A good book takes time to develop. It’s a complex intellectual undertaking that demands an understanding of narrative design, marketplace realities, and the creative process — and just because you have been reading books all your life doesn’t mean you naturally know how to write one.
That’s why I started Author Accelerator. I’ve trained more than 40 book coaches using the systems and strategies I’ve honed by helping hundreds of writers get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Together we’re bringing back the powerful and time-tested concept of one-to-one creative mentorship, which has been largely squeezed out of a publishing industry hungry for the next big hit.
We’re training book coaches to help writers develop the habits, skills and confidence they need to write books worth reading.
1. A strategic professional who guides writers through the creative process of developing a book.
2. Someone with book-seeing superpowers who helps writers bring their vision to life by providing consistent, compassionate, honest editorial feedback while they write.
3. A shepherd, a guide, a project manager, a cheerleader.
I have a vision for a world where writers receive the editorial feedback, accountability, and support they need to write books worth reading. Publishing has changed so fast and become so accessible — but that doesn’t mean we should lower our standards. We should always aim for excellence. My mission is to teach writers the skills and habits they need to make a lasting impact on their readers. I started Author Accelerator to help writers do that by pairing them with highly trained book coaches.
I’m raising the bar for book coaches by offering deep training in the art of guiding writers through the book development process. My book coach certification program at Author Accelerator is rigorous and serious. We delve into the editorial, psychological, emotional, and nuts-and-bolts aspects of being a book coach. It’s ideal for anyone interested in starting a side hustle or making this their life’s work. I also have a Book Coach Brain Trust mastermind for book coaches ready to level up their coaching business.
I have a gift for helping writers get clear on what they want to say and how they can say it in a way that gets theirs readers’ attention, and I love doing this work. I run an intensive masterclass for nonfiction writers who wish to develop book proposals. I’ll take you from idea to kickass proposal in 6 months, plus help you create and execute a pitch strategy for going out to agents with work you feel proud of. This masterclass requires both an application and an interview. I need to know I can add value to your project and that you’re ready to work hard.
I gave the following talk at an Author Accelerator workshop in Texas in May, 2019. This was the last morning of our weekend together. I can’t give you socks over the Internet, but if you are inspired to commit to not walking away from your project, print out this PDF and pin it up near where you work. Take a picture of your workspace with the signed commitment and share it with me on Twitter (@JennieNash) or Facebook (@JennieNash) or Instagram (@jennienashbookcoach) and I’ll give you a virtual high five!