How to Land a Literary Agent Presentation
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

How to Land a Literary Agent Presentation

The vast majority of writers who pitch in popular Twitter contests like PitchWars, at writing conferences all over the country, and directly to agents are crossing their fingers and wishing for a good outcome rather than working in a strategic way to make sure their pitch actually works. In this course, book coach Jennie Nash shows writers how to identify the most likely agents to offer you a deal, write a pitch that knocks their socks off, and follow it up with materials that prove you are a writer worth investing in. Whether you are writing fiction, memoir, or nonfiction, this class will teach you everything you need to do to position yourself to earn the money, prestige, and opportunity of a traditional book deal.

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Book Coach Michelle Hazen Book Release!
Dec
4
8:00 AM08:00

Book Coach Michelle Hazen Book Release!

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If you can’t get to the Big O, can you get to the happily ever after? 

Jera McKnight loves music, swoons for hot guys, but sucks at sex. Jacob Tate is her perfect storm: a pun-loving nude model with a heart as big as his record collection.

When a newspaper-delivery accident lands him in her living room, he’s almost tempting enough to make her forget she’s never been able to please a man—in bed or out of it. Sure, he laughs at her obscure jokes, and he’ll even accept a PG-rating if it means he gets time with her, but he’s also hiding something. And it has everything to do with the off-limits room in his apartment. 

Jera pours all her confusion and longing into her drum kit, which pays off when her band lands the record deal of their dreams. Except just like Jacob, it might be too good to come without a catch. 

She doesn’t know if her music is good enough to attract a better contract, or if she’s enough to tempt a man like Jacob to give up his secrets, even if they could fix her problems between the sheets. But if this rocker girl is too afraid to bet on herself, she might just end up playing to an empty house. 

Grab the first book in this addictive new series if you love snarky heroines, the backstage scoop about mouthwatering rock stars on the rise, and Kindle-melting sex scenes. Perfect for fans of the ragtag band families in Kylie Scott and Crystal Kaswell’s books.

WINNER OF THE NTRWA GREAT EXPECTATIONS AWARD

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Revision Sprint Workshop
Dec
8
to Dec 10

Revision Sprint Workshop

REVISING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE OVERWHELMING, SCARY, OR
NERVE-RACKING...IT'S WHERE THE GOOD STUFF HAPPENS.

Utilizing Jennie Nash's Four Perspectives Theory of Revising and "The Stoplight Method" you will gain the skills to properly self-edit your novel so you can feel confident about moving forward with it.

This weekend intensive workshop includes:

  • Pre-workshop assignments and lectures to prepare your mind and your manuscript for the sprint
  • Deep dive lessons on how to perform a Manuscript Audit and hands-on revision practice on your first three chapters
  • 3 live working sessions with Jennie Nash
  • Steps to develop an actionable plan to complete your full manuscript revision
  • Access to reusable worksheets to use on future manuscripts
  • A discount on our powerful NEW Manuscript Accelerator program

Join us December 8 through 10, 2017!

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Book Coach Rachel Solomon Book Release!
Jan
2
8:00 AM08:00

Book Coach Rachel Solomon Book Release!

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A moving, lyrical debut novel about twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate—whether they inherited their mother’s Huntington’s disease.

Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step on her path toward med school and a career as a surgeon.

But one thing could wreck their carefully planned futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s, a rare degenerative disease that slowly steals control of the body and mind. It’s turned their Israeli mother into a near stranger and fractured the sisters’ own bond in ways they’ll never admit. While Tovah finds comfort in their Jewish religion, Adina rebels against its rules.

When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington’s, and the other tests positive.

These opposite outcomes push them farther apart as they wrestle with guilt, betrayal, and the unexpected thrill of first love. How can they repair their relationship, and is it even worth saving?

From debut author Rachel Lynn Solomon comes a luminous, heartbreaking tale of life, death, and the fragile bond between sisters.

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Book Coach Margarita Montimore Book Release!
Jan
10
8:00 AM08:00

Book Coach Margarita Montimore Book Release!

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"A compelling and original take on the classic amnesia tale . . . The narrative bursts with detailed, vivid characters . . . The dialogue is expertly crafted.” – The BookLife Prize

Astrid can’t remember the best day of her life: yesterday.

