FAQ - aka
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the
questions I get asked about this class. If yours
isn't here, just contact me
and I'll answer it for you.
- Have you written any
books? Yes, both for myself and as a
ghostwriter for others. I've also coached
writers through their books. You can see a
complete list of my book writing credits
here - well, as complete as any
ghost writer can claim; I only include ghost
credits when the author has specifically told me
I can. You'll also see some relevant
testimonials there too.
- Will I have a book
completed by the end of the class?
Probably not - unless you can devote a full-time
effort to writing your book now and even then
you are unlikely to completely finish in ten
months. I have had a few clients complete their
books in as little as six months, but that's
unusual. Generally it takes a year to 18 months
or even two years, and sometimes much longer.
Particularly when it's your first book. What you
will have is both a firm foundation and clarity
about your book plus real practice at getting
the writing done so you can finish your book.
You'll also have 16 months support in the forum
- which you can extend if you need or want to.
- How much time will this
class take? Great
question! One reason there are 21 lessons is
I've kept each one fairly short - less than 30
minutes each in most cases. There are close to
10 hours of viewing time total, spread over 10
months. Each lesson has an assignment. Some will
take you only a few minutes, but since you'll
actually be developing your book, many of them
will take much longer. How much longer is
impossible to say. A full-time book writer
probably spends three to five hours a day
actually writing the book. Part time book
writers can get a book written in 30 minutes or
less a day. The class addresses how to get the
writing done and how anyone can set up a writing
schedule that works for them.
- I see other ways of
getting a book written. Why is your method the
best? Yes, there are other ways to get a
book written - lots of them. I'm not sure I'd
label my way as 'the best' way. I know it's a
good way because I've written many books this
way and coached others to do the same. Every
author is different and what works for one may
not work for another. That said, I know this way
works for me and has worked for many more. It's
also an approach that helps people who are stuck
get unstuck. Getting YOUR Book
Written With Vision & Spirit is a
solid approach that really works.
- How can I be sure my
idea won't be stolen if I participate in the
one truth about ideas: if you and I both wrote a
book about, oh say, how to train a dog,
the books would be very different because each
of us would bring our own, unique perspective.
Plus you can't copyright an idea anyway, only
- Okay, that may be
true, but are two books about training dogs
likely to sell at roughly the same time? Does
the first one have an advantage? Another
truth about publishing is the success of any
particular book is dependent more on how well
it's marketed than its publication date.
- So are you telling me
protecting my idea isn't necessary? Yes,
in general. If you have discovered something
truly new, like a scientific discovery, you
might need to worry and should probably patten
it. There are also some situations where you
might want to file a trademark on your book's
logo if it has one. If either one is the case,
let's have a conversation before you join the
class - contact me.
However, most books, including mine, don't fall
into those categories and you really don't need
to try to protect your idea. In fact you can't
protect an idea. Copyrights only protect the
expression of an idea - so write the very best
book you can, be willing to market it and you'll
be fine. .
- I've come up with a
great, pithy title - I'm afraid someone might
take it it's so good. Yet another truth is
that book titles cannot be copyrighted. Under
certain limited situations, you might be able to
trademark the logo design including the title
for your book but still the title couldn't be
copyrighted. You can, of course, participate in
the forum without using the title of your book.
Or you could make up a bad title.
- Will you edit my book?
No, not as part of the class. Editing is a
different sort of arrangement. The class will
coach you through the process of writing your
book. Editing and copyediting is addressed in
the class. If you're asking if you can hire me
to coach you directly, or to edit your book for
a fee, the answer is probably yes. See www.annewayman.com
- Can I talk with you
before I sign up for the class? Sure -
you'll find several ways to contact me
here and I'm happy to talk with
- Will I have to pay
long distance charges for the calls?
Maybe. It depends on your long distance plan and
where you're calling from. The prefix of the
number you'll be calling will most likely be 712 - check
with your phone provider to find out for sure.
- Can I use Skype?
You can try. You need to know we'll be using a
conference line for the calls. Just be aware
that Skype sometimes creates echos on conference
calls and if your Skype connection creates a
problem you'll have to mute yourself - worst
case I may ask you to disconnect. If this
happens, it often works to simply call in again
on Skype - you may get a non-echoing
- How will I be notified
of each class? When you complete your
registration you'll also agree to accept email
notices from me. Every two weeks you'll got
notification of the next class.
- Do you offer a money
back guarantee? No, I don't. I've tried
to figure out what I can guarantee and what I
can't and the truth is all I can promise you is
this class is my best effort and the system has
worked for many people when they do the work.
The page, Will
this class work for me? will
give you more information. And if it turns out
you're unhappy I hope you contact me - maybe we
can fix it.
- How do I know that the
dollar values you quote for the bonuses are
real? You can check my other websites and
see what I charge for ebooks is the same price I
use here. The price I put on the telephone calls
is based on my coaching fees. The prices I quote
for ghostwriting are pretty easy to find. In
other words, I've done some homework and have
attempted to make those prices and values as
real and as honest as I can.
- How will I know if I'm
one of the first 14 to register and entitled
to three 22 minute coaching calls with you?
You'll get an email from me
congratulating you and telling you exactly what
you need to do to schedule the first of your
register? Just click a button and
you'll shortly be all set.
- My question
isn't here - how can I get it answered?
Easy, just contact me
- if you email it helps if you put something
like book writing class question in the subject
line - and I'll get it answered for you.
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