Getting Started for Authors
Are you ready to write and publish your book? 

Are you overwhelmed about where to start? So much so that you are frozen in fear from taking any action forward?

Have you been pushing this off for months, maybe even years?
If you want to do this, and are committed to doing this, we are here to make it easier for you.

This free course focuses on mindset, accountability, organization, and writing to answer the question "How do I get started writing my book?"

The Getting Started for Authors Program Includes—
4.5 hours of video content
10 video lessons
7 worksheets
12+ resources
What we'll cover:
Getting Started for Authors Course: Introduction


- Who is this program for?  

- What you will learn  

- Why Jenn T. Grace is your sherpa

Getting Into The Author Mindset

- What it means to be in an author mindset

- 3 keys to success

- Surrounding yourself with people who believe in you

- Giving yourself permission to write a shitty first draft

Getting Started for Authors Course: Getting Into The Author Mindset
Getting Started for Authors Course: Getting Started: Accountability

Getting Started: Accountability

- Tell others you are writing your book

- Set a completion date

- Find an accountability partner

Getting Started: Your Vision

- Start with why

- What is the purpose of your book?

- What is your vision?

- Who are you writing for?

Getting Started for Authors Course: Getting Started: Your Vision
Getting Started for Authors Course: Getting Into Your Writing Routine

Getting Into Your Writing Routine

- Start with the end in mind

- How long should your book be?

- How much can you write in a single session?

- Creating your writing plan

Getting Your Draft Written: Your Book Outline

- Software options for effective book writing

- Mind mapping an outline

- How to write your book outline

Getting Started for Authors Course: Getting Your Draft Written: Your Book Outline
Getting Started for Authors Course: Getting Your Draft Written: New & Existing Content

Getting Your Draft Written: New & Existing Content

- Writing as an ice sculpture

- Collecting existing content

- Creating new content

Your Publishing Options

- How to get your book published

- Traditional publishing

- Hybrid publishing 

- Self-publishing

Getting StarGetting Started for Authors Course: Your Publishing Optionsted for Authors: Your Publishing Options
Getting Started for Authors Course: Bonus Video: Telling Stories

Bonus Video: Telling Stories

- Sharing your story

- Sharing another person's story


- A pep talk!

- More free resources

Getting Started for Authors Course: Conclusion

Scrivener Video Tutorial

- This program will change your writing for the better!

- If you decide to purchase Scrivener you can save 20% with the code PUBLISHPURPOSE.

Getting Started for Authors Course: Scrivener Writing Tool

Progress Tracker Spreadsheet

If you are a bit on the Type A side (like us) and you want to really track and monitor your writing and editing progress, we've created a tool for you to do so. 

This is the exact spreadsheet PYP Founder, Jenn T. Grace, uses when actively writing a book.

GettingGetting Started for Authors Course: Progress Tracker Spreadsheet Started for Authors: Getting Into The Author Mindset

You'll get daily accountability and motivation to keep on pushing along and getting your book written and published. 
Getting Started for Authors Course: WhatsApp Accountability Group
Maysa Akbar PhD, Author or Urban Trauma

Working with Jenn T. Grace to publish my book was a phenomenal experience. I have been wanting to write a book for years. Jenn helped my to streamline my topic, focus on a timeline, and provided guidance in writing a well thought out piece. She created a framework for me to combine all my years of thought leadership in the field of race psychology and my real life experiences, into one easy-to-read book. Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism, was my masterpiece… Jenn made that possible. She can do to the same for you! Connect with Jenn today.
Nancy West, Author of What Are You Waiting For?

If you feel the burning desire to become an author and share your message to the world, it takes a lot to make that happen. You’ll need resources and experts to help you get there. You’ll need direction and input and someone you can trust. You’ll need things you don’t even know you need if you are a first time author!! If this sounds like you, I highly recommend connecting with Jenn T. Grace and her team at Publish Your Purpose Press. As a first time author, I ran the gamut of roadblocks and questions and not knowing where to turn, and by the wonders of the Universe, I found Jenn! Her wisdom, tenacity and experience was exactly what I needed to make my dream a reality. My expectations run high and she delivers. Stop wasting time and make your book come alive! Jenn will work with you throughout every step of your journey… and what a blast you will have!
Getting Started for Authors Course: George Herrick Testimonial

George Herrick, Life Coach

The thing that drove me to PYP Academy was years of procrastination in writing my book. In fact, the books I started writing over the years and never finished became passé and moot due to the passage of time and trends, and the dust they accumulated waiting for me to express them!

When a friend connected me with Jenn, the “author stars” aligned for me in the form of her clear insights and down-to-earth approach to writing, as well as her experience and know-how. I signed up for the class and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made – my first book is nearly completed, and I’m looking at formatting and printing options.

The classes are clear, succinct, focused. Yet questions do arise, of course, and Jenn is always very responsive to areas where I need a little extra help (or a nudge!). The format works brilliantly, combining online sessions, Emails and closed Facebook group, with interactive discussions and assignments that keep the motivation going.

I can’t speak highly enough of the PYP Academy, Jenn, her staff and guest experts, and the system that she developed to turn wanna-be writers like me into published authors… like me very soon! I am very grateful!

Mandi Hawke, Director of Youth Services

The PYP Academy has provided a much-needed framework and accountability to begin working on my writing again. Having the sessions available online that I can access anytime is so convenient. Jenn is a wealth of knowledge and an amazing advocate for authors! Thanks so much for everything!

Getting Started for Authors Course: Mandi Hawke Testimonial
Getting Started for Authors Course: Tony Ferraiolo Testimonial

Tony Ferraiolo, Author of Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth

As a newly published author I’m so grateful for Jenn’s guidance in the book creation process. We’ve been working together for a couple of years in many areas of my business. She’s been invaluable in getting the book out of my head and into a cohesive concept – then she ushered the project through completion. I can now call myself a published author, in large part to Jenn’s guidance.

Check out Tony’s book on Amazon.

Getting Started for Authors Course: Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth
Future Opportunities
My book is finished, now what?

Whether your entire book is finished or you’ve just completed your manuscript, there are some additional resources available to you. There are many publishing avenues for you to go down, however, we would love to have a conversation with you about how your book may potentially be published through our parent company, Publish Your Purpose Press.

Who is Publish Your Purpose Press?

Publish Your Purpose Press is a full service publishing company designed to get your book published and in the hands of your readers. Our mission at Publish Your Purpose Press (PYP) is to discover and publish authors who are striving to make a difference in the world. We give marginalized voices power and a stage to share their stories, speak their truth, and impact their communities. Our purpose and mission is to elevate and amplify the voices of others.

You can visit for more details. 

Email us to arrange a consultation call or click here to schedule a call.

About the Founder

Passionate about helping people share their stories of diversity and adversity, Jenn T. Grace is the Founder of the Publish Your Purpose Press and has worked with 100+ authors, and published 60+ books.

She is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker, and award-winning author specializing in the LGBTQ market. Guided by the mantra, “change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. 

She is an Amazon Best Selling author and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Hartford Courant, and CNBC. She holds an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Communications from Salem State University.

A marathon runner, animal lover and novice birder, she lives in Hartford, Connecticut with her family.

Getting Started for Authors Course: Founder & CEO of Publish Your Purpose Press, Jenn T. Grace
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