Make this the year you finally write that book you've been dreaming of!

Make this the year you finally write that book you've been dreaming of!

What would it feel like to have a working manuscript of your book done and ready for editing?

What would it feel like to have a working manuscript of your book done and ready for editing?
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"The weekly activities and one-on-one meetings kept me laser-focused on my goal. With their help, I am leaps and bounds ahead of the game...."

Does this sound like you?

You’re not alone in feeling like you don’t know where to start! Writing a book is hard work, but you don’t have to do it alone.

What if there was a way to...

Writing Bootcamp program

That's why we created the Writing Bootcamp:

To help get the weight of your book idea out of your head and on the page (real or digital!) in a way that makes sense and sets you up for the next stages of your publishing journey. And in only 8 weeks!

>> Imagine having the accountability you need as you work towards your writing goal, with deadlines to keep you on track and a professional writer and editor who’ve published books and been where you are.

>> What if you could submit your writing for feedback and get in-depth coaching to improve your writing and avoid any pitfalls that come up?

>> What if you could get professional feedback on your writing every week (and not just from your critique group)?

You can when you enroll in the 8-Week Writing Bootcamp!
Apply now before the program fills up. We only work with 5 people at a time!


Meet the Team

Jon Parsons, Writer

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Jon is a writer, researcher, and teacher. He is the author of Everyday Dissent: Politics and Resistance in Newfoundland and Labrador, a self-published book based on his journalism, and Expressive Subjects, a collection of creative writing prompts. 

He has a PhD in English (from Memorial University) and has taught university-level writing courses and workshops for undergraduate and graduate students. He has helped hundreds of students improve their writing and learn the fundamentals of effective storytelling.

His writing covers a range of topics and genres with a focus on creative nonfiction.

Erika Steeves, Editor

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Erika has been working with academics, entrepreneurs, and self-publishing writers for nearly a decade. She loves working with driven and creative people, people with big dreams who want to make a difference and share their expertise and insights with the world.

She has an MA in Philosophy (from Brock University). She has worked as an in-house editor for traditional publishing companies, but she’s most fulfilled helping people write books and navigate the ever-evolving world of self-publishing. 

Everyone has a story to tell and Erika loves facilitating that process for writers.

 

Make this the year you finally write your book!

The 8-Week Writing Bootcamp includes:

1-on-1 coaching

8 coaching calls with us about your progress. Ask us anything!

written feedback

Submit up to 2,500 words a week for review. Email us anytime with questions.

online course

Weekly worksheets & video lectures to support your writing process.

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"The weekly sessions helped keep me on pace as I developed my book concept into an outline and then into writing actual chapters. The coaching calls provided me with great feedback, insight, and motivation."
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Melissa Ball
Student

If you’re a creative big-picture thinker, having great ideas is what you do. We can harness those ideas and insights and teach you strategies to channel them into a structure that speaks to your readers.

Writing a book is hard work, and you definitely have it in you to write yours.

Invest in your writing today and get direct guidance from publishing professionals. Who better than to have a writer and editor on your team as you write your book?

We’ll help you get a full draft manuscript written in 8 weeks.


Course Modules

BONUSES:

Get our ebook, Expressive Subjects: 25 Writing Prompts to Unleash Your Creativity. Perfect for igniting your creativity and maintaining a daily writing routine.

Build Your Best Writing Habit Mini-Course

Instant access to our video training Build Your Best Writing Habit. Learn how to start and maintain a solid writing habit, crucial for getting your book done!

Instant access to our popular online course Creative Cross-Training for Writers! Learn different forms to spur creative writing in 20 video lessons.

At the end of the program you’ll have:

The modules, 1-on-1 support, weekly written feedback on your work, and the bonuses represent a $5,000 value. 

But that’s not what we’re charging.

You get life-time access to course content and all future upgrades and additions to the material.

You can get started today by submitting your application and hopping on a discovery call with us — to make sure it’s a good fit!

Then, you get access to all course materials plus eight weeks of 1-on-1 mentorship for $1,999 CAD.

Here's what you get:

F.A.Q.

