By signing up, you'll receive an entire year of —  

  • Classes held once a month to get you through your manuscript + publication
  • Free sessions of one-on-one coaching that focus on pain-points in your writing 
  • Developmental edits focused on plot, pacing, and characterization
  • Built in support from me + priority availability 
  • Exclusive emails + tutorials on self-publishing and crafting narrative
  • Connection + Networking in our private classroom 
  • Publishing calendars you can follow 
  • Worksheets and curriculum tailor made for completing your project with precision and care.
  • Monthly cohort writing days where you'll be able to come and go as your schedule allows

How is this different from other cohorts online?

Here's a secret: I played with the timing of this group, bouncing between three months and nine months and back to a year. There are a lot of groups online offering various timelines for their program. What made me choose a year? 

A year provides ample amount of time for three things: relationship, words, and connection.

Relationship: 

I will not only get to know your manuscript, I will get to know you. I believe writing is a holistic effort and because of this, personal attention is necessary. Anyone can write a book by themselves. This is so much more. This is getting to know what makes you tic and what sets you apart from other writers. There's a reason why you're stuck. Resistance goes deeper than a brick wall in your mind. It's about finding and using your strengths — your core genius — and getting that story out of your bones and into the world.

Words:

If you write 1000 words a day, you would have 365,000 words by the end of the year. That's enough for three novels. Building a discipline of daily writing takes habit and intention. In the Coterie, we take what is realistic for you and build a program that makes sense for your project. Not only that, we go beyond the words. Becoming an indie author means you're immediately an author, a marketer, an entrepreneur. We'll study how your natural love of language can benefit you as a publicist and business owner. 

Connection: 

The creative heart needs community in order to thrive. I'm not interested in groups where we fly together for a hot minute and then disband. You get this often with eCourses or virtual retreats. Some mastermind groups are only for a season. With Awake the Bones' Coterie, you will have access to the materials, coaching from me and the connection + networking of the group FOREVER. This means at least 70 other people who can support you while you write and then share about your book with their friends. And? No where else can you find one-on-one manuscript coaching coupled with the support of community. 


SYLLABUS: Follow us through these 12 modules and you'll WRITE AND PUBLISH your book! 

How this drives your content, your connections, your process and your inspiration. We'll also work together to create your publishing calendar. 


How this drives your content, your connections, your process and your inspiration. We'll also work together to create your publishing calendar. 

Brainstorm and plan for #31days, prompts and ideas for novelists and memoirists, building your audience through social media, power of teasers


Brainstorm and plan for #31days, prompts and ideas for novelists and memoirists, building your audience through social media, power of teasers

The history of publishing, indie vs. traditional, the investment required, various publishing platforms and building your dream team. Includes platform comparison worksheet.


The history of publishing, indie vs. traditional, the investment required, various publishing platforms and building your dream team. Includes platform comparison worksheet.

The number one rule of handling reviews, critics math, the myth of the best seller, what to do if you succeed, the meaning of failure, and the art of letting go.


The number one rule of handling reviews, critics math, the myth of the best seller, what to do if you succeed, the meaning of failure, and the art of letting go.

Building your rhythm and what to do when your life turns chaotic. Also, July includes the bonus of art journaling 101 and how to navigate artistic visioning within manuscript-writing.


Building your rhythm and what to do when your life turns chaotic. Also, July includes the bonus of art journaling 101 and how to navigate artistic visioning within manuscript-writing.

Difference between copy editing and content editing, revisions, taking critique, your first draft vs. the story you're meant to tell, and metacognition — how to use this in outlining techniques


Difference between copy editing and content editing, revisions, taking critique, your first draft vs. the story you're meant to tell, and metacognition — how to use this in outlining techniques

Using past experiences and your publishing calendar to create a calendar for writing in 2016, gut check and realignment, and self care for creatives. 


Using past experiences and your publishing calendar to create a calendar for writing in 2016, gut check and realignment, and self care for creatives. 

Where do you go from here? What your WHY has to do with what you can offer others, fighting continued resistance, how to read your story, and value mining.


Where do you go from here? What your WHY has to do with what you can offer others, fighting continued resistance, how to read your story, and value mining.

Resisting trends, claiming the story you know you're meant to write, fighting jealousy, and the art of listening. Includes special bonus of building believable characters. 


Resisting trends, claiming the story you know you're meant to write, fighting jealousy, and the art of listening. Includes special bonus of building believable characters. 

Balancing travel + inspiration, navigating conversation (and questions) with family and finding space to write. Includes special bonus of an automated e-mail responder to use over the holidays.


Balancing travel + inspiration, navigating conversation (and questions) with family and finding space to write. Includes special bonus of an automated e-mail responder to use over the holidays.

How to price your indie book, getting daringly narrow with social media, Mailchimp tutorial, how not to lose your soul to the screen, and connecting with authenticity + boundaries.


How to price your indie book, getting daringly narrow with social media, Mailchimp tutorial, how not to lose your soul to the screen, and connecting with authenticity + boundaries.

Your brand and providing cohesion across your online presence, learning how to say NO to say YES, and incorporating boundaries to achieve work + life balance


Your brand and providing cohesion across your online presence, learning how to say NO to say YES, and incorporating boundaries to achieve work + life balance