Finish Your Book in 2019

16 Weeks to Success Even If Your Word Count Is Zero

What’s stopping your writing?

 

Maybe… 

You made a New Year’s resolution, but life kept getting in the way.

That voice in your head keeps saying your writing is just a hobby.

You have success some days but lose motivation and focus on others.

Enough!!!

Don’t let another year close on your writing goals.

You have the ability, power, and time to make this happen.

Let Clark Chamberlain show you how.

Your 5 Step Success Map

1) Choose A track

Clark is here to help you move forward whether you’ve started writing, want to start, or don’t know how to start—no judgments.

2) Author Inventory

We are too close to know what the problem is. Examine your writing and how your non writing life interact. Identifying danger areas and how to multiply strengths.

3) Plan of Attack

Using the Author Inventory Clark will arm you with the tools you need to be victorious. Weekly coaching calls and daily accountability keeps you on track and motivated.

4) Finished Manuscript

Following the Plan of Attack you will complete your manuscript in under 16 weeks. YAY! Imagine how you will feel.

5) Full Team Support

You’re not alone. From Clark’s Manuscript Evaluation to individual and group Author Coaching you’ll get real team support through 2020.

What Authors Are Saying About Clark Chamberlain’s Work

Clark helped hone my story with incisive questions and suggestions for improvement. It was fantastic to have input at this early stage on a new series, especially as I am usually a discovery writer.”

J.F.Penn

NY Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author

“Moving on to the one-on-one sessions for a deep dive into (angels singing) my story was exhilarating. Clark’s feedback and brainstorming were invaluable in shaping my finished product.”

Judy K. Walker

Author of the Sydney Brennan Mysteries and Dead Hollow Trilogy

Finish Your Book in 2019

Author Cohort Includes

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24 Individual Author Coaching Sessions

Working on your current story, increasing your writing efforts, planning out your next series, or even brainstorming how to lead a country to total dystopia are just some ways authors have used their hour long coaching session with Clark. How will you use yours?

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52 Group Author Coaching Sessions

Clark Chamberlain leads a weekly small group session with other authors like you. Sessions give time for authors to share what’s working, ask specific questions, gain valuable feedback, and pick the brain of guest speakers.

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Ironclad Outline

If the blueprint is inferior, the building could need constant repairs. The same is true with an outline. Don’t risk your story use an Ironclad Outline and you’ll spend your valuable time writing not rewriting.

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Manuscript Evaluation

Think of it like a professional beta read on steroids. Clark will pour over every word in your manuscript. Characters, plot, motivation, theme, location, problems, and more are examined to identify any hazards and create solutions to solve or avoid them altogether.

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Author Inventory

Includes 2 one hour calls with Clark Chamberlain and a personalized writing productivity plan to multiply your efforts without upending your life or having to learn some complicated system.

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Punch them in the Gut: Writing Fiction with Emotional Impact

The original course just got better! With ten hours of new material this course goes deep into the mind of the reader and shows you how to tap into their emotional center. 

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Advanced Novel Writing with Harry Potter

Learn to apply the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to your novel with immersive chapter breakdowns that demonstrate the writing craft used by J. K. Rowling.

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Outstanding Outlines

Outlines are the professional author’s greatest ally. Being able to master the outline will be a lifelong tool in your creative kit. Through five simple to follow lessons, Clark Chamberlain will teach you how to create great outlines in record time.

One of Clark’s super-powers is his ability to shine a light on the problems within a story. That kind of clarity is invaluable because it allows us access to what we can’t yet see. He offers solid and supportive story advice to cut through the confusion and get out of any sticky-wicket we find ourselves in.

Leslie Watts

Certified Story Grid editor, writer, and podcaster

After trying multiple plotting systems with little success, I found Clark’s outlining approach meshed beautifully with my pantsing-discovery writing style. What a relief! By adding personal consultation to small group instruction, Clark elevated my learning experience from informative to invaluable. Clark not only ensured I could translate the course lessons into powerhouse outlines, he tweaked his approach to complement my writing style rather than fight against it. Simply Priceless!

M.Z. Lowe

Newbie writer of uplifting epic fantasies

With a simple outline critique, Clark was able to look straight into the foundations of my story and point out several crucial issues involving pacing, continuity, character development, and overall readability. On top of that, he gave me some really fantastic suggestions to overcome these issues and increase story tension at pivotal moments. I came away with a focused, actionable list of things I could do to take my storytelling to the next level. I’d recommend his services whether you’ve completed your manuscript or you’re still at the outlining stage and trying to make sure your story has legs. Clark knows stories, and (BONUS) he’s a super nice guy to work with!

