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Get It Done:

Thursday, Aug 22
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“To begin, begin…”

— William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

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Your writing struggles aren't your fault!

Nor are they a reflection of your intelligence or competence. It’s the system that’s failed you, and fixing the problem is simpler than you think.

Here’s what’s gone wrong: No one has taught you how to write.

Sure, you may have had a teacher who corrected your spelling and grammar — or forced you to do outlines. But most forms of education just throw people into the deep end of the pool and expect them to know how to write.

A lucky few managed to do it without drowning. How? Perhaps they had extra support at home. Maybe they were naturally gifted at writing. Maybe they were just lucky.

Whatever the reason, they developed their own structure or system for writing and figured out how to apply it to their project. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed that you couldn’t do that. If anything, be embarrassed for the education system, which failed to support you.

What if you could learn a simple, proven and highly effective writing process you could easily implement right now for your book?

And what if you could finally finish your book with confidence and pride, knowing that — if you want to — you can go on and write another one.

Unlock the simple steps to conquer your writing obstacles

Hi, I’m Daphne Gray-Grant, founder of The Publication Coach. I’ve cracked the code to turning writing from a daunting task into an enjoyable and productive habit.

And that’s exactly why I created the Get It Done program. Since 2013, I’ve helped more than three thousand people in this program write better with far less effort, time and energy. This has enabled them to predictably complete their writing projects with ease, freedom and confidence.

What’s more, my coaching clients start to enjoy the writing process. Instead of writing being a millstone around their necks, it becomes a source of pleasure and joy.

I’d love to help you do the same. But first, let me explain why I’m uniquely qualified to help you.

How I conquered procrastination and made writing enjoyable

For years I suffered from exactly the same problems you face. At college, I hated writing. Producing my honours thesis was my worst nightmare. Even when I eventually became a senior editor at a large metropolitan daily newspaper, writing still made me feel stressed and uncomfortable — a feeling I felt obliged to hide.

Editing, I loved. Writing? Not so much. I usually procrastinated and delayed until every writing assignment became a crisis. I felt inept and miserable and worried I might lose my job if others figured out how incompetent I was.

When I left the newspaper business (to become a mom to triplets), I spent the next couple of years studying how to make writing both easier and faster. After that, I more than doubled my own writing speed, and people started asking me to coach them on to improve their efficiency too.

And here’s what happened: Formerly reluctant writers started telling me how much they suddenly enjoyed putting words on paper. Business owners who’d been working on their books for years suddenly cleared a small amount of time in their schedule, allowing them to write every day. People finished writing their books and then found agents or decided to publish their books themselves.

Encouraged by these results, I turned my approach into a program that allowed me to help more people. That’s what I’m sharing with you today.

You fail only if you stop writing.
~Ray Bradbury

Here’s how works

1

It separates writing from editing. 

Like many other people, you’ve probably developed the habit of editing while you write. This is a hard habit to break (I know because I’ve broken it myself). Tackling each of these tasks separately is the first step to making writing more fun and a whole lot faster. I will give you the seven tips that worked for me and all my other clients.

2

It harnesses the value of consistent action. 

Remember the old joke “How do you eat an elephant?” One bite at a time! A book is just like a pachyderm. It’s big and hard to move. But if you work on it a little bit at a time, you can get it to move in exactly the direction you want. Do a little bit every day instead of trying to do a whole lot at once.

3

It makes you accountable. 

How do you ensure that your elephant moves? Get It Done participants report their progress to the private program website once a day, five days a week. You determine how much time you’re able to spend and how many words you can produce, then you report your progress every day. Since I started this program, just about every participant has told me that this step alone is what’s changed their writing life.

is PERFECT for you if…

  • You have a book project you need to complete. If you’ve already written a rough draft, that’s okay too. Editing is just as challenging as writing, and it benefits just as much from support.
  • Even though you’ve run into false starts before, you are DETERMINED to finish your project this time.
  • You have the energy and commitment to work for at least 15 minutes a day, five days a week.
  • You don’t mind the idea of being accountable to someone else for your writing project. In fact, that would take a big load off your shoulders.
  • You welcome the idea of meeting other like-minded individuals who are also working on their own writing projects that are similar to yours.
  • You’re willing to work hard and try new tricks and techniques, and you will enjoy the satisfaction of finally holding your finished book in your hands.

is NOT for you if…

  • You have too many commitments/distractions to allow you to spend at least 15 minutes per day on your writing (and, down the road, a minimum of 30 minutes per day editing, when you get to that stage).
  • You expect that if you sign up for this program, someone else will do the writing for you.
  • You’re not interested in interacting with others — you think it’s silly or dumb to share your thoughts and achievements with a group of people working to do exactly the same thing.
  • You don’t like to follow the rules in a way that goes way beyond writer’s block or resistance — if someone says “black” you say “white” as a matter of principle.

