You don’t want your life lessons to be lost.
You want them to be preserved for others and even for future generations.
You keep saying to yourself, "I'll get this book done."
You want to get your book from blank page to the beautiful finished reality you can hold in your hands. One your readers will keep on their nightstand, offering them hope and healing.
And you repeat to yourself, "I'll do it. Yes, I will."
Frustrated and disappointed in yourself.
Missing this incredibly vital opportunity to share your hard-earned wisdom and experience with others.
And feeling like you're not fulfilling a crucial aspect of the purpose God made you for.
Maybe it feels like writer's block.
Writing a book can be overwhelming, especially when you have a wealth of experience and stories.
How do you get it all organized?
How do you decide what to choose and which to leave out?
How can you even get it to make sense?
There's a solution for that.
Just like if you were to build a house, you wouldn’t jump in and start hammering and sawing without a plan.
You’d build a foundation. Then you’d organize the projects and tackle them one by one.
Big Projects can be broken down into a series of smaller projects.
A knowledgeable guide can show you how to do that with your book.
“I am too much” clashes with “I am not enough.”
It’s part of the confusion and inner turmoil so common for trauma survivors.
You can feel the same way with your book.
“My story is too big.”
“I am too small.”
“Who am I to be trying to write a book? Who am I to be getting my message out to the world?”
I feel like an imposter.
But there’s a solution for that.
Revisiting who you know you are in Jesus Christ will ground you in truth and shield you from imposter syndrome.
Understanding the nonfiction book writing process helps bring the unknown to familiar.
You can move from imposter syndrome to becoming a confident guide for someone else on this journey of life.
You want your message to go out to the world, yes.
But you keep trying to get it perfect.
It’s what makes you keep re-writing the same paragraph over
It’s common for trauma survivors to think that “being perfect” might eventually equate to “being safe.”
When you want to be perfect, it could be that there’s really something else underlying that desire.
Fear of ridicule.
Fear of exposure.
Fear of vulnerability.
Book Crafters Academy
an exclusive vetted group coaching environment
for a maximum of 10 aspiring authors
You can finally write your Christian nonfiction book
to transform your life lessons into help and healing for others.
I'm Rebecca Davis, and I've been helping others with their nonfiction books since 2014.
I've also written 17 nonfiction books of my own.
As a trauma-informed book coach, it's my profession and joy to help aspiring authors write their Christian nonfiction books.
"BCA was so helpful in learning the process of writing a book, as well as the next steps of editing, publishing, launching and promoting. The information that Rebecca shared was so helpful and is pure gold. Her one-on-one coaching was amazing.
I had wanted to write a book for quite a while and felt that I had a compelling story, but I really didn't know where to start or how to organize it.
I didn't quite understand what the process would be for writing a book, and it seemed overwhelming.
I had read some of Rebecca's books and really liked them. I also saw on her website that she had worked with several authors I was familiar with, and I liked their books as well.
Rebecca helped me see that my personal story, subject matter, and content are valid and compelling and would make a good book. She helped me see how a book will fit well with the other things that I'm doing with my ministry.
She also helped me organize some of my thoughts and gave me a good starting point and direction.
Rebecca can help take a 'dream' of writing a book and turn it into a reality. She is easy to work with, understanding, and encouraging.
She can help give an overall picture of a writing project and also help with direction and steps on how to proceed.
The first time tackling a project is hard, because it's the first time and there are so many things to learn. But having Rebecca there to walk alongside us and share what she has learned from doing this so many times is invaluable and helped me see that this can be done, and can be done well. I think my book will be so much better and of higher quality because of doing BCA."
Defined by God Ministries
In this exclusive group, I’ll be personally working for eight weeks with the carefully selected members.
This will be a maximum of 10 aspiring authors who have deep life experience and wisdom that they are passionate to share with others.
Are you one of those 10?
Overcome your book-writing fears.
Get unstuck in your book-writing process.