Luke R. Mitchell

Author of The Harvesters Series

Who is Clark Chamberlain and why should I care?

If you’ve never worked with, taken a class from, or heard Clark speak at a writer’s conference then you might not know about his passion for story. 

There are a lot of editors who turn and burn author’s work as fast as possible, but Clark is committed to your story.

 

Hello, I’m Clark Chamberlain. As an author, editor, and expert on story I’ve been fortunate to teach thousands of students the power of creative writing and privileged to work on over 150 books with authors who are just starting to New York Times bestsellers.

I served in the army for ten years and sustained two traumatic brain injuries (TBI), neither was fun, but the second TBI drove me to the edge where I almost lost everything, including my love for all things story.

The experience taught me the power of assembling a supportive team. Not just the “you can do it” positivity, but a coach who knows what you aren’t doing, creates a workable plan, and pushes you to finish strong. The plan might surprise you.

Read more about my journey back…

In the fall of 2015 I received my second TBI. I knew my mind and body had changed, including memory loss, migraines, difficulty reading, and anger outbursts, but I felt I was strong enough to work around it, but in a short two-year span I lost almost everything and found myself homeless and hopeless.

In November 2018, thanks to a writer and fellow veteran, the Dallas Center for Brain Health reached out and helped me start my healing path. In the spring of 2019 the VA TBI clinic in Salt Lake City put me through a day of hell, but at the end of being tested by seven specialists they worked out an aggressive treatment plan.

During the following six months I worked with speech and physical therapists, had special prism lens crafted for my glasses, and even took part in several sleep studies. All of this gave me the tools I needed to work around and even overcome some of my disabilities.

The plan included treatments I never would have considered, like my eyes no longer aligning center and the need for corrective glasses.

I have a new lease on life thanks to my team’s direction and encouragement to keep pushing forward no matter what.

Tell me more about how it works

You are here

Whether you’ve started writing, want to start, or don’t know how to start I’m here to help you move forward—no judgments.

I can’t tell you how many authors worried that I would tear them apart for not being at some perceived level or how many tried fronting a level they hadn’t achieved.

It doesn’t matter to me where you are in your writing journey as long as you are honest with yourself. I know how difficult it can be to have an honest self-assessment, but we will never generate the internal power needed to grow until we can admit where we are.

When I hit my lowest point I didn’t go into those clinics saying, “I’ve tried everything and here’s a list of reasons and people I blame.” No, I went saying, “I fucked up. My life is in ruins and I can’t live like this. Show me how I can change.”

Take personal responsibility in life. Responsibility is power. The same is true in writing.

A few years ago I worked with a promising new author who told me in our second call that she was serious and wanted to go to the next level. I started pushing and challenging her so she could stretch, get stronger, and reach new heights, but every step of the way I met pushback and excuses.

If you want someone to tell you how great you are, be an outlet to list excuses, or someone to write the book for you I’m the wrong person for you. Authors come to me when they’re ready to work, but I can’t do the work for them. I can work with them, encouraging, pushing, training, supporting, but ultimately they have to do it. After all, I’m the mentor, you’re the hero.

I didn’t trust Clark with his smooth words and dashing good looks so I hired him first as an alpha reader. It was a test. He was meant to fail. Instead he came back with fantastic insight into a few of the characters and offered a perspective that my other alpha readers hadn’t picked up on.

Impressed with his grasp of characters and structure, I hired him to line edit a thriller novel. He managed to fix any clunky prose and turn it into a readable novel. If you want an editor who can respect your original voice as an author and offer incredible feedback for story, then Clark is who you should go with!

Scott King

Author of The 5 Day Novel

Author Inventory

We are often too close to know what the real problem is. I designed the Author Inventory to identify danger areas and how to make your strengths into force multipliers.

Feeling you don’t have the right environment, enough time, or even motivation to write are quite common. The real fix to these is rarely the most obvious.

I’ve always had great vision, but after my second TBI it was getting harder to read. I figured old age and hit me in a hurry. I even went to an eye doctor who prescribed a relatively weak pair of glasses but I still would have words floating around the page after only 20 minutes of reading.

Try editing a 100k word novel in 20 minutes 😉

I went over two years with this issue and it only took one TBI specialist with a bead on a string held to the bridge of my nose to see that my eyes were not aligning right. Three weeks later I had a pair of light bending prism lenses and the ability to read again.