Here’s what you’ll learn

A rewarding choice

Having Daphne as my writing coach is one of the most rewarding choices I’ve made. It’s like hiring a personal trainer to help with weight loss and staying healthy. It’s helped me find a new love in my life: writing.

Ange Frymire
Vancouver, BC

 

 

The nitty-gritty details…

Get It Done is a three-month program from your starting date. Why? Since I started this program in 2013, I’ve found it takes all writers a minimum of three months to build the habits needed to become confident writers. If you want to stick with the program after the first three months are up, that’s okay too, and you can continue on a month-to-month basis at a reduced fee.

Once enrolled in the program, you’ll receive access to an account on the special program website. There, you’ll be able to download videos and PDFs and connect with other members of the group. This is where you’ll also be expected to report your writing achievements five days each week.

I’ll be monitoring the group daily, and I’ll be expecting to hear from you! If you run into problems or difficulties with your writing, here’s a safe place where you can ask me, or other members of the group, your toughest questions and make your requests for support.

As well, we’ll also meet as a group four times each month. (Meeting days and times change each month in response to the time zones of participants.) We meet by Zoom, which makes the call no-charge if you use your internet connection. If you can’t make it, all the meetings are recorded so you’ll still have access to them.

Words are all we have.
~Samuel Beckett

Frequently Asked Questions

People sometimes worry that Get It Done will make writing a full-time job. Or that it will take vast amounts of time. Not true! In fact, the opposite is the case. Participants in the program will be required to spend only 15 to 30 minutes per day writing (or editing) for five days each week. That’s a minimum of no more than an hour and a quarter a week. I bet you spend more time than that chatting with friends (or scrolling social media)! If you’ve never developed the writing habit, then you might even start with only five minutes a day and build up slowly, from there.

If your schedule permits, I always suggest you do your writing in the morning. (If that’s not possible, however, you can identify another time.) You will also need to report into our group website five days a week with your time and your word count. On this site, you’ll also have the chance to interact with other members of the group as well as download some videos and PDFs with information and support.

No problem! If you simply want to develop the writing habit, this program can help you do that too.

Just one difference: The Premium program comes with three 30-minute one-on-one coaching sessions with me. You can schedule these on my calendar, once a month, at a time that works for you.

Yes! Writing and revising/editing are entirely different activities, but both require discipline and support. This program provides support and accountability for whatever stage you’re at.

I used to warn fiction writers away from the group because I’ve never written a word of fiction myself. Then an aspiring novelist persuaded me to make an exception. To my surprise, she told me my techniques worked for her as well. Since then, a number of fiction writers have participated, and all have told me they’ve found the program to be helpful.

Absolutely. All of our interactions will use the internet rather than the phone. So far, participants have come from Australia, Singapore, Israel, England, Germany and France.

No problem. Everyone receives a recording of these meetings.

Probably not. Most people cannot write a book in three months. But what you can do in this time is develop the writing (or editing) habit. Once you have the habit, you can work on your own, if you wish. Or, after the three months, you can continue with the program on a monthly basis, at a discounted rate.

This program will not do the writing for you. Whether you ultimately finish your writing project depends on your own hard work. That said, if you do the work and find the program doesn’t help you, there’s a generous and detailed refund policy described below.

My specialty is dealing with the psychological challenges faced by writers. I don’t edit books any longer. But for anyone who purchases the Premium program, I’m happy to devote the one-on-one meetings to face-to-face editing for the 30 minutes available. I’m also able to give you full contact information for the best and most experienced book editors I know. And I can provide info on printers, graphic artists and others who support self-publishing authors, too.

How much does it cost to Get it Done?

Completing your writing project and overcoming procrastination is a challenge that could take years to master on your own, costing you countless opportunities and causing much frustration along the way.

The Get It Done program will drastically shortcut this process for you. I’ll guide you directly to what works, why it works and how to achieve results quickly and effectively. So, you won’t have to struggle through the same pitfalls many other book writers face. Instead, you’ll be in a position to start making consistent, measurable progress on your book from day one.

I’ve distilled the program material into its most essential components. I understand your time is precious and you’re already juggling numerous responsibilities. That’s why I’ve focused on providing only what you need to get results FAST.

No fluff. No extraneous information. Just the critical strategies and tools to transform your writing process immediately.

Equally important, I’ll help you build the confidence to tackle any writing challenge, turning what once felt like a burden into an enjoyable, productive habit.

