“I have always loved how
your programs delved deeply
into the psychological models
you need to develop
characters. Now you...
Brought to you by
Cool Gus Publishing
“I’m convinced fear is at
the root of most bad
writing.”
Stephen King
What Is Holding You
Back
YOU
•Takes the concepts of
Who Dares Wins into
the world of
publishing
•Training Writers to be
authors
•Focused on author,
not...
Many successful people use elements of, just don’t call it that
Nora Roberts sells 27 books every minute.
She has 182 book...
•It’s the difference between ordinary and elite.
•Success is a struggle.
•The ‘enemy’ is closer than we think.
•Do things ...
Learn the craft . . .
What Artist is this?
. . . then break the
rules.Pablo Picasso
“I am always doing that
which I cannot do in
order to learn how to do
it.”
Pablo Picasso
I’ll do anything to
achieve my writing
goal, except don’t ask
me to do . . .?
This is exactly what you
must do.
WINS:
• WHAT specifically do you want to
achieve with your writing?
• WHY do you want to achieve these
particular goals?
•...
WHO:
• Understand CHARACTER.
• What is CHANGE, and how do you
accomplish it?
• How do you build the COURAGE to
change?
Ove...
DARES:
• COMMUNICATE your change to the
world.
• Take COMMAND of your change.
• COMPLETE the Circle of Success and
change....
AREA ONE:
WINS
Special Force One:
WHAT
“Creativity without
strategy, or strategy
without creativity, is
unlikely to get either
parties the results they
are antic...
•Clearly understanding your goals
keeps you on target to succeed
•Both your goals and your book’s
goals
Goals... What
•Most writers are desperate to get
published.
•Once published, they’re desperate to
sell the next book. Then the next.
•Or...
•I want to be a NY Times best-selling author in 5
years.
•I want to write my memoir for my grandchildren.
•I want to write...
•Have a positive verb that indicates the action
you want to use to achieve your goal.
•The verb must indicate an action yo...
For More Information go to
bobmayer.or
coolgus.com
Write on the River Workshop
for more info, click on
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Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author by Bob Mayer

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Write It Forward is a one-of-a-kind book focusing on you, the author. In Write It Forward Bob Mayer applies the time- tested strategies of the Green Berets to the world of being a successful author. He has taught thousands of writers over the years, but this new and innovative program probes deeper than words on the page. It is designed to teach writers how to think, plan and become the future best-sellers of the new age of publishing. The benefits you'll gain from this book will extend far beyond your writing and reach into all areas of your life making dreams a reality.

"I have always loved how your programs delved deeply into the pyscohological models you need to develop characters. No you are using that to develop people." Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup Books Jack Canfield

"Whatever Bob Mayer has to tell us about writing is something we should know. His Toolkit proves an invaluable resource for beginning and seasoned writers alike. Don't miss out." #1 NY Times best-selling author Terry Brooks

"Bob Mayer is a gifted writer and a generous teacher." #1 NY Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs

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  • Guarantee you will find something that works on your team and works in your personal lifeY." [11] She concentrates on one novel at a time, [12] writing eight hours a day, every day, even while on vacation.[7] Rather than begin with an outline or plot summary, Roberts instead envisions a key incident, character, or setting.[11] She then writes a short first draft that has the basic elements of a story. After finishing the first draft, Roberts goes back to the beginning of the novel. The second draft usually sees the addition of details, the "texture and color" of the work, as well as a more in-depth study of the characters. She then does a final pass to polish the novel before sending it to her agent, Amy Berkower.[13] She often writes trilogies, finishing the three books in a row so that she can remain with the same characters.
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  • Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author by Bob Mayer

    1. 1. “I have always loved how your programs delved deeply into the psychological models you need to develop characters. Now you are using that to develop people.” ~Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup Books, Jack Canfield
    2. 2. Brought to you by Cool Gus Publishing
    3. 3. “I’m convinced fear is at the root of most bad writing.” Stephen King
    4. 4. What Is Holding You Back YOU
    5. 5. •Takes the concepts of Who Dares Wins into the world of publishing •Training Writers to be authors •Focused on author, not the writing •Gives you a plan and a path
    6. 6. Many successful people use elements of, just don’t call it that Nora Roberts sells 27 books every minute. She has 182 books in print. “You're going to be unemployed if you really think you just have to sit around and wait for the muse to land on your shoulder.” Chef Ramsey: Kitchen Nightmares -menu -quality of food -who is in charge Why Use Write It Forward?
    7. 7. •It’s the difference between ordinary and elite. •Success is a struggle. •The ‘enemy’ is closer than we think. •Do things the ‘right’ way or the brave way? •Going from being a craftsman to an artist. •It causes you to focus, to ask why. •It takes you out of crisis management into management. •I’ve used, taught, and lived this. •IT WORKS. Why Use Write It Forward?
    8. 8. Learn the craft . . . What Artist is this?
    9. 9. . . . then break the rules.Pablo Picasso
    10. 10. “I am always doing that which I cannot do in order to learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso
    11. 11. I’ll do anything to achieve my writing goal, except don’t ask me to do . . .?
    12. 12. This is exactly what you must do.
    13. 13. WINS: • WHAT specifically do you want to achieve with your writing? • WHY do you want to achieve these particular goals? • WHERE will sustained change occur? Overview of the Program
    14. 14. WHO: • Understand CHARACTER. • What is CHANGE, and how do you accomplish it? • How do you build the COURAGE to change? Overview of the Program
    15. 15. DARES: • COMMUNICATE your change to the world. • Take COMMAND of your change. • COMPLETE the Circle of Success and change. Overview of the Program
    16. 16. AREA ONE: WINS Special Force One: WHAT
    17. 17. “Creativity without strategy, or strategy without creativity, is unlikely to get either parties the results they are anticipating.”
    18. 18. •Clearly understanding your goals keeps you on target to succeed •Both your goals and your book’s goals Goals... What
    19. 19. •Most writers are desperate to get published. •Once published, they’re desperate to sell the next book. Then the next. •Or they’re under contract to deliver the next book, then the next, and . . . •Most writers don’t have a strategic goal. Strategic Goals
    20. 20. •I want to be a NY Times best-selling author in 5 years. •I want to write my memoir for my grandchildren. •I want to write part-time simply because it is a hobby. •I want to get published within 2 years. •I want to have my book in print within 6 months. •I want to write a book that will help people with ---- -. Strategic Goals Can Be Anything
    21. 21. •Have a positive verb that indicates the action you want to use to achieve your goal. •The verb must indicate an action you control*. •Concise, understandable wording. •An external, visible outcome. •A time lock for achieving the goal. •KEEP IT POSITIVE- A NEGATIVE GOAL State your goals in one sentence
    22. 22. For More Information go to bobmayer.or coolgus.com
    23. 23. Write on the River Workshop for more info, click on picture.
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