A traumatic car accident erases Astrid’s memories of September 9th, the day she spent with an oddly charming stranger named Theo. Ever since, she’s been haunted by surreal dreams and an urgent sense that she’s forgotten something important. One night, she gets a mysterious call from Oliver, who knows more about her than he should and claims he can help her remember. She accepts his help, even as she questions his motives and fights a strange attraction to him.

In order to find Theo and piece together that lost day in September, Astrid must navigate a maze of eccentric Boston nightlife, from the seedy corners of Chinatown to a drug-fueled Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party to a club where everyone dresses like the dead. In between headaches and nightmares, she struggles to differentiate between memory, fantasy, and reality, and starts to wonder if Theo really exists. Eventually, she’ll need to choose between continuing her search for him or following her growing feelings for Oliver. Astrid might go to extreme lengths to find what she’s lost . . . or might lose even more in her pursuit to remember (like her sanity).

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Blueprint Sprint Workshop
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Blueprint Sprint Workshop

It's time to take ownership of your book idea.

In one weekend, you'll develop the foundational elements of your novel, start thinking about the demands of the marketplace, and get crystal-clear on what you need to do to bring your book to life.

Blueprint for a Book goes beyond simply plotting your book. During this weekend intensive with Jennie Nash and the Author Accelerator coaching team, you’ll drill down into the most important elements that will drive your novel forward.

Without these in place before you start writing, you could risk YEARS of frustration and a book that goes NOWHERE. But with them, you will come into your full powers as an author.

Make sure your foundation is strong so you can write forward with confidence.

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Story Genius Standard Workshop
Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

Story Genius Standard Workshop

The Story Genius Method 10-Week Novel-Writing Workshopwill teach you to write a novel that captivates, delivering what your reader’s brain is wired to crave and respond to in every story it hears. Forget guessing where to start, where to end, or how to navigate the long road in between. Through weekly video and audio lessons, and action-oriented assignments with personalized editorial feedback from a dedicated book coach, we will teach you how to write a book people want to read.

Space is limited!

Space in our Story Genius Workshop is limited because this isn’t a “watch the videos on your own time” course that can be blasted out to thousands of writers. You get weekly personalized feedback from trained pros dedicated to making your story the best it can be.

This is the only authorized online workshop where you can learn Lisa Cron's method and get feedback from coaches she has personally trained.

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Book Coach Heather Ezell Book Release!
Mar
13
8:00 AM08:00

Book Coach Heather Ezell Book Release!

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The autumn morning after sixteen-year-old Audrey Harper loses her virginity, she wakes to a loud, persistent knocking at her front door. Waiting for her are two firemen, there to let her know that the moment she’s been dreading has arrived: the enormous wildfire sweeping through Orange County, California, is now dangerously close to her idyllic gated community of Coto de Caza, and it’s time to evacuate. 

Over the course of the next twenty-four hours, as Audrey wrestles with the possibility of losing her family home, she also recalls her early, easy summer days with Brooks, the charming, passionate, but troubled volunteer firefighter who enchants Audrey–and who is just as enthralled by her. But as summer tumbles into fall and secrets from Brooks’s dark past come to light, Audrey can’t help but wonder if there’s danger in the pull she feels–both toward this boy, and toward the fire burning in the distance.

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Book Coach Dawn Ius Book Release!
Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Book Coach Dawn Ius Book Release!

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From acclaimed author Dawn Ius comes an edge-of-your-seat reimagining of one of the most chilling mysteries in modern history—Lizzie Borden.

Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.

Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&B’s staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spirit—even her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something that’s maybe more than friendship.

But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…

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Revision Sprint Workshop
May
4
to May 6

Revision Sprint Workshop

REVISING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE OVERWHELMING, SCARY, OR
NERVE-RACKING...IT'S WHERE THE GOOD STUFF HAPPENS.

Utilizing Jennie Nash's Four Perspectives Theory of Revising and "The Stoplight Method" you will gain the skills to properly self-edit your novel so you can feel confident about moving forward with it.