How can we solve the writing problem if we don’t know where to look?

During our first call the questions I ask in the Author Inventory will examine a many parts of your life, not just your writing time.

But don’t worry, I’m not asking to know where you’ve hidden the bodies. Asking this wider range of life questions finds the real Why holding your writing back.

Working with Clark was an amazing experience… I knew where I needed to end up, but I wasn’t confident in the path I’d chosen to move from beginning to middle to end. Clark’s insights to the written outline were easy to read, and it was helpful that he sent them a few days before our phone call. When we finally did talk, Clark was knowledgeable and a great listener. He gave me free rein of the conversation, which meant I was able to hit all of my questions and concerns and even address ideas that arose as we spoke. I will most definitely be using this service again and again. I can write my novel now with the confidence that I’m moving in the right direction, and that’s a fantastic feeling.

Brittany Fichter

Author of The Classical Kingdoms Collection Series

Plan of Attack

I will spend a few days with the Author Inventory developing a plan that you can implement with minimum effort without upending your life.

I have been working professionally in publishing since 2014, but I can still remember working the day job and using my lunch break to squeeze in an extra hour of writing.

Life is busy, I get it, that’s why I’m not pushing you to write for hours and hours when you should be sleeping or remodeling your house so you can have a Feng Shui writing area with six inches of sound proofing to block out your neighbors.

Your plan is custom designed to work within the life you have not some ideal another writer.

We will leverage existing time and make small tweaks to your life choices to multiply the results of your writing efforts.

Putting the plan into action is up to you, but you’re accountable to me. And I will check in every day if needed to make sure you’re hitting the goals.

During the first four months we will meet each week for individual Author Coaching sessions. We’ll use these for accountability, making adjustments for life’s curveballs, work through story problems, and give the individual skills you need to succeed

If you are starting from zero, we will spend the first week creating a working outline for your book, even if you don’t have an idea for one!

I can’t say enough good things about Clark and his story engineering. A one-one-one consultation always works magic with my plots and gets me right where I need to be to start a new novel!”

 

Lori Ryan

NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Finished Manuscript

Following the Plan of Attack you will complete your manuscript in under 16 weeks.

YAY!!!!

Imagine when you type the last word in your manuscript. What does it feel like to know you are one of the few who actually finished writing a book?

This is a huge accomplishment and needs recognition.

You might think, “but it’s just a manuscript, everyone does that.”

It can feel that way, especially if you’re surrounded by writers, but that’s just cognitive bias. Sure many people want to write a book, a small percentage of them start writing, and a tiny percent of them finish.

“But Clark there are millions of books!”

And there are billions of people.

The number of books to people is under half a percent. Even if 400 million manuscripts were published tomorrow, it would only be five percent of the population.

Completing a manuscript is a big deal and the reason we need to celebrate is to fix in your memory this truth: You DID it and you CAN do it again. It’s your weapon to fight off any future self-doubt.

As much as I’d like to take credit, I will never be the reason you succeed…you will. Sure, I will help you accomplish your goal faster than you thought was possible, but you will always be the real reason you succeed. It’s all within you, always has been, and always will be until your dying breath.

Clark dives deep into story structure, developmental editing, and the story planning that will help working authors go from good to great or from great to unforgettable.

Sean Platt

Author of Write, Publish, Repeat

Team Support

Whether you want to go indie or traditional, the Manuscript Evaluation will be invaluable. I’ll pour over every detail of your book and although I tell people this is like a professional beta read on steroids, it comes close to being a developmental edit…I can’t help myself.

But don’t let me rush you. I know other authors, myself included, like to do one or two more passes before they feel their manuscript is ready for another’s eyes. Just know when you’re ready I am.

After I’ve completed your Manuscript Evaluation, I’ll send you the notes and we will have an extra one-on-one session to discuss them. During this session we will also refocus on the next step: publishing your manuscript.

This next step of the journey can seem overwhelming and that’s why this program gives you the team support you need and not just cheerleading.

Besides having me on your team each week you can take part in group Author Coaching sessions where other authors like you can share what’s working, pose specific questions, or complain about what a slave driver I am.

During these sessions I’ll also invite other publishing leaders—authors, editors, cover designers, marketers, query experts, and more who are making a thriving business from their creativity— to share new skills and let you pick their brains.

You’ve got the right team now it’s up to you to make it happen!

