Young Writer Coaching | YWW Author

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The #1 obstacle aspiring authors face is knowing what to do next... that helpless feeling of being stuck.

  • Is my book idea even worth pursuing?
  • How do I build an author platform?
  • Do I need a blog?
  • What should I blog about?
  • Wordpress or Blogger?
  • Do I need an email list?
  • What should I SAY in my emails?
  • Is my writing even good enough?
  • Am I ready to write a book proposal?
  • How can I impress an agent?
  • What are publishers looking for these days?
  • How can I stand out in the current publishing landscape?
  • Why isn’t anyone buying my books?!!
  • HOW DO I MAKE MONEY?!!!

Long hours writing combined with reading WAY too many blog posts leave you completely paralyzed — and DISCOURAGED.

Everything leads to that same frustrating question: “How does this apply to me?” 

This was how Jaquelle felt, not too long ago.

She was 17-years-old and had been writing seriously for five years. But she was about to give up on her dream of getting a book published and pursue something “more realistic.”  

Then she asked me for help.  

Suddenly she was getting personalized advice on her exact situation from someone ten steps ahead of her. She had someone telling her exactly what to do.  

Since then she’s landed a book deal from her dream publisher, published a bestselling book, won book awards, and been invited to write for some of her favorite websites, like Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and Unlocking the Bible.  

She’s now getting paid to speak at conferences and youth retreats and is teaching other young writers how to get published. She even has agents and publishers contacting her... asking what book she'll write next.  

Talk about a turnaround!

Jaquelle's Story: From "giving up" to landing a book deal with her dream publisher — at 18-years-old.

"My book would not exist today if it weren’t for Brett Harris."

— JAQUELLE FERRIS, author of This Changes Everything 

Jaquelle's Story: From "giving up" to landing a book deal with her dream publisher.

"My book would not exist today if it weren’t for Brett Harris."

— JAQUELLE FERRIS, author of This Changes Everything 

I help young writers move towards publication with confidence

Over the last few years I’ve offered private coaching for select young writers.  

Riley was my first student.  

Here is what she has to say:  

"The book publishing world was something I knew nothing about. But Brett did an amazing job stepping in and helping me understand what it would take to get published. Being a successful author himself, and at a young age, he knew what it would be like for a young author to go through the whole process. He saw value in the story I had to tell, and made a dream I never thought possible a reality."  

With my help Riley landed a six-figure book contract from HarperCollins Christian, was named a 2017 Christian Book Award Finalist for Best New Author, and was hired to be the youth spokesperson for a large non-profit organization.  

She even received the Servant Leadership Award from Tim Tebow!

Riley's Story: From self-described "know nothing" to Christian Book Award Finalist for Best New Author.

"Brett made a dream I never thought possible a reality."

— RILEY BANKS-SNYDER, author of Riley Unlikely 

I'd love to support and guide you on your own writing journey.

YWW Author is a personalized “get unstuck” coaching program to help you move towards publication as quickly as possible without all the stress and confusion.

Here’s how it works:  

1) The program kicks off with a 2-on-1 strategy call with you, me, and award-winning fiction author, Kara Swanson. You'll walk away with a personalized action plan based on your unique situation and writing goals.

2) Each month you and a small group of other serious young writers will have an 90-minute long coaching call with Kara and me, where we will help you determine exactly what you should focus on next:

  • You have a book idea. Now what?
  • How do you get more traffic?
  • How do you quickly build an email list? 
  • What technology should you use?
  • Do you need an agent?
  • How can you effectively market your book?
  • How can you earn more money?
  • And much more.

3) The calls will be recorded and made available for you to review at any time.  

4) You get four 1-on-1 "laser coaching calls" per year.  

5) Between calls you will have priority access to us via email. We will also check in with you each month to make sure you are on track and not getting stuck.  

6) You also get access to a private online space to interact with us and your fellow students, ask questions, share prayer requests, and celebrate your wins.

Space is limited.

The cost is $197 per month.

We require a minimum six month commitment for best results.  

Think of this like college. For one-fifth of what you'd spend for a single semester at a state university you can get an entire year of our personal coaching to help you grow your author platform, pursue publication, and build your writing career.  

If you want to expert guidance to help you move forward without all the stress and confusion, this is exactly what you need.

( Source: "The Average Cost of College in 2018," Student Debt Relief )

Amanda's Story: From "interview novice" to major media appearances in New York City.

"Brett is a master at equipping young writers with the skills they need."

