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If you are ready to write your book, we are here to support you!

Make this the year you commit to writing the book you have been dreaming of writing.

THE BOOK FORGE

From idea to bestseller: forging remarkable books, with care.

The Book Forge is a 12-month writing programme offering comprehensive and compassionate support to new and experienced authors. Each month the Booksmith coaches will share knowledge from their field of expertise, giving you all the tools you need to write and edit your non-fiction book without any stress or strain.   

14-Day writing challenge

Jen Moore and Kate Beddow possess a wealth of expertise in writing and publishing, accumulating over 45 years of combined experience. Jen has forged her career as a copy editor and content writer, while Kate has honed her skills as a teacher, writing therapist and coach. Together they provide a holistic, all-encompassing curriculum for anyone wanting to learn the essential skills to take their book from an ember of an idea to a hot-off-the-press success. Kate and Jen are dedicated to guiding you through the entire process, from planning to editing, while equipping you with invaluable techniques to ensure your physical and emotional wellbeing are cared for throughout.

How does The Book Forge work?

When you join us for 12 months of learning and creation in The Book Forge, we will help you to hammer out your ideas and craft the book you have always wanted to write. With our combination of writing expertise and wellbeing strategies, we will support you in writing your bestseller.

When you become a part of The Book Forge community, you will…

Writing style

Guide you to discover the perfect writing style for your book and help you in find your authentic writer’s voice.

planning

Provide you with expert support to plan, format, and craft your book effectively.

publishing

Share with you the  valuable techniques of the trade to ensure that your book resonates with your intended audience and captures their interest.

targets

Help you establish attainable objectives that will keep you focused and motivated, enabling you to accomplish your writing goals.

publishing

Ease you through writer’s block and  any obstacles that hinder your progress, allowing you to unleash your creativity and excel in your writing projects.

wellbeing

Care for your overall wellbeing by recognizing that writing can be emotionally draining and physically demanding. We provide guidance and support to help you maintain a healthy balance while pursuing your writing journey.

    THE BOOK FORGE NEW TERM STARTS IN OCTOBER 2024!

     

    As a member, you will get…

    live sessions

    Two live sessions per month, where you can actively participate and engage with our community, gaining valuable insights and inspiration.

    meditations

    Meditations designed to help you relax, focus, and tap into your creative flow, enhancing your writing experience.

    Q&A sessions

    Q&A sessions, providing you with the opportunity to ask questions, seek guidance, and receive expert advice from our experienced instructors.

    masterminds

    Access to mastermind groups, where you can connect and collaborate with like-minded writers, sharing ideas, providing feedback, and supporting each other’s growth.

    PDF workbooks

    PDF workbooks to guide you through the writing process, creating a comprehensive resource that will serve as a valuable future reference.

    Speakers

    Engaging talks and presentations from industry experts, giving you rare insights and knowledge to enhance your writing skills and broaden your understanding.

    “This program gives me so much hope and inspiration. It’s one of my favourite parts of my life right now. I am grateful to you all.”

    Lisa Wheeler

    Book Forge Member

    By the end of the programme you will have discovered…

     

    • The topics that ignite your curiosity and unleash your motivation.
    • How to captivate your target audience with your words.
    • The genre and writing style that will captivate readers and leave them yearning for more from your book.
    • What distinguishes your writer’s voice from all the others and why yours needs to be heard.
    • What elements contribute to creating a captivating read?
    • The art of effective planning and structuring for your book, ensuring it captivates and resonates with your readers.
    • What strategies you can employ to avoid common grammar and spelling errors.
    • What steps you should follow when drafting your bestselling book.
    • How transformative the editing and proofreading process is, refining your writing to achieve perfection.
    • The secret to reviewing, refining, and finalising your book, guaranteeing its completion and putting you on the path to becoming a bestseller!
    • How to create the perfect writing routine and find your rhythm.
    • The key to nurturing your physical and mental well-being to unlock a world of productive writing sessions.
    • The hidden potential of journaling, to empower writers to tap into their creativity and gain clarity.
    • The art of navigating and conquering writer’s block, unlocking your creative flow.
    • Learn how to unlock your true writer’s voice by tapping into your inner self.
    • How to acknowledge and process emotions in the writing journey.
    • How to conquer imposter syndrome and silence self-doubt with powerful strategies tailored for writers.
    • How to harness natural support systems for writers.
    • How infuse your writing routine with the transformative power of affirmations and intentions.
    • The art of reading for writers. How to enhance your creativity and craft by immersing yourself in the power of other people’s writing.
    Within the next 12 months you will be given all the tools you need to write a successful book and become a bestseller.

