8-Week Book Writing Intensive

A Complete Self-Study Book Writing Course

Book Writing Intensive

An 8-Module Self-Study Book Writing Course

Do YOU have a book inside you?

Dear Aspiring Author,

How many times have you thought about writing that book that lives inside you? How often do you feel a calling to share your unique message with the world? Do you often feel that by sharing your story you could help others who may be on the same path as you? Or perhaps you've even started writing your book but for one reason or another did not find the time nor the resources to finish?

First and foremost, I want you to know that you are not alone. Each year when I launch the 8-Week Book Writing Intensive, I hear from many aspiring authors just like you, who have a book they've been thinking about writing, but have been held back by fear, lack of experience, lack or resources, or the one I hear most often.. .lack of time.

Sound familiar?

For example, perhaps you:

  • Have always dreamed of becoming a published author but don’t know where or how to get started
  • Began writing a book only to abandon the project in fear that you just aren’t good enough
  • Have a book or message within you that you’ve been meaning to share, but have yet to find the time to sit down and write
  • Are looking for accountability and structure to outline your goals and see them through to completion
  • Feel you’re a good writer but you lack the training and knowledge to complete a book
  • Find yourself wondering, "Who am I to write this story?"
  • Have thought about hiring a mentor or joining an accountability group to help you achieve your goals
  • Are a seasoned writer with a desire to hone your craft and take your writing to the next level...

If any of the above statements resonate with you, the 8-Week Book Writing Intensive may be just the program to help you finally realize your book writing goals and see your project through to completion!

You see, those thoughts are common and almost every author experiences the same fears and hesitations at one point or another in their book writing journey. It's that ego-based thinking that hinders our progress and holds us back from accomplishing those goals and realizing our dreams. That's why in this program, I not only walk you step-by-step through the entire book writing process, but I work with you on removing those blocks that hold you back, so you can share your message with confidence and silence those crippling fears that arise along the way.

We'll delve deep within, and extract your most heartfelt writing through a variety of proven techniques to ensure your authentic voice emerges. I'll show you how to find your goal word count based on the type of book you are writing, and then find a target daily word count to keep you on track to completion.

At the end of the eight weeks, you'll not only have a roadmap for your book writing journey and be well on the way to completing your first draft, but you'll also have the tools and resources needed to complete the process and see your project through to publication.

You'll gain lifetime access to the course with enrollment, and you are welcome to work through the modules at your own pace and reference the materials and resources at any time.

If you have a book inside you...

If it's your dream to become a published author...

If you are ready to finally write that book you've been thinking and talking about for years...

You've come to the right place. I've created this course to walk you through each step of the process, so you'll not only write a high-quality book you can be proud of, but you'll know how to choose the publishing option that's right for you, and how to launch and market your book like a pro to set yourself up for success upon publication!

Are you ready to get started? I'll see you on the other side!

To your success,

Bestselling author of Authorpreneur: How to Build an Empire and Become the AUTHOR-ity in Your Business and Write from the Heart. Creator of the 8-Week Book Writing Intensive and President & CEO of Transcendent Publishing.

P.S. If you are waiting for the perfect time to write your book, I'm here to tell you, the timing may never be just right. There will always be a reason, an obstacle, an excuse. You have to create time to write, and more importantly, you have to make your book and your goals a priority. It's easy to put off our dreams and goals to help or take care of others, but don't you owe it to yourself to finally write that book that's been living inside you? Don't let another year pass you by. The time is NOW.

Here's What the Program Entails

In this 8-Week Book Writing Intensive, you'll work to develop your story idea, brainstorm and outline your manuscript, develop your writing skills, sharpen those writing skills, build an author platform, learn about the many publishing options available and how to choose the one that's right for you, and finally, how to launch and market your book upon publication.