Your investment for the Get It Done program is a one-time payment of $595. Or, if you’d like additional one-on-one support from me, you can join for just $1,175.

Consider this: The value of completing your book, advancing in your career and developing lifelong writing skills is immeasurable. By investing in this program, you’re setting yourself up for ongoing success and satisfaction in all your future writing endeavors.

 

Are you ready to get started?

Application deadline is Aug 22/24.
Group starts Sept 1, 2024.

 Foundations programPremium program
Access to Get It Done program  
Ability to email Daphne privately  
Introductory one-hour coaching with Daphne  
Weekly group meeting, held on Zoom. Members of the group come from around the world, so meeting times vary significantly each month. All meetings are recorded.  
Daily accountability questionnaire  
Access to a private chat group allowing you to speak with Daphne and other members of the group  
Three one-on-one meetings with Daphne (30 minutes each) — addressing topics/questions of your choice  
 

$595 U.S.

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$1,175 U.S.

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If you live in and order from Canada, you will be charged in CDN$ + GST. All others will be charged in US$.

P.S. Still have questions about Get It Done? Please email me.

A 60-day "Write it. Report it"
money-back guarantee

If you’re skeptical about what Get It Done can do for you, let me put your worries to rest: Instead of the typical 30 days, I’m giving you 60 days to participate in the program — including the live meetings — so you can give Get It Done a fair test drive.

I’m more than happy to let you have this time because I’m certain that the program works — provided YOU work. Just understand that this is not a savings and loan situation — you can’t drop off your money today and come back two months later after having done nothing.

That said, when you do the work but it doesn’t pay off, it’s my fault — not yours. I will give refunds to people who have kept up with their daily reporting and shown that they’ve taken the program to heart. And you’ll get your money back right away. Just tell me within 60 days of registering by emailing me here.

What students are saying

Wow, this works!

I had had a book idea in mind for several years, but couldn’t seem to get started — I thought I needed big chunks of time to open up in my calendar. Daphne and the Get It Done program helped me see that small chunks of time and a regular writing habit produce results. Now I look back and think, Wow, this works! I published The Email Warrior in January 2017.

One of the best things about the program is that you have to submit your daily word count. That accountability is golden. Now writing is part of my daily habit, no matter what.

Ann Gomez
President, Clear Concept Inc.,
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Personalized guidance

The Get It Done program provided me with structure, resources, a community, much encouragement, and, most valuably, Daphne’s personalized guidance, all aimed at ‘getting it done’!  My book project went into overdrive with Daphne as a guide along the arduous trail toward publication.

Sue Dvorak
Author of Apparently: This is what parenting feels like

Get it done!

I’ve worked as a writer all my life, but only had the necessary focus to work on stuff I get paid for. I wanted to write my own stuff. I have a 100,000-word novel in a bottom drawer, a half-scribbled memoir and many awkward short story drafts lying around that I’m “gonna finish one day …”

Only Daphne’s Get It Done program could get my butt in that chair long enough to do it. Her advice has smoothed the path time and again. When I start my next project, I’ll sign up for GID before I even begin the mind map. Thank you, Daphne. 

Wendy Guest

Wendy Guest, 
Manly, New South Wales, Australia

TESTIMONIAL

How a high school science teacher started writing a non-fiction book, stopped editing while he wrote and found an agent

Fred Estes started by writing only when inspiration struck. The Get it Done program helped him work faster and build a reliable daily writing habit.

See more video testimonials here

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.

~Joseph Conrad

Hope is not a strategy

Hoping that your writing struggles will resolve themselves is not a reliable plan. If you don’t act, the challenges you’re facing are likely to persist, holding back your progress and potential.

The only way to overcome these obstacles is to address them head on. By joining the Get It Done program, you’ll finally take control of your writing process, build lasting habits and achieve your goals with confidence and efficiency.

Don’t leave your success to chance — make a proactive decision to transform your writing journey today.

Need help ordering or have questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the course, please email me.

Are you ready to get started?

Your next step is to apply for the program. Not everyone is accepted. You don’t need to be a polished writer to participate, but you do need to show that you’re determined to work on your writing project.

The registration form will ask you detailed questions about your project and your current writing habits. In the process of filling out this form, you’ll learn more about yourself, and you’ll also identify which five days of the week you can commit to writing.

Complete the registration form — it’ll take you only 15 minutes.

Imagine having a productive routine where writing becomes a source of joy rather than a burden. You not only complete your current project but also set the stage for future successes, knowing you have the skills and habits to tackle any writing challenge.

Writing freedom is just on the other side of this program. Join Get It Done risk-free for 60 days. And watch as your writing productivity and confidence soar to new heights.

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