For writers with a finished first draft or writers continuing on from our Ignite program. This eight-month program takes you from writing your second draft all the way through to publishing. The Launch program includes:

Writing Your Second Draft (8 weeks)

  • Weekly writing submissions with oversight, encouragement, feedback, and a sharp eye toward smoothing any lingering structural issues, narrative weaknesses or confusion, and character development

  • Weekly Zoom sessions to review your writing and work through what’s coming up

  • Training on creating an early relationship with your reader by email and social media

  • Learning about publishing options and putting together beta and advance readers for your launch team

Developmental Edit Two (2 weeks)

  • A detailed read and review of your finished second draft with the goal of providing feedback, guidelines, and suggestions for smoothly remaining rough spots, strengthening sentence and paragraph structure, and polishing your book in final rewrite

Final Rewrite (8 weeks)

  • Weekly writing submissions as you polish your final manuscript submission.

  • Weekly Zoom sessions for feedback and support on what you’ve written and talking through what’s coming up.

Line/Substantive Edit (3 weeks)

  • An exhaustive, line by line edit of your final manuscript on a granular level. Includes tightening sentences, sharpening and clarifying language, strengthening narrative choices, and bringing out the best of you as a writer.

Copyedit and Proofread (3 weeks)

  • Fact-checking, consistency of language and style, grammar and spelling check, and looking for any other errors or lack of clarity.

Production and Publishing (8 weeks)

  • Title and subtitle research and creative support

  • Front and back matter training and support

  • Cover design for ebook, paperback, and optional audiobook and hardback covers

  • Interior design for paperback and optional hardback

  • Training for preparing your launch team

  • Advance Reader Copy creation and coaching on sending it out for early reviews

  • Ebook and print book formatting

  • Keyword and category research and training

  • Preparing for launch: setting up online book vendor accounts and purchasing ISBN numbers

  • Training, creative, and editorial support for book listing copy

  • Step-by-step guidance through uploading your book files, setting price and promotions, and self-publishing

  • Final interviews for social media and celebrations!