Coaching/Services

Welcome

 

You’ve landed on this page for a reason.

Flora Brown at laptop

Let me guess:

  • You want to write and publish a nonfiction book but don’t know how to get started.
  • You began writing your book, but have stopped and started many times. Now you’re stuck.
  • You are willing to work hard, but don’t want to waste time or money. You feel overwhelmed.
  • You have done some research about how to self-publish, but need help in understanding all those options out there.
  • You are a coach, blogger or entrepreneur who wants to write a book to build credibility.
  • You are creative and smart, but scared about the book writing and publishing process.
  • You have finished your first draft and now need help in finding an editor, layout designer and printing service.
  • You’ve heard that you should create an ebook first, but aren’t sure exactly how to do that.
  • You have completed your print book, but need help with marketing it to get sales.

Even if I didn’t list your reason for being here, no problem. The first step in working together, whether in group or private sessions, is to determine your goal, vision and challenges.

Publishing a book is no longer limited to convincing a traditional publisher to accept your book idea. While my clients tend to want to self-publish their books, I will point you to experts who will help you navigate traditional publishing, if that’s your choice.

Then there are many who want to write their life stories for their families, with no
desire to publish with major booksellers.

There are many ways to write your story. I’ve created a variety of options for your convenience. Choose the one that best serves your needs.

“Many of us stopped and started many times when we were trying
to write our books alone.”


One-on-One Sessions

If you want to write your life story or publish a book, but have questions to decide how to start, this is the best starting point for you.

Wonder Woman drawn by Konco
Wonder Woman drawn by Konco

Customized Coaching

You’ve put off writing your book long enough! You know it and I know it. You started making notes and gathering material for your book, maybe even took a motivational teleseminar, subscribed to more than one newsletter about writing and even attended a weekend workshop. But in the swirl of running your business and managing your family, your book writing plans slipped down to the bottom of your list and almost out of sight.

Don’t feel bad.

It takes more than just determination. It takes guidance and know-how from someone who has been-there, done that. With experience getting published through traditional publishers and self-publishing, I can help you get your book written, marketed and published. If you are serious about finishing your book and want an accountability partner, this is the choice for you. In our weekly phone calls, you will progress step by step. We will record our sessions so you can review it as often as you like. You also get unlimited email support.

“Dr. Flora Brown was very instrumental in my knowledge and understanding on how to publish my memoir. I was at a loss. Flora’s step by step coaching and personal attention guided me on a path of success and a sense of accomplishment.

I am now published and my work is saving lives. I highly recommend Dr.Brown’s expanded insight on book publishing. You won’t be disappointed!”

Dwayne Carl
Out of My Second Closet: I Have AIDS-Get OVA It!
www.DwayneCarlEnterprises.com

Frankly, this private coaching program is not for everyone. I accept only the most energetic and dedicated applicants for this program. If you’d like to apply, email me at flora@florabrown.com with READY in the subject line. Then tell me what your book is about, how far along you are on it, and a phone number with best time where you can be reached. This complimentary call will help clarify your goals and set out a strategy.

“You don’t have to be famous or a professional writer
to become a successful author.”


Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time

 

What is the Write Your Life Story Workshop?

Our lives are full of experiences, adventures, and events that shaped who we are today. Unless we write about these events, they may be forgotten or never known by our families, children, and loved ones. In the Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time, you explore carefully selected life themes.

In this workshop, we use Guided Autobiography, a semi-structured process developed by Professor Emeritus James E. “Jim” Birren, the founding dean of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and an aging research pioneer considered by many to be the father of modern gerontology.

This program is open to those who want to capture their life stories to leave behind for their families or do a life review for themselves. No writing experience is required, written work will not be edited or critiqued, and there is no pressure to publish finished stories.

In this unique program, you write from the heart on themes carefully selected for your class. The goal of the class is to encourage, support, and empower you to treasure and appreciate your life.

Led by a trained guided autobiography (GAB) instructor/guide, you spend a bit of time doing some stimulating exercises to spark creativity and self-learning. Then you talk about a commonly experienced life theme such as turning points in your life, your family influences, your health, and your work. There are several questions designed to trigger your memory about your experience of this theme.

Get more details about the life story workshop at
http://coloryourlifepublished.com/landing/write-your-life-story-overview


Signingbooks_resized

Flora M. Brown, Ph.D.

Flora is a speaker, author, publishing coach, and certified guided autobiography facilitator.

Her educational background as a USC graduate includes a BA in English with a minor in Drama, a M.S. in Education with a specialization in reading, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She has written language arts texts, academic articles, curriculum, grant proposals, and motivational guides. She maintains a number of blogs. Her best selling book, Color Your Life Happy is available in paperback and ebook on Amazon and other major booksellers.

Learn about Flora’s writing services here.

Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our program and its potential. The testimonials and examples used may refer to other programs by our company as well as this one. Results are exceptional and don’t apply to the average attendee/purchaser and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will have the same experiences or achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire, motivation and willingness to apply the techniques and utilize the resources. As with any business endeavor, there is an inherent risk of loss of capital and there is no guarantee that you will earn any money.