How it Works

  • Each week you'll receive a new module of content to walk you step-by-step through the book writing process.
  • The content is delivered to you inside the course platform. You'll gain lifetime access to the course materials so you may work through the action steps at your own pace or stay on track with the weekly lessons.
  • Each lesson is broken down into manageable, attainable steps. You'll get results without feeling overloaded with content.
  • The weekly content is available in a variety of styles including video, PDF workbooks and worksheets.
  • You'll also gain access to full-time support of our private Facebook community of peers and Intensive alumni where members can share their writing, collaborate, swap tips and ideas, offer support, and much more. Our popular Facebook community is a great resource to help motivate and keep you on track! Plus, Shanda is active in the group daily to answer your questions and lend support.
  • Enjoy bi-weekly tele-classes to get your questions answered in real time and make sure that you are implementing successfully. These calls keep you on track and offer accountability throughout your book writing journey. The tele-classes will be recorded and the replays will be available for those who cannot attend the live calls.
  • Throughout the course, bonus materials and resources will be added to the membership site weekly to aid in your success.
  • At any point during the Intensive, you may submit your opening chapter for review. Shanda will review up to ten (10) pages of your manuscript (plus your outline) and offer constructive criticism and feedback to ensure you are on the right track.
  • At the end of the Intensive, those who finish the program will receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to submit a book proposal for a chance at publication!
  • One lucky participant will walk away with a complete publishing package awarded by Transcendent Publishing! Since the program is limited to 25 participants, there's a 1 in 25 chance it could be YOU! (NOTE: Your book does not have to be complete to submit a book proposal to compete for the publishing package.)
  • All alumni receive ongoing publishing opportunities and offers from Transcendent Publishing! Our alumni have attended our writer's retreats, been published in our compilation books, received publishing and coaching offers, and much more!

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction Week

During the introduction week, participants will become familiarized with the course platform and connect with and introduce themselves to the private Facebook group. Focus will be on getting prepared, goal setting, and gaining organizational skills.


  • How the Intensive works--familiarizing yourself with the course platform and Facebook group
  • Putting your goals in writing and completing a statement of commitment
  • Preparing for the journey ahead: creating a sacred writing space, getting organized, setting boundaries, conducting market research and compiling any necessary research for your topic
  • Finding your goal work count and target daily word count
  • Planning and scheduling your writing time

Module 2: Developing Your Book Idea

In week two, participants will brainstorm and develop a story idea, create character sketches (if applicable), and prepare an outline for a manuscript. Both fiction and non-fiction styles will be covered in detail (complete with done-for-you templates). Once these tasks are completed, participants are urged to begin writing.


  • Elements of both fiction and non-fiction books
  • Brainstorming/mind mapping your book idea
  • Outlining your book with ease
  • Crafting your book's elevator pitch
  • Creating a title and subtitle that sells
  • Week 2 tele-class. The replay will be available for those who cannot attend the live call.
  • Time to begin writing!

Module 3: Overcoming Fears and Blocks

During the third week of the program, the focus will be on daily writing, staying motivated, and working through the fear of the writing process. Additionally, we will discuss methods for breaking through any roadblocks that may arise. Valuable writing processes and skills will be offered for both fiction and non-fiction writers.


  • Valuable tips for overcoming writer's block
  • A time management exercise and tips to enhance productivity
  • Proven techniques to help you meet success
  • Finding your unique writing voice
  • Building effective settings and other important story elements

Module 4: Review and Revise

By the fourth week, participants will be nearing the halfway point of the program. Focus will be on polishing your writing style, organizing content, and preparing the work-in-progress to get the opening chapter ready for review and critique. Although submitting the work-in-progress is strongly suggested, this step is optional and is not mandatory for certification.


  • Helpful self-editing and revision tips to get your work-in-progress ready for review
  • Explore the differences between memoir vs. self-help
  • What to expect from a first draft
  • We'll vote on an optional break week allowing extra time to get caught up or concentrate solely on writing
  • Week 4 tele-class. The replay will be available for those who cannot attend the live call.

Module 5: Building an Author Platform

Participants are urged to analyze their work-in-progress and make any necessary adjustments they may discover. During week 5 a strong emphasis will be placed on building and creating an author platform—a critical aspect for book marketing upon publication. Book marketing is crucial whether you plan to self-publish or go the traditional route. Many resources will be available to you for furthering your skills, such as:

  • Defining your target audience
  • Creating your brand
  • Writing an author bio
  • Design tutorials
  • Setting up an author website
  • List building
  • Creating a presence on social media
  • and much more!

Module 6: Exploring Your Publishing Options

When it’s time to publish your book, you’ll have many options to choose from, and Shanda's goal is to educate you on those options so you can make the decision that’s best for you. She'll offer you an honest overview of your publishing options so you can make an educated decision that's best for you and your book.


