Get Your Book Done!
Like many of us who KNOW we have lived through an experience that simply must be written, you’ve probably gotten stuck somewhere along the writing path. Most of us who long to write our memoirs do a lot of PAINFUL stopping and starting.
Are you ready to get your book done?
The Narrative Project 9-month Get Your Book Done! program will give you EVERYTHING YOU NEED to complete the first draft of your memoir, and prepare you for developmental edits
Get Your Book Done! Program
The Narrative Project Get Your Book Done! program is a 9-month live tele-program, which means you get to take part virtually from the comfort of your own home. We enroll a maximum of 24 writers per cohort.
- The cohort works together, offering support and accountability so you can complete your book.
- Technical guidance and support offered by Silent Sidekick to get you set up for success.
- We teach monthly narrative skills-building classes and offer two in-person retreats, helping you grow, stretch, and become the best writer you can be.
- All sessions are recorded, so you never miss anything, even if you have a scheduling conflict.
- You will be in editorial groups of no more than FOUR writers, guided by published authors, meeting twice monthly to give and receive feedback and critique.
- There are two 2-day intensive retreats for you to attend where you will get to know your fellow writers and dive deep into the subjects of character and theme.
- A secret Facebook group provides and builds community, keeping us connected as we share resources.
- You will receive individual coaching sessions to support your mindset, organization, skills, stuckness, and more.
And… at the end of the process you are guaranteed publication in an anthology of your peers.
What The Program Offers
Creating an organized writing life that is designed specifically for YOUR personality, temperament, and schedule
Providing accountability for getting your work done and support for the hard times
Teaching you story-telling skills that help you:
- craft effective narrative arc,
- build character,
- develop theme,
- construct scenic depiction,
- establish pacing,
- discover voice, and
- create believable dialogue
Because The Narrative Project Get Your Book Done! program is an intensive program for writers who are truly ready to *finally* get their books complete, there is a brief application process. Please fill out the application form.
Testimonials from students
"Cami’s keen instructions, insights, gentle guidance and authentic caring for my writing woke my writer up! I have more enthusiasm for my writing now and more knowledge with which to approach my projects. I am more confident and joyous in my writing thanks to Cami!”
—JJ Joshua, Intuitive Coach and Self-help Author
"I was #1 in Russian Travel and I've won the Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award for 2014! I even had the chance to do a book reading at the Kazakh Embassy in DC. My book journey is going well and Cami made that happen."
—Janet Givens, author of At Home on the Kazakh Steppe: A Peace Corps Memoir
"When I hired Cami as a developmental editor for my memoir, my manuscript felt like a massive ball of tangled yarn. With her years of experience as a therapist, Cami has a keen eye for identifying themes, motivations, and resolutions, which allowed her to masterfully pull the threads of my story out of the mess. She laid them across the arc of my book with precision. Cami helped me to produce the book I truly wanted to write.”
—Colleen Haggerty, author of A Leg to Stand On
"Cami is a talented writer with a special devotion to bringing out the best in other people's work. I contributed an essay to her book, Beyond Belief, and communicated with her on developmental edits for my piece. Her direction and notes were so valuable to bringing my storytelling to greater heights, and I am impressed at the level of care and detail she showed for each of her many contributors. I highly recommend working with Cami, and I recommend her books too!"
—Erin Seaward-Hiatt, contributing author in Beyond Belief
"If it had not been for finding Cami and the Narrative Project, I would still be limping through a terrible first draft, picking at line edits. Instead, in two and a half years I have transformed the narrative of the memoir I have been dinking away at for decades. The Narrative Project has provided me with more tools than I even knew I needed. Instead of dreading the writing that goes nowhere, I am enjoying the ride, creating new possibilities and diving in to discover more ways to share with the words that are just right."
"I started with half a dozen personal essays. After eighteen months of hard work along with the smart feedback, keen eyes, and pertinent, invaluable critique from this program's leaders and members, I finally had the first draft of my memoir!"
"In my 18 months with the Narrative Project, I have learned that a writer doesn't write alone. TNP fosters a community of value beyond payment or description. The support is that of a healthy family, and the critique is that of an inspiring Masters program. The Narrative Project has provided me with an all-inclusive roadmap for how to live my dream as a published writer, and the confidence to get my butt in the chair."