Identify the Four Pillars of your own book's foundation.
Undertake the simple and straightforward book planning process, without overwhelm.
Find help from the Lord in determining the best way forward with your own book.
Implement proven methods to create your book's outline.
Find and express your best wisdom, knowledge, and experiences.
Understand how to use the elements of fiction to make a good book into a great book.
Experience synergy working with others who have the same goal as you, in a collaborative, noncompetitive, environment.
Write a book that will bring transformational change to your corner of the world.
You can know what you’re doing, and you’ll know that you’re the very best person to do it.
You can get that excellent balance of producing your best possible work without being frozen by fear of imperfection.
"While I am an experienced writer, telling my own story was triggering. I needed someone willing to deeply understand my story while also keeping the objectivity needed to tell it well.
Rebecca’s coaching and editing helped me clarify my message, correct my mistakes, and organize my content to better serve my readers.
I chose to work with Rebecca not only because she is trauma-informed, but also because she is grounded in God’s Word, wise, and kind. She has a compassionate heart, an analytical mind, and a gentle spirit."
Trauma-informed learning coach with LearningLifeguard.com
At this intensive, we’ll focus on accomplishing the most important part of the book-writing process.
This part may feel like you’re not really even writing, but when you front-load this, the rest will fall into place.
As we work on these foundational aspects, you’ll experience a blend of
Group training centered around the craft of writing.
Group consultations regarding the topics we address.
Individual and group coaching for personal issues related to your book.
We’ll grapple with truth, process through hard things, appreciate the camaraderie of others who "get it," and work on building that essential foundation for our books.
TWO: Regular interaction in a social media group exclusive to BCA members.
After our intensive, you may find that you're able to help each other in surprising ways. I'll also be in the group on a daily basis to answer questions and provide encouragement.
THREE: Eight Zoom conferencing sessions to continue the process over the course of 16 weeks.
Each every-other-week meeting will provide
Celebrations of progress.
Teaching from me on various Book Crafting topics, such as writing, editing, publishing, and marketing your book.
FOUR: Five hours of individual coaching and/or consultation with me, scheduled at your convenience.
A scheduling link will be available to all BCA members to meet with me for one-on-one help throughout our 16 weeks together.
FIVE: Select RDWW services at one-third off, for BCA graduates only.
After BCA, services such as editing, manuscript review, self publishing project management, and continued coaching and consultation will be available to you for a limited time at rates I don't offer anywhere else. This is all to help you finish your life-changing book.
* Some BCA cohorts meet in person for the intensive and some meet online.
Click here to get notified when BCA re-opens.
"I thought it was amazing that Rebecca spent so much time addressing our fears, because it is such a big deal. Knowing she was prepared to address them so thoroughly helped me not feel so weirdly alone in my fear. Clearly, Rebecca understands the process and the pitfalls.
BCA gave me what I was longing and praying for. And it's been wonderful. My number one takeaway? I can do this. I have clarity about how to begin, how to set up the story, its timeline, and characters.
And I am not alone! I have a bunch of sisters invested in what I am doing, and I'm so excited about their work, too. I have this amazing circle of beautiful women. I have support when I get stuck or confused.
I absolutely recommend Book Crafters Academy–it was a godsend for me. I knew what I needed to write but was whirling in confusion about how. Rebecca's experience and interest in my message were exactly what I needed. The classes were great and the one-on-one counsel was even better. My favorite part was untangling the wad of threads alone with Rebecca. And the chats around the table. Especially the last night.
I felt distant from Esther in the Facebook group, like she was neither us nor Rebecca, whom we trusted. But she was a delightful surprise. Love that woman!
BCA has given me the confidence, clarity, and courage I needed. The support and encouragement of the other amazing women; Rebecca's simple, practical, thorough teaching; and Esther's vibrance and insights combined for an experience I remain in awe of and thank God for. The fellowship and focus of the Academy combined for a mountaintop experience giving me the clarity and courage I needed. I can hardly wait to finish!"
