*Join the wait list (for both programs) for the next open enrollment launch (Sep. 25-30) of the Aspiring Authors group coaching programs (starting October 1, 2019)!
(OPTION A: For Starters or Self-motivators) This is for the girl who is not sure where to start but has a book on her heart to write. All the information out there on how to become an author feels overwhelming and daunting. Most give up before they even start because they lack someone who can help them navigate this complicated process. R.E.F.I.N.E. Aspiring Authors program gives you what is essential to achieve your goals and dreams of getting that book (or multiple books) published. I cut the fluff and focus on the fundamentals to help you navigate how to get started as a serious writer while growing your writing platform in a way that honors God and is authentic to you. From self-publishing vs. traditional publishing insights shared, website building, book proposal formatting, spiritual + personal growth tools, you will gain clarity and confidence on your writing journey. With self-paced videos, you have the ease of fitting it into your busy schedule. (Limited spots available.)
.(.OPTION B: For Serious Writers) This is for the girl who may have a website or has been blogging regularly for at least one year, or is serious about getting her website launched soon! She’s heard about SEO, lead magnets, email marketing, and has maybe tried implementing some of these things but is struggling to make it work. As a faith-filled believer, she wants to pursue the things God has for her in this, but vacillates back and forth between doubt and confidence pursuing this calling. She may already be working on a book proposal, or wants to start one, but needs help making it stand out in the crowded market. Re.S.T.O.R.E. Aspiring Authors program gives you the benefits of personalized coaching but at a fraction of the cost. With one-to-one edits on your book proposal, I go above and beyond to ensure your project is a winner. As a bestselling and multiple award-winning author, plus accredited Christian life coach, I have the skills and experience to help you achieve your dreams of becoming a successful author. (Limited spots available.)
Bi-Monthly 90 Minute Group Coaching Calls
These coaching calls are live with Rachel (total of twelve)
Private Facebook Group
Spiritual Guidance and Encouragement
Become mentally and spiritually strong as you prepare for the work that needs to be done
Monthly Guest Interview Lessons
(total of six)
Self-Paced Videos + Bonus Video Content for further advancement
Elements Unique to Each Program
(OPTION A) R.E.F.I.N.E. Aspiring Authors
- Discover and hone in on your unique writing voice/style + the person God created you to be.
- Recorded guest expert videos (6 total)
- Topics that will be discussed:
- Step-by-step guide to creating an award-winning book proposal
- blogging/website basics
- building your audience (social media)
- mental/spiritual growth tools
- basics of book marketing
- self-publishing vs. traditional publishing
- editing/writing techniques to improve clarity
- …and more! (This program does not provide content/clarity edits for book proposal, however it can be added at any time for a small fee.)
(OPTION B) Re.S.T.O.R.E. Aspiring Authors
- **Includes everything in the Option A-REFINE program, but with MORE videos, additional hands-on editing/guidance on crafting your book proposal, and LIVE guest interviews!**
- All videos from beginners program PLUS Advanced Topics that will be discussed:
- multiple income streams as an author
- spiritual growth/leadership tools
- social media automation/growth strategies
- Website branding tips
- how to create lead magnets
- advanced book launch strategies
- step-by-step process of self-publishing
- behind-the-scenes process of traditional publishing
- creating an online course or podcast
- speaker basics …and more!
- Content/clarity edits including two sample chapters (first round edits).
- Grammatical/Punctuation edit on book proposal (second round edit; must be submitted before the program is completed).
- LIVE monthly guest experts (6 total)
I’m in… Sign me up!
How long are your group programs and when do they start?
It’s 6 months of coaching and there are three available start dates each year: February, June, and October.
How many people are in the program?
I limit the amount of people in each program to provide enough time for questions during live coaching calls and to ensure each person is getting the attention they need during the program. Groups are typically around 10-15 women per group, however there is a max capacity of no more than 20 per group to ensure everyone gets enough time for questions and discussion.
I’m not exactly what you would call a Christian… can I still join your program?
Yes, however I must clearly express that I implement my faith in God and belief in Jesus into these programs. I weave biblical/spiritual coaching into these programs (such as how to discern God’s voice, prayer/praise requests, faith-building tools, etc.) as much as I teach the practical and technical essentials for aspiring authors.
What’s the cost for these programs?
First, I don’t do this for free (I still get asked this). However, I’ve made these group coaching programs extremely affordable while still providing as much personal connection as possible. I have a monthly rate as well as paid-in-full rate (which is discounted) making this financially attainable for everyone.