    This is what you get…

    Live sessions

    Two live, online teaching classes a month

    Ensuring you have all the knowledge and support you need to write your book.

    Q&A

    Monthly live Q&A session with Kate and Jen

    To give you the opportunity to ask us anything specific that you are struggling with.

    PDF workbooks

    PDF workbooks and downloads

    Making sure you stay on target and can build a resource to use on future book writing projects.

    Meditations

    Meditations

    Helping you to relax and visualise your next steps clearly.

    Masterminds

    Mastermind groups

    Where you will be encouraged to support each other, give feedback and help each other achieve your goals.

    Guest speakers

    Guest speakers and bonus sessions

    To give you insights into the industry and allow you to focus even more clearly on your future objectives.

    Our guest experts for 2023/24 were… 

    Theresa Cheung

    Theresa Cheung has been researching and writing about spirituality, dreams and the paranormal for the past twenty-five years. She has a degree from Kings College, Cambridge University in Theology and English and several international bestselling books, including two Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers to her credit. Her Dream Dictionary from A to Z (Harper Collins) is regarded as a classic in its field. Her spiritual books have been translated into over 40 languages. She has numerous features published online and in leading newspapers and magazines and is fast becoming known as the celebrity dream decoder.

    Lisa Williams

    Lisa Williams is a world-renowned medium and clairvoyant with an incredible ability to communicate with those who have passed on to the other side… bringing healing and hope to people from all around the world. She is an accomplished author of books on mediumship and spirituality, including Survival of the Soul, Life Among the Dead, Was That A Sign From Heaven? and her newest book, Divine Wisdom.

    In addition to her own television show on Lifetime, Lisa has appeared on programs including Keeping up with The Kardashians, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

    Daniel M Jones

    Daniel Morgan Jones is an author, philosopher, scientist and musician. In 2007 he became world famous when he founded the Church of Jediism at the age of 20. Since then he has appeared in many national newspapers and been interviewed by BBC, Good Morning America, ITN and numerous other TV and radio station.

    Daniel runs his popular Aspie World YouTube Channel having been diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2013. After a period of inactivity due to Daniel’s many commitments and coming to terms with his Asperger’s diagnosis, The Church of Jediism reactivated in 2017 to help all who join become the Force for love, compassion and peace. 

    Kim Nash

    Kim Nash is an author of uplifting, funny, heartwarming, feel-good, romantic fiction and has always wanted to write books since she was a little girl.

    She is Head of Publicity for publisher Bookouture (part of Hachette UK) and is a book blogger; Kim the Bookworm. Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA as an author.

    Kim has written 6 novels to date and is releasing her next book very soon.

     

    Our guest experts delivered bonus sessions* on the following topics…

    • Lisa Williams – talking about her experiences writing bestselling books.
    • Theresa Cheung – telling us about her experience writing spiritual, paranormal and dream books. 
    • Daniel M Jones – talking about his experiences as a neurodivergent author.
    • Kim Nash – explaining how the publishing industry works and what you can do to improve your chances of being picked up by a publisher.

    *Bonus sessions are only available for Platinum participants.

    We will be announcing our 2024 guest speakers soon.

    Worth £10,000!

    THIS IS A 12-MONTH COURSE. ALL TEACHING SESSIONS WILL BE LIVE ONLINE AND RECORDINGS MADE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T ATTEND LIVE.

    Classes begin in October 2023

    GET THE VIP TREATMENT!

