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How to Write a Successful Nonfiction Book

This course is perfect for those who want to write a book but don’t know where to start.

Wouldn’t you love to feel confident in your ideas when you sit down to write, or write a clear and compelling first draft? 


Wouldn't it be wonderful to have two highly experienced editors and ghostwriters—of NYT and WSJ bestsellers—help you develop your nonfiction book, step by step?


That's exactly what you'll gain from this expert-led, on-demand course. With each lesson, we will work to make your writing process easier and your decisions clearer. We'll help you feel less overwhelmed and more focused.

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We're Lari Bishop and Sally Collings—editors, ghostwriters, and writing coaches who have written more than 50 books between us and coached authors through many, many more. 

 And in this course, we share our decades of experience developing successful nonfiction books to help you do the same. 
Sally Collings Book Editor California
Through your successful nonfiction book, we'll help you achieve your goals, build your reputation and credibility, and expand your influence.
  • Better decisions: Know exactly what you're writing, who you're writing for, and why they care

  • Faster drafts: Don't waste time on content that doesn't align with your goals or your readers' needs

  • Compelling content: Avoid the most common pitfalls—lack of clarity, balance, and reader engagement

  • Stronger pitch: Develop the foundation you need for a strong book proposal

  • Get to know your reader and develop a clear message and a compelling promise

  • Leverage market research, and plan for platform development

  • Discover your authentic author persona and writer’s voice

  • Structure your ideas and create an outline you can actually use

  • Start writing engaging content!

Discover how to develop the essential elements of good nonfiction and make the entire writing process easier.

In their enthusiasm to dive into writing, many authors skip over the essentials, and it shows. But when you cement them early in your writing process, the benefits are huge. The most important writing decisions you’ll make are here, and we’ll guide you through them.

What will you get with this course?
  • 16 detailed video or audio lessons, most with both of us in conversation, so you get more than one perspective

  • An incredible workbook and guide—in Google Doc or Microsoft Word format—with the same exercises we use with our clients and robust guides to the ideas we share in the lessons

  • Lifetime access to the course, so you can use it with your next book and the one after that


“Sally’s ability to organize, structure, perfect and polish my stories with ease was astonishing. I ended up as a fan of her incredible talent.”

— Shane Jacobson, actor & bestselling author

Are you ready to write your nonfiction book?



When does the course start and finish?


The course starts now and finishes when you’re done! It is a completely self-paced online course. You decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?


How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.

What if I’m unhappy with the course?

I want to make sure this course is right for you. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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