What if writing your book felt like an eventuality instead of a dream?
You’ve always wanted to write a book — to get your story out into the world. You dream of seeing your name on the cover, of running to the mailbox to tear open the package and hold the first copy in your hands.
You can almost feel it — the joy, the sense of accomplishment, the thrill of knowing you’re making a difference in the LGBTQ+ community.
But then the self-doubt starts to creep in…
😟 Writing a book is hard, and it takes soooo long. I don’t want to waste my time…
😟 I’ve tried writing my book before, but I kept getting stuck…
😟 No one wants to hear what I have to say…
😟 Publishers aren’t interested in LGBTQ+ books…
😟 I don’t even know where to start…
But writing a book seems so complicated and time-consuming. And you have no idea how to navigate the world of publishing. You’ve got so many questions, and you just don’t know where to start…
❓ Do I outline first or just start writing?
❓ Do I self-publish?
❓ Do I need an agent?
❓ How do I even begin to write a book proposal?
❓ What should I do to make sure my book will actually sell?
If only you had a blueprint, some sort of formula for writing and publishing your book so you wouldn’t waste your valuable time.
So you’d really finish it.
So you’d see your story in print — for real.
Introducing OUTWrite Authors
The 6-week small group intensive program for LGBTQ+ authors-to-be that not only walks you through how to write a book, but helps you build an actionable plan to get it published!
✔ Knowing exactly what to do each time you sit down to write — no more decision fatigue
✔ Cutting through the confusion and doubt with an actionable plan to write and publish your book
✔ Connecting with a supportive community of LGBTQ+ writers who cheer each other on
✔ Feeling the pride and sense of accomplishment that comes from seeing your book in print
✔ Knowing your story is making an impact on other members of the LGBTQ+ community
✔ Using your story to bring visibility to the queer community, and giving courage and support to those still in the closet
OUTWrite Authors is not a course on writing technique. It’s the launching pad to finally getting your book out of your head and into the hands of those who need it.
In just 6 weeks you’ll develop a completion strategy that leads directly into creating the book proposal required for publishing your non-fiction memoir or self-help book.
When you join OUTWrite Authors you get:
Weekly LIVE instructor calls where you can receive personalized feedback
An easy-to-follow curriculum that walks you through the writing and publishing process
A private LGBTQ+ only community who will support you cheer you on
Actionable assignments that will move the needle towards getting your book published
The pathway to creating your own personal blueprint outlining your unique strategy to both write your book, and get it published
Here’s how it all breaks down…
Week One: Your Why, and Your Point
Week Two: Your Genre, Title, and Comparable Titles
Week Three: Ideal Readers and Jacket Copy
Week Four: Nonfiction Book Structures
Week Five: Outline Your Book
Week Six: Publication Path, Author Platform, and Next Steps
Ready to tell your story?
Sign up for our next cohort and be the first to know when our next intensive is open for applications.
Elena Joy Thurston
Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational LGBTQ+ speaker, trainer, and founder of the nonprofit Pride and Joy Foundation. A Mormon mom of four who lost her marriage, her church, and her community when she came out as a lesbian, Elena’s viral TEDx talk on surviving conversion therapy has been viewed 45,000+ times and landed her media and speaking opportunities with ABC, CBS, Logitech, Michael’s, and more.
Elena Joy recently launched Pride and Joy Publishing, the only publisher of solely LGBTQ+ empowerment and business books. Their first book, Thriving in Business: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur, hit #1 in LGBTQ+ Studies its first week out, along with #3 in Women in Business.