Write the Book
You've Always Wanted to Write

Are you ready to write a book but don’t know where to start or how to find the time? Or maybe you have a story idea but are doubting your skills or your ability to see it through to the end?

I get it. I’ve been there myself on my journey as an indie author. I also experienced firsthand how much easier it is to have someone by your side who’s lived through it and learn from their successes and mistakes.

Now I want to help you get your story out into the world. I have a 12-week 1-on-1 intensive program, an online course, and I also offer 1-on-1 coaching on a rolling basis. Learn more about each option below. 

Alex Benkast
Alex Benkast
Indie Author & Book Coach

12-Weeks of 1-on-1 Book Coaching

In this intensive 3-month coaching program, I'll help you get clear-headed and excited about writing and finishing your manuscript.

We'll create a sustainable routine so you have a finished first draft by the end of our time together.

You’ll also learn to manage your time effectively and you’ll have me at your side to make the process easier, faster, and more fun.

Here is what my system gets you to do:

Get clear about your goal and set your intentions

We examine where you are in your project and get clear about your intentions, what you want to accomplish, and by when. This includes getting clarity on why you want to write that particular book and who you want to reach. 

Develop a plan on how exactly you’re going to write and complete your manuscript

This includes the actions you will take each week, continuous check-ins to hold you accountable, and addressing any challenges you need to overcome to reach your goal. Every week we’ll assess your progress and make adjustments to your plan if necessary.

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Release your inner resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies

You might already know what you need to be doing, yet you’re struggling with procrastination, feeling stuck, or blocked. I will teach you proven techniques for breaking through the inner resistance, self-doubt, and fear that keep you from writing and finishing your book.

Organize and develop your book

We’ll uncover your unique voice, story, and message, and structure your book so you’re off to a strong start. We’ll also work on getting you early feedback to ensure your book resonates with your target audience.

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What’s included, how long does it take, and how much does it cost?

  • Twelve weeks of one-on-one coaching, accountability, and support.
  • Transferable skills and mindset shifts that you can apply to any goal.
  • 9 x 40-minute coaching sessions (we’ll have a call every 10 days).
  • Detailed notes from our coaching sessions.
  • Worksheets and resource recommendations.

My goal is to help you finish your first draft in 3 months. However, this also depends on the intended length of your book, how much research is involved (which in turn depends on whether you write fiction or nonfiction and how familiar you are with your subject), and what your personal circumstances are. We can always add individual sessions if the need arises.

I’m here to support you every step of the way. 

Your investment: $750 USD (or 3 monthly payments of $300 USD)

Not ready to commit to a 12-week program? I also offer $1 per minute sessions on a rolling basis where you get to decide the length and topic of each session. Email me if you’re interested.

"Alex is an amazing book coach. I am currently writing my first book and I needed a lot of help getting my ideas on paper. Alex's roadmap exercise helped me dig deep and really think about the direction and the message of my book. Once I finish one chapter I am already filled with ideas for the next one. Alex provides me with great feedback, fantastic writing tools, and incredible amounts of insight on writing as well as book marketing. I highly recommend working with her!"
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S.D. Kumar
Fiction Writer, United States
"I’ve had a great connection with Alex right from the start. She really listens to what you have to say and she’s honest and easy to talk to. She explains concepts clearly and with enthusiasm, is super organized, and has a gift for helping you uncover the answers within yourself. It’s a pleasure to know her."
Sammy Day
Poet, United States


Most frequent questions and answers

Although I will teach you the steps and practices that helped me write 3 full-length novels in 6 months (you can check them out here), as a trained productivity and life coach, I take a holistic approach to helping you write your book. I work with you on your mindset, help you identify and plug your energy leaks, and create a sustainable routine so your words flow easily and quickly. The best part is the system you will learn is repeatable and transferable and can help you reach any goal in life. 

Working with me means you’ll get a knowledgeable book coach who will always give you a straight-to-the point response. You may not always like what I have to tell you but you can be sure I will always tell you the truth—especially the truth about what’s standing in the way of your finished book and how to get rid of it FAST so you can write freely. And I throw in a healthy dose of humor and inspiration, which always helps!

I created my Write the Book You’ve Always Wanted to Write program for people who are absolutely serious about writing and completing the first draft of their manuscript within as little as 3 months. This means not running around all day long, beating yourself up saying: “I don’t know where to start. What if I’m not good enough? I never have enough time!” I created this program for you to put systems in place that lead you to a finished book.

Working with me means you will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a different way of thinking and full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal.

Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I prescreen potential clients to make sure we’re a great match. Here’s what I expect from everyone I work with:

  • You understand and see the value in the work I do.
  • You are honest, open-minded, and respectful.
  • You complete your assignments in a timely manner.
  • You have reasonable expectations. I won’t write the book for you or guarantee that it’ll be a bestseller. That’s not my job. My job is to help you get out of your own way so you can get the words onto the page and finish your manuscript. 
  • You can afford my coaching. You’re paying for a high level of expertise and skill that is saving you months (if not years) with your project and you’ll be learning transferable skills that will help you achieve any goal, not just your writing goals. That doesn’t—and shouldn’t—come cheaply.

If you aren’t ready to work with me yet, that’s ok. I also offer a lot of free content and advice in my newsletter, my Facebook group and over on my blog. The free information will give you a lot to think about and get you started towards your goal until you’re ready to work with me one-on-one. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you need me.)

People I won’t work with (without exception!) are the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who constantly make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you do not call and I hope you understand why. We probably wouldn’t work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money.

Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take consistent action. Everyone I’ve worked with who has diligently applied every step has made a lot of progress in much less time than they would have on their own.

Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation. Then feel free to email them and ask what they got from working with me.

Yes, I’d love to get on a Zoom call with you! Please email me with your contact information so we can schedule a free consultation. I can’t wait to work with you and I’m honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!

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