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From Idea to Published in 6 Months

Hey writer-

How long does it take to write and publish a book?

Yay! You have a book idea! But whether you’re a more experienced author or a beginning writer, the process of writing, editing, and publishing your book may seem daunting. What if you could write and publish a book in six months? What if you had a virtual writing coach who would walk you through the whole thing? To keep you on track, keep your mindset where it needs to be, and help you to avoid mistakes and roadblocks… This is it- From Idea to Published in 6 Months is the tool that will deliver all the inspiration, information, mindset and motivation you need to get your book self-published or query-ready in six months. 
Your instructor, professional writing coach Karena Akhavein

(That’s me, celebrating publishing a book last year with a glass of wine and my little writing buddy!)

$479 includes whole course and monthly office hours.
Month 1 of online writing course from idea to published in 6 months

Month 1- Laying your book’s foundation

Writing and publishing a book in six months isn’t just about having a good idea. It’s about planning and mindset. This month, we’ll get you all set up. From starting to build an author platform to making sure your idea is a good one to conducting the initial research, we’ve got you covered.

month 2 online writing course from idea to published in 6 months

Month 2- Your book’s rough draft

This month, we flesh out that initial idea of yours into a complete rough draft. Impossible, you say? Challenge accepted! Our proprietary method will give you a complete editable manuscript in record time.

Month 3- Getting ready for beta readers

How do we go from rough draft to something that your beta readers will actually read without completely tearing it apart? (By the way, it’s OK if they do tear it apart a bit, we’ll get you ready to deal with feedback.) Our step-by step instructions and work sheets will get you there.

Month 4- Editing your book

Working with a professional editor is best, but even if your budget absolutely does not allow, we’ll make sure your book is as good as it can be. Our checklist will be your greatest self-editing ally. But while we’re doing that, we aren’t going to forget your author platform.

Month 5- Polishing your final draft

It’s not just your book that needs to be polished- it’s your whole publishing strategy. At this juncture, you’re ready to make some decisions, like whether to self-publish or query agents. You’re going to be formatting, possibly designing a cover, and showing up for your ideal reader.

Month 6- Publishing your book

This month is going to be exciting- but tough! Whether you are self-publishing or querying, we’ve got you covered, with all the information you need to know, and step-by-step checklists. By the way, you know this isn’t the end of the road, right? As a bonus, you’ll get everything you need for next steps.

From Idea to Published in 6 Months is the best blueprint for authors who want to write and publish a book in six months.

We’ve thought of everything!

Videos? Worksheets? Office hours and everything else you need to stay on track? We’ve got those!

Motivation & Mindset

Our entire mindset-transforming course, From Aspiring Writer to Successful Author, is included in this course as a bonus!

Your questions, answered!

We’ve been doing this writing coaching thing for a while now, so all your FAQ’s are probably answered right in the course- but if not, email me or sign up to ask ’em during office hours.

Plotting & self-editing

You’ll gain a deep understanding of how to construct an epically satisfying, unforgettable plot, and you’ll get our entire self-editing training and checklist so that your book is the best it can be even before you hire an editor.

Productivity hacks

Anyone can lose motivation. Anyone can feel uninspired sometimes. Anyone can lose momentum. We’ll help you to get it back and keep yourself fired up- without burning out!

Roadmap to success

Forget vague suggestions and lectures that lead you nowhere- you’re going to be getting step-by-step instructions and checklists!


Plot holes? We’ll help you to fill them in! Massive writer’s block? We’ll break through it! Something that isn’t working and you don’t know why? We’ll address it.

One-on-one help

Need extra help? Sign up for weekly chats with Writing Coach. You’ll get the benefit of hours of one-on-one coaching, for a whole 6 months! After the course is over, you’ll get the chance to re-up your membership at a discounted rate so you can keep those questions coming.

Self-publishing & querying help

Whether you’re planning on publishing conventionally or self-publishing, the process can feel overwhelming. We break it down so that it feels easy- or at least easier, with step-by-step intructions, hacks, and checklists.

My favorite part of this program is the office hours!

You might be wondering-

Will the From Idea to Published in 6 Months program really work for me?

You CAN write and publish a book in 6 months. But it IS a challenge. It takes a special kind of person. It takes courage, and determination, and big dreams. Scared? That’s totally normal. We wouldn’t want you in a program that is not right for you. We’ll give you a refund within 10 days of purchase if you have any regrets.
Barbara M.

“In office hours, Karena really listened  and took my specific book, goals, and personality into account. This program gave me a much needed kick in the butt!”

Susanne B.

“I was feeling so discouraged but now I am unstuck! I’m really glad I finally made the decision to invest in myself and in my book.”

You'll find everything you need here, month by month. You can choose to skip ahead but staying on schedule will keep you on track.