nonfiction Bootcamp

Find Your Voice & Finish Your Book

You Want to Finish Your Book

You know you have a book inside of you. You’ve been working on it for who knows how long—months, maybe years. You have the writing chops and a compelling story that will help others feel less alone. You’re dying to finish, but when? How?

Nonfiction Bootcamp will help you stop spinning your wheels—and finish your manuscript!

Now Open for Enrollment

Nonfiction Bootcamp is a coaching program and community for women writing a nonfiction book about personal stories of transformation. My philosophy helps you to fully own and love the story you have to tell, and supports you in manifesting a sacred creative and writing practice.

Nonfiction Bootcamp Assists You in Three Areas:

Structure

A structure that keeps you focused and facilitates both your process and outcome

Story

A Story that exists as written materials you can work with on the page

Sanctuary

A Sanctuary that protects and upholds your writing as a sacred practice

Why This Program?

This program requires you to:

  • Commit to the process. Yes, we will create the structure, help you identify your goals, give you deadlines, give you feedback, and edit your work. But you are the only one who can make the time, sit in the chair, and write the book. 
  • Spend approx 25-30 hours a month. Most of that time is for you to spend on your book and you should be prepared to rearrange your schedule if necessary. There is time for your book, you just have to make it.
  • Make a financial investment. Instead of spending your mental, physical energy on feeling frustrated and drained, your investment in working with me and my team will help you to feel reinvigorated and accomplished.

In return you get:

  • Guidance for designing a sustainable writing practice specific to your needs that works with your life and sets you up for making progress on your book project. 
  • Structure to set goals for yourself and your work, and deadlines for completing your book project.
  • Accountability from Janna and the More to the Story team and the Nonfiction Bootcamp community to hold you to the outcome of your writing goals in a safe and supportive space. 
  • Feedback, professional editing, and one-on-one work on your manuscript with Janna and the editorial team.
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Now Open for Enrollment
Space Is Limited

It’s important to us that you get our full, undivided attention, so we only accept six writers per quarter and we hand-select those we think will most benefit from working with us. If you are interested, use the button below to fill out an application and tell us about you, your book, and why you’re interested in working with us. After filling out the application, you’ll be prompted to schedule a consultation call with our team to help us determine if you’d be a good fit for the program.

You Should Apply If:

  • You want a safe and supportive community of women writers who are as serious as you are about finishing their book. You’re not a beginner and you’re not fickle about your work or your life as a writer.
  • Your book incorporates your personal story because you know sharing it will help others in some way.
  • You know writing a book is hard work and a journey. It won’t happen overnight, but you will see progress over time.
  • You’re a woman who is serious about writing a book, or who has a book-in-progress (memoir, or other form of nonfiction incorporating your personal story).
  • You are determined to finish your book but you’re unsure of how to actually make that happen with where you are right now.

You Should Not Apply If:

  • You are writing something other than a nonfiction book.
  • You’ve been in other writing programs and didn’t engage the process, missed deadlines, or didn’t participate in the community of the group.
  • You are writing a story about your life to document it for your family.

What Others Say About Working with Us

If Your Application Is Accepted, What Can You Expect in Nonfiction Bootcamp?

Imagine...

Your application is accepted and you are invited to be one of the six writers to work with us this quarter. You have a designated place to go for help and support with your book project and you no longer feel like you’re in it alone. You have peers who take their book project as seriously as you do, working toward the same goal: getting your manuscript done. You have a group of women cheering you on, holding you accountable, reminding you why you are writing this book int he first place, and tell you that, yes, you can finish! You have the structure of manuscript deadlines keeping you motivated to make progress, and you actually ARE making progress. 

Maybe Best of All...

You have a dedicated editor who gives you feedback on your manuscript, gives you direction, helps you make decisions about how to move forward, and who is a thought-partner talking through how to best develop your draft.

For the First Time in a Very Long Time...

You are making visible progress on your manuscript, you are excited and motivated to work on it, and you feel confident in your writing.

What exactly is included?

Depending on the level of investment you’re committed to making in order to finish your book, your Nonfiction Bootcamp experience may include live group coaching calls, manuscript deadlines, editorial feedback, and one-on-one meetings with your editor.

