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Mari Suggs 

 

FROM WRITER TO AUTHOR

I have over ten years of professional writing and self-publishing experience. After self-publishing five books--fiction, non-fiction, and journals, I've learned what it takes to go from a blank page to a published book. 

As a new writer, some of the questions running through your mind might be:

Where and how do I start?

What is the difference between self-publishing/traditional publishing?

How do I write a blurb?

How do I create book covers?

How do I format my book?

How do I market my book and myself?

How do I pitch to bookstores?

How do I pitch to bloggers?

How do I pitch to other writers?

How do I collaborate with other writers?

What is the best writing software?

Do I need to start a publishing company?

Do I need to incorporate?

Do I need insurance?

How much is publishing my book going to cost?

Are the steps different for fiction and non-fiction publishing?

 

These are just some of the questions that new writers struggle with. If this sounds like you, then you're in the right place. 

When you book with me, I will take you through a step by step consultation so that you can get your writing and book off the ground. 

In each consultation, we will discuss the topics listed below, plus you will receive PDF's to make your note-taking strategy easier. The printables are jammed packed with resources that will help you reach your writing and publishing goals.

 

HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED:

  • PICK YOUR PACKAGE
  • BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
  • DONE!

SELF-PUBLISHING

 Package 1: Self-Publishing Business 

 

SELF-PUBLISHING VS. TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

COPYRIGHTING YOUR BOOK

STARTING A CORPORATION AS AN AUTHOR

PURCHASING ISBN

BARCODES

LIABILITY INSURANCE AS AN AUTHOR

PRINT ON DEMAND COMPANIES

PRINT ON DEMAND COST

AUTHOR WEBSITE (THE HUB)

 

 

 

1-hour consultation $60

 

 

SELF-PUBLISHING

 Package 2: Self-Publishing Readiness Plan

 

TIMELINE OF TASKS

MARKETING PLAN (BLOGGERS, VLOGGERS, INFLUENCERS, ETC.)

HARDCOVER, PAPERBACK & E-BOOK OPTIONS

PRINT ON DEMAND COMPANIES AND THEIR BENEFITS

ARC'S (ADVANCED READER COPIES)

PROOF'S AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM

MARKETING YOUR BOOK OPTIONS 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND SELF-PUBLISHING

BRANDING AND SELF-PUBLISHING

 AUTHOR MEDIA KITS

 

1-hour consultation $60

 


WRITING

 Package 1: Getting Started 

 

GENRE VS. SUB GENRE

AUDIENCE

WORD COUNT

POV (POINT OF VIEW)

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 

DIALOGUE TECHNIQUES

OUTLINING PROS

GETTING FROM IDEA TO OUTLINE 

TITLES

DRAFTS AND REVISIONS

 

1-hour consultation $60

 


WRITING

 Package 2: Planning To Finish 

 

HOW TO STAY FOCUSED

HOW TO PLAN TO FINISH

HOW TO PLAN EACH WRITING DAY

HOW TO STAY ENCOURAGED

HOW TO TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

HOW TO CELEBRATE

HOW TO SET WRITING GOALS

HOW AND WHERE TO CONNECT WITH OTHER WRITERS

 

 

 

1-hour consultation $60

 

 Book Your 1-Hour Virtual Consultation Today $60

Do you have questions before booking? You can email me at mari@marisuggs.com