Now you’ve got your outline, you need to expand on it quickly before you run out of steam! 

Could you really complete your first draft in a few hours, without writing a horrific mess? Yes, you can with this simple four-step strategy.

Up for it? I do hope so. Let’s get the band back together!

Tell me what your biggest book problem is…



(Don’t bother trying to sign up if you’ve not done the planning course – the buy button’s dimmed out…)

Here’s how the Thirty-Day Book Writing Course works

This challenge is all about creating your first draft of your book, using your book outline from the five-day challenge to guide you.

Drafting means getting the gist of your material out of your head and down on paper as fast as possible, and not sweating over the small stuff getting stuck revising each sentence a million times.

Speed is of the essence here. Do not worry about ‘rushing it’. “Good enough” really is good enough at this stage. There are plenty more steps to come that ensure your wording spot on before the public see your book.

This is why I’ll show you to use the dictation method in the earliest stage of your book. It removes the temptation to tweak… I mean revise… no sorry edit… yeah edit… the words you just put down… erm… I mean wrote.

That urge to constantly revise and perfect as you go is the route to author disaster.

PS. If you find you still prefer to write or discover it’s easier to type the occasional point when you get tongue-tied, there’s advice on how to write clearly and concisely too.

Why is this process so efficient?

The bitesize training lasts just 1 hour 45 minutes – which means less time plodding through a wall of thud-factor and more time writing!

It’s time to swap the placeholder text for your explanations… following the recipe I share in the 30-day challenge.

At the end of the process, your first draft is complete and ready for editing.


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So, basically ‘yes, you can’ if you want to…

If you’ve decided “yes” this is feasible… here’s how it works

  • there are 4 lessons broken down into bitesize topics
  • you can learn with video, audio or PDF, whichever you prefer
  • there is a dedicated website and a facebook group to support you
  • …And me to do some arse-kicking. I mean guide you (….Must get the hang of this copywriting marketing guff… I hate it tongue-out )

Lesson 1: Boost your authority

This is a final quality check on your book outline before you start elaborating. You need to be certain that your book is going to enhance your professional credentials and that your book is also going to meet your readers’ needs before any painstaking work begins. There are three aspects to this.

  1. Boost your authority by adding an overview of you and how your book is guaranteed to meet your reader needs to your introduction (11mins)
  2. Review your placeholder front and back matter in your book, so your title has a traditionally published feel to it rather than something shoddy written by a clueless person who cut corners on the basics (15 mins)
  3. Finalise your book outline and double check all your ducks are in a row before you crack on  (8 mins)

Lesson 2: Get ready to write

To speed up the dictation process and make sure you’re backing up your work as you go, there’s some advice on the optimal set-up to make sure you avoid any bumps in the road and get off to a strong start.

  1. Set up voice recording and transcription by looking at the options and working out what’s the best method for you (6 mins)
  2. Make a test recording so you can get in your stride about verbalising your ideas and make sure you avoid the joyous sound of silence (4 mins)
  3. Set up backups so your research and your draft book progress is safely archived online should your computer hard disk have a meltdown or you have a sausage fingers moment and delete something important (3 mins)

Lesson 3: Finish your draft

It can’t be put off any longer – it’s time to write! 🙂 Well, dictate. This lesson is all about how to explain your material quickly, clearly, concisely and completely. It’s important not to dwell on getting the first draft perfect, but these pointers on writing quality are helpful to know in advance because if you bear this advice in mind, it will cut down on the number tweaks needed when you get to the editing stage.

  1. Learn to dictate your book in the optimal sequence to complete your draft as quickly as possible, plus some advice on what to do should you get tongue-tied (6 mins)
  2. Make your book an easy read with some written English tips anyone can apply even if you’re on the run from the Grammar Police (8 mins)
  3. Avoid bad habits, like talking about yourself too much when you elaborate to make your book a more enjoyable read for your audience (6 mins)
  4. Create your first draft in double quick time by adding your transcription text back into your book template (6 mins)
  5. Finish your introductions and summaries, which is most easily done as a review of the main body of each chapter once complete (2 mins)

Lesson 4: Resolve the loose ends

As you go through your draft, you will run into loose ends, like artwork you need, or resource ideas that need tightening up, and of course settling on the perfect title and subtitle. This lesson explains how to resolve those loose ends.

  1. Add your interior artwork by picking the right image type and making sure the quality is sufficient (8 mins)
  2. Plan your book resources by reviewing some suggestions for different types of file to add if you’re creating something from scratch (11 mins)
  3. Plan your book title and subtitle with some tried and tested suggestions to play around with and mould to your needs (11 mins)

Important stuff to ponder

  1. You need to be able to focus on this for 30 days… not every day… but no drifting and excuses
  2. It takes around six to ten hours to complete the five-day challenge and plan your book outline (if you’ve not done yours yet)
  3. Dictating your book takes around eight to 12 hours plus breaks and there’s a bit of prep and thinking but nothing too onerous.
  4. There is no 4.

Great! Let’s Get The Band Back Together.
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If you are interested, please join me. The price… oops… I mean investment... is £197

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If this isn’t for you because life gets in the way and you fall behind, there’s the wrong sort of leaves on the railway track, or you just keep buying ‘shelf help’ to hide the fact you spun your wheels and did nothing with it yet again, you can have a full refund.

*See the note above about who this is for… slackers and faffers need not apply. I’ll give you your money back before you let me and your fellow challengers down.

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Who is Colette Mason?  

For many years I published information for the UK Government and global corporations. I loved the high-profile element to the work – knowing millions of people are reading what you produce gives you quite a buzz.

Apart from the occasional public inquiry report, the authors never got the credit – the information was always attributed to an organisation and never those who had crafted the words.

I wanted to publish people’s expertise and make sure they got credited for it.

So I jumped ship, left my comfortable, corporate consulting bubble and set up own my publishing company, ready to help business owners create their own top-notch books based on their professional experience.

These days, I work privately with motivated clients who are serious about living up to their potential and relish the prospect of becoming a published author.

I help them create detailed book outlines, support them as they write their first draft and, with the help from my team of expert editors, I publish a high-quality book, which meets traditional publishing standards, without the restrictions and hassles that come with signing your ideas away to someone else…

How you can benefit from joining this course

  • You get private group coaching with Colette Mason, so you can get customized advice about your book
  • Get instant access to digital training materials that cover different aspects of writing your book in the form of videos, PDF documents and audio files
  • You get access to Colette’s premium book templates, which are perfect for Kindle and printed paperback books
  • You can harness the collective brainpower and feedback from your fellow challengers to guide you on your way as you write your book
  • You get access to Colette’s team of experts, if you want to outsource a particular aspect of creating your book

Great! I need expert help to write my book and get access to the exclusive coaching community  

If you are interested, please join me. The investment is £197 (Got it right that time… conversions through the roof!)

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