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Is Writing a Book One of Your New Year’s Resolutions?

You’ve heard the drumbeat—You need to write a book! Your competitors have already written books, where’s yours? Maybe you don’t need to write a book to succeed, but if you’ve been thinking about it, let’s talk.

What about those claims that you can write a new book every month and make each a bestseller? Um, your mileage may vary.

Some of this book-writing frenzy is generated from people who have a vested interest in selling you services so let’s get real here. The wrong book will do you more harm than good.

I’m here to help you write the right book for the right audience to meet your objectives in my mastermind group for authors that begins January 14, 2014. Working with no more than four other business authors, I’ll lead you through the most difficult parts of writing a book and you’ll emerge with a template for yours. We’ll do the hardest work together, in a supportive environment.

You can do it.

Your book template

Working with five other business professionals, you will finish the course with:

Defined business goals for your book.

An Ideal Reader Profile and set of Reader Objectives.

Key Messages, Themes and a “Voice” for the book.

A “Goldilocks Chapter” of the book, which is a template/sample chapter.

A detailed table of contents with which to begin writing the book by yourself or in collaboration with a professional writer.

A primer on copyright concerns.

Sufficient information to:

  • Decide whether to seek a publisher or to publish independently.
  • Choose your book’s format and distribution channel(s).
  • Begin developing a marketing strategy for your book that could begin before the book is finished.
  • Hire a team of professionals to help you finish your book.

Mastermind client testimonials

Download the details of the class by clicking here and pay your tuition from there. Last year a dozen clients came through the series. Here’s what four of them had to say about the process:

Sheila Kilbane, MD: I participate in one of Tamela’s mastermind groups for authors and business writers. During our sessions I’ve often observed that she knows exactly what to say or what to ask someone in order to inspire them to give their best work. She understands the way her own brain works and she understands very quickly how the brains of those around her work.

Bill Gill of Kinterra Business Group: During my time working with Tamela she molded my thought direction to areas that I had previously not seen. She was able to show me a more narrow and precise way to focus my thoughts and writings that she believed would resonate with a greater audience.

Lynne Ingersoll of Carolinas Healthcare System: Tamela orchestrated a mastermind group and writing workshop that has morphed into a connection that helps me build my writing skills, consider better business decisions and challenge my thinking. All of which, improves my results. Tam helps me put things into perspective and see things from a different lens. She asks questions that stop me in my tracks, especially when I need to stop in my tracks and consider other options. She has a sense of humor and wit that just keeps things rolling in new and unexpected directions. If you haven’t worked with Tamela, try it. She has a positive demeanor that is downright contagious.

Adam Holden-Bache, CEO of Mass Transmit: If you’re looking to write a book and don’t know where to start, Tamela is your answer. Tamela provides a wide range of services to budding authors including a book writing masterclass, manuscript consultant services and providing developmental edits. In short, she can help you take your book concept from idea to a finished product.  As an attendee at her masterclass, I learned many valuable insights about self publishing. How to position your book for your target audience, how to prepare your key messages and themes, how to stand out from your competition and how to step through the publishing process are just a few bits of insight Tamela provides.

Okay, you don’t want to be “that guy” trying to sell your book in every conversation, like the one in this cartoon, but at least he has a book! Let’s get started on yours.

Download this fact sheet, which includes a link to pay your $950 tuition.
Author with books tucked under his arm offering them to an acquaintance at a business gathering

About Tamela M. Rich

From Charlotte, NC, Tamela writes books, articles, speeches and presentations for business professionals.

From “the road” she writes about the people, places and experiences she discovers and the life lessons she learns from them. Invite her to share some of her lessons from the road at your next event!

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