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Is it time to write your book?

Today’s the day you decide... do you want your book to change lives?

If you're someone with a big mission—whether you're a coach, consultant, speaker, or thought leader—and you know you have powerful ideas, messages, methods, and stories that could change lives...

That could even change the world.

But every time you try to translate your genius into a book, you freeze up.

  • You don’t know where to start
  • You get lost in the weeds of your Big Idea
  • You stare at the blinking cursor until your eyes glaze over
  • The doubt sets in and you start wondering, “Can I really do this?”

I'm here to tell you: You can do this.

You can write a book. And it can change the world.

One that connects with readers as deeply as…

  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  • Or any other world-changing author you love

But you need a guide to shape your big ideas into a compelling book. A framework to organize your insights into memorable stories and actionable advice. A toolkit to finally translate your one-of-a-kind voice into words on the page.

What you need...
is a navigator you can trust.

You’ve put in SO MUCH work to find your flow in your business, and you just need that last piece of the puzzle to make everything click… to make it all slot into perfect alignment so this beautiful business you’ve built from the ground up will start running itself more so it’ll stop running you.

You’re overflowing with ideas that could transform your readers…

But every week that passes without your book out in the world, you feel your calling slipping away.

Good intentions alone just aren’t enough. Without strategy and a blueprint to guide you, your book will languish… in that file on your desktop gathering digital dust.

Let today be the day that all changes.

If any of these sound familiar, raise your pen.

Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

You’ve been in business awhile, but your visibility isn’t where you want it to be, no matter how hard you try. You know you’re good at what you do.

Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

You want to write a book, but not just any book—a book that will change lives and maybe even the world. You want to do this right.

Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

You don’t want to waste anymore time trying to piece the process together; you just want to write a book you know readers will love.

Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

And you want that book to change your life, too… to bring you more speaking opps, more media, more connections, more clients.

Wouldn't it be great to share your vision with someone who can help you shape your book idea into your masterpiece, without judgment?

Dr. Andy Erlich, Author of The Long Shadows: The Story of Jake Erlich

Highly Recommended!

“I worked with Holly to publish my book, The Long Shadows: The Story of Jake Erlich, and then we worked together on my author platform. I’d highly recommend working with Holly for your author needs.”

— Dr. Andy Erlich, Author of The Long Shadows: The Story of Jake Erlich

Crazy Deep Knowledge​

“I knew when I decided that it was time to start writing my book that Holly was the person to turn to. Her cheerfulness, easy vibe, and, most importantly, her crazy deep knowledge of planning and writing books hits the trifecta. I highly recommend working with Holly… You WILL NOT be disappointed!”
— Amanda Fletcher, Writer​
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Get ready to hold your life-changing book in your own two hands.

You can go from messy idea to that quicker than you think.

In just a few months, let this be you:

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Clarified your work into a book that promises your readers something they dearly want & can’t wait to read & learn…

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Mapped your thoughts into a transformative journey for your reader that motivates, educates, inspires, and sets fire…

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Quickly wrote a life-changing book based on your easy-to-follow Book Map™ & practically paint-by-numbers chapters…

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And put your book out into the world with intention, to a mass of hungry readers who’ve been counting down the days.

Here's what I've found is the best way to help you get your best book written

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Your “Business to Life-Changing Book” Roadmap

Step 1 is, getting your book setup for success faster than you can say Bestseller by following my “business to life-changing book” roadmap.

It’s a clever workhorse of a template that makes taking all the value and amazing things from what you do in your business to create a roadmap for a book that is not only easy to write, but that makes readers want to buy it, read it, love it, and share it super easy and super quick.

I’ve been told using it is almost like playing a game. I like to think that if a project manager, a writer, the people who make the Wordles, and a home organizer had a very pretty baby together, it would be this template.

Paint-by-Numbers Beautiful, Engaging Chapters

The second step in your plan is my tried-and-true Purpose Points which make actually creating engaging and inspiring content for the book basically paint-by-numbers. And it also helps you write a book that’s good enough to get 5 star reviews or maybe even go viral.

It helps ensure your reader keeps turning to the next page, so that by the time they’ve finished reading, they’re salivating to have more from you.

When I told you about the answer that was staring me in the face the whole time, this is it. Purpose Points.

No one I know has ever taught that nonfiction books need this framework, which is why a lot of books that people thought would do well end up flopping.

