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How to Start Changing the World with Your Book

Let me tell you of my vision for changing the world:

I believe books change lives – yours, mine, and the fictional ones that don’t yet exist. And it all starts when you write yours.

I have a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching world-changers to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey.

I see a future where we build trust in our worlds, words, and work with our books, and where the world becomes a better place because of the books we write.

Preconceptions shift.
Empathy grows.
Community matters.

My commitment is to bring to life books—fiction and nonfiction—founded on integrity.

The future starts from the first raw sentence typed today. I’ll bring the map, and you’ll take us on the journey.

If you’re ready to change the world with your book, your quest awaits.

I’ve just updated the website with it because it’s so important to me.

I see us disrupting the writing and publishing world this year, and I’m looking forward to doing it together.


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10 Ways to Ensure Your Book is Up for Changing the World

Books have the incredible power to transform lives – including yours. They’re not just stories or collections of words; they’re gateways to new worlds, new knowledge, and new ways of thinking. Ready to change the world with your book? The first step is indeed to write it, but here’s how you can make that journey even more impactful:

  1. Identify Your Core Message: What is the one thing you want your readers to take away from your book? Your core message should resonate with your experiences and the transformation you wish to see in your readers. This is one of the first things you need to focus on if you want to create a book that’s capable of changing the world.
  2. Know Your Audience: Understand who you’re writing for. What are their challenges, desires, and aspirations? Your book should speak directly to them, offering solutions and inspiration tailored to their needs.
  3. Set a Writing Schedule: Consistency is key. Dedicate a specific time each day or week for writing, and treat it with the same importance as any other appointment or meeting. Try a Writing Ritual.
  4. Create a Detailed Outline: Before you start writing your book, map out the structure. What topics will you cover? What stories will you share? An outline keeps you focused and ensures you cover all intended points. My Book Mapping™️ course can really help here (well, it helps with all of it!).
  5. Seek Feedback Early: Don’t wait until your book is finished to get feedback. Share your ideas, chapters, or sections with trusted peers or potential readers. Their insights can be invaluable in shaping your book to better meet the needs of your audience.
  6. Embrace Your Unique Voice: The most impactful books are those where the author’s authenticity shines through. Don’t be afraid to share your personal experiences and lessons learned. Your unique perspective is what will make your book stand out.
  7. Plan for Publishing: Research your publishing options early on. Whether you decide to go the traditional publishing route or self-publish, understanding the steps involved can help you make informed decisions and plan accordingly.
  8. Market Your Book: Start building anticipation for your book early. Use social media, your personal or business website, and networking events to start conversations about the themes in your book and why they matter.
  9. Leverage the Heroine’s Journey: Structure your book to reflect the Heroine’s Journey – from realizing a change is needed, through the search and struggle, to transformation and understanding. This narrative arc resonates deeply with readers, guiding them through their own journey of change as they read. It’s all about changing the world in a sustainable, enjoyable way.
  10. Implement the ‘Book Mapping’ Method: Use the Book Mapping™️ method to thoroughly plan, pen, and prep your book. This structured approach ensures that every aspect of your book – from the core message to the narrative flow – is carefully crafted to impact your readers’ lives positively.
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Your book has the potential to not only change your life but also to touch the lives of others in profound ways. Let’s embark on this journey together and create something truly transformative.

Tell me — What part of this vision speaks to you the most?

Let’s change some lives,

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PS — 🩵 When it feels right, here are 3 ways I can help you turn the page:

  1. The Book Map. Imagine having a GPS for your book-writing journey, guiding you from “I think I have an idea!” all the way to “OMG, I did it! I wrote a book!” That’s what the Book Map can do for you. It’s a supercharged roadmap for your writing journey. It’s not just about outlining chapters; it’s about diving deep into what you want to say and the best way to say it, ensuring every word pulls its weight. You’re not just writing a book; you’re crafting a masterpiece that feels as if it almost writes itself. Ready to make your book dream a reality? Let’s Book Map it!
  2. One-to-One Book Coaching. I have a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching world-changers to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey. I see a future where we build trust in our words, worlds, and work with our books, and where the world becomes a better place because of the books we write. My commitment is to bring to life books—fiction and nonfiction—founded on integrity. I’ll bring the map, and you’ll take us on the journey. If you’re ready to change the world with your book, your quest awaits. Apply for a free discovery call here. It takes 3 minutes.
  3. Listen to the Podcast. The Book Coach Chronicles: A podcast for writers of books, people who want to be writers of books, and y’all in the back who’ve been thinking about it but don’t yet consider yourself a writer. Listen on AppleSpotify, or Everywhere Else.

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Holly Ostrout is a book coach with a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching big-idea entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers, and authors to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey.
Holly Ostrout

Hi I’m Holly. If you’re going to change the world with your book, fiction or nonfiction, I can help you do it.

I'm a book coach for high-achieving, creative coaches, consultants, service providers, speakers, and authors who want to build a sustainable business around their book—whether that’s fiction or nonfiction.

I help you share your wisdom, ideas, and gifts by writing & publishing a life-changing book that helps you streamline your business, bring in more money, and change more lives.

I believe books are the most important human invention. And yours can change the world.

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Find that magical zone when the words flow like honey + everything you want to say comes across in perfect harmony. Write your book joyfully + easily with this Writing Ritual Tracker & keep the flow with my helpful newsletter.

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Find that magical zone when the words flow like honey + everything you want to say comes across in perfect harmony. Write your book joyfully + easily with this Writing Ritual Creator & keep the flow with my helpful newsletter.