Every non-fiction manuscript calls for dedication (and accountability)

As an author, you’re perpetually at the crossroads of ideas and execution, especially when chipping away at your non-fiction title. There’s always a chapter that needs finishing (or starting), a narrative waiting to be drafted out and wisdom that demands documentation.

But let’s face it, It’s easy to procrastinate. The ping of a new email and that new Netflix series calling for your attention. Sometimes it’s hard to just get our manuscripts moving in the right direction.

 

Maybe you are working on (or putting off) the following:

Outlining your book’s structure

Conducting thorough research

Drafting your introduction

Setting aside dedicated writing blocks

Developing a consistent writing routine

Revisiting and revising chapters

Actioning Feedback on your first draft

Crafting a compelling conclusion

Don’t get me started on book writing, we both know you are staring at a word count you are deeply frustrated with because life has completely got in the way.

Look, I get it.

I’m a writer, an author, a business owner and just an all round busy person. I’ve even added becoming a children’s author just to really push myself to the limits… but here’s the thing…

My books, my book marketing content, my children’s stories, my author pages, my sales copy, those things didn’t write themselves. And just FYI, Chat GPT didn’t write them for me either. I’m not against AI by the way, I just understand the value of my own words, thoughts and feelings. Even AI needs some attentive editing.

My projects get finished because I am accountable to my peers, and I commit to carving out the time to WRITE.

Having worked with thousands of business owners and authors over the last few years, I have come to appreciate that not everyone finds this a simple task.

We can have all the best intentions to get that intro finished or to complete that next chapter, but if we are only accountable to ourselves, it’s too easy to ignore what we need to do as we focus on what we “feel” like doing… sound familiar?

I thought so.

Look, I’m not here to judge you, I’m here to help you, and I believe I’ve come up with just the thing you need.

Introducing – The Writing Circle

Think of it as a virtual coffee shop for people like us, who have books to get written , but would prefer to do it in the company of others (croissants and a hazelnut latte are of course optional!)

Think of it as your extra shot of accountability with a side order of community.

Let me tell you why this will help you get your manuscript written once and for all:

✒ Motivation: Writing can be a solitary and often challenging task. Being part of an accountability group provides motivation and encouragement to stay on track with writing goals. Knowing that others are also working towards their writing goals can inspire you to push through any obstacles or dreaded writer’s block.

✒ Accountability: When you’re accountable to a group, you’re more likely to follow through on your commitments. Sharing your goals and progress with others creates a sense of responsibility and helps you stay focused and disciplined. This accountability can significantly increase your productivity and consistency in writing.

✒ Feedback and Support: Being part of a writing community allows you to receive valuable feedback and support from fellow writers. Constructive criticism and different perspectives can help you improve your writing skills, identify areas for growth, and refine your work. Additionally, the emotional support and understanding from fellow writers can provide much encouragement during both successes and challenges.

✒ Inspiration and Ideas: Interacting with other writers exposes you to diverse writing styles, genres, and ideas. Group discussions and brainstorming sessions can spark creativity and provide fresh perspectives on your writing projects. Collaborating and sharing insights with other writers will fuel your creativity.

Think of it a powerful yet nurturing environment in which to grow, learn, and stay committed to your writing.

So what’s included?

Writing Circles: Weekly virtual writing accountability circles where members can connect, set goals, and support each other in achieving their writing targets.

Writing Support: Monthly writing Q&As  where you will be able to ask Abi or a member of the Authors & Co team your all important questions.

Mindset Shift Sessions: Monthly Mindset Calls to help you stay on track if overwhelm or fear are holding you back. Let’s shift so you can shout loudly and proudly about your work.

Guest speakers: Bonus sessions where guest speakers, such as authors, journalists, or industry professionals, share their experiences, insights, and advice.

I have curated a space for you that gives you the opportunity to connect with a vibrant community of fellow writers who are equally passionate about getting their work out into the world. You are invited to engage in discussions, share your ideas, and maybe even collaborate on projects through our exclusive online forums and virtual events. The Writing Circle opens doors to valuable networking  where you can build connections with other writers – expanding your reach and potential for success.

Imagine if your peers got behind that book you are launching, there is power is finding your people.

Together, we have created a space that will take you from rough thoughts in your head to continuous written content creation.

But let’s be honest, it’s not going to
be for everyone…

While The Writing Circle is open to a wide range of writers, there may be certain individuals or groups who may not find it as suitable for their needs. Here are a few examples of who The Writing Circle may not be for:

Individuals Not Open to Feedback: The Writing Circle fosters a supportive environment where members can give and receive constructive feedback on their work from other members. If you’re unwilling to accept criticism or engage in collaborative discussions, The Writing Circle may not be the right community for you.

Writers Uninterested in Community Engagement: The Writing Circle thrives on the active participation and engagement of its members. If you prefer to work in isolation and have no interest in connecting with fellow writers, participating in discussions, or sharing your work, The Writing Circle may not meet your preferences.

With all of that said, If you do feel like this could be the exact environment you would like to thrive within, here is your invitation to join us:

 

The Writing Circle is about creating a supportive community of writers who are serious about their craft and committed to achieving their writing goals. So if you’re ready to take your writing to the next level, ready to connect with like-minded individuals, and ready to commit to your writing goals – then The Writing Circle is waiting for you.

We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant, passionate community of writers. Let’s write, grow, and succeed together.

Get ready to turn that blank page into a masterpiece. Your writing journey starts here.