The Transformational Author Program
“I’ve secretly always wanted to write a book.”
Who Would Want To Read My Book?
There are millions of books out there and new ones printed every day. It is easy to wonder how your book could stand up and compete against all of those books out there, but I’m here to reassure you that your life provides you plenty of unique, authentic wisdom that no one else can claim. How do I know that? Because nobody in history has ever lived the life you’ve lived. Nobody else has the unique combination of skills, talents, gifts, education, and experiences that you do. No one can offer others the perspective that you can, and that makes yours valuable no matter how many others there are out there.
Every New Perspective Moves Us Closer To the Truth
There’s a folk tale in India about 12 blind gurus who are asked to describe an elephant. Each one offers the insight on that elephant based on what they can touch and smell. Each is different. To get to the truth about what the elephant is, they must combine their insights and share them.
The Power of Your Voice
I was just seven years old on the day my mother drove me home from school and asked me to let her know if there was anyone who had ever touched me in a way that made me feel uncomfortable. I took a risk and told her about the things my stepfather was doing when she wasn’t home.
The Hardest Story To Tell Is Your Own
If you’re still reading, that means you’re at least entertaining the idea, and I’m glad that you are. However, I am going to be completely transparent with you. If you decide to seek my help in telling your story, we’re going to be going through those areas of your life that you’ve locked away and hidden from sight because you are worried about what people will think if they discover the truth about who you are and what you’ve done. You’re going to be walking right back through all those moments that cut you to the core, the moments that you just want to forget and never revisit again. Why? Because that is where the greatest pearls of wisdom lie waiting.
Your Mess Becomes Your Message
Inside of every moment of pain that’s in your past, every time someone hurt you and you learned to heal, every time you failed and you got back up to try again, every time that you struggled and fought to overcome a weakness, every time that you accomplished something great against the odds, and every time that you finally succeeded after all those moments of failure, frustration, and discouragement – you gained a new story to tell. Your mess becomes an opportunity to share a message of hope, healing, and transformation with someone else.
But I Want to Write Fiction…
It doesn’t matter what you want to write whether it is fiction, non-fiction, or a how-to book, getting in touch with your own story is the foundation for writing your very best work. That’s where you will find your voice as an author. That’s where you will find the catalog of life experiences that allow you to “write what you know” so your work comes across as authentic and genuine rather than a pale, faded copy of someone else’s work. It’s where you will find the things that allow you to connect deeply and personally with the reader of your story.
But My Book Isn’t About Me!
A well-written book isn’t about the author at all, even when it’s an autobiography, biography, or memoir. It’s about the reader and their journey. Focusing on the reader and the journey they are taking from where they are to where they want to be is how you choose the stories that will help them make sense of the information you’re giving them about how to get there. Identifying your story – the one that led you on your journey to the place where you’re ready to share this book with them and help them on their journey – is what helps you understand what struggles they are likely to encounter and to anticipate the difficulties involved in taking the information you’re providing and applying it to their lives so they can experience the transformation you want them to make.
I’ve Got an Idea But I Don’t Know If It’s Worth Pursuing
One of my students, Barbara, came to me with this exact problem. She didn’t want to waste her time and energy on writing a book that nobody was going to read. That’s smart! Always, always, before you write the book take the time to find out whether it’s something that other people will want to read. The worst mistake you can make is investing countless hours and thousands of dollars on something that no one else wants to read.
I Want to Write, But I Don’t Think I’m Any Good
Maybe you’re like my student, Nancy. When she came to me, she was nervous and afraid. She wasn’t sure her writing was any good. She’d actually been told by some writing critic 10 years earlier that she had no talent and shouldn’t quit her day job! She’d allowed those words to stop her from writing for many, many years. Let me tell you, that writing critic was WRONG! She’s an amazing writer and I’ve been privileged to help her work through her story to create her first book, Rooted in Nature, which came out in January 2017.
My Kind of Writer…
If you’re still here, I’m going to guess that you are my kind of writer. You don’t just want to write a book, you feel called to write it, but you’re feeling uncertain about where or how to begin. You may have even tried to start this book a few times but haven’t gotten very far. You’re stuck and you are at a place where you recognize that you can’t keep doing this all by yourself. You’re ready to step up and claim your power to make a difference by sharing your story with the world.
Developing the Transformational Author Program
When I first created this program last May, I will admit I made some mistakes. For one, I packed way too much content into far too short a time period. My students were drowning in the information I was providing. They were amazed by it, and delighted to be receiving the help, but it was too much to digest. That’s why I always recommend testing your content before you release it to the world. You need to know what its flaws and its strengths are so you can revise it and put out the better version.
