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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

 

6+ game-changing weeks: 

Preparation call: May 4

Official start: June 15  

Break for the 4th of July holiday   

Concluding July 27

 

Momentum is an intensive process for those who are now ready to move their book from being an inspired idea to a thrilling reality.

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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: 

Momentum is the next developmental stage for those of you who want to take everything you've learned in the Incubator program and make a quantum leap in your book journey. We will closely partner with you during the six weeks to help you attain complete clarity about your book and to make tangible progress.

 

It's for those of you who are (A) ready to truly crystalize the architecture of your book (type, structure, content flow, etc.), (B) seriously ready to move forward with writing, and (C) eager to get our eyes and hands on your pages (more details on this below).

 

With those three focuses, we will help to ensure that you are in motion and solidly moving in the direction that is right for you. 

Although we will tailor your process based on exactly where YOU are with your book project, the core elements of Momentum are outlined in the sections below. 

 

In short, the private coaching we will do with you in combination with our editorial guidance and the small group coaching process is an extraordinary recipe for the success of your book.   

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Momentum includes a deep-diving online retreat 

 
The Vortex: A Virtual Writing Retreat
July 15 & 16

Starting on Friday evening, July 15th, and continuing throughout Saturday, July 16th, Momentum includes a powerful immersion with Kris, Debra, and your fellow writers. As we have found previously, this retreat via Zoom is a transformational experience that can dramatically increase your clarity, confidence, and the certainty that you will complete your book. (Plus, it's a lot of fun, too!)   

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}

THE OVERALL TIME FRAME:

Preparation: First small group planning session via Zoom 
Wednesday, May 4th, from 10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific time

(1 group call, plus self-directed writing and chapter-prep work in the lead-up to June 15th)  

Segment #1: Commencement of weekly group coaching, private coaching sessions, and the developmental guidance of your book architecture and content.   Two weeks starting June 15th  through June 28th
(2 weeks)

Holiday break: 2 weeks off for the US 4th of July holiday ~ no group sessions on Wed., June 29th and Wed., July 6th
 (2 weeks of holiday time, plus self-directed writing time )

Segment #2: Continuation and acceleration phase - resuming with our weekly group calls on July 13th, our private coaching sessions ~ plus the virtual Vortex retreat on Friday evening, July 15th, and all-day Saturday, July 16th.
(2 weeks)

THE STRUCTURE:

 

6 Wednesday Group Coaching Calls: 10:00-11:00 am Pacific time via Zoom.

The dates: May 4 and June 15 and 22, and July 13, 20, and 27.

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: July 15 & 16 (hours and details noted below)

THE GOALS & OUTCOMES:

Use everything you have explored and learned in the 10-week Incubator program and zoom forward, greatly accelerating your progress. 

 

Clearly identify the genre 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. 

Depending on the length of your chapters (the total number of pages all combined), Kris and Debra will determine with you how many chapters they will review. Ideally, it will be in the range of 2-5 chapters, and a plan of action for preparing these chapters will be discussed during the May 4th group prep meeting. Starting on June 15th, Kris and Deb will begin the process of giving you specific developmental guidance, which will include feedback and suggestions pertaining to your core concept, structure, content flow, style, and many other aspects of your chapters in progress. These chapters will then become your blueprint for writing your remaining chapters after Momentum concludes. 

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

July 15 & 16, 2022  •  via Zoom
 
One evening and one full day together devoted to processing, connecting, sharing,
coaching, and, of course, writing!
 
By coming together in this concentrated and focused way, you will experience a deepening of your author journey ~ including an uprising of clarity, confidence, connection, and joy.   

WHAT DOES THE RETREAT INVOLVE?  

Laser coaching within an intimate setting of seven 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 help you dig deep, to fully unleash your voice as a writer, teacher, and transformer. 

 

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.

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

RETREAT HOURS

Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Friday evening, July 15

Opening Circle: 4:00 -5:30 pm

 

Saturday, July 16

 Morning Circle: 9:00-11:00 am 

Solo, structured writing or processing time

Afternoon Circle: 12:30-2:00 pm

Solo, structured writing or processing time

Closing Circle: 3:00-5:00 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 developmental review process. 

Momentum: Book Doulas' Level 2 Incubator Program

+ The Vortex: A Virtual Writing Retreat

Option 1: Pay in Full

 

$4,200

 

[full-pay reflects a $300 discount] ​

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Payment method options:

Credit card or PayPal 

(These options include a one-time $50 processing/service fee)

To pay by Zelle transfer or by check, contact Carole: foleystewart@gmail.com

Option 2: Easy Payment Plan

2 payments of $2,250  =  $4,500

plus a one-time $50 processing/service charge

First payment upon registration

Payment method options:

Credit card or PayPal 

(These options include a one-time $50 processing/service fee)

To pay by Zelle transfer or by check, contact Carole: foleystewart@gmail.com