  • Traditional publishing
  • Self-publishing
  • Independent publishers and author-funded programs
  • Digital publishing (eBooks)
  • Audiobooks
  • Literary agents and the art of the query

Module 7: Marketing Your Book

Participants will be nearing the end of the Intensive and book marketing strategies will be introduced to be implemented upon publication. This is the final stretch of the Intensive so this module will be more informative than interactive to ensure participants concentrate on completing their first draft.


  • How to launch and market your book upon publication
  • Benefits of public speaking
  • Booking radio shows and podcast interviews
  • Press releases and media kits
  • Getting book reviews
  • and much more!

Module 8: The Final Touches

During the final week, participants will learn how to craft a book proposal for those interested in competing for the complete publishing package awarded by Transcendent Publishing. Additionally, this is the week of the final Q&A tele-class held to answer any of your remaining questions. As always, a replay of the call will be available for those who cannot attend live.


  • Where to find professional editors, proofreaders and beta readers
  • Additional elements to add to your book: acknowledgements, dedication, prologue/epilogue, foreword, endorsements, appendixes, about the author, and call-to-action
  • Book proposal guidelines to compete for the awarded publishing package

BONUS: All participants will receive an additional 60 days after the 8-Week Book Writing Intensive ends to complete the modules and craft a book proposal. Participants will have until May 1st, 2017 to submit their book proposal for a chance at the publishing package awarded by Transcendent Publishing. The winner will be announced on or before May 15th, 2017.

(Note: Your manuscript does NOT have to be complete to submit a book proposal for a chance at publication!)


Each participant who completes the program and all the modules will receive a certificate of completion! The certificate will be sealed and sent via USPS within two weeks of completing the final survey at the end of the Intensive.


Each participant who completes the program will gain access to Shanda's personal list of resources, including: editing services, graphic designers, publishers, radio shows, podcasts, writing and speaking opportunities, and more! Additionally, the Bonus Materials page is packed full of helpful articles and resources to further assist you on your writing and publishing journey.

***Remember, you'll gain lifetime access to these resources!

"This was just the motivation I was looking for. I realized that I actually could become an author, and even better a published author. Writing a book has been a dream for many years, and because of this course, I know it is possible, and that I am not alone in the concerns, worries, or fears I had about writing a book. There was an abundance of tools and resources, Shanda over-delivered, giving me everything I needed from a technical standpoint, while also creating a wonderful space of connection, guidance, and support . I highly recommend this course!" ~Melissa Corter

"I have never written a book before so I really didn't know anything when I started. Shanda was incredibly patient and presented the information in a way that everyone can follow. She was very much interested not only in the story we were telling, but us as authors as well. I am very thankful that I met her." ~Misty Thompson

"Shanda's style of teaching is thorough and supplies information in layman's terms. The structure is succinct making it easy to follow. I am so grateful for this course, it was just the boost I needed. I can see myself succeeding now! Thank you!" ~Faith Klingsporn

"This course gave me the spark that I needed to get me on the right path for my writing career. I am forever grateful for this writing intensive and the foundation it has given me." ~ Katrina Elkins

"I have been dreaming of writing my book for 3 years but continuously run into a brick wall! This course is exactly what I needed to get past that wall once and for all! I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to write a book but seems stuck!" ~Christine Martin

Here's What You Get

  • Lifetime access to eight (8) modules of content to walk you step-by-step through the entire book writing process. Work through the course with the group or at your own pace! (a $997 value!)
  • Bi-weekly live tele-classes to answer all your questions and ensure you are implementing properly (a $198 value!)
  • The option to submit your opening chapter for review and feedback (a $199 value)
  • Your chance at a complete publishing package awarded by Transcendent Publishing! (a $2997 value)
  • Access to a private Facebook community filled with other participants and Alumni of past Intensives--a wealth of information and support! PLUS unlimited access to Shanda within the forum! (It's been said that the Facebook group is the heart of the program!) PRICELESS!
  • Shanda's Rolodex of resources and a plethora of bonus materials added weekly throughout the program (a $399 value)
  • A Certificate of Completion! PRICELESS!
  • All alumni receive ongoing publishing opportunities and offers from Transcendent Publishing! Our alumni have attended our writer's retreats, been published in our compilation books, received publishing and coaching offers, and much more! PRICELESS!

