for top sites like Fast Company, The Huffington Post and Lifehacker. I’ve also read dozens of books about writing and taken thousands of dollars worth of courses in fiction and non-fiction writing.
I’ve also felt the pain of having an unfinished book on my computer for years that I just couldn’t write, despite telling myself “I should work harder.”
Missing deadlines and having ideas that never make it further than the inside of your head hurts.
Believe me, I’ve been there.
The truth is writing is hard work, but it’s not enough to know that.
Successful authors know how important it is to be consistent and to harness the power of small daily wins.
They're able to balance writing a book with everything else that goes on in their lives.
These authors arrange their ideas, they find the right topic, and they make a plan to write their book.
YOU can conquer your fear of failure (or success), balance writing with the rest of your busy life and finally commit to writing your book.
You can call yourself an author.
Let me take the best of what I know, help you write the book inside you and stop putting off that dream of becoming an author.
Write Your Book is a nuanced multimedia course that you can use to create a plan for writing your book.
It contains video, audio and email lessons about writing, based on real-world science. But don't worry, the lessons are easily digestible and you can follow at your own pace.
You'll have lifetime access to the materials too.
Each lesson is available as an audio and video download, and you'll also get supporting materials and resources.
When you sign up for Write Your Book today, you get almost two hundred dollars worth of bonuses:
=> Bonus 1 – 20% off a monthly, quarterly or annual Grammarly subscription: Grammarly is my favourite tool for checking my writing and getting it ready for an editor. Now, you can use it to check your book chapters at a discount. Worth USD60 or more
=> Bonus 2 – 20% off Scrivener. This is my recommended book writing software. It should be yours too. You'll save hours on painful rewrites and edits. I'll even give you a Scrivener book writing template. Worth USD10
=> Bonus 4 – 25% Scrivener The Basics and Beyond. Ok, I admit it. Scrivener has a small learning curve, but it's time well-spent for any aspiring author. Now, you can get 25% off Scrivener online training by author and Scrivener expert Gwen Hernandez. Worth USD25
=> Bonus 5 – 50% off an annual Freedom subscription. When I need to stop looking at cute cat videos and do some writing, I use Freedom. So do other authors like Nick Hornby, Tim Ferriss and more! Freedom disables internet access on your computer or mobile for predefined periods so you can concentrate on the blank page. It's either this or plug out your router. Worth USD15 or more
=> Bonus 6– 30% off your first PickFu poll. Picking a book title is hard. The good news is you can get instant market feedback on your title (or book cover) using premium polls on PickFu.
Worth USD15 or more
Plus, I'll send you some secret book-writing bonuses not listed here.
But, what if you need more help writing your book? What if you want more accountability?
Well, I offer dedicated coaching for new writers as part of the premium Write Your Book package. I’ll work directly with you for one month over the phone or Skype.
My goal is for you to:
=> Create a personal, crystal clear roadmap for writing your book so you know exactly what you need to do next, what to stop doing and how to get to the end.
=> Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your ability to focus on your creative work and write every day. Do you struggle to balance blogging and writing or is marketing your book a challenge? I’ll help you work through your biggest challenges and figure out what to focus on, by answering your questions directly.
=> Leave each coaching session renewed and inspired to finally write your book today, tomorrow and the day after that.
If you sign up for this package, I’ll send you a short questionnaire to uncover your biggest writing roadblocks, and then we’ll arrange a schedule to work through these, together.
Now, I can’t offer this coaching plan to everyone. I will take on five clients and then start a waiting list.
So, I’ll be closing this offer once all of the coaching spots fill up.
You can try this course today… 100% risk-free.
After you’ve completed the course, if you still feel like it wasn’t helpful, email me, and I’ll happily refund your payment.
The best part is this:
If you feel like Write Your Book could help you, you should sign-up today.
You can try the material risk-free and then return it if it doesn’t work out.
I created this course to help you, which is why I’m more than happy to offer this guarantee.
So you’ve worked on your book for 12 months, and The End is far from sight.
You think you’re going to do the work, but do you have a system for writing your book? Why do you believe the next six months will be different than the past six months?
And that’s because it’s easy to tell ourselves we’ll do the work and write a book, but often we don’t.
Look… in six or even three months' time, you could be holding a copy of your finished book in your hands. With a little bit of hard work (and the knowledge you'll gain inside this course), you’ll be free to start writing another book or even to take a break from your craft.
Because when you take your manuscript out of a drawer and finish writing your book, you’re free to decide what happens next.
Now, you could also buy a book about writing a book or keep plugging away at your manuscript without a plan. But ask yourself and be honest: have you been talking about writing a book for years and you still haven’t finished it?
If your answer is yes, it's time to fix that.
It's time to become an author.
I’m Bryan Collins, and I live an hour outside of Dublin, in Ireland.
When I was six years of age, I read The BFG by Roald Dahl. I was enthralled by the idea of a Big Friendly Giant who collects the dreams of children.
Dahl was a creative God to me, so I decided I wanted to become an author.
I did all the things I was supposed to do. I went to school and then college and later, I got a job as a journalist.
And at first, I was terrible at it.
I didn’t have the nose for news that journalists need and, although I enjoyed writing, I couldn’t give my editors what they wanted.
I missed my deadlines, and my news stories were inconsequential.
Journalism cast me out
Then, I discovered authors spend time sticking to their deadlines and writing what their readers want.
I spent years carefully observing how other writers work and create, and now I share what I’ve learnt on my award-winning blog Become a Writer Today.
When I’m not in front of a computer or a book, I’m either in search of a well-formed sentence or spending time with friends, my wife, and children.
I write both fiction and non-fiction books. I’ve published a Handbook for the Productive Writer and a novella Poor Brother, Rich Brother. I also published a three-part series called The Power of Creativity.