 

“I was super impressed with the work I received from Clark. I sent him 8K outline and he came back with a two page assessment that included what worked great as well as key Trope Gaps. This was so important to me since I’m writing in a new genre. In a follow-up call, we brainstormed those gaps and I landed in a much richer place. I highly recommend using Clark at the development stage of your manuscript, he knows his stuff.”

L.T. Kodzo

Author of Locker 572

I want you to imagine where you’ll be a year from now.

What will your life look like having accomplished your writing goals?

How will it feel to achieve the success you deserve?

Finish Your Book in 2019

Every Purchase Includes the Following 4 BONUSES

Over $1000 Total Value

$650 Value!

Author Inventory

Includes 2 one hour calls with Clark Chamberlain and a personalized writing productivity plan to multiply your efforts without upending your life or having to learn some complicated system.

$179 Value!

Punch them in the Gut: Writing Fiction with Emotional Impact

The original course just got better! With ten hours of new material this course goes deep into the mind of the reader and shows you step by step how to tap into their emotional center.

$149 Value!

Advanced Novel Writing with Harry Potter

Learn to apply the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to your novel with immersive chapter breakdowns that demonstrate the writing craft used by J K Rowling.

$100 Value!

Outstanding Outlines

Outlines are the professional author’s greatest ally. Being able to master the outline will be a lifelong tool in your creative kit. Through five simple to follow lessons, Clark Chamberlain will teach you how to create great outlines in record time.

Join the Aegis Author Cohort for these 2 additional BONUSES

$2000 Value!

Manuscript Evaluation

Up to 100k word manuscript plus 4 more hours of one-on-one coaching with Clark Chamberlain.
Think of it like a professional beta read on steroids. Clark will pour over every word in your manuscript. Characters, plot, motivation, theme, location, problems, and more are examined to identify any hazards and create solutions to solve or avoid them altogether.

$600 Value!

Ironclad Outline

Up to 20k word outline or synopsis reviewed plus 1 more hour of one-on-one coaching with Clark Chamberlain.
If the blueprint is inferior, the building could need constant repairs. The same is true with an outline. Don’t risk your story use an Ironclad Outline and you’ll spend your valuable time writing not rewriting.

FAQ

What does value mean? For example: 52 Group Author Coaching Sessions ($2600 Value)

All the values are based on what the regular price of the service is. Group Author Coaching is priced at $50 a session ($50 x 52 weeks = $2600). Clark’s individual Author Coaching is $200 a session ($200 x 24 = $4800)

I already own one or more of the bonus courses, can I give them to a friend?

Absolutely! These bonuses are yours to do what you’d like. Feel free to join Author Cohort and give any of the bonuses away. Please just email me with your receipt and contact information of the author you’d like to gift it to.

You can also gift Author Cohort too!

I want to take advantage of the low price but I’m not ready to book, can I buy now and book later?

Most of the time the answer is yes, but with Author Cohort we will be working against the clock and with other authors. 

Sorry…

Is the payment system secure?

Yes! Payment is processed using PayPal or Stripe. Your card information never touches my servers—only the PCI-compliant servers of PayPal and Stripe.

Can I cancel the monthly payment?

I want to make sure you are completely satisfied and I’ll do my best to work out any issues that might come up, but I know sometimes life takes a drastic shift.

You can cancel all future payments with seven days’ notice before the next payment cycle. 

Unfortunately there are no refunds on current or previous months. 

Is there a money back guarantee?

You have 30 days after the first day of original purchase to get a full refund. 

Here’s my guarantee:

After you complete the full 12 months of work and you feel that it has not delivered I’ll pay you back out of my own pocket.

Does the Manuscript Evaluation include grammar editing?

It doesn’t. Grammar edits should be the final concern of the author. My Manuscript Evaluation will include volumes of notes on what is working why it works and what is not working and why it isn’t. These notes may light a fire under you to rewrite entire chapters, add more, or cut some entirely. And those changes will give you a book that won’t just make money during a 90 day Amazon algorithm, but for years and years to come—think legacy!

Aren’t you dead or something?

To quote one of the greats, “Oh, he’s not dead. Well, not yet.”

But to be honest, during the last two years I’ve had moments I wished I were dead.

This has been the second hardest time in my life. After being injured during an army training exercise I slowly watched as my world collapsed. My injuries contributed to the loss of my position in the army, my editing business, my health, and most devastating of all my family.

That’s life…we all have moments of greatness and moments of devastation. It’s what we do in each of those times that define who we are.

I’m safe and more importantly I’m moving forward with purpose.