Begins Monday, October 16, 2017. 9 weeks. 

In this email-based course, participants will have regular weekly materials delivered to their inboxes and have the flexibility to respond according to their own schedules.


Early bird discounts are available:

$695 if you register by August 28, 2017

Course Options

A NOTE ABOUT PAYMENT: If you prefer not to pay at this website, you can also pay by other means by contacting Stephanie here.  Also, if you have any problems paying electronically or if you get an error message, please drop Stephanie a message, and she’ll be happy to look into it.

Payment plans are also available. Please contact Stephanie here for more information if you’re interested.


This intensive email-based course is designed for academic writers in any field who have finished their dissertation and wish to develop or refine the concept of their dissertation-turned-book and complete a book proposal. Writers who have just recently finished their dissertation, as well as writers who are further along in their dissertation-turned-book, are welcome.  The course is limited to 12 participants.


Each week, we will take on a major section of the book proposal:

Week One: From Graduate Student to Author: What to Let Go and What to Keep

Week Two: The Pitch Paragraph

Week Three: About the Competition section

Week Four: Audience and Marketing sections

Week Five: Table of Contents

Week Six: Chapter Descriptions I

Week Seven: Chapter Descriptions II

Week Eight: Revising the Proposal

Week Nine: The Cover Letter


Course participants will leave the course with a completed draft of the book proposal, a refined concept for their book, and a plan-of-action for next steps.


During the course, participants will receive:

  • Weekly writing guides and exercises to help you complete each section of the book proposal
  • Weekly feedback from instructor on each section of the proposal
  • Feedback on the completed, revised book proposal
  • 20 minute phone or Skype conversation with instructor to discuss revision notes and next steps

In addition, the course is designed to assist in developing solid writing habits, provide structure and accountability, and support writers in becoming their own best writing advocate.