Re-Introducing the Program
For the past few months, I’ve been considering re-opening the Transformational Author Program, but I’ve been hesitating. I knew that, as good as the program was, I could make it better. I needed to make it even better than it was. I was telling my students that they needed to be building their audience from the very beginning, but I didn’t have a real plan in place to help them do that. Sure, I provided instruction on social media channels, but I didn’t have a firm plan in place to get them the exposure they really needed to make it. I also wanted to improve the level of support I was ready to provide.
* 12 weeks of instruction in the business of being an author; developing an audience and converting them from fans into fan-atics that will help promote your work to the world; developing and implementing a writing plan (and what to do when things don’t go according to plan); strategies to serve more people, make more money, and do more with your content with less effort, time, and stress than you thought possible; and finally – how to create compelling scenes that will have readers itching to turn pages.
* With your first payment, you will receive a deluxe portable writer’s kit and instructions for use to help you stay on track with your writing. Every six weeks after that, you will receive a new care package from me with goodies to help you keep going and tackle the challenges you are facing.
* Automatic one-year enrollment in the Transformational Authors Club
* Access to a private Facebook group built just for you and the other members of this program so you can share your work and get the feedback of your fellow transformational authors
* Weekly group meetings in addition to the weekly Transformational Author Club meetings
* Twice a month one-hour personal strategy sessions so we can tackle those big challenges that may come up as you write.
* Email feedback and support
* Regular support in promoting your book and yourself as a writer boosting your ability to form an audience
* Guidance in the steps needed to self-publish if that is your choice
* Assistance in researching your competition and locating potential agents and publishers if that is the route you choose to go.
* Launch planning development
* Extended products planning session
* Competition research assistance
Testimonials from My Students
“Ooh Brandy! Where to start?! Yes I am the blessed one to have been in Danny’s 5 day course, and was totally keen on connecting with you shortly after!
I loved the course you ran! First off, you got me writing again after a long period of absence from what I love soooo much.
And yes, valid points, to think of who you want to serve, what people will gain the most from your work and how your work can help them out…and yes, I’ve told you my head hurts when you push me to do those things that are crucial to success…but I’ve learned so much from these gentle proddings…thank you Brandy Miller, you are a true writing coach and you put forth some great ideas and information…
Ready to Sign Up?
If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing and you are the kind of person who is willing to make a commitment to themselves, to me, and to their writing, I am taking enrollments now. Classes begin April 3rd, 2017. However, there is something you need to understand. This is a commitment. I will be showing up every week and YOU must show up, too.
A $25,000 value for just $2,500
Over these 12 weeks, you will be getting $25,000 worth of value:
$2,500 that could make you $25,000
It’s not likely that your book will get you a $250,000 advance. However, you don’t have to wait for the book to be finished to begin making money from it. If you like to host fun or educational events for others, you could take your book content and turn it into a single day seminar charging just $100 per person. If you can get 25 people to attend, you’ve made the money for this course. If you can repeat that for 10 months, you’ve made $25,000. I’m not saying that is going to happen for you. I am saying, though, that you could make it happen if that’s what you desire to do.
Payment Plans Are Available
I understand that coming up with $2,500 may not be something you can do today. If you can put down just $500, I can hold your spot. We can set up a schedule to automatically charge you $250 a month starting the second week in January.
Promotional Assistance Provided
Remember when I told you that I knew my students needed more help with their promotional work and that I’d devised a plan to deliver on that need? Allow me to explain it to you.
If you do all of the homework you’re assigned to do and you show up when you are supposed to show up, do the work you’re supposed to do, and participate in the group, I will promise you that I will keep working with you until you get your story finished and out there even if it takes you longer than 12 weeks. By the time we finish working together, you will have a book you can be proud of having written and you will be confident that you know how to take that book and leverage it to your advantage.
Schedule Your Interview
I do not want to take just anyone into this program. I need people who are serious about their work and are ready to take it to the next level, because I am. If you think it might be a good fit for you and you know that you can make that kind of commitment, schedule your interview today.
Not Quite Ready for an Intense Program?
I completely understand if the thought of making that kind of commitment scares you. The me of four years ago would have found it terrifying, too. That’s why I do offer a far less expensive and less intensive Transformational Authors Club. You’ll get some incredible training in that group, too.