One of the things people forget about nonfiction is this: Nonfiction, like fiction, must entertain your reader. If you bore them, you lose them.

And after several years of combing through bestselling nonfiction books, trialling and testing, I was able to create a repeatable system for creating your book that makes it almost as easy as painting by numbers.

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3. Take the Mystery Out of Prosperous Publishing

And then we come to step 3, the final stop on our Heroine’s Journey. If a book falls onto Amazon and no one is around to hear it, did it make a sound?

One of the biggest fears people come to me with is: What if no one reads it?

I get it—publishing is a strange, opaque industry and if you’ve ever tried to publish a book before, you probably spent a while banging your head against a wall and wondering how the heck you were supposed to do this at all, much less do it right.

In step 3 we’re going to take the mystery out of getting your book published, so that you don’t waste weeks of your life on it, and so that you can get your book in front of your ideal audience, and they can find it, buy it, read it, and LOVE it.

It’s the part where you make it all real!

If you're ready to change the world with your book, I'm ready to help you do it.

You know you’ve got a BRILLIANT book that readers will LOVE, but getting it out into the world isn’t easy. I can take you from a frustrated, confused, and “aspiring” author to a published author, proud of the book you’ve created.

That’s exactly what other clients have achieved when they’ve worked with me and it’s exactly what you can achieve, too.

A Masterclass in the Art of Storytelling​

“If you are a story-weaver, this … is your loom. This author-created roadmap to writing your book is the perfect tool for those of us who want to visually organize and track a book’s story arc, character development, and metadata. It also provides a masterclass in the art of storytelling. A brilliant solution for the overwhelmed novelist.”

— Amanda Dzimianski, Editor, Poet + Author, Writing Coach​
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John Hulbert, Author of Yeshua

Beyond My Expectation​

“I was so fortunate to have Holly get my book out into the publishing world. As a self published author, I needed help and she went beyond my expectation. I can’t wait to work with Holly again on my next book.”
— John Hulbert, Author of Yeshua and Journey to Love​

Your Heroine's Journey to a Finished Book

This partnership is for you if you've been dreaming of writing that book, but haven't been able to manage it yet and are looking for a proven process to create a damn good book, without burning yourself out writing it.
Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

1-on-1 support from an expert book coach to guide you from messy idea to finished book without burning out.

Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

Your own copy of my signature Book Map™ that makes creating an unputdownable book practically paint-by-numbers.

Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

Unlimited support between calls via email and WhatsApp so you can send me a voice note and get quick questions answered.

Holly Ostrout's Book Mapping™️ method is the last resource you'll need to write a life-changing book.

Regular feedback on your writing via detailed Looms from yours truly, so you always know you’re on the right track for success.

So, how much?

The 3-month book one-on-one book coaching program is $6,400 USD, and payment plans are available.

Want to see if it’s right for you? Schedule a free Book Mapping™ Roadmap Discovery call with me to learn more and find out if book coaching is right for you. If I can help, I’ll tell you. If I can’t, I’ll recommend someone who can.

Completely unblocked!​

“I had hit a writing wall with edits before I used Holly’s blueprint for book outlines on Airtable, and once I started plugging my book into it, the wall dissolved and I was able to tackle my edits with no problem! The blueprint has examples already loaded onto it, like character arcs, plot points, etc, and the software is extremely user friendly and has tons of cool features to help bring your book to life! I will definitely be recommending this blueprint to all my writer friends!”

— Holly Amber Webb, Author​
Holly Amber Webb, Author

Ready to change the world—and your life— with your book?

Hi, I'm Holly Ostrout

I believe that books change lives, starting with your own while you’re writing it. And I also believe that books are THE most important invention since fire.

So putting your work into one is the smartest thing you can do for your business and your legacy. 

But only if you do it right.

I work with big-idea coaches, consultants, service providers, speakers, thought leaders, and authors who want to write a world-changing book. Through my Book Mapping™ system, I provide authors a clear roadmap from blank page to finished manuscript, even if you’re “not a writer.” 

And as a bonus, I help you create a more sustainable marketing ecosystem around your book, write a better book, and live a happier life as a business owner. 

The end result is both a world-changing book and a business you can finally take a breath to appreciate.