The monthly rate for the beginners group Aspiring Author program is $150/month (or PIF for 1 month free).
The monthly rate for the intermediate group Aspiring Author program is $350/month (or PIF for 1 month free).
When are the live coaching sessions in the group?
We arrange a date and time that works best for everyone in the group upon the start date.
Can I do one-on-one coaching instead?
Yes, I do provide what I call one-on-one coaching intensives. We move through the material much faster (in 3 months). and I provide 6 one-hour session live coaching calls + over 30 pre-recorded video lessons + book proposal edits/formatting help. Go back to the “coaching” tab and scroll down to “Aspiring Author Intensive” to fill out the application form and let’s connect!
I just need help with my book proposal. I see you won 1 st place at a writer’s conference for your well-crafted book proposal. Do you provide services just for this?
Yes! Go back to the “coaching” page and click on “book proposal coaching” to fill out my form and I will get back to you!
Do you provide a self-paced course instead of coaching?
Let me answer your question this way: you are 95% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams when you have a personalized coach walking you through the process. Therefore, I do not provide JUST an online course because I believe you will be less likely to finish or successfully implement it. However, I do provide some self-paced training course materials and videos within my coaching program IN ADDITION to the live coaching sessions. This is so you have a much higher chance of success (95%) by joining one of my coaching programs rather than paying for a membership site or online course for writers because through my program you get more personalized attention and a streamlined success path that actually works.
Rachel has been one of the biggest blessings in my life in 2018. I started my proposal writing journey 6 months prior. I learned all the basics in a group program, but really needed some 1:1 eyes on my work. I felt pretty overwhelmed and Rachel quickly jumped in and simplified it all for me. Not only was she an excellent teacher and encourager, but she also was extremely hands on and willing to help me restructure it in a way that finally got clear. My first proposal had been declined by 3 agents, but this new one brought multiple offers for representation and now two handsome book contracts! Rachel truly is gifted at this work and I highly recommend her!!
This program led to a lot of heart change that will benefit every aspect of my life in addition to getting the resources needed to write my book proposal! Thank you!
This course has been amazing. I feel better equipped to follow my dreams of being an author than I ever could have imagined. I truly feel like Rachel not only provided us with plenty of information and support, but was also present. She responded quickly to questions and participated in group discussions. It did not feel like she was coaching from afar or from a place of hierarchy. She was open and honest with struggles she faced with writing and being an author. She was very transparent and made the course very applicable to everyone.
I sense God placing on my heart to share my story and write, but I felt a little lost in the process. Rachel came beside me and helped me through, giving me the tools and knowledge I needed to make the process run smoothly.
Rachel’s Author Refine program gave me the tools I needed to begin my journey as an author. It changed the way I approach each day and gave me hope that I really could be an author!! Thank you Rachel!!
I didn’t know what to expect going into this program, however, what I received coming out of it far exceeded my wildest dreams! Not only did I become more confident as a writer with a complete road map and resources at my disposal, my relationship with God transformed right in front of my eyes! If you are at all considering leaping in with Rachel, my advice to you is to dive in all the way and right away!
I loved being able to go back and listen to the coaching calls. I absolutely LOVED the materials and the tools that we had access to. Rachel did an amazing job of transmitting resources to us and bringing in the guest speakers.
Rachel’s support encouraged me to believe in myself as a writer and the message God is asking me to share. Aspiring authors will find an encouraging coach who equips them to confidently pursue their dream of writing.
The quick version is that she’s great! She takes her programs seriously and is a wealth of experience, particularly in the book proposal arena. She’s transparent and authentic about her own author joys and challenges, and you really feel like she’s in it with you.
Rachel was really helpful, we had no idea what to do and what the book industry was like. Her videos are very informative and now we are more confident in the steps we need to take to getting our book out there. She was always easy to reach when we needed her and her motivational talks helped us focus on our goals.
Rachel came into my life at just the right time. I knew a book was on my radar, but felt lost when it came to compiling a proposal and pitching it to literary agencies. With Rachel’s guidance and support, I was able to create and refine my book proposal in three months, and land an agent by the 6 month mark. I attribute every bit of my success to working with her and her coaching has been valuable beyond words. I cannot recommend working with Rachel highly enough.
Rachel gave us a lot of tools and a good foundation for publishing a book which I really appreciated. She was warm, personable and encouraging. She has a heart to really help others achieve their dreams.
I entered this program unsure of even what book to pursue first and I’m leaving with a finished manuscript and a self publishing plan. Well worth the small investment!
The work I put in months ago is paying off now. I can see things starting to fall into place!