After our 16 weeks of Book Crafters Academy comes to a close, I'll offer certain select other services (including editing, manuscript review, coaching, consulting, and self-publishing project management) at one-third off for a limited time. That limited time will end 6 months after the start of Book Crafters Academy.
Yes, if your application is accepted, you'll have the option to pay in full or to pay in 5 monthly installments.
"Once I got my memories written, I got stuck on how to go forward. I had no idea how to write a book.
Cynthia and I prayed about it and then went on a hunt to find some help. Reading through Rebecca’s website felt like divine intervention. All of the major elements in my story [sexual addiction, sexual abuse, trafficking, etc] Rebecca had in her wheelhouse.
I didn’t really know what to expect entering into this collaboration, but one thing that did jump out is we shared a passion to bring awareness and healing for others. This gave me comfort that our finding each other was God-appointed, and I knew that He was working in this endeavor to see this book to come together.
As we got started, my concerns that Rebecca would get the story right faded away pretty quickly. She kept telling me throughout the process, “This is your book, your story,” that she was just here to help me get it into a book format. Her insight and experience with this subject even helped her to cut through blind spots I had going into this. She understood the trauma I came out of and was able to take my experiences and make them a compelling story without losing what happened to me.
Nobody knows your story better than you, but if you are like me and didn’t have a clue how to write, I would highly recommend you reach out to Rebecca to help make that dream a reality. I found her extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and very easy to work with.
The process of writing and working with Rebecca has been a real pleasure, and I am so thankful for her!"
Co-author, Our Born Identity: How My Sexual Addiction Was Broken Through the Power of Jesus Christ
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from an experienced trauma-informed coach.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to interact with Christian peers who are serious about their writing journey.
If you do, you may continue to struggle with writing, continuing to be hindered by fears, doubts, and personal challenges that could be met and resolved
. . . and you may never finish your book.
This means you won’t have this powerful vehicle for sharing your story of healing and hope.
And your opportunity could be lost to make the impact on the world that you long to make.
You’ll learn a systematic process for writing your book that you can apply to every book you write from now on.
Every book? Yes, I believe you’ll want to write more after this one. That’s how powerful this process is.
You’ll have tools, tips, and mindset shifts that you can carry with you into all your future writing.
You’ll have a community of others who also want to use their book to make a powerful impact, like you.
You’ll have the satisfaction of working on producing a valuable resource that can spread around the world and last through the generations.
You’ll have a legacy.
And when you write that book?
Your life lessons will not be lost.
They'll be preserved for others now and for future generations.
You'll have greater authority to speak and teach what the Lord has taught you in your life journey.
You'll have the satisfaction of a job well done.
You don't have to be completely free of all fears.
(After all, you may not be quite human if you were.)
You just need a way to deal with them and be able to move forward anyway . . .
Writing your book needs structure.
Structure for your book. And structure of your time.
Writing your book also needs freedom.
Freedom to explore all those thoughts in your head.
Freedom to express yourself.
Freedom to enjoy writing.
These two, structure and freedom, are two of the secret ingredients that can end "writer's block."
As you look back on your life in 10 years, 20 years,
will you have any regrets about how you passed on your hard-won life lessons?
Don’t have regrets.
Invest in yourself by joining Book Crafters Academy.
Now is the time to get exactly the help you need
to produce your excellent Christian nonfiction book.
The Bottom Line
Three full days of in-person intensive work on your book (or 5 days of online intensive) with two experienced trauma-informed coaches and an exclusive, screened and vetted group of serious aspiring Christian authors.
8 video conferencing sessions over 16 weeks to continue the process.
A private online group for continued regular interaction and the opportunity to develop rich friendships with like-minded authors.
Five hours of one-on-one coaching and consulting with me, scheduled at your convenience during the course of BCA.
After BCA ends, the opportunity to receive further services at one-third off the usual price for a limited time.
Write to me at [email protected]