Ann's Everything Page
I've gathered my writing resources—both free and paid—in one handy place. Scroll down to browse...well, everything!
1:1 Coaching with Ann
One-on-One Coaching with Ann
Personalized input that speaks directly to your questions and concerns will speed you toward your writing goals. Work 1:1 with me to get unstuck, improve your writing skills, map out your book, develop a plan to go pro, and discover your next steps. I offer several options, including coaching call packages with and without content review.
Coach on Call: VIP Access via Voxer
Book an audio-only Coach on Call session (choose between 1, 2, or 4 hours of coaching) and bring your questions about writing, publishing, platform, proposals, writer’s block, freelance writing, social media, and more! I use the Voxer app; sessions are scheduled between 9:00am and 5:00pm Eastern.
Special Offer: Content Review
You'd like a professional's eyes on your work and honest input so you know where to improve? This special offer of content review is the answer. For only $37 (a crazy discount—less than what I normally charge for 1:1 services!), I'll share what I see as strengths in your 500-word submission and offer suggestions for how to make it even stronger.
Your Platform Matters (YPM)
YPM is my beloved membership program that supplies writers with training and strategies to establish and expand their online presence to reach and retain their ideal reader (a steal at $12/month). You'll gain immediate access to the library of trainings and coaching call replays as well as the community hub where we ask questions, get support, and cheer each other on.
The Art & Craft of Writing (ACW)
In this eight-week intensive—one of my signature programs—you'll get training focused on improving craft. We gather on Zoom calls for workshopping sessions and coordinate peer reviews. The program includes a full review of your 3,000-word nonfiction project, and one-click access to me and your cohort in our community space. This premium program is $1997.
Your Compelling Book Proposal (YCBP)
You have a nonfiction book idea? You'll need a book proposal. YCBP provides a comprehensive program with 7 modules of training, a course workbook, and a proven proposal template that clients have used to land offers with agents and publishers. I offer three levels of support: Self-Study, Proposal Support (includes coaching calls with me), and Premium Support (with coaching calls and a full review of the proposal). Starts at $297.
On my YouTube channel, I help writers gain skills and strategies to overcome hurdles and reach their writing goals by sharing interviews and my best tips, training, and coaching advice.
Not ready for a big investment?
These lower ticket items get results
7 Steps to a Clear Book Idea
You're not quite ready for a full proposal program? This course helps you identify and articulate your nonfiction book's core concept and start developing the main ideas you'll cover. It's a great place to start when you're planning to write a book—you'll get the clarity you crave and the validation you need to take the next step (content and course fee can be applied toward YCBP). $27
Beyond Awareness: The Trauma-Informed Approach to Writing
You want to understand the trauma-informed movement—to see if this is the future of your life, your work, and your words. Enroll in this on-demand workshop featuring Michelle Stiffler as the guest trainer to learn more about being a trauma-informed writer. $20
Perfecting Your Pitch
In this 90-minute masterclass, you’ll be inspired to craft your pitch with samples and suggestions for both novelists and authors of nonfiction. Led by literary agent Cynthia Ruchti, Perfecting Your Pitch will leave you feeling more confident as you prepare to attend your next conference. $27
Be a Guest
Gain visibility, establish credibility, and connect with listeners as a guest on podcasts. In this course, you'll learn the exact process I've used to become a guest on multiple podcasts. Includes a sample pitch email, guidance for researching shows, and ways to organize yourself to continue this fruitful way of reaching readers. $37
I coauthored On Being a Writer, authored the digital book 52 Creative Writing Prompts, and wrote two trade nonfiction books for parents.
Explore Ann's Free Offerings
FREE Webinar: Craft Your Best Book Proposal
Watch this FREE, on-demand webinar to learn the essential role a proposal plays in the publishing industry—and how it can serve you, as the writer! Sign up and learn what the industry expects and how a book proposal can serve you in more ways than you imagine. This webinar is perfect if you want to write a book but know little about traditional publishing.
FREE Mini-Course: Make Your Sentences Sing
You want to be a better writer? This short video course walks through sentence openers you can use to create variety within sentences and enhance the way you write. Strong writers craft better sentences—changing up sentence openers is one tool to do so. (This FREE course is a good refresher for seasoned writers, too!)
FREE 3-Day Challenge: Craft Your Book's Big Idea
This 3-day challenge walks you step by step through the process of crafting your book's big idea. Go from a vague idea—or ten ideas!—to a clear concept for your nonfiction book. This FREE start to your nonfiction project sets you up well for more robust courses and programs like 7 Steps to a Clear Book Idea and YCBP.
FREE 5-Minute Writer Workbook
Short on time? You truly can make solid progress in just five minutes here and there. Grab this fillable workbook for ideas to make the most of every writing opportunity. You’ll get lists of tiny tasks you can tackle when five minutes opens up (for both fiction and nonfiction writers!). Includes ideas for where to contain your research, ideas, and drafts, and a list of words to cut from your drafts.
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Explore posts and interviews that cover topics like how to: become a better writer (improving your craft), develop a book proposal, get unstuck, stay motivated, and build a writing/author platform (including building your brand).
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