Instant Strategy Session


I guess that depends on how your book is coming along.

An Instant Strategy Session is just what it sounds like—

a strategic plan to start, finish, or keep going on your book.

What happens during an Instant Strategy Session?

The Instant Strategy Session is a 45-minute live call with me, designed to give you the confidence and clarity you need to make your book a reality. Whether you need action steps on what to do next or tools to move forward, you’ll get all of that and more during our session together. You’ll walk away with an action plan for your book, industry-insider advice, and the confidence to move forward.

I make sure our time is full of value by doing my homework before the call starts. I’ll use the information you provide in the intake questionnaire to have your custom strategy ready for you.

Here’s a look at what you’ll receive during your call:

  •  Encouragement & Motivation: You’ll be talking with an industry insider, someone who writes books for a living. Someone who knows the challenges of writing a book.
  • A Strategic Plan: You’ll receive a custom Strategic Plan incorporating your unique goals and areas of expertise, based on the information you provide in the Intake Questionnaire.
  • Action Items & Next Steps: Your Strategic Plan is comprised to action items—the how-to of your plan. It tells you what you need to do today, next week, and next month to reach your goals. I’ll suggest what I believe are good goals for you, but you’ll approve which ones fit best during our session.

You may decide after your Instant Strategy that you’d like to move forward with one of my other services. If you choose to move forward with my other services, I will credit the cost of your Instant Strategy Session toward your first of booking*, making your Instant Strategy Session free!

I’m looking forward to talking with you!

*Credit will be applied to your cart upon booking any one of the following services within 15 days of your Instant Strategy Session:

  • Ghostwriting
  • Coaching
  • Industry Standard Book Proposal
  • Analysis & Recommendations.

“I had written my book but had no idea what to do next. Mary helped me make the most practical action plan and dive deep to search for what my book is about and what I want to do with it. After our session, I feel I have all the tools I need to move forward with publishing my book and have grown in my knowledge about publishing. Mary was intentional and took the time to hear me. The resources and ideas she provided made me feel she really cared about me and my book.”

-Madelynn Palmer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to commit to working with you after our Call?

No! During your Instant Strategy Session, I’ll provide you with a strategic plan based on your goals and the information you provided in the questionnaire. If I feel I have services that will help you, I will let you know. If not, I’ll still provide you with actions steps to help you reach your goals. I do my best to make your Instant Strategy Session as valuable as possible whether you choose to move forward with me or not.

Will You Read My Book Before Our Call?

Instant Strategy Sessions are short and strategic in nature, designed to provide you with the tools and confidence you need to move forward with your book. I will not be able to give your manuscript the attention it deserves in 45-minutes. If you would like to have your manuscript or sample chapters reviewed, please use my Analysis & Recommendations Service where I can give you the time your writing deserves.

How long is an Instant Strategy Session?

An Instant Strategy Session is 45-minutes.

What if I need to change my appointment?

I understand that life happens. Should something come up, please contact my office to reschedule. I offer one opportunity to reschedule at no additional charge to you.

Missed appointments with no contact within 2 days following the original appointment, and missed rescheduled appointments will not be refunded.

What if I haven't started my book yet?

If you haven’t yet started writing, your Instant Strategy Session will be the plan you need to start writing the RIGHT way. Yes, there is a wrong way to write a book—no one teaches this stuff in school! Based on the goals and information you share in the questionnaire, I’ll create a strategic plan for you to reach your goals and include any mindset shifts I think you may need to make to along the way.

What if I am unhappy with my Instant Strategy Session?

The last thing I want is for you to walk away unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact my office within the first 7 days to see how we can make it right.


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