Write Your First Draft Masterclass

with Joanne Fedler

You’ve completed the Author Awakening Adventure.

Not only is your writing flickering to life, but parts of you that have been dormant, neglected or forgotten are shimmering too. Isn’t awakening awesome?

You want to write your book.

You know why you want to write it.

You understand what it’s going to take … but without ongoing support, you’re afraid you won’t get there on your own.

Perhaps you’re ready for the Write Your First Draft Masterclass.

This is an exclusive membership limited to 50 people who have completed the Author Awakening Adventure.

The aim is to support you to complete your first draft within 12 months in a community of supportive emerging authors just like you.

What are the benefits of membership to the WYFD Masterclass?

  • You’ll be immersed in a guided, curated process towards completing your first draft (I’ve been there more than a dozen times and know how to get others through this);
  • You’ll be part of this vibrant, soulful community of like-minded writers all on the same path who know and understand your frustrations and challenges (ie. you are not a freak and if you are, you are in a safe clan of beloved freaks just like you);
  • You become a valued member of this tribe in which you’ll be supported and will offer support to others through the writing process (we get there together, we leave no-one behind);
  • You’ll participate in ongoing goal setting so you never languish in inertia (we’ll embody the Japanese philosophy of kaizen, which focuses on continual, incremental improvement);
  • You’ll be inspired by monthly challenges (both consciousness and craft) which will help you build new writing muscles so you will never get bored or bogged down;
  • By being part of this masterclass you become a witness to others’ success and have witnesses to your own. Through this you achieve accountability and visibility as you become an emerging author;
  • You’ll get swept up in the communal energy of forward-motion and will never be left stuck and wondering ‘what should I do next?’
  • You’ll complete your first draft within 12 months and graduate to the next level – where you will have the opportunity to:
    • attend the 5 day live Rewriting workshop in Sydney in November 2018 (a separate investment from the masterclass and only for those with first drafts by November 2018)
    • become a moderator for my 7 Day Writing Challenges or future Author Awakening Adventure Facebook groups;
    • win a publishing deal with Joanne Fedler Media for 2019.

What You Get

...and this is so great because ...

Bonus Module - The Key To the Kingdom

There is a 9th bonus module in the AAA. It comes with an action pack, training video and meditation.

You’ll get the final piece of the puzzle.

There is one other quality we need as authors which ties all the other 6 qualities together. To truly succeed as authors, this is the quality we need to master. It opens all doors - to our consciousness, abundance, self-belief and inspired action. Once we own it, we magnetize our desires and become creators of our reality.

Membership of a new closed Facebook group of others who are working through the same process as you are to share your anxieties, fears and your process.

This includes access to Facebook Live sessions with me to answer your questions.

In community we learn how to belong, and our ‘longing to be’ is met.

You know how wonderful the community in the AAA has been? It takes a tribe to write a book - we are all here to support one another. I so strongly believe in the power of community support and encouragement to help us achieve our goals. In addition to this, you will have ongoing responses to the questions that are coming up for you while you’re writing.

10 Live Zoom Webinars where you can ask your questions and participate in group mentoring.

You will have a guide on your writing journey.

You will get live contact with me once every 5-6 weeks to ask and have your questions answered and get the chance for coaching and mentoring in a group setting.

Monthly writing challenges including:

January: Conscientious Abundance & 30 day habit and word count challenge

February: Self-compassion & Character sketch challenge

March: Listening Deeply & Character Development through Dialogue and Conflict Challenge

April: Embodiment, Paying Attention & Description challenge

May: Memory, Show don’t Tell & Scene challenge

June: Active Mistakes, Structuring Emotion & First Paragraph Challenge

July: I-Contact, Connection & Theme Challenge (the vision of life your book is in service to and how your universal theme plays out in the particular - using setting and symbolism)

August: Working with Resistance and Intuition & Point of View Challenge

September: Resilience, Working With Feedback & Rewriting Challenge

October: Shadow Work, Breaking Silence & Taking a risk Challenge (write a sex scene, into a taboo or fear)

November: Telling the Truth, Holding Paradox & Killing Cliche Challenge.

December: Letting Go, Deleting, Editing & Blurb Challenge.

Writing requires a focus and a destination. You will be given monthly goals and challenges to keep you inspired, excited, motivated and on track.

You’ll get ongoing guidance and learning about the writing process.

Writing is all about incremental improvements and each of these challenges is designed to help you grow as a writer.

You will never feel like you have to figure out what to learn next or be left wondering ‘what should I write next?’

You will develop versatility as you experiment with different aspects of the writing process.

By the end of 12 months you will have developed a heap of different writing muscles and a huge body of work that will form the skeleton of your first draft.

Complimentary access to my upcoming online course ‘7 Tricks to Writing Your Story’ consisting of 8 training videos and writing exercises.

You will learn 7 techniques for writing your story. Even if you’re not writing memoir or lifewriting, all writing emanates from our ‘self’ and these techniques apply to all genres. This course focuses on technique for crafting interesting stories from our lives and will help you deepen your understanding of writing that comes from the self. The course will be sold for around $397 but you will get it for free.

First Draft checklist and a technique for assessing weak spots in your manuscript.

This checklist will give you a map of all the areas you need to pay attention to when putting your first draft together. This technique is one I have used for all my books and helps you quickly diagnose where your manuscript needs work.

Assignment to Accountability Groups within the masterclass.

Sharing our writing and getting and giving feedback helps us develop resilience, a writer’s and editor’s eye and to learn how to rewrite so that our writing connects with a reader.

You will have the option of being assigned to an Accountability group (2,3 or 4 writers) so that you can share your writing and get feedback from other writers in the group. I will give you guidelines and a proper set up for this process so that it maximizes the support you receive and are able to offer to one another.

The chance to win a one-on-one mentoring session with me,

I have stopped doing one-on-one mentoring because I am oversubscribed with requests. However, every quarter I will pick one person from the masterclass and offer a one-on-one mentoring session via zoom to talk about their writing. I will select these writers based on their participation in the Facebook group and live zoom webinars. (4 writers will be selected over the year in March, June, September and December). The value of a one-on-one with me is $697.

Special Offers and Opportunities for Members of The Masterclass

You’ll be invited to attend a 5 day Live Event in Sydney in November 2018, “The Rewrite Blueprint.

The opportunity to win a publishing deal with Joanne Fedler Media for 2019

Details on The Rewrite Blueprint

Imagine a full five day workshop in Coogee, Sydney where we all meet in the flesh? I’ll host this workshop in November 2018 for 18 – 30 writers who have completed the full year and who have something resembling a first draft.

The event will be non-residential and will be a separate investment from the membership (details will follow in the middle of 2018).  Here you will get a chance to meet with an editor, an agent, a publisher, and other significant people in the publishing industry. We will work on taking your first draft into the rewrite with the sole focus of getting it ready for publication.

We’ll also have a special outing and a celebratory dinner at a beautiful local restaurant.

Details on The Publishing deal with Joanne Fedler Media

Those in the Masterclass will have the opportunity at the end of 2018 to submit a proposal to win a fully subsidized publishing deal with Joanne Fedler Media.

One winner will be selected for publication in 2019. This means – no agents, no shopping around, simply our full and undivided love and attention to bring your book into the world. This prize includes a social media package, Facebook advertising and my endorsement on your book as well as promotion of your book through my social media channels.

The value of this publishing deal is $10 000.

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.

Mary Oliver

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