Write Your Purpose: A Weekly Writing Circle for Non-fiction Authors - Publish Your Purpose

Write Your Purpose:

A Weekly Writing Circle for
Non-fiction Authors

This weekly online writer’s group is for non-fiction and memoir authors and is dedicated to giving you the structure and space to write your manuscript.

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Writing Sessions are held for one-hour every Thursday at 11a EST/10a CST/9a MST/8a PST/4p GMT/4:30p IST/5p GMT/6p EET/7p FET.

Office Hours are held every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Have you been dreaming of writing a book but don’t know where to start?
Or are you in the midst of writing a non-fiction book or memoir?
Do you find it hard to carve out dedicated time to sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)?

You’re not alone!

Join our weekly Write Your Purpose writer’s circle and make your dream of finishing your book a reality!

Are you an author who…

  • wants to be more strategic with their message and impact?
  • wants to take their business or career to the next level?
  • needs extra guidance and support to get their manuscript written?
  • wants to be more efficient with their time?

Is your goal to…

  • share your story so others feel seen, heard, and less alone?
  • make a bigger impact in this world?
  • sell books that change people’s lives?
  • grow your business?
  • create more speaking opportunities?
  • use your book as a pillar within your business or professional life?

Writing a book is a journey that takes time and effort, but that doesn’t mean you need to do it alone. With these tools and guidance, you can start and finish the journey of publishing your purpose.

Person participating in the Publish Your Purpose 30-day book writing challenge using laptop computer to write book.

Join a Community of Writers

Do you know the biggest downside to attempting to write a book? Typically, you do it all alone in your living room or in your office. This can be challenging, especially for people who don’t like writing alone and crave human interaction and accountability.

When you join this weekly writer’s circle, you’ll be alongside a wide variety of aspiring authors to gain strength from and commiserate with.

Plus, you’ll have access to our Monthly Office Hours. Through all writing phases, this is your time to ask questions about any phase of the writing or book publishing process to help ensure you aren’t left without the necessary answers to move forward.

Support Systems

Working on your book can be an isolating process and, often, a stressful experience. We’re often alone and in our thoughts for endless hours. For some of us, being alone in our thoughts is a wonderful place to be, filled with excitement and exploration. For others, this is a terrifying experience.

Having the right support system can make or break your book-writing experience. Surrounding yourself with those who believe in you and have your best interest in mind can be a determining factor in whether you complete the task of writing your book. We have enough inner critics living within our minds that we need to minimize the critics who exist in the flesh.

The Power of Accountability

If we think about anything in life, we can see that accountability plays an important role in getting things done. When it comes to writing, we’re often doing it in a silo, with no external pressure or accountability. One of the most effective ways to ensure you cross the book-writing finish line is by introducing external accountability to your writing process. This weekly writer’s circle can be your accountability partner.

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How It Works

Weekly Writing Sessions

We know how hard it is to stick to writing deadlines, so we’ll keep you accountable with one writing session per week to make sure you’re on track to hit your goals.

We will provide a weekly writing prompt for both non-fiction writers and memoir writers, to help foster your creativity.

Writing Tools, Videos, and Worksheets

Gain access to our best practices for improving your writing and producing a higher-quality book at the end of all of your hard work. ​The included worksheets and resources have been personally used by Publish Your Purpose founder Jenn T. Grace for all seven of her books.

Save precious time by using our tried and true methods within this writing circle. These include—

  • Weekly writing prompts
  • A sample nonfiction book outline
  • A sample memoir outline
  • A progress tracker spreadsheet – so you can map your progress in real time

What we’ve learned is that accountability comes in different forms. You’ll receive accountability by showing up each week and writing, but additionally, you can find it in the form of marketing and promoting your book while you are still writing. You’ll receive—

  • Our Promote Your Purpose PDF, which is packed with easy-to-execute book marketing tips
  • A video on how to think about pre-orders for your book so that you can start selling now

Also, we are super fans of a writing program called Scrivener that will absolutely change the way you think about your manuscript. It’s an amazing program that has a bit of a learning curve. We’ll provide you with—

  • A 20% off coupon code to purchase Scrivener
  • A Scrivener starter file so you aren’t starting from a blank file
  • A custom PYP Scrivener tutorial video on how to quickly get started

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Weekly Agenda

Where: Zoom (link will be sent upon registration)
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 11a EST/10a CST/9a MST/8a PST/4p GMT

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Goal Setting and Sharing Your Intentions
  • Distraction-Free Writing Zone
  • Reflections

 

Monthly Office Hours

Where: Zoom (link will be sent upon registration)
Day: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 12p EST/11a CST/10a MST/9a PST/5p GMT

You can get all of this for less than a cup of coffee per day!

Join Write Your Purpose for just $97 USD per month. There is no minimum monthly commitment required.

What we know to be true is that the best results come from taking consistent action toward your book-writing goals.

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Book cover for Publish Your Purpose: A Step-By-Step Guide To Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea.

You’ll get an ebook copy of

Publish Your Purpose:

A Step-By-Step Guide to Write, Publish, and Grow Your Big Idea (October 2023).