We Have Three Investment Levels Available:

DIY

$ 4,500
  • 10+ hours of video content on our proprietary Structure-Story-Sanctuary framework
  • Quarterly (4x a year) masterclasses, seminars, and craft talks with guest authors, writers & publishing professionals
  • One-year membership in our private More to the Story online community
  • Live group coaching calls every other week (2x monthly) with our editors and your fellow participants to ask questions, talk through specific challenges or struggles with your manuscript, and share wins
  • Manuscript deadlines, when your draft is due for professional editorial review and feedback
  • One-on-one calls with your editor to review your manuscript feedback

GROUP

$ 8,500
  • 10+ hours of video content on our proprietary Structure-Story-Sanctuary framework
  • Quarterly (4x a year) masterclasses, seminars, and craft talks with guest authors, writers & publishing professionals
  • One-year membership in our private More to the Story online community
  • Live group coaching calls every other week (2x monthly) with our editors and your fellow participants to ask questions, talk through specific challenges or struggles with your manuscript, and share wins
  • Manuscript deadlines, when your draft is due for professional editorial review and feedback
  • One-on-one calls with your editor to review your manuscript feedback

PREMIUM

$ 15,500
  • 10+ hours of video content on our proprietary Structure-Story-Sanctuary framework
  • Quarterly (4x a year) masterclasses, seminars, and craft talks with guest authors, writers & publishing professionals
  • One-year membership in our private More to the Story online community
  • Live group coaching calls every other week (2x monthly) with our editors and your fellow participants to ask questions, talk through specific challenges or struggles with your manuscript, and share wins
  • Manuscript deadlines, when your draft is due for professional editorial review and feedback
  • One-on-one calls with your editor to review your manuscript feedback
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FAQ

Nonfiction Bootcamp is a private coaching program and community created by Janna Marlies Maron, and run by Janna and her team of editors. It’s currently 12 months and is designed to help writers find their voice and finish their book. Yes, it is possible to finish a book in less than one year—it takes focus, commitment, and support.

Nonfiction Bootcamp is for women writing a nonfiction book about a personal story of transformation. We say that the story is one of transformation because often women are compelled to tell the story of something big they have overcome like a diagnosis or adoption or finding the courage to start a business and how it has completely changed their life, for the better. They know that what they have been through can also help change the lives of others, for the better, and that is why they are compelled to write a book.

The women we work with are typically working through major life shifts that often makes the material hard to write because they are revisiting painful or challenging memories. This is why it’s essential for them to find a safe and supportive space to do this work. The work is hard and, yes, can be painful, but it is also therapeutic and deeply healing.

Nonfiction Bootcamp is 12 months, during which time you’ll be a member of our online community called More to the Story. The online community is where you will access everything you need: all the video content, office hour events, quarterly masterclasses and seminars, our course library archive. The community is also where you can post updates just like you would on any other social network platform; you can comment and interact with your fellow participants and our editors. There’s also a direct message chat feature and much more. You’ll access the recorded video content on your own time, meet with your peers and editors every other week for office hours, all while you’re working on your manuscript until its’s time to submit for feedback from your editor. Once you get feedback from your editor, you will have a one-on-one to review the feedback and discuss your revision plan for your next deadline. You have access to your editor by email and by chat in the online community. There’s lots of access to us and your peers, and we are here to support you in accomplishing the milestone goal of finally finishing your book manuscript! 

Real talk: We’re willing to bet that 12 months is less time than you’ve already spent working on your book and trying to finish it on your own. It may sound like a long time when you think of it in terms of waiting ANOTHER 12 months to get it done. But let us ask you this: if you continue to work on your own, what’s the reality that you will actually finish it on your own in 12 months or less?

Beyond that, this program is 12 months because there is time built in to let you sit and work through material as necessary. When we work with writers in this capacity, together we often uncover something deep that hasn’t been addressed in the manuscript and needs to be. When it’s that deep, you need space to process and get ready to face what you need to face in order to finish the book, and—guess what?—that takes time. Time that you can’t know you need until you are in it.

This is a virtual program, which means you should have reliable internet to access material online and for joining the live office hours. You’ll also need an internet connection for your one-on-one calls. We use Zoom for these sessions. If you haven’t used it before, you need to download it and create an account; it’s free to download and to use for joining calls.

These are video calls, and it is ideal if you have the ability to join on a computer or device with a camera.

This program is designed to help writers finish their book and complete a manuscript that is ready for next steps. It is not designed for helping you get published or teaching you how to go about getting it published. We may look at options for how to share your work that could potentially include publishing but, no, that is not the focus of this program.

the world needs your story more now than ever.