The Architecture

of Your Book

Create the framework for your book

that will give you the freedom to write it.

 

A live 3-week workshop with Debra Evans and Kristine Carlson

December 1 - 22, 2021

Four Wednesdays from 11 am - 12:30 pm PST
 

Learn our 10-part blueprint for building your bestseller, 

and watch your experience, expertise, creativity,

and wisdom take form on the page.

Your book has likely been incubating within you for quite some time. The structure for your book that you create (or refine) during this workshop can result in getting it written and published faster — and with greater ease — than previously imagined.

What's been standing in your way up until now?

When it comes to the book you want to write, have you overheard yourself saying something like this?  

"I know I'm supposed to write a book, but I have no idea where to begin."
 
"I want to share my story, but I'm not sure how to do it."
 
"I get lots of 'downloads' for my book, but then the pages just sit there - waiting for me to figure out how to put it all together. I feel stuck."

"I know my story can help a lot of people, but I don't know what kind of non-fiction book it should be."

"I know my subject matter inside and out, but I'm overwhelmed every time I try to begin this book!"

"I'm a speaker and teacher with great content, but I don't know how to put it into book form. It seems like it should be easier than it appears to be in my own head."
 
"I'm an academic, but I'd like to be a storyteller."

"I would like to turn my online course into a book, but I don't know how to create that expanded version." 

"I'm afraid that the book I want to write has already been written."

"Who am I to write a book?"


We love every one of these statements of concern because we know exactly how to help new authors move past them. As you work with us to craft the blueprint for the book you want to write, any overwhelm, confusion, or self-doubt you may be feeling will melt away.

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"The desire to write grows with writing." 
~ Erasmus

 

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A message from Kristine and Debra

Hi friends!

This 3-week workshop was born out of our wildly successful Book Incubator and Momentum programs (our 10-week and 6-week programs). Creating the structure or framework for a book is not only a core aspect of both of those courses, it is one of the most popular parts of our curriculum. Period. 

 

The relief and excitement our participants feel once they implement our book "architecturing" process is incredibly rewarding for us.

Confusion clears. Procrastination ends. Motivation and inspiration surge. And books get written . . . and published . . . and read. 

 

This is why we do what we do.

 

We know the genuine freedom, fun, and pleasure to be found in the writing process once the structure is in place. And we would love to spend these very special three weeks (beginning during Hanukkah and leading up to Christmas) helping you to create a framework and map for your book that can truly make your writing journey a beautiful and highly successful one. 

 

Your Book Doulas,
Kris and Debra     
   

The Workshop includes . . . 

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4 Zoom Sessions

4 consecutive Wednesdays:

December 1, 8,  15, 22

11:00 am-12:30 pm PST

[All sessions will be recorded]

Live Group Coaching

Q&A and laser coaching with Kris and Debra will take place during the final 30 minutes of each Wednesday gathering. 

Virtual Team Meeting

Writing Boot Camp

2 virtual writing boot camps

led by Kris and Debra for making progress and having 

breakthroughs:

 Dec. 4 and 18

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The Blueprint

Our detailed Book Doulas' worksheets: the step-by-step map for crafting your

best book. 

Post-Workshop Option: Private Book Architecture Assessment Sessions  

Once you've completed the 3-week workshop, if you would like to have Kristine and Debra personally review and assess every aspect of your book structure and outline, you can schedule this service with us.  After they have gone over your material and met with each other to discuss the details, Kris and Debra will gather with you via Zoom in a one-hour mentoring session to further refine your framework together.

If this feels like an important next step for you, you can schedule this assessment process to take place after the Christmas/New Year's holiday, and ideally in January or February in order to keep pace with the momentum you've created.  

Private Book Architecture Assessment fee: $997  

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Frequently asked questions

I already have a book outline written and have started writing my chapters, but I'm feeling stuck. Is this workshop for me?


Yes! Oftentimes the underlying cause of feeling stalled, blocked, or unmotivated to write is that the structure of one's book needs to be further clarified. Certain aspects of the framework may simply need to be re-examined and reconfigured. By learning and working with our 10-part blueprint, and getting our feedback in real time during the Wednesday group sessions (and on boot camp days, if you can be there), your writing process will be super-charged with greater focus and clarity.




I'm at the very beginning with my book. I have lots of ideas about how I think it will look, but I haven't really written much yet. Is this workshop right for me?


A whole-hearted YES! The focus of this workshop is a powerful place to begin your book-writing journey. It will help to sharpen your focus and set you up for a highly productive, effective, and positive writing experience. By creating a solid framework for your book, you'll be motivated to write because your map will be ultra clear. Ultimately, having this framework in hand can also save you a tremendous amount of time and money in the process of completing your book. For example, one of our goals in teaching our 10-part blueprint is to help you write a first draft that requires far less re-writing and editing than is often the case with first-time writers. The blueprint will support you to write a first draft that is cohesive, clear, and that has an intelligent and elegant flow. One of our primary goals is to help you create a solid foundation for writing a book that you can be proud of . . . and one that your future readers will love.




If I do this workshop, would I still benefit by doing the 10-week Book Incubator process in the future?


