REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS NOW CLOSED

Are you ready to get your book out of your head
 and onto the page and share your story?

Dawn Z. Montefusco, Writing Coach, Author and Poet

It’s time to create your dream book, feel great, and celebrate!

Do you want to finally embrace your calling as a writer?

Do you have a book idea you've always wanted to write?

Do you procrastinate or find yourself facing resistance?

It's time to write your book.

You’ve got a dream book you've been thinking about writing, one that could have the power to inspire people.

Perhaps you just want to reinvigorate your passion for writing and create a true writing habit and you're ready to finally finish one book.

I bet you’ve been thinking about this for a long time, tossing around ideas, maybe writing some of the book, or just taking notes.

Perhaps you’ve even imagined what the cover might look like and you can see your name as “author” of …

And you know, you have a calling to write that won't leave you alone and once you write your book, your life will change. It will open so many new possibilities… you can feel your life expanding once you finish your dream book. 

You will attract an audience, you will feel better, you will be able to tackle more dreams and feel like you're finally living into the real you!

But when you sit down to write, you get stuck, or distracted, or you procrastinate.

You get overwhelmed trying to do it on your own, and you just wish you could find a way to let it flow out of you easily.

Sometimes you just wish someone would help you structure your book and support you step by step.

Or maybe you can’t seem to find the time to write.

And you start thinking too much about whether it's worth your time and you second guess yourself.

All in all you feel crappy because you're not writing and you don't know what happened. There was a time in your life when you loved the thought of writing and you want to feel creative again.

You're Not Alone and I'm Here To Guide You

Hi I’m Dawn Montefusco and I believe passionately that if someone feels a call to write a book then that book has to be written.

It can be a memoir, a book of poetry, a book of essays, or a story you are yearning to tell. When you feel the silent urge to write you MUST do what it takes to make it happen. You risk your wellbeing and happiness by keeping your gifts trapped inside of you, and you risk holding back the impact you can make in the world!

There was a time not too long ago that I resisted the call to write and my whole life felt off. Things were meh. I realized I had lost my zest as a writer because I thought it was too late. The less I wrote, the worse I felt.

Then I created a writing group and my life changed. Once I committed to writing regularly for the joy of writing all kinds of things improved. My health improved, my business took off, and I found the relationship of my dreams. My internal world of feeling good about life again was reflected in the outer world! Then I fine tuned my business to help other women step into their writing life, so they could feel better and make a difference too!

But they didn't do it alone. They got the guidance, support and inspiration they needed to guide them every step of the way! 

And you can too…. 

I help women all over the world get back their writing dreams and share their gifts. The Create Your Dream Book group is a precious yearly program to me. I pour my heart and soul into this baby each year.

My background as a writer, teacher and life coach has helped me hone my expertise to give you the best support possible in this one-of-a-kind program. I have a BA in writing from New York University and my MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. I am also a certified Transformational Solutions Focused Life Coach from Erickson College. I’ve been coaching for over 11 years, teaching for over 29 years, and writing for 44 years. It’s been an amazing journey!

I’m so honored and blessed to be the host of this fantabulous course each year. I count my lucky stars every day! Please join me and fill out the application and I'll contact you and we can get started.

Registration Now Open!

Live The Life of Your Dreams As A Writer and Write and Finish Your Book!

Course Objectives

  • Complete your book’s manuscript within ten months.
  • Develop your individual writing plan: structure, word count goals, outline.
  • Create a solid writing practice.
  • Build confidence as a writer and tap into your creativity easily.
  • Intimately understand your own personal resistance style.
  • Learn tools and strategies to move through your resistance.
  • Develop deep bonds within the group. A Sisterhood of Thriving Writers!
  • Understand the Hero’s Journey, how it fits into every story and how to use it in your work.
  • Learn story structure, flow and effective dialog for any genre.
  • Understand 21st Century Publishing Opportunities(ebooks, self publishing and traditional publishing).

In a nutshell, this is the incredible Create Your Dream Book 2019 offer:

  • 10 month program, beginning 2019
  • Limited, small group enrollment
  • 3  live calls a month
  • Weekly Live Interactive Video Q&A
  • 4 Private 30 minute Coaching Calls
  • Exclusive Facebook group for regular discussions, sharing, support and interactivity.
  • Nurturing peer-to-peer support with expert coach mentoring
  • Life long access to all content + all content is downloadable
  • A close group dynamic of amazing women experiencing growth together

Benefits:

  • Committed and engaged mentor dedicated to your transformation
  • A consistent, proven system to start and finish your book
  • The necessary, constant guidance and accountability you need
  • A loving supportive peer-to-peer sisterhood of writers
  • A vision keeper who gently holds you accountable to your writing
  • Greater confidence in your ability to transform your life and your writing
  • An accepting community and sisterhood
  • A lifetime investment in you !

Write Now. It's Never Too Late To Create!

In this 10-Month Course You Will…

  • Learn how to create your own customized writing plan.
  • Hone your skills, and write your dream book – the one you really want to write.
  • Learn how to maximize your time and energy so you don't feel pressure and can easily balance your life with your writing.
  • Get inspired and stay inspired from start to finish.
  • Ways to get past resistance, stay on course, and get into your writing groove.
  • Structure your book in a way that makes writing it easy.
  • Learn how to tap into your unique voice, tone and message.
  • Feel the freedom of being in the flow and unleash your creativity.
  • Learn all the ways you can publish your book from self publishing to traditional publishing.
  • Learn how to build a platform so you can build your own audience.

