Finally write that book you've been dreaming of!
The next session starts on Monday, June 3!
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A writing mentorship program made for new and emerging writers, tailored to fit your writing project, with individual support and feedback from us, a writer-editor dream team.
Work with us to move towards your writing goals!
Writing can be daunting and overwhelming.
We help authors write their book through a structured, step-by-step process & 1-on-1 personal coaching.
This program will help you get a full draft manuscript written in 8 weeks.
Take the pressure off and work with “book people” who will guide you through the process.
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 yourself today and get direct guidance from experts. Who better than to have a writer and editor on your team as you write your book.
Only 5 spots available! The deadline to apply is May 27.
Special offer of $799.
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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.
The course begins when you are ready to start and on your timing. Course modules are organized to unfold over eight weeks, and we strongly encourage you to work through the materials week by week. Each week you submit your writing and course activities, and each week we have a one-on-one video conference to talk about your work.
Generally, the course is one-on-one with you and the instructor, and you will not be working with other course participants.
If you have any questions about the Writing Bootcamp, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Team
Jon Parsons, Course Instructor
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.
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:
- published over 50 articles in the NL Independent,
- written and curated a number of writing and teaching websites including his personal website,
- published poetry and short fiction, and
- published numerous academic journal articles in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, as well as writing a PhD dissertation.
Erika Steeves, Copyeditor
Erika founded E.S. Editing Services in 2012 and has been working with academics, entrepreneurs, and self-publishing writers ever since. 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.
Erika has an MA in Philosophy (from Brock University) and is a longstanding member of Editors Canada. 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.
What people say about working with Jon & Erika
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.
If you’ve ever wanted to write a book and aren’t sure where to start, this program is for you!"
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."
Only 5 spots available! Apply today to claim your spot.
Our special offer is $799.