Most definitely, yes! While doing this 3-week workshop will set you up for a successful writing journey and may be all you need to accomplish your book-writing goal, the Book Incubator program would be an extraordinary adjunct for you if you want to amplify your success as an author-entrepreneur. In addition to focusing on the book architecture components and taking the art and craft of the writing process deeper, the Book Incubator curriculum also includes a comprehensive focus on building your author platform. This includes essential aspects of platform-building such as:

  • starting or expanding your social media presence
  • optimizing your website or building one for the first time
  • building or growing a strong online community
  • how to start a podcast
  • how to expand your speaking opportunities
  • and more
We also focus on your publishing options, including how to prepare for publication and what comes after publication. This includes:
  • traditional publishing options
  • hybrid publishing options
  • self-publishing options
  • book marketing basics, including the essentials of an effective book launch campaign
  • and still more!
In addition to distilling our combined knowledge from the past 25 years -- as author and editor, respectively -- the Book Incubator includes a roster of exceptional guest speakers. These are writers, publishers, podcasters, social media experts, and other industry professionals who, like us, also have a passion for helping individuals to realize their dream of becoming a successful author. As you can imagine, the 10-week Incubator is action-packed. The time goes by quickly as we help you to get phenomenally prepared to start and/or complete the writing of your book.




I see that you offer the private Book Architecture Assessments as well. Can I register for that service without doing the 3-week workshop?


The 3-week workshop is a pre-requisite for the private assessment process. Based on the results we have had with our participants over the past two years, as well as our own experiences of working with the architecturing tools over many years [Kris as the author of six books and Debra as the editor of more than 25 books], we know that the work you do during the three weeks is invaluable and can't happen within the space of one assessment and coaching session. Once you've gone through the 10-part blueprint with us in the group setting, the framework of your book will be well-developed. That way, the three of us can make the utmost of our time together. In advance of meeting with you on Zoom, the two of us will personally review and evaluate the structure and outline you've created during the workshop. During our one-hour session together, we will give you our specific feedback, guidance, and recommendations for moving forward with your book. These three-way conversations are always super productive, inspiring, and fun.




Does the 3-week workshop include private coaching with one or both of you?


Because of the structure of the 3-week workshop --- and primarily due to the number of people who typically participate in our workshops and courses --- we aren't able to include private coaching for each participant in that setting. However, because we value each person's unique writing project and understand how important it is to receive specific input, we include an additional 30 minutes at the end of each Wednesday group session. From 12:00 to 12:30 pm Pacific time, after we've concluded the first hour of teaching and group interaction, we turn our attention to your individual questions, offering as much laser coaching as possible. One of the gifts of this 30-minute Q&A time is that everyone benefits from the questions and coaching that take place. Most likely, any question that you will have is one that many others have as well, and vice versa. Please also see the FAQ above regarding the private Book Architecture Assessment sessions that are available after the 3-week workshop has concluded.





Workshop Registration

Registration Option 1 - Payment Plan: $597 x 2

Option 2: Pay in Full

$997.00 

(a $197 discount)

Payment method options:

Credit card (+ a one-time $50 service fee)

Money transfer via PayPal

Check ​

Option 1: Easy Payment Plan

2 payments of $597 = $1,194.00

plus a one-time $50 credit card service charge

First payment upon registration.

Registration Option 2 - Pay in Full: $997.00
(Pay in full to receive a $197 discount)

Success Stories

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Amy on the Book Incubator:

 

“I’ve gone from an idea of what I wanted to actually having a book written and on its way to being published. That wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t have Kris and Deb. I highly recommend this program. If you have a book in you and you’re dying to get it out, this is something you need to invest in.”

Amy Eliza Wong, 

communications expert, transformational coach, and author of Living on Purpose: Five Deliberate Choices to Realize Fulfillment and Joy.

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Michele on the Book Incubator:

 

“Working with Kris and Debra provided me with a structure by which I could begin to shape the ideas I had into actual chapters. [It’s] how I came to be standing on the precipice of having my book in the world. I could not more highly recommend the Book Doulas’ programs for anyone who has a dream of writing a book but doesn’t quite know how to get there..”

— Michele Neff Hernandez,

author of Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma

Lynn on the Book Incubator:

 

“I just wanted to send you both a huge thank you for creating such an amazing program. I have been able to land on a book title, solidify my book outline, and learn so much about social media. You’ve helped clarify my message and my branding. Structur[ing] my book allowed me to, a couple of days ago, finish editing my first chapter. Thank you so much. Love to both of you.”

— Lynn Vollmer,

ThetaHealing® Master Instructor

and spiritual teacher

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Desireé on the Book Incubator: 

 

“I have gained so much more confidence in myself and my voice. I have gained greater insight into my purpose. And most importantly, I have more comfort in expressing myself through social media. Making [an author] platform has been one of my greatest fears and now it feels almost like a no-brainer.”

— Desireé Childs,

body and mind wellness facilitator

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“Debra has been my editor for two books, with a third coming up. She is a deeply skillful editor and writer whom I trust to help me articulate sometimes complex ideas into highly accessible pages. I have known Kris for several years. She stands out vividly in the transformational field as a teacher and writer of unparalleled experience, wisdom, and grace. Kris and Debra working together is an opportunity not to be missed.”

— Barnet Bain, 

award-winning filmmaker and author of The Book of Doing and Being

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“Having worked with both Debra and Kristine, I believe they are your best choice for bringing your book into the world. They are masterful in the multitude of ways you would want them to be - from writing and editing to navigating the terrain of literary agents, book publicists, publishers, and more. Do not miss the chance to have them at your side.”

— Diana Cole,

author of Spirit Translator: 7 Truths for Creating Well-Being and Connecting with Spirit