This weekend intensive workshop includes:

  • Pre-workshop assignments and lectures to prepare your mind and your manuscript for the sprint
  • Deep dive lessons on how to perform a Manuscript Audit and hands-on revision practice on your first three chapters
  • 3 live working sessions with Jennie Nash
  • Steps to develop an actionable plan to complete your full manuscript revision
  • Access to reusable worksheets to use on future manuscripts
  • A discount on our powerful NEW Manuscript Accelerator program

Join us December 8 through 10, 2017!

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Blueprint Sprint Workshop
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Blueprint Sprint Workshop

It's time to take ownership of your book idea.

In one weekend, you'll develop the foundational elements of your novel, start thinking about the demands of the marketplace, and get crystal-clear on what you need to do to bring your book to life.

Blueprint for a Book goes beyond simply plotting your book. During this weekend intensive with Jennie Nash and the Author Accelerator coaching team, you’ll drill down into the most important elements that will drive your novel forward.

Without these in place before you start writing, you could risk YEARS of frustration and a book that goes NOWHERE. But with them, you will come into your full powers as an author.

Make sure your foundation is strong so you can write forward with confidence.

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Book Coach Kit Frick Book Release!
Aug
14
8:00 AM08:00

Book Coach Kit Frick Book Release!

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We Were Liars meets 13 Reasons Why in this thrilling debut novel that sweeps readers away as they try to solve the mystery of what happened then to make Ellory so broken now.

It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.

Then: They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. (Venus. Earth. Moon. Sun.) Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.

Now: Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.

Then: Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.

Now: Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.

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Blueprint Sprint Workshop
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Blueprint Sprint Workshop

It's time to take ownership of your book idea.

In one weekend, you'll develop the foundational elements of your novel, start thinking about the demands of the marketplace, and get crystal-clear on what you need to do to bring your book to life.

Blueprint for a Book goes beyond simply plotting your book. During this weekend intensive with Jennie Nash and the Author Accelerator coaching team, you’ll drill down into the most important elements that will drive your novel forward.

Without these in place before you start writing, you could risk YEARS of frustration and a book that goes NOWHERE. But with them, you will come into your full powers as an author.

Make sure your foundation is strong so you can write forward with confidence.

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Revision Sprint Workshop
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Revision Sprint Workshop

REVISING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE OVERWHELMING, SCARY, OR
NERVE-RACKING...IT'S WHERE THE GOOD STUFF HAPPENS.

Utilizing Jennie Nash's Four Perspectives Theory of Revising and "The Stoplight Method" you will gain the skills to properly self-edit your novel so you can feel confident about moving forward with it.

This weekend intensive workshop includes:

  • Pre-workshop assignments and lectures to prepare your mind and your manuscript for the sprint
  • Deep dive lessons on how to perform a Manuscript Audit and hands-on revision practice on your first three chapters
  • 3 live working sessions with Jennie Nash
  • Steps to develop an actionable plan to complete your full manuscript revision
  • Access to reusable worksheets to use on future manuscripts
  • A discount on our powerful NEW Manuscript Accelerator program

Join us December 8 through 10, 2017!

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Book Coach Amy Sue Nathan Book Release!
Nov
21
8:00 AM08:00

Book Coach Amy Sue Nathan Book Release!

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From the author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives comes an enchanting story of returning home and discovering what truly matters after loss.

No one knows why Teddi Lerner left her hometown, but everyone knows why she’s back.

Twelve-year-old Shayna— talented, persistent, and adorable—persuaded "Aunt Tee" to return to Chance, Ohio, to photograph her father’s wedding. Even though it's been six years since Shay's mother, Celia, died, Teddi can hardly bear the thought of her best friend's husband marrying someone else. But Teddi’s bond with Shay is stronger than the hurt.

Teddi knows it’s time to face the consequences of her hasty retreat from family, friends, and, her old flame, but when she looks through her viewfinder, nothing in her small town looks the same. That’s when she truly sees the hurt she's caused and—maybe—how to fix it. 

After the man she once loved accuses Teddi of forgetting Celia, Teddi finally admits why she ran away, and the guilt she’s carried with her. As Teddi relinquishes the distance that kept her safe, she’ll discover surprising truths about the people she left behind, and herself. And she'll finally see what she overlooked all along.

Purchase at:

AmazonB&Nibooks • IndieBound

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