Total value = $4,790

Total Investment = $997

Save 10% when you pay in full

or take advantage of one of our convenient payment plan options:

Option #1: Pay as little as $199 per month for six (5) consecutive months


Option #2: Three (3) monthly payments of $333

As an added bonus, the first 10 people to register will receive a special gift!

Shanda will personally send you a gift in the mail to jump start your book writing journey!

The course begins on Monday, January 16th!

Registration closes on Saturday, January 14th at 11:59 pm Eastern!

Due to the individualized attention offered to each participant, Shanda's only able to permit 25 students into the Intensive at a time. Registration will close once all 25 spots are filled, so if you think you may be interested, don't delay! This is her most sought-after program to date and it WILL fill up quickly! Reserve your spot TODAY!


Try the program risk free for 14 days, and if you are not completely satisfied, Shanda will refund your tuition in full. You will, however, have to submit all worksheets up to that point along with your refund request to show that you tried the program and lived up to your end of the commitment.


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t plan to publish my book but just want to get started writing? Is this program for me?
Absolutely! Shanda realizes not every writer has the same publishing goals; in fact, she urges her clients to research as many publishing options as possible. The opportunity to pitch a book proposal for publication is an added bonus to the program. Participants are not required to submit their work or a book proposal at any time. Those options are available to participants but not mandatory for participation or certification.
You mention the opportunity to submit a book proposal for a chance at a publishing package. What does that entail?
The awarded publishing package will include professional cover design, interior layout and design, publishing of both print and digital edition, professional editing, and a partnership in marketing efforts—all clearly defined within the publishing agreement and awarded via Transcendent Publishing.
I’m shy and don’t feel comfortable working in groups. I’m trying to build my writing confidence, that’s why I’m considering this program.
Shanda understands that writers are often introverted by nature. Although she see the Facebook group as a great asset for applying an accountability factor, participation is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.
What if I fall behind, should I just remove myself from the group?
Absolutely not! Shanda understands that each writer works at a different pace from others. That’s why she offers lifetime access to the Facebook forum as well as to all the modules and resources in the course platform. There will be a wealth of information for participants to refer back to at any time. Additionally, all participants have the option to join any future 8-Week Book Writing Intensives at no additional charge. If you lose your confidence or fall behind, you will always have access to the information when you are ready to jump back in.
Are 8 weeks enough time to complete a book?
Yes, it's plenty of time to complete a first draft of a book as long as you have the desire and commitment. In this program, Shanda will coach you on the importance of developing a daily writing habit, whether you are writing a 300 page work of fiction or a 100 page How-to eBook, she will show you how to develop a targeted daily word count and stay focused on the task at hand. And remember, you'll gain lifetime access to the modules and resources and have the option to work through all future Intensives if you'd like to take more time to craft your book. You do not have to finish your book in eight weeks, but by the end of the program you will have the tools and resources to complete the book writing process.
You state that participants will be awarded a certificate of completion. How do I go about receiving my certification?
At the end of the 8-week program, you will have an additional 60 days to work through the modules and fill out a satisfaction survey. Once you've completed the survey your certificate will be sent via USPS mail.
What if I finish the program and do not get published. Do I get my money back?
If you finish the program you should have enough skills to pursue one of many publishing options available to you, but Shanda does not guarantee you will get published just by completing the program. Publishing will come from your own efforts and quality of work. She does, however, offer a generous 14-Day Happiness Guarantee. You may try the program risk free for 14 days, and if you decide it’s not for you, Shanda will refund your money in full.

Your Instructor

Shanda Trofe
Shanda Trofe

Shanda Trofe specializes in book-writing and marketing strategies for authors, coaches, healers and entrepreneurs. She believes that a life rich with experience makes for a great message, and her passion lies in helping aspiring authors find their voice and connect to their authentic, heartfelt story.

As the Founder of Spiritual Writers Network and President of Transcendent Publishing, Shanda has been helping authors reach their writing and publishing goals since 2012. To date, she has assisted in the publication and launch of over 100 Amazon #1 bestsellers, and she enjoys working with authors throughout the entire process, from idea to publication.

Shanda is the bestselling author of several books including Authorpreneur: How to Build an Empire and Become the AUTHOR-ity in Your Business.


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