Strategic Advice from a Nonfiction Publishing Expert

How many times have you thought, “I should write a book,” but weren’t sure where to start or if anyone would read it? Perhaps you want to become a thought leader, boost your brand and career, inspire and empower others like you to feel seen or heard, or even change the world. Whether your reasons for writing a book are personal, professional, or a mix of both, getting your story out there can be transformational for you, your career, and your readers. Much like a degree from a reputable university, having a published book gives you credibility and positions you as the expert that you are.

In Publish Your Purpose, Grace presents a step-by-step guide to writing and publishing your book. Encouraging and supportive, she takes you through the writing and publishing process, from big idea to book launch. Learn how to clarify your purpose and vision, set achievable goals, gain confidence, and create a productive writing routine. Based on her experience as an author and publisher, you’ll uncover wisdom about the publishing industry, marketing strategies, and the pros and cons of different publishing options.

Writing a book is a journey that takes time and effort, but that doesn’t mean you need to do it alone. With these tools and guidance, you can start-and finish the journey of publishing your purpose. Let Jenn T. Grace be your guide.

Here’s what you’ll find in Publish Your Purpose (the book)—

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PART 1: MINDSET

  • CHAPTER 1: Your Purpose, Vision, and Impact, Oh My!
  • CHAPTER 2: Your Goals: Personal, Professional, and Business
  • CHAPTER 3: Getting into the Right Mindset
  • CHAPTER 4: Accountability
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PART 2: WRITING

  • CHAPTER 5: Your Target Reader
  • CHAPTER 6: How Long Should Your Book Be?
  • CHAPTER 7: Before You Begin Writing
  • CHAPTER 8: Your First Draft
  • CHAPTER 9: Adding Ease to Your Writing Routine
  • CHAPTER 10: What to Know About Editing
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PART 3: PUBLISHING

  • CHAPTER 11: Your Publishing Needs, Wants, and Desires
  • CHAPTER 12: Author Beware – Scams
  • CHAPTER 13: Author Beware – Censorship
  • CHAPTER 14: Picking the Best Publishing Path for You
  • CHAPTER 15: What to Ask a Publisher
  • CHAPTER 16: Your Publishing Costs
  • CHAPTER 17: Your Publishing Timeline
  • CHAPTER 18: Your Book Launch + Beyond

You’ll also receive digital ebook copies of two additional books that PYP Founder, Jenn T. Grace wrote. These books can be used as examples to illustrate the various ways a book can be written. You’ll receive—

House on Fire:

Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes (September 2020).

Fire. While it appears destructive, it’s also a force of renewal. Just as fire clears the way for new growth, so too can people transform their lives when they confront their worst fears and step into the sunlight of their purpose and truth. “House on Fire,” a raw and riveting memoir by author and publisher Jenn T. Grace, explores her journey growing up as an adopted child in a chaotic household. Surviving a turbulent childhood marked by family conflict, mental illness, and alcoholism, Grace promises herself that life will get better. But as an adult, Grace’s personal and professional successes belie her inner turmoil. When she bravely steps in to adopt her sister’s emotionally troubled daughter, she soon discovers that love and patience are not enough to meet the child’s needs. Desperate to find help, Grace and her wife struggle for years to navigate a broken mental health system that too often fails families and their children, leaving them with a heart-wrenching decision to save their sanity. How do we let certain things go once we realize we have choices? How do we come to a place of healing and forgiveness? Too often the outside world judges and criticizes without understanding the private challenges that many families face. Grace’s courage and honesty in telling her story is an inspiring message of hope and resilience for anyone suffering from trauma, adversity, and obstacles that seem insurmountable.

Beyond The Rainbow:

Personal Stories and Practical Strategies to Help your Business & Workplace Connect with the LGBTQ Market (June 2017).

For more than a decade Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian, has helped organizations connect with the lucrative LGBTQ market.

In this, her fourth LGBTQ book, she takes us behind the scenes of her professional and personal life as she shares stories that illustrate the do’s and don’ts of doing business with the LGBTQ community. Woven into her stories, which are sprinkled with Jenn’s signature style of unapologetic honesty and lighthearted humor, are proven strategies to help readers navigate this highly nuanced demographic—sensitively and profitably.

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If you are looking for a more intimate and intensive experience our Getting Started for Authors 6-month program might be for you. Check it out.

About Niki Garcia (she/her)
Chief Operating Officer

Niki brings more than a decade of product and client management experience with her to the PYP team, where she is our Chief Operating Officer. Niki worked previously in the insurance industry where she oversaw the design, implementation and marketing of numerous products and programs, in addition to managing strategic alliances and liaising with both employees and external partners at all levels.

Niki resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children, where you can often find her volunteering at her children’s school and running them from one activity to the next.

About Publish Your Purpose

Publish Your Purpose is a hybrid publisher of non-fiction books. As an LGBTQ+ and women-owned B Corporation™, our mission is to elevate the voices often excluded from traditional publishing. We intentionally seek out authors and storytellers with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and unique perspectives to publish books that will make an impact in the world. Our authors are thought leaders, experts in their fields, and visionaries paving the way to social change—from food security to anti-racism.

The topics we publish are often around business, leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, self-help, and memoirs. We work best with authors who have a business that they are looking to use their book within—and are motivated to make it happen.

 

The Publish Your Purpose Family at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT (September 2023)

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