Books are my jam and always have been, but I’ve done some cool things over the years. I’m an author of four books, former leader of a well-known book imprint, and a certified project manager. I’ve got literal years of experience running successful projects, and writing a book is a real project that can feel daunting if you don’t know how to plan it. 

I’ve worked with over 100 authors to help them write and publish their books, even when they thought they “weren’t writers”.

I’ve figured out how to consistently write unputdownable, life-changing books with a few indispensable secrets:

  1. Creating a Heroine’s Journey for your reader
  2. Applying Purpose Points to delightful effect
  3. Using this very same Book Map™ to plan and write

And guess what? When we work together, we take care of all three! 😘

Ready to get started?

First, we’ll book a quick call to make sure that this is right for you. No uncomfortable sales pitch. If we’re a good fit, I’ll make an offer and you’re welcome to say no, think about it, or jump right in today.

If you decide to move forward, we’ll get the details taken care of and book your onboarding call.

A few months from now? You’ll be checking off “published author” from your to-do list and beginning your journey to changing the world with your book.

100x Easier to Keep Track of Everything​

Holly’s blueprint is the tool for writers. It’s convenient and customizable, with endless options that you can adjust based on your story’s needs. Before this, I was doing my plotting with pen and paper, and when trying to keep track of all the story beats and subplots I always felt like I was forgetting something. This blueprint makes it 100 times easier to keep track of every aspect of my story, and I always know what I need to write next!
— Jennifer Rivers, Author, Educator, and Book Person
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F.A.Q.

Let’s find out. You can book a free discovery call with me at your convenience. Click here to apply and book your discovery call.

I only want to be your coach if I am the right coach for you, so I take our discovery call seriously, and if we’re not a good fit, or if I don’t think I am the right coach for your needs, I’ll tell you. I don’t do sleezy sales because not only is that gross and uncomfortable, I also know if our energy is in alignment and I’m offering what you need, we’ll both know that.

Absolutely. I give you my personal WhatsApp handle so that you can send me a message whenever you need. Instead of typing a text, you record yourself talking. I’ll get the message and send you a voice memo or text back.

I’ll reply within two business days, during my working hours, Monday through Friday. I take weekends off to be with my family. If you message me at 4pm on a Friday, I may not be able to get back to you until Monday, for example.

Yes! And I can’t wait to do so.

However, I’m not a line editor or a proofreader. You may still choose to hire any one of those prior to publishing your book if you’re planning to self-publish, or even if you’re planning to query—and in fact, I recommend it.

My role is to guide you through the writing process, helping you to create the best possible first draft and to get to “the end.” I’ll give you feedback on your writing, offer suggestions to strengthen it, and point out areas of weakness, but I don’t provide a detailed editorial feedback document—that’s for an editor to do, not a book coach.

After we’re done, if you’d like that kind of support, I have several great editors I would be confident referring you to!

No. That’s not my speciality.

My role is to guide you through the writing process, helping you to create the best possible first draft and to get to “the end.” I’ll give you feedback on your writing, offer suggestions to strengthen it, and point out areas of weakness, but I don’t provide a detailed editorial feedback document—that’s for an editor to do, not a book coach.

After we’re done, if you’d like that kind of support, I have several great editors I would be confident referring you to!

No, no one can guarantee that, and if they say they do, run.

Books are a product, just as Tide Pods are, and the success of your book is based on a number of factors. There’s some luck involved, but it’s not random. Thousands of successful indie authors can tell you that. 

Whether or not your book is published will depend on 4 main factors—in ascending order:

  1. The quality of your writing.
  2. The clarity of your idea and how well it’s shown in your book.
  3. Whether or not your book is “to market”—meaning, it’s written to well-established structures, tropes, universal fantasies, and if the idea is something people care about.
  4. Your perseverance in getting it into the world.

I can’t control those for you, I can only guide you. What I can guarantee is that I will give you and your book my dedication to making it as good as it can possibly be. But you’ve still got to do the work.

No worries! Grab a 15 minute consult call with me or send an email and I’ll be happy to answer. 

As with any personal growth program your results with The Book Map™ may vary from these consumer testimonials. Your results will be based on variables such as your level of effort, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, Books & Alchemy cannot guarantee your success or results, nor is Books & Alchemy responsible for your success or failure. The Book Map™ is not a “magic bullet” for writing your book. It takes effort and dedication. Books & Alchemy provides you with a blueprint to write your book and these students agree.

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