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You are a writer who wants to connect with readers – people who will truly love your work. You want your days to be spent crafting your books, and connecting with those who love the same stories and worldview that you do.
Spend 8 weeks with me and learn how to develop your roadmap to engage with readers and ensure your writing finds an audience.
Let me guess: you are overwhelmed with too much to do to not just finish your writing, but to ensure it finds an audience. You have read hundreds of articles, tried dozens of things, and find that you are lost in the woods; stuck on a hamster wheel without any real progress. This is what so many writers tell me.
Perhaps these are some of the challenges standing in your way:
Stop fighting for social media “followers” and wasting your time on the wrong things. Instead, start connecting with readers – people who will truly appreciate and support your work.
“Dan provided a framework and roadmap to help me move beyond my inaction and panic, to develop my platform and grow my readership. By breaking the work down into chunks, it became manageable instead of insurmountable. What I gained was a sense of control, and I no longer felt overwhelmed.”
– Beth McMullen, author of Spy Mom
The eight weeks are broken out into four sessions, each with a learning week, and an implementation week.
This also differentiates you from every other author out there? We have all heard the statistics about how many new books are published each year, and been overwhelmed scrolling through millions of books on Amazon or browsing through Barnes & Noble. So we focus first on the one thing that no one can replicate: you and your work.
If you have something to say in your work, but feel as though you are shouting at the wind, then you need to connect with the RIGHT people. Every ounce of energy you focus on connecting with the RIGHT person is worth much more than anything you spend trying to connect with the wrong audience – those who will NEVER feel engaged with your work.
And we go a step further, and focus on how to create meaningful moments with your ideal readers across these channels. The world is not asking for yet another Tweet, but they are desperately waiting for a moment that makes them feel understood and ties into what they love most. Oh, and yes, these moments tend to lead to word of mouth marketing, awareness, and sales.
“Dan is the best kind of guide in that he helped me find one simple thing: how to be me. Whether I’m tweeting, speaking or posting, I now know why I’m doing it. More importantly, I also decided what I’m not doing. And that leaves more time for writing.”
– Claire Cameron, author of the The Bear: A Novel
If any of this resonates with you, then join me for 8 weeks to develop your roadmap to truly identify who your ideal readers are, begin connecting with them in ways that are meaningful, and help ensure your writing finds an audience. An overview of what you get in the course:
I have taught dozens of online courses, and what I LOVE about them is that they work best for busy folks. Everything happens online or via phone, meaning that if you have a job, a family, a hectic schedule, that this is likely the best way for you to truly work with a group of other writers (and myself) to get yourself on track.
“This course helped me find focus my goals, determine my target audience (and how to reach them), and try new social media approaches that paid off right away.”
“After Dan’s course, I feel like I’ve regained control of my schedule: I now know what marketing I want to accomplish each day, and have clear goals for the months ahead.”
This course has been tested and honed for years, constantly being updated, with hundreds of writers’ experiences helping to ensure it is based in real-world action, not theory.
A key piece you are getting in this course is collaboration with myself and writers – all focused on creating momentum for you and growing your audience. We dig into the deep stuff, and focus intensely on your personal goals and challenges.
Worried about how this all works on a technical level? All that you need is a web browser and a phone to fully engage with every element of the course. Let’s go through it step by step:
SESSION 1: DEVELOP YOUR VOICE
Sep 8 – 19
Q&A Call: Sep 8, 3pm ET
Homework due: Sep 15
SESSION 2: FIND YOUR IDEAL READERS
Sep 22 – Oct 3
Q&A Call: Sep 22, 3pm ET
Homework due: Sep 29
SESSION 3: CREATE MOMENTS OF CONNECTION
Oct 6 – 17
Q&A Call: Oct 6, 3pm ET
Homework due: Oct 14
SESSION 4: CONSTRUCT YOUR YOUR MARKETING PLAN
Oct 20 – 31
Q&A Call: Oct 20, 3pm ET
Homework due: Oct 27
“Dan isn’t about shortcuts, but connecting with readers in a deeper way. This is what I wanted as a writer. I wanted to find my true, authentic audience. I wanted to continue to make a difference in the lives of my readers. He helped me stay on the right path. Dan is the real deal, he cares.”
– Barbara Techel, author of Through Frankie’s Eyes
Well, there are my professional credentials:
But I think what is equally important is that my days are spent with writers, and my entire life has been spent surrounded by creators hoping to make their mark. As for myself, I have been an artist, a poet, a musician, a paper sculptor, a writer, a publisher, a photographer, a teacher, a radio DJ, a cartoonist, and an entrepreneur. You can read my full bio here.
“Dan not only helps you find out who you are as an author, but who your readers are and how to make that special, magic connection.”
– Thomas Greanias, New York Times Bestselling author
“Dan guided me to take the steps that I needed to find my authentic voice as a writer, speaker, and to help me develop an online presence. I appreciated the depth of his knowledge, the kindness of his guidance, and the solid process in which to follow. I now recommend Dan to every writer that I meet.”
– Susan Chritton, author of Personal Branding For Dummies
“I’ve taken two courses and one workshop with Dan. He knows and cares about the inner needs of the writer, and has a broad and up-to-date understanding of the rapidly changing publishing industry. I rely on him to help me navigate the whitewater of authorship.”
– Shirley H. Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World
Ready to join us to really move things forward? The total cost for everything is $399. Register today, by leaving a $50 deposit:
The remainder of the course fee ($349 after the deposit) will be billed once the course begins. If you need a special payment plan, just reach out to me, I’m always happy to be flexible.