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Do You Need a Consultation? Get Clarity on Your Book Concept, Publishing Path and More!

Post revised 3/1/2024

People often struggle with their book concept: “How do I write the book that brings my vision to life and creates transformation for my readers and for me?” “How do I write a book that takes my business to the next level?” How about a book that launches your new business or helps you make a career pivot?

book coach Lisa Tener

One of my most popular offerings is a Book Concept Consultation, because it helps you answer these questions. In this process, you’ll clarify your vision for the book, get into your readers’ minds (and be clear who they are, and conceptualize and structure an exceptional book that can bring your vision to life. The consultaton also offers you a feel for working with me before making a bigger commitment such as a coaching program or book proposal package.

My Highly Effective Book Concept Development Process

The Book Concept Consultation takes you through a process:

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A Book Concept Consultation clarified this book’s focus, audience, features and inspired the winning title! The proposal led to a 6-figure book deal!
  1. Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book: Work through a series of exercises and lessons that help you think about your book in ways that tend to produce an exceptional book that meets the vision and goals you’ve set forth for yourself. You’ll get clear on vision/mission, audience, features, structure, voice and more. Bonus: If you have more than one book idea, it can help you choose which book to write first.
  2. Get Your Writing Done (optional): You are invited to attend my Get Your Writing Done program (formerly Bring Your Book to Life(R)) at no extra charge to get into a state of flow and make progress with working through the exercises.
  3. Fill out and return the Book Concept Questionnaire two days (or more) before our call to help prepare us both for the call. I will use that time to make notes, brainstorm ideas and develop a plan for our session.
  4. 2 Hour Book Concept Consultation Session: Meet with me on Zoom to clarify your book concept and structure, a chapter template (if desired), get coaching on any specific challenges you are having (such as self-doubt, making time, certain artistic choices, etc).

Let’s walk through each component in more detail…

Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book

I created my self-study course, Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book, to help you answer the questions posed earlier and:

Nautilus Book Award Winner Rhonda Spencer-Hwang
Nautilus Book Award-winning client, Rhonda Spencer-Hwang
  • Identify the best match for target audience.
  • Gain clarity on your readership’s demographics, pain points and desires, so the book you write matches their needs.
  • Choose features and format that make your book engaging to readers and help them get the most out of the book (making your book both effective and highly recommendable!)
  • Realize how to make your book stand out and succeed.
  • Get clear on content—what goes in the book and what you save for the next book, an accompanying ebook, website content or a paid course or program!
  • Create your book’s outline and, if desired, a template for typical chapters.

Get Your Writing Done

This aspect of the Book Concept Consultation package is entirely optional. However, if you are:

  • Struggling to find time to work on your book
  • Looking for a way to get into a flow flow state for your most inspired and creative work
  • Interested in working through the Quick Start exercise in a session where you can ask me questions while you work
  • Excited about being part of a community of people working on similar goals

then make some time on your calendar to join us for several Get Your Writing Done sessions. We currently meet Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm ET (4-6 pm PT) and Thursdays 11:30 – 1:30 ET (8:30 – 10:30 PT). While we spend most of our time writing (which can include working through Quick Start or writing a chapter or a book proposal section), there is some time for sharing insights, asking/answering questions, or even a bit of laser coaching.

While sessions are two hours long, it is fine to come for only the first or second hour, as each hour is a complete experience. However, if you can swing the full two hours, you may find you get more than twice as much done!

While this program is normally $249/month, you receive a month of the program at no additional charge when you sign up for a Book Concept Consultation. That’s up to 8 two-hour sessions and up to 700 minutes of working on your book concept, structure and writing. Imagine how much you can accomplished, writing in a flow state and having access to my powerful tools, a supportive community and immediate answers to your questions!