    Our Platinum membership includes all of the above, plus…

    Jen Moore

    5 private 1hr coaching sessions with Jen

    Where you will be able to tap into her wealth of knowledge, ask your writing questions or review some of your work.

    Kate Beddow

    5 private 1hr coaching sessions with Kate

    Where you will be able to tap into the wealth of knowledge she has around writing and wellbeing.

    Theresa Cheung

    Group expert sessions

    Learn how you can write books consistently for over 25 years with Theresa Cheung and discover the secrets of the publishing industry with Kim Nash. 

    Writing exercises

    Tailored writing exercises

    Regular exercises will be set to help you develop your writing and hone your skills.

    Kate has taught on my platform and the response was overwhelming. Her teaching style, gentle nature but with firm guidance was second to none. She has a wonderful way of encouraging you to do the work and getting it done. If anyone is looking to write a book, start journaling or do creative writing then this is the program you need to get involved with, you will not regret it. 

    Lisa Williams

    Psychic Medium, Spiritual Teacher and Best Selling Author

    I have profound respect for your language skills and ability to adapt to a range of subjects and examine writings in them. But I also admire your ability to go above and beyond the call of your role as editor. I am most grateful for all you’ve done and happily recommend you to anyone wanting to polish up their writing. Thank you. 

    Dr Rita Goyal

    Assistant Professor, Coventry University

    I would 100% recommend. It was inspiring, supportive and enjoyable all at the same time… beautiful space to fill with writing. 

    Gemma Harris

    Executive Coach, GH Consulting

    Jen has amazing copywriting and editing skills! The copy she creates is always interesting and engaging to read.
    I’ve already recommended her to other founders and she’d be an asset for any writing project.
    Andy Callaghan

    Jammed

    It seems somewhat inadequate to simply say thank you, but it is a deep, sincere and profound thank you. Writing has allowed me to start doing something for me.

    Thank you for opening that door in me and lighting the light and the most gentle nudge to take that first step… so lovely, not just for the writing prompts, but your gentle kindness in guiding us and through the community you have created.

    Katharine McDonnell

    St Annes, UK

    I’ve been working with Jen for a long time now. She is extremely professional, editing to different needs and adjusting the language accordingly. I really recommend working with Jen and I’ll definitely continue working with her in the future.
    Nitzan Winograd

    Henley Business School

    The Book Forge #BeMoreFlo Scholarship

    Our #BeMoreFlo scholarship is inspired by an incredible little girl who Kate was honoured to have spent time with online as part of one of her journaling course. Kate was running the courses for parents as part of a CCPA charity wellbeing initiative, but at the time Flo was on active treatment and her mum Hannah would sit next to her hospital bed taking part in the sessions. Flo was off camera most of the time but loved joining in with the journal prompts and meditations and her mum has told Kate since, how much Flo looked forward to the sessions. 

    Flo was only 8 years old and she had a very rare form of childhood cancer called High Risk Neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma affects only about 100 children a year in the UK and it is particularly rare in children over 5 years old. Despite all her surgeries and treatment plans, Flo spent all her time trying to make other people feel better. She painted rocks and left them for people to find, she handed out bunches of flowers to strangers, campaigned for climate change and was generally a bright light in the world. 

    Sadly Flo passed away a few weeks before the launch of the Book Forge. The Booksmith Team felt that honouring her with a scholarship, to enable someone who loves writing as much as Flo did, but who would otherwise be unable to join, would be a fitting tribute. Her loved ones are using the hashtag #BeMoreFlo to encourage people to do selflessly kind acts and make the world a brighter place, just as Flo did. We are honoured to be offering this scholarship in her name and want to thank her family for being so supportive.

    If you would like to apply for the #BeMoreFlo Scholarship for our next intake please email, admin@booksmithacademy.com with the reasons you would like to be considered.

     

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    If, after 30 days, you’ve put in all the work we’ve assigned to you, and you haven’t seen the progress in your book or felt the benefit of our guidance, simply contact us and we will issue you a refund of your investment.

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