— AMANDA BARRATT, author of My Dearest Dietrich 

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$157/month

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  • Strategy kick off call with Brett & Kara
  • 90-minute monthly group coaching calls
  • Four 1-on-1 coaching calls per year  
  • Monthly check-ins and accountability
  • Priority email access with Brett & Kara
  • Private online space for group interaction
  • Free access to YWW Standard and Academic

MONTHLY

Six month minimum commitment required

$197/month

Month-to-Month

  • Strategy kick off call with Brett & Kara
  • 90-minute monthly group coaching calls
  • Two 1-on-1 coaching calls (every six months)  
  • Monthly check-ins and accountability
  • Priority email access with Brett & Kara
  • Private online space for group interaction
  • Free access to YWW Standard and Academic

UPGRADE

Add coaching to your existing YWW membership

$160/month

Month-to-Month

  • Strategy kick off call with Brett & Kara
  • 90-minute monthly group coaching calls
  • Two 1-on-1 coaching calls (every six months)  
  • Monthly check-ins and accountability
  • Priority email access with Brett & Kara
  • Private online space for group interaction

Katherine's Story: From "little knowledge" of the publishing industry to 19-year-old author.

"Brett's in-depth knowledge made this book possible."

— KATHERINE FORSTER, author ofTransformed By Truth 

Try The Program Risk Free With Our 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee

  • Join Today And Spend 60 Days Inside The Workshop
  • Meaningfully Engage With Everything The Workshop Offers
  • Get A 100% Refund If You Aren't Happy With Your Experience

This is a "do the work" guarantee -- meaning refunds are only granted to students who fully engage with the program, follow our instructions, and fail to make meaningful progress.

Sara's Story: From "overwhelmed and clueless" to signing a two book deal with Baker.

"Brett came alongside and led me through the whole process.

— SARA BARRATT, author of Love Riot (Baker 2020) 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Students Ask Before Saying "Yes"


How do I know if I'm ready for this?

YWW Author is a good fit for any young writer who is highly motivated to pursue a career in writing and is ready to work on building their author platform.

There is no need to have a completed manuscript or book proposal, provided you are able to focus on platform-building without neglecting your writing.

The reality for most authors is that they need to keep platform-building and writing moving forward at the same time. If you are ready to grow in that area you will get a lot of benefit from this track.

If you have any doubts about whether you are ready, go ahead and apply anyway. We will review your application and only extend an invitation if we believe you are ready to get significant value out of the program. Once you receive your invitation you will have until August 18th to accept or decline.

What can I expect to accomplish?

Our focus is on coming alongside young people who are committed to making this whole “writing as a career” thing happen. Depending on where you start from, how hard you work, and how long you stay in the program… your results will vary.

We definitely can’t promise anything like, “You will have an agent. You will be published. Your platform will triple in size. Or you will make thousands of dollars.” But obviously, our goal is to at least help you hit the next major milestone in your writing journey -- and give you a foundation in terms of mindset and strategy that will serve you even after your time in the program comes to an end.

Provided you give this program an honest effort, you can expect: 

  • Clarity on what you should be focusing on next  
  • A solid plan for how to move forward from where you are now  
  • Accountability to take action and actually make progress  
  • Support and feedback along the way  
  • A tight relationship with Kara, me, and the other students  
  • Being way closer to your goals than you were when you started  
  • Moving forward a lot faster than you could have on your own  
  • Tangible progress you can look back on when you're done

Depending on where you are starting from and how long you stay in the Author track… that could take you to a book contract and beyond. 

What is your refund policy for this program?

Your investment is covered by a 60-Day, "Do The Work" Guarantee. If you fully engage with the coaching program, follow our instructions carefully, and fail to make meaningful progress within the first two months, simply email us for a prompt refund: [email protected]

How much time does it take?

This will vary a lot per student. The program itself doesn’t take a ton of time, but how much time you spend working on the things we discuss will vary dramatically. The initial strategy call will involve setting realistic goals based on how much time you think you can spend on writing-related activities.

Ultimately, what you get out of this coaching program will depend on how much time/effort you are able to invest. You’ve got to be ready to put in the work.  

If you are barely finding time to write and can never seem to get around to platform building because you are too busy with school / extracurricular activities / etc. — then joining YWW Author won’t magically free up your time.  

However, if you are able and willing to jump in and start taking action — and just need a plan you can feel confident about… then this would be perfect.  

We’ll help you figure out what you should be doing and how to do it (and help you keep moving forward when you get stuck). You just need to be available to actually go out and take action. If you can’t commit to that, then this will still be very educational, but you’ll miss out on a lot of the value.

How soon will my application be reviewed?

All applications should be reviewed and responded to within 24 hours. If more than 24 hours has passed, please contact us: [email protected]

Do I have to join if I apply?

There’s no commitment simply because you apply. If your application is accepted you’ll have until the deadline on August 18th to make up your mind.

Additional Questions? [email protected]


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