The Difference Between Writing a Good Book and a Great One

While you can purchase Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book for $97 as its own separate program, most aspiring authors benefit greatly from a book concept consultation after working through the Quick Start exercises. In your book concept consultation we will:

book proposal coach and creative flow expert Lisa Tener
  • Discuss your current thinking on all the bullet points above, and apply them to both market forces, your vision and my experience with books of your type.
  • Answer any questions about the book concept and structure that you’re struggling with, so you can get clarity by the end of our call.
  • Brainstorm new ideas to make your book stand out. Here’s where we often come up with features or concepts that make your book exceptional. My clients’ many award-winning books and 5- and 6-figure book deals are testament to that.
  • Upgrade your title. “The Creativity Cure” and “The Secret Language of Cells” are examples of the powerful titles co-created during a consultation.
  • Overcome anything that might be getting in the way of making progress on your book (from imposter syndrome to procrastination to structure issues and more).
  • Tap into your own inner knowing through a powerful exercise I call “Meet Your Muse” —a guided visualization that connects you with your creative source for answers. More about that below.

Meet Your Muse and Tap into Your Creative Genius and Inner Knowing

My muse often appears to me as a wise woman offering alphabet soup.
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While this is an optional aspect of the Book Concept Consultation, many authors say it’s a game changer—empowering, exciting, potent and yielding phenomenal results. In the last half hour or so of your session, I’ll walk you through an exercise to help you bypass linear thinking and tap into your inner wisdom, intuition and creative source for additional information about your book.

If you have felt “stuck” in any way, this process can free you and cause a breakthrough in creativity and productivity.

Added Takeaways!

In your consultation, we can tackle one (and possibly more) of these additional and exhilarating goals:

Carrie Barron, author of The Creativity Cure, and me at Carrie’s NYC book launch. The title emerged in Carrie’s Book Concept Consultation!
  • Explore and choose your publishing path.
  • Brainstorm business ideas that bring in income while fueling book sales.
  • Come up with a platform-building strategy, particularly if you want to attract a traditional publisher / literary agent.
  • Perform a website audit and suggest ways to use your website to grow your community/ mailing list and attract publishers.
  • Identify a fitting gift/lead magnet/free offer to grow your list of people likely to buy your book when it comes out.

After working through all or part of Quick Start, you’ll prepare for your consultation by filling out a questionnaire and sending it to me at least two days before our call, so I can also prepare and spend time thinking about your book and letting ideas bubble up! In your questionnaire you can let me know what you want to get out of our consultation and any specific questions you want me to consider before our call.


Sign Up For Your Consultation

Sign up for your consultation and you will receive:

  • Quick Start Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book self-study program
    • This program takes you step-by-step through how to structure, start, write and format that great book you have inside of you.
  • An invitation to my twice-weekly Get Your Writing Done sessions
  • The Book Concept Questionnaire
  • My preparation time before we talk
  • 2 hour Book Concept Consultation with me

Investment: $1,500

Investment: $1500

Sign Up Now

These consultations are limited to four per month; so save your place now. We are currently booking for April. As soon as you sign up, you can work through the Quick Start exercises and join our Get Your Writing Done sessions.

Or Sign Up for a Book Concept Consultation that Includes the Publishing Path Decision

Sign up for the dual consultation and you will receive:

  • Quick Start Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book self-study program
    • This program takes you step-by-step through how to structure, start, write and format that great book you have inside of you.
  • An invitation to my twice-weekly Get Your Writing Done sessions
  • The Book Concept Questionnaire
  • My preparation time before we talk
  • 2 hour Book Concept Consultation with me
  • Up to a half hour of additional discussion to help you choose the optimal publishing path based on your vision, goals, existing platform, book concept, and skill set.

Investment: $1,800

Sign Up Now for a Book Concept Consultation ($1500)

Sign up for a Book Concept and Publishing Path Consultation ($1800)

Or Just Get Unstuck

If you have read this far but your issue is more of feeling stuck and needing support to break through a creative block, email me to find out more about a “Meet Your Muse” session ($295 for 1/2 hour, $575 for one hour; all sessions come with a preparation questionnaire and we both spend time preparing beforehand).

Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach who assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice. Her clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News, New Morning and much more. They blog on sites like The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

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