The group experience really helps you feel supportive in a gentle and friendly way. 

We’ll get to know each other, form connections, and have fun. As each of us contributes to the group experience, everyone will grow more knowledgeable, more confident, more capable of moving forward with the projects we undertake.

You also get three private sessions with me.

These include one-on-one book writing sessions to help you clarify the overall idea for your book, review your outline, and give you personal coaching for your project. We will continue to use these sessions as needed throughout the program.

Feel Great About Your Writing!

One of the key things I've learned is that we are NOT supposed to write alone.

It's a myth that writers are supposed to do it by themselves. In reality it's the support of a loving community or small group that makes a big difference in any writer's life.  Your fellow authors will keep you in the creative flow and on schedule. But you’ll not only have the accountability and support of the group, you’ll also have your own accountability buddy. It's part of why this program is so effective.

I've Got Your Back

You've always got me in your corner to help you.

I’ll give you my advice on how to stay motivated and write and finish your book.

I’m there if you have questions, are feeling challenged or need support to keep you on track. This is your dream book and my goal is to help you  feel great while you see your vision come true!

Testimonials

Shirl Crimmins Smith
Author

Dawn makes dreams come true! Dawn is a talented and passionate writing coach and a master at her craft and the best possible choice in my opinion to make my dream come true. She teaches with a great knowledge of expertise and uplifts you as she makes you reach and grow. It was during a webinar that I watched Dawn being interviewed and her passion, desire, and drive to reach those who wanted to write their story touched my heart. She was genuine in her belief that we all have a story, she offered a free phone consult, and I called. For anyone who, like me, was not encouraged to follow his or her dream of being an author, you need to call Dawn and chat! It was the most rewarding of my instincts to act upon and my story came alive under her guidance and I finished my book!

Liz Ann Phelps,
Author

The overwhelming feeling that I should be able to write on my own was strong, yet I was stuck. The nagging sense that I shouldn't spend money on a coach would grow stronger when I would consider the prospect of a coach as a way out of my impasse.  Half way through a phone consultation with Dawn, I knew those were excuses and self-sabotage and I eagerly took the plunge.

After hiring Dawn, my writing life took off!  In every session with Dawn I learn something new about craft as well as about my own innate writing style and skills.  Thanks to her guidance and expertise, I am moving toward completion of my book at a pace I never would have imagined.  But, I'm also writing with more clarity and skill than I believed I was capable of.

Not only is Dawn a dream on the technical side, but her experience and wisdom regarding resistance to the creative process is vital for battling my own inner demons as they arise in an attempt to thwart my efforts.  Since beginning my work with her, I have cultivated new and wonderful habits of writing that propel me closer to my dream.

I'd recommend Dawn Z. Montefusco to anyone looking to overcome their blocks to living the creative life they desire. Dawn is a Creative Doula, helping you birth your creative project!

Debbie Rosas
CEO, Founder, The Nia Technique

Dawn personally helped me push through many writing and creative blocks. Without Dawn my current book projects would not be in the final stages, nor at the level of excellence that has become a result of her coaching and writing skills. I give Dawn my highest recommendation.

Anja DeGeorgi
CEO, Life Coach, Author

I could not have finished my book without Dawn’s guidance as a writing and book coach. My fear of “not good enough” would have held me hostage forever. After working with Dawn for a few months I thought, “Wow, I think I am actually going to finish a book this summer. How amazing and sexy is that!!” And I did it! Dawn is not only one of the best life coaches I’ve worked with she also really knows how to tell a good story and helped me make my book compelling. Dawn will help you past resistance and into your creative genius!

Ana Sumner
Artist, Author

I am grateful to have found Dawn as a coach, especially since this is my first experience working with a writing coach. She is knowledgeable in her field, and uses that knowledge to help me explore my own creative talents. In writing my book, she has encouraged me along the way to dig deeper into my story, and express it with skill and profoundness. She also has helped me take my poetry writings to a whole new level. When I work with Dawn, I look forward to her insight and support. Her coaching is truly a gift, and what I have learned will continue to help me in futures writing for years to come! I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Tony Fonderson
Author and Entrepreneur

Before working with Dawn I was like a hose that had come off a tap: I was bursting with ideas on lots of subjects, but I didn't have a reliable process to capture, refine, and polish my writing in an organized way. I would repeatedly stop and start, and get frustrated about the inconsistencies and unpredictability of my writing process. After I started working with Dawn, that all changed. I discovered that she has a vast toolkit of coaching methods that helped me to effortlessly tap into all my inner resources and experiences to make my writing come alive. She is inspirational, honest, encouraging and highly skilled, coupled with a compassionate determination to bring out the best in her clients. As a result of working with Dawn, I broke through my writing blocks, my thoughts are better organized, and the quality of my work has improved beyond my wildest expectations. I highly recommend working with Dawn if you are serious about your writing.

Knox Robinson
Contract Technical Instructor and Writer

Dawn and I are working together on my memoir book project. Dawn challenges me to go into deeper details so that I can realize the true importance of my work. She provides pivotal feedback for me to excel in my creation process. Her “show don’t tell” mantra has helped me delve deeper into my past and extract the most germane details of my memories. She keeps me focused on what my part is in the writing process, and will gently nudge me to get back on track when necessary. Her advice is always constructive and deliberate and never reproachful. I am truly thankful to have Dawn as a partner on my project!