Book Writing and Publishing Boot Camp

with Bill O'Hanlon

In this intensive seminar, I’ll teach you what I’ve learned over the course of writing 21 books in the past 19 years. I have written both professional and trade (popular) books, worked with a number of publishers and several agents, been on Oprah, The Today Show and other national shows. I was not a natural author and developed strategies for getting a book completed and published.

I have refined this process, informally coaching friends and colleagues over the years (one friend I coached got a $30,000 advance) and because I get so many requests for assistance, finally decided to offer it as a group seminar.  I have offered this seminar several times. This time I have decided to expand it to a more intensive week-long format. The intensive will provide coaching and specific action plans for psychotherapists interested in writing professional or popular (“trade”) books.

You will get detailed and individualized coaching on:

Comments about Bill’s book coaching:

“A decade ago I consulted Bill O'Hanlon to get some ideas about presenting and publishing.  Two hundred workshops and 8 books later, I'm glad I did!  Bill's coaching is practical, user-friendly, inspiring, and likely to be effective--plus he's funny!  If Bill's course sounds like what you're looking for, go for it!”–Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., national and international workshop presenter; author of Some Stories Are Better than Others, Brief Therapy and Managed Care, Interviews with Brief Therapy Experts,and The Present Is a Gift; plus the editor of several volumes.

"This has been an awesome experience. I've learned five years worth of info in five days." –Stephanie Wasserman, Ph.D. (from a participant in the face-to-face course)

“I attended Bill's bookwriting and publishing boot camp last summer (7/03) for both a non-fiction and some fiction book projects. It was excellent. It is fast paced and intense but he provided breaks and field trips. Bill is very bright, quick-witted, and serious about any project he takes on, so we certainly got our money's worth. Actually, I'd say he gives 150% of what he promises. He takes ‘producing satisfied attendees’ as a serious goal himself.” -Sharon McIntosh

“I'd definitely recommend your workshop to anyone even considering writing a book... and thought it was well worth every penny. An excellent value for the money. Your ability to make learning both easy and fun continues! “– Bonnie Smith, 2004 Boot Camp participant

"Overwhelmed with not only my private practice but the prospect of writing a book, Bill led me through the process and was able to break it down into feasible and do-able steps.  As a result, my book was bid on by several major publishers and finally picked up by one, with a sizable advance attached." –Ray Levy, Ph.D.

“Bill O’Hanlon believes that each person has something to say—a book to write.  When I met Bill he told me this very thing.  He was right. Through Bill’s mentoring and coaching, I have authored or coauthored 8 professional books and have three others in progress.  Bill can help you to do the same by honing and organizing your ideas, creating clear outlines, structuring your writing, and creating sound proposals.  I highly recommend that you take this opportunity to learn from a passionate leader with proven methods for success.” –Bob Bertolino, Ph.D., author or co-author of eight books including Therapy with Troubled Teenagers: Rewriting Young Lives in Progress, Even from a Broken Web: Brief, Respectful Solution-Oriented Therapy for Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Collaborative, Competency-Based Counseling and Therapy, The Therapist’s Notebook for Families: Solution-Oriented Exercises for Working with Parents, Children, and Adolescents, and Change-Oriented Therapy with Adolescents and Young Adults: A New Generation of Respectful and Effective Process and Practices.

The boot camp fee is $989 (US). [This is registration only. You provide your own transportation, food and lodging.] The seminar usually fills within weeks of its announcement. Registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 11-15, 2005

The seminars will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico on

Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or until we’re done

Lodging and location:

Santa Fe is a magical place to visit any time of year. The seminars will be held at Fort Marcy Hotel Suites, a ten-minute walk to the Plaza (the center of Santa Fe). We have arranged for a very good rate (given that this is Santa Fe and good rooms can run $200-$400). One bedroom suites with kitchens and breakfast included are $119 (US) per night (two bedroom suites are $149/night). Because the workshop will be held at the same location, you may not need a car, resulting in further savings. The hotel has a pool and hot tub, cable TV, VCRs and CD players in each room. The rooms will be available up to two days before and one day after the seminar. Contact Santa Fe Accommodations at 800.745.9910 or email them at (mention the Bill O’Hanlon seminar and the dates). Make reservations soon to ensure you get a room during this busy season.

Cancellation Policy:The policy is kind of tough because I have had people flake out on me at the last minute and I couldn't fill the group. There are lots of people who want to attend usually, more than I can accommodate. So, if you register, you can't get your money back unless I can fill your slot with someone else. Then I will refund the entire amount minus a credit card refund/administration charge (usually $50).

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