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Okay, Dear Writers. You have come so far.

Now, what's your next step?

Let's join hands and catch some momentum together!

The Momentum Program 

Book Doulas' Incubator Level 2


10 game-changing weeks: 

Beginning November 20   

Break for the holidays    

Concluding February 12, 2021


With ample time built in to enjoy the festivities of the season, this is an intensive process for those who are now ready to move their book from being an inspired idea to a thrilling reality.


Private coaching and editorial guidance with Kristine and Debra

This is at the heart of what makes Momentum so effective.

A message from Kris and Debra: 

With our eyes and hands on your pages, Momentum is a developmental process where your writing becomes our sole focus together.

We have structured this next phase for you this way: In late November and into December, you will make steady but spacious progress in preparation for the accelerated pace that begins after the holidays.

We will closely partner with you during this process to determine your book-writing goals and help to ensure that you meet them. The specifics pertaining to how we will do this are outlined in the sections below.   

Momentum begins with a deep-diving online retreat 

The first order of business is to mark your calendar for the following:


The Vortex: A Virtual Writing Retreat

November 20 & 21

Starting on Friday evening, November 20th, and continuing throughout Saturday, November 21st, Momentum kicks off with a powerful immersion with Kris, Debra, and your fellow writers. As we have found previously, this retreat via Zoom will dramatically increase your clarity, confidence, and the certainty that you will complete your book.    

So let's get to the details!

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The Momentum Program Details

{Zoom call dates and times are listed in this section and the following section}


Segment #1: The developmental phase - getting clear, getting started

November 20 -  December 23, 2020  (4.5 weeks)


Holiday break: December 24, 2020 - January 6, 2021 (2 weeks)


Segment #2: The acceleration phase - writing & editing intensive 

January  7 - February 12, 2021 (5.5weeks) 



6 Saturday Group Coaching Calls: 9:00-10:00 am Pacific time via Zoom.

The dates: December 5 & 12 and January 9, 16, 23, and 30

3 Private Coaching Sessions with Kris and Debra: Two 1-hour sessions and one 45-minute session via Zoom, to be scheduled.

1 Virtual Writing Retreat • The Vortex: Nov. 20 & 21 (hours and details noted below)


Use everything you have explored and learned in the 12-week Incubator program and zoom forward, greatly accelerating your progress. 


Clearly identify the type of book you are writing: prescriptive self-help, inspirational, teaching memoir, or other. 


Solidify your book outline: determine the flow of your content, chapter by chapter.

Articulate the promise of your book in such a way that it becomes your true guiding light as you bring your book fully to life. 

Write at least three complete chapters of your book during the Momentum process: Kris and Debra will fully develop and line edit one perfect chapter with you, and they will give you specific structural and developmental guidance on two more chapters. These three chapters then become the blueprint for writing your remaining chapters. 

Determine your path to completion: Whether your final step is to work with Debra and Kris to complete your manuscript within the Birthing Your Book process (getting it publisher-ready), or to work with another editor, you will move forward with a rock-solid plan.

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The Vortex: A Virtual Writing Retreat

November 20 & 21, 2020  •  via Zoom


One evening and one full day together devoted to processing, connecting, sharing,

coaching, and, of course, writing!


By starting off in this concentrated and focused way, we will keep you from wasted hours spent going down rabbit holes and get you moving, unimpeded, toward the writing finish line.   


Together, we will set the stage for the entire Momentum process - working with you to set powerful intentions and goals and identify key milestones to reach during the ten weeks (and twelve weeks if you chose to write during the holidays). 


Laser coaching within an intimate setting of six writers, plus us - Kris and Debra. Let any confusion or indecision be transformed into clarity and knowing.  

Inside our sacred container of trust, safety, and vulnerability, we will guide you through processes to break through blocks to your writing and brand building so you can take your seat at the table of published authors. 

We will roll up our sleeves with you, getting to work and helping to reduce your tolerance for putting your book-writing dream on the back burner.

We will help you dig deep, to fully unleash your voice as a writer, teacher, and transformer.  

Be heard. Be seen. Be wholeheartedly celebrated. This is a weekend for filling your inner cup to overflowing with inspiration, clarity, and confidence.


Pacific Standard Time

Friday evening, November 20

Opening Circle: 4:00 -5:30 pm


Saturday, November 21

 Morning Circle: 9:00-11:00 am 

Solo, structured writing time

Afternoon Circle: 2:00-3:30 pm

Solo, structured writing time

Closing Circle: 6:00-8:00 pm

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"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

— Louis L’Amour

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Program Tuition Options

Please note: Space is limited due to the nature of the individual coaching

and content review and editing process. 

Momentum: Book Doulas' Level 2 Incubator Program

+ The Vortex: A Virtual Writing Retreat

Option 1: Pay in Full




[full-pay reflects a $400 discount] ​


Payment method options:

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

Money transfer via PayPal or Check ​

Option 2: Easy Payment Plan

3 payments of $1,733  =  $5,200

plus a one-time $50 credit card service charge

First payment upon registration.