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If Writing a Book Has Been on Your To-Do List, This Is Your Big Year!

I’m telling ya: If you’ve been putting off writing a book, then this is the year to change that. You can finally write your book in 2024. (Even if you’re “not a writer”!)

I want to start 2024 by reminding you why I’m here with ya and why it matters for your book writing journey.

As I reflect on 2023, I know there were missed opportunities for deeper connection. It was a chaotic year, for many reasons, and the best part of it is that I’ve learned so much from the chaos and have so many wonderful ideas for creating deeper connection and endless value for you.

And I want to give you more of that deeper connection and endless value.

I’m still finalizing some of the grand plans that will give you that something for 2024, but I’m telling you now, up front, in the first post of the year:


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What You Can Expect for Writing a Book with Me:

Wholly dedicating myself to:

  • Empowering your book writing journey, fiction or nonfiction, to do it quickly and easily, to love the journey
  • Guiding you to earn well-deserved income from your writing through an expanding backlist and leveraging your books
  • Teaching a writing method as engaging as your favorite puzzle: 💯 fun, zero frustration
  • Championing holistic authorship that keeps you front-and-center while writing a book
  • Doing this with actionable tips each week so that when you see this letter pop into your inbox, you know it’s going to make a difference for you

I’m keeping these handy so I can be reminded of them daily.

2024 is going to be full of surprises, but you can trust that it will be guided by these promises.

2 Actionable Steps for Writing a Book in 2024

1. Design Your Perfect Writing Nook

Let’s talk setting the stage for your next bestseller, and I’m not talking about just any old desk setup. Imagine creating a little sanctuary where your creativity isn’t just welcomed, it’s practically bubbling over.

Whether it’s that one spot on your couch where the light hits just right, a table at your local café where the barista knows your order by heart, or a quiet corner in the library that feels like it was made for you, finding that perfect spot is key.

And let’s not forget the digital realm – whether you’re a Google Docs devotee, a Scrivener enthusiast, or you’re all about syncing between multiple devices (like me), the right tools can turn writing from a chore into something you can’t wait to dive into. When you’re writing a book, you want to feel comfortable with the tools you choose to use.

Think of it as setting up your own little writing world where the words flow as freely as the coffee.

And I really love Ulysses as a writing app these days, so check it out if you’re in the market for a good writing app.

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Create your opus.

This free Writing Ritual Creator will not only track your word count, it’ll help you build the foundation you need to write your book.

2. Create a Writing Ritual That’s Uniquely Yours

Now, onto the secret sauce: Writing a book is a lot easier when you have a writing ritual that’s more you than your favorite playlist.

This isn’t just about setting aside time to write; it’s about creating moments so rich in purpose, your brain flips the switch from “meh” to “let’s go” the moment you start. Maybe it’s brewing a pot of your favorite tea, lighting a candle that smells like motivation, or donning a quirky hat that tells the world (and your cat) you’re in the zone.

It’s about carving out a routine that feels less like a routine and more like a personal pre-game hype session for your brain. Stick with it, and you’ll find that not only does your productivity start to soar, but your writing begins to take on a life of its own, transforming from scattered thoughts into stories that captivate and inspire. It’s about making every writing session a mini-celebration of your creativity.

And if you’re really ready to make this the year you write your book, check out the Book Map (fiction one here).

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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Joyful, Easy Writing Can Be Yours

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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.

Mockup of The Writing Ritual Creator from Holly Ostrout
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If You Want to Change the World with Your Book, You've Got to Write It.

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.