The Writing Bootcamp isn’t for everyone. The course is an intensive eight week approach to writing and manuscript development. You need to commit at least five hours a week to reviewing course materials, working with the instructor, and of course on your own writing.

No. As long as you have an idea for your book project, and as long as you are committed to writing your manuscript, you don’t need any advanced writing for the course. If you do have writing already in place for your book, that’s great, and this course is an opportunity to workshop and refine your writing.

We want to make sure this course is a good fit for you, so we ask you to fill out a brief application to tell us a little about your book idea. Then, we schedule a Discovery Call to speak with you in more detail about the course and how it unfolds. The application process takes about a week.

Course modules are organized to unfold over eight weeks, working from early stages of developing a manuscript right through to publishing your book. Each week you submit at least a chapter for developmental editing, and each week we have a one-on-one video conference to talk about your writing. You can start any time, but we can only work with five writers at one time so please contact us for more details.

Generally, the course is one-on-one with you and the instructor, and you will not be working with other course participants.

All refunds must be requested within 14 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about the Writing Bootcamp, please send us an email: bookendswriting@gmail.com

Who is the Writing Bootcamp for?

Blocked writers who want to finally get their book written and out into the world.

Creative entrepreneurs who want to write books about their process or products.

Small business owners who want to write a book to grow their business and attract more clients.

Academics who want to write an accessible, commercial book out of their research.

Writers who want to write a first draft fast and
meet ambitious publishing goals in 2021.

Here's what you lose when you don't enroll in the Writing Bootcamp:

Here's what you gain if you enroll now: ​

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Imagine where you could be in 1 year from now...

You could be...

Imagine having your full draft finally outlined and written so you can move on to editing... We can help make that happen!

What People Say About Working With Us

5/5

The coaching calls provided me with great feedback, insight, and motivation.

"Writing a book is a challenge that I always knew I wanted to take on, but never knew where to begin. I was introduced to Erika and Jon through my business mentor, and as soon as I met them it was clear through their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm that they were the right people to support me through the process of writing my first book.

The weekly sessions helped keep me on pace as I developed my book concept into an outline and then into writing actual chapters. The coaching calls provided me with great feedback, insight, and motivation. They were the most beneficial part of the program for me because they kept me accountable. I don’t think I could have gotten this far on my book without Erika and Jon’s help, and I thank them both!"
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Melissa Ball
Student
5/5

With their help, I am leaps and bounds ahead of the game...

Jon and Erika are a writer’s dream team! With their support, I transformed my PhD dissertation into a far more accessible book. Over the course of eight weeks, I drafted a book proposal, which was accepted by a leading Canadian academic publisher. Moreover, I finished a full first draft.

The weekly activities and one-on-one meetings kept me laser-focused on my goal. I learned that getting pages out for review is more valuable than spending an inordinate amount of time polishing one small section. With their help, I am leaps and bounds ahead of the game. I whole-heartedly endorse working with Jon and Erika!
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If you've ever wanted to write a book and aren't sure where to start, this program is for you!

"I’ve always loved to write but never thought my writing was good enough for a book. The 8-Week Writing Bootcamp has helped me gain confidence in my writing and refine my message, while giving me enough structure to finally get things done.

For years I procrastinated and set aside my own goals to serve my clients. Jon and Erika helped me realize that by setting aside time to work on this project I would be serving my clients in ways I had never imagined possible.

My favourite part of the program has been the personal attention and feedback I’ve gotten as I’ve worked through each step. The Bookends Writing team provide the perfect environment to get out of your own way and finally get your message out there.
5/5

I'm not sure I can express how invaluable working with Erika and Jon on my first self-published book has been...

"I came to them in need of direction, guidance and editing to get my finished manuscript ready for publishing. Jon was fantastic in providing structural edits that created a thoughtful flow for the reader and a framework to offer coherence. Erika was wonderful with copy editing and proofreading, ensuring that my message was clear and concise and formatted the final draft beautifully, paying attention to details I would have easily missed or overlooked.

Both were encouraging, knowledgeable and highly skilled and together walked me through the entire process and helped me create something I was proud to publish.

I'm so grateful to have had their support and services through this process and am looking forward to working with them again."

You could be on your way to finally writing the book you've been thinking about forever. Make this your year.