7 Steps to a Clear Book Idea
Find the Clarity You Crave and the Validation You Need for Your Next Book Idea
Find the Clarity You Crave and the Validation You Need for Your Nonfiction Book
When people ask, "What's your book about?" do you find it challenging to answer their question?
Do you struggle to articulate your idea?
Or do you go on and on trying to explain it because you can't pin down the big idea behind it?
Sounds like you need clarity, and I'm here to help.
When you clarify and validate your book idea, you'll not only be able to clearly and confidently talk about your book—you'll also be prepared to reach the right readers with your unique message.
This course walks you through seven steps to blow away the creative fog so you can express your book's concept.
Learn to craft a clear hook.
Generate a compelling working title.
Validate your idea so you know it's strong.
Fast-draft the big ideas in your book.
"Ann goes above and beyond with the training course."
- Melissa Clark, counselor, speaker, writer
"Ann is a gracious and encouraging coach who will take you to the next level."
- Cathy Leland, writer, blogger
StartWELCOME: Meet your coach and prepare for this course (9:11)
StartSTEP 1: Are you ready to be known for this? (13:24)
StartSTEP 2: Discover your slant (25:15)
StartSTEP 3: Draft your core concept (13:08)
StartSTEP 4: Brainstorm titles and subtitles (24:42)
StartSTEP 5: Validate your book idea (19:37)
StartSTEP 6: Fast-draft your TOC (25:57)
StartSTEP 7: Put it all together (16:54)
Writing Coach Ann Kroeker leverages over 25 years of writing and editing experience in the publishing industry to equip her clients to reach their writing goals. A published author and coauthor, corporate and freelance writer, book editor, speaker, and poet, Ann has served on the editorial teams of two large online organizations and focuses on serving others in her role as a writing coach.
As a writing coach, she celebrates client successes, such as acceptance into prestigious MFA programs, signed agent and book contracts, articles and essays placed in national publications, and the launch of their own freelance writing businesses. She coauthored On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life that Lasts, and authored Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families and The Contemplative Mom.
"Working with Ann Kroeker has been the single most valuable addition to my writing life. Not only are her courses packed with valuable information, but her heart for her clients and passion for helping them reach their writing goals shines through in everything she does. I can't imagine going through the process of writing my book proposal without her!"
- Eva Kubasiak, creator of The Word in Color course and the Deep Dive Scripture Journal
"Ann is such a gift. She is an encouraging teacher who combines experience and compassion with concrete, practical steps—she is an absolutely gifted teacher."
- Marnie Hammar, writer
"Ann's guidance on developing a book proposal facilitated a dream come true with the launch of my first book with a mainstream publisher. There is no doubt that her devotion toward my growth as an author provided the trajectory for success."
- Lori Ashley Taylor, author, Dragonfly: A Daughter's Emergence from Autism...a practical guide for parents
Frequently Asked Questions
As soon as you purchase, I'll walk you through the seven steps in the training videos—and I've provided extra material to keep you on track.
This is a great way to get started working toward a full book proposal, especially if you're seeking traditional publication. But even if you're interested in self-publishing, you still need clarity. You can use this course to make progress, whichever publishing path you choose.
One of my greatest joys as a coach is assisting writers with this process—I celebrate when they experience that breakthrough moment and figure out what their book is about, why they want to write it, and who it's for.
It would be my joy to be your writing coach, teaching and cheering you on as you achieve your goals.