This course is part of the Certified Consultant Program

Do not purchase if you are already enrolled in the Certified Consultant Program

12 weeks to write and publish your book

Writing a book is an important step in a professional career. You have knowledge and experience you want to share, a story to tell or lessons to teach.

In this 12 week program we help you achieve your goal of writing and publishing your book. We guide you through the whole process and with the accountability check-ins you are ensured that you keep focused on achieving your goal.

Note: the course fee does not include the professional fees for the editor and other team members who will help you create the design for your book.
The Self Publishing Platform you choose may charge additional printing fees for each book sold.

February intake

Our next group of authors starts on the 1st of February 2021

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before we get started

    • Pre-course Assignment

  • 2

    Welcome to this online Workshop

    • How this course works

    • Introduction

    • Case Study - A very happy business owner

  • 3

    Week 1: Why write a book?

    • What are some good reasons to write a book?

    • The financial side of book publishing

    • Case Study - Best Selling Author

    • Assignment 1 - What is your Why?

    • Case Study - How to write your book in a weekend

  • 4

    Week 2: Get ready to create the Manuscript

    • Welcome to week 2: Getting ready to create the manuscript

    • The discipline of writing

    • Assignment2 - The Discipline of Writing

    • Case Study - Ride Like a Penguin

    • Hints and Tips on writing your manuscript

    • Choosing the structure of your book

    • Assignment 3: - The Book outline, aka Building your structure

  • 5

    Week 3: Let's get busy with writing

    • Welcome to week 3: Where the writing starts

    • Ready, set.... GO!

    • Case Study - Working with a writing coach

    • Check in - Planning vs. Actual

  • 6

    Week 4: Writing

    • Welcome to Week 4 - this is what's happening in this week

    • Case Study: There are more ways to get to your end result

    • Staying motivated

    • Weekly Check in - Progress report

    • Case Study - what if writing isn't working for you?

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    Week 5: More Writing

    • Welcome to week 5 - How is the writing going?

    • Finding your voice

    • Case Study - Debbie King on the importance of writing badly

    • Progress check-in (one-on-one)

  • 8

    Week 6: Finishing writing

    • Welcome to week 6 - updating your process

    • Case Study - Cameron Herald

    • Fact Finding hints and tips

    • Checkpoint

  • 9

    Week 7: Writing a book is a team effort: Looking for an editor

    • Welcome to week 7

    • Editing your manuscript

    • Assignment: Finding your editing team

  • 10

    Week 8 - 10: Working with your editor

    • Case study - Nick Kindler

  • 11

    Week 11: Book Design

    • Judging a book by its cover: Creating your book design

    • How to find a book designer - pitfalls to avoid

    • Building your design team

  • 12

    Week 12: Publishing Options

    • Self Publishing options

    • Marketing

    • Selling your Book

    • Printing Options

    • Case Study: How not to do Facebook marketing...

  • 13

    The final chapter - Debrief

    • Debrief - what's next?

This workshop is facilitated by:

Ivanka Menken

CEO - The Art of Service

After gaining experience as a teacher, Ivanka built her career as a IT and management consultant as well as building a consultancy business. Her career spans multiple continents and she has successfully grown her business from a startup in a new country to the company it is now that adds value and serves clients in 100+ countries. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivankamenken/

Frequently Asked Questions

Things you need to know before you sign up

  • How much time do I need to invest in writing?

    While this online workshop is spread out over 12 weeks, you will be able to set your own pace (to fit in with your busy schedule).
    We do check in with you to keep you accountable to your own writing goals.

  • Why should I sign up for this course?

    In the past 15+ years we have managed to write and publish thousands of books, both fiction and non-fiction.
    In doing so we have learned how to successfully manage running a business AND write and publish a book. We want to share this experience with you - the author.

  • I can't make the February class - when is the next one?

    Our next class starts in 2 months: on the 1st of April.

  • How will you make sure I complete my book?

    As the author of your book, you need to plan and schedule the time you need to finish this project.
    We actively check in with you every week asking you to show what you've written and to give feedback on your progress.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    The online workshop goes for 12 weeks, but your course access is valid for 365 days to give you time to finish your book at your own pace.