If you’ve had your eye on 90 Day Memoir or been waiting for the Book Deal Accelerator to re-open for enrolment, this is your time to bundle everything together and save!
With the FULL memoir writing & traditional publishing education, you can settle into a nourishing writing routine for the new year, get your manuscript tightened and polished for submission and start to pitch your book to agents and editors with confidence and empowerment.
AUTHOR UPLEVEL gives you Louisa’s FULL memoir publishing curriculum at a significant savings. With lifetime access to all the programmes AND their future updates, there’s never been a better time to get set for a radical uplevel in your writing career in 2023 and beyond!
You’ve done your research. You don’t need any more vague encouragement to ‘keep writing’, or workshops which go around in circles, or worse, confusing critiques. You know Louisa’s work, and you resonate with her teaching methods. You want practical steps to writing and selling your work to a traditional publisher and even better if you can see inside a published author’s own toolkit!
Because Memoir is different from fiction or even other styles of nonfiction, and that’s why AUTHOR UPLEVEL is specifically for writers who wish to be traditionally published and who are working on an autobiographical manuscript. Louisa has sold two books (one before she’d written the draft!) and in AUTHOR UPLEVEL you receive the complete educational guidance to write, edit, build your platform, wrap your head around memoir mindset, and understand the business side of traditional publishing.
You’re ready to elevate your career to the high standards expected in traditional publishing and you want a no-nonsense strategy.
WHY AM I SO PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING THESE PROGRAMMES AND KEEPING THEM RELEVANT?
I studied writing and editing academically at University, and paid for umpteen workshops, critiques, retreats, edits and short courses to learn ALL I could about traditional publication, even though so many people told me it wasn’t possible because i wasn’t ‘well connected’ or famous.
It wasn’t until I started to chart my own path and ignore ALL that I’d learnt in traditional education that I started to see some success!
I wrote my first book draft in a matter of months and sold it via a cold query directly to a publisher without an agent. I drafted my second book (which I’d sold on proposal only, securing myself a top agent who had her books closed at the time) in less than three months.
I’m living proof that you don’t need to be famous, have an MFA, millions of social media followers or even a literary agent (!) to get a book deal and you DON’T need workshops or critiques to better your writing. But you DO need a solid understanding of storytelling craft and plot structure (yes, it’s different to fiction!) AND to know what the heck is going on in traditional publishing in 2022.
Let me guide you through the process of writing and selling a true story in the elusive traditional publishing world.
Take your time, learn in your pyjamas, repeat the lessons you love, pitch a story with the templates provided, grow your platform, ask questions inside the membership portal, use this complete library of trainings as your digital mentor to lead you towards your dream.
INTRODUCING… AUTHOR UPLEVEL
Elevate your career with world class memoir writing & traditional publishing programmes tailored specifically to what’s working in publishing RIGHT now!
AUTHOR UPLEVEL GIVES YOU LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE VAULT. EVERY MEMOIR COURSE AND MASTERCLASS AND TRAINING PROGRAMME I’VE CREATED – and all future updates, too!
Writing & selling a personal narrative is transformational. And it’s not impossible at all – I’ve done it, and I give you my best tools and techniques (and hard-won lessons!) so you can do it, too.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN AUTHOR UPLEVEL
ACCESS TO THE FULL SUITE OF MEMOIR WRITING & TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING PROGRAMMES
I’ve sold thousands of stories to traditional publishers and media including two memoirs, and garnered media attention for everyone from academics to experts to unique individuals whose stories need to be shared. I know how to write, pitch and sell a (true) story – and I teach you the complete method, and more importantly, what is working NOW, in my programmes.
90 DAY MEMOIR
Value $10 000
With over 30 hours of content teaching you the skills and techniques to plot, write and revise your book length manuscript for professional publication, you don’t need to worry about buying any other memoir writing programme. The first section of the programme is worth the entire cost of the course alone. Memoir Prep School covers the when, why, how and what of literary memoir in a way that no other programme offers. The Hero’s Journey is meaty – there are workbooks for every stage, bonus trainings on certain story techniques, and an entire revision programme so you can get your manuscript ready for professional submission (minus those critiques!). You get access to my full suite of templates, story prompts, synopsis breakdown for A Letter From Paris, and SO much more. And the program is pre-recorded, so you can log in and learn anytime your heart desires.
THE BOOK DEAL ACCELERATOR [only open during this promotion!] Value $10 000
This will completely transform your vision of book sales and traditional publishing. I share recent case studies, behind-the-scenes statistics and facts about publishing sales, as well as marketing and mindset strategy to pitch, sell and amplify your story to accelerate a book offer from publisher or agent. This programme is going up to $2997 in the new year and honestly worth the cost of AUTHOR UPLEVEL alone. AND it’s pre-recorded, so you can log in and learn anytime your heart desires.
CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM DIGITAL PROGRAM
Value $3 000
In this day and age, you can get a book deal from a tweet, an instagram story, an email, a podcast, or a blog. But you need to know how to proactively harness these opportunities, not just wait for the phone to ring or the email to appear! As a digital strategist for major brands and corporations, I’ve condensed best practise principles for a writer’s website, blog, social media, and email newsletter list specifically when pitching a book. Your platform MUST present you professionally, and getting these pieces right can exponentially quicken your success. I know because it’s exactly how i got a book deal as a complete unknown.
JOURNALING FOR MEMOIR PROGRAMME
Value $1 000
This is a personal process I’ve used to fuel a 20+ year journaling process, and you get the same prompts and techniques I’ve honed to turn experiences into scenes and sections of published books. Some of my students have followed the daily email prompts and written 20 000 words of their memoir draft in a month! Includes a downloadable Memoir Journaling workbook with the daily, masterclass on setting up your daily practise, and more. You can take the programme again and again, in between book drafts, to keep your writing muscles flexed!
Q+A CALL REPLAYS FROM LIVE ROUNDS OF EACH PROGRAMME
Value $10 000
You’d be surprised how often the same questions crop up (how can I write about real people, when should I start pitching, how should I position myself online when I’ve only had one piece published…?). These calls were recorded on zoom and uploaded to the membership site for their respective programmes, so if you have a question about any of the modules, you can bet I’ve answered it, here! The comments are also left open in each programme, so you can ask about any of the trainings and get your question answered by Louisa inside the portal.
MANUSCRIPT FINISHING SCHOOL
Value $3 000
For those of you selling your memoir to a publisher, it’s important to get it in tip-top shape before you send it out. That’s why I’ve included the full Manuscript Finishing School revision program. With 6 easy-to-follow modules on every stage of editing and revising your work both from a macro and a micro level, you can objectively assess whether or not it’s ready for you to press ‘send’ and access a professional editing process used on dozens of memoir manuscripts which have been traditionally published.
THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR CODE
Value $$$ priceless!
Did you know there’s an actual PROVEN code to cracking the bestseller lists? This masterclass bundle breaks down the ACTUAL code to a bestseller, as proven by a physics professor. If, like me, you want your book to sell more than 250 copies (the average for a first-time author) it’s important to know exactly what marketing YOU do, and what to expect from your publisher and agent. This training bundle breaks the whole thing down so you can set yourself up for that ‘bestseller’ stamp and prepare to wow your publisher and get more book deals, if that’s your desire!
LITERARY AGENT, MEDIA OUTLET & TRADITIONAL PUBLISHER LISTS!
These were curated in late 2022, including over 100+ publishing & media professionals CURRENTLY looking to commission memoir, personal essays or narrative nonfiction… and are always being edited and updated.
100+ Agents & Publishers across the world looking for nonfiction right now >> 30 ways to pitch a true story >>100+ top outlets for nonfiction across the world (editors, emails, submission details)
PITCHING, WRITING & REVISION TEMPLATES, CHECKLISTS & BESTSELLING EXAMPLES
How do you write a synopsis? There’s a template (& my own examples) for that. What about a query letter? Your author Bio? Your book proposal? Your chapter outlines?
These templates are yours to keep, and have been used to sell thousands of stories, and get requests for full manuscript from a query and / or a proposal. These templates and guides alone will save you YEARS of frustration, knowing how to position yourself or write specific pieces of your memoir or proposal. And they are PROVEN to sell – Louisa’s personal methods and frameworks are included in each.
INSTEAD OF AUTHOR UPLEVEL YOU COULD…
❌ Do an MFA or study at postgraduate college (3+ years, $100, 000+)
❌ Hire a ghostwriter to write your book ($50 000 – $80 000) [and you’d still need to sell it!]
❌ Hire a writing coach ($30 000+) [and you’d still need to do the writing! Louisa used all the same lessons & resources with private coaching clients]
❌ Try to find an agent or publisher on your own using old & slow strategies still taught in writing classes
❌ Wait another year to get started in which time you lose momentum
❌ Pay for critiques, edits, workshops, conferences… and still be patching it all together…
❌ Take 20 years to figure it out on your own…
What is your time worth? Your energy? Your valuable and UNIQUE story?
AUTHOR UPLEVEL gives you the complete process to write, edit and sell a narrative nonfiction to the high standards required in the traditional publishing world of 2023 and beyond.
These educational programmes are valued at over $41 000
Inside are hundreds of hours of masterclasses, priceless time-saving pitch templates I’ve honed and finessed over the years, storytelling guides, case studies and examples… you can expect to take AT LEAST 6 months to work your way through the material!
This isn’t a programme you’ll gobble up in a weekend! Louisa’s memoir programmes are designed to teach you to master the genre, and empower authors to build a career in the traditional publishing industry.
Instead of trying to figure this out with dozens of courses or workshops or coaches who only know one element of publishing, you can give yourself the COMPLETE guide to mastering a literary memoir manuscript and traditional publication with AUTHOR UPLEVEL.
$41000 $3000 one time payment
or 3 sequential monthly payments of $1100
This is a limited-time offer and will not be available in 2023.
I’ll never forget you simplifying my deadline for me when I was completely overwhelmed. Thanks to your brilliant plan, I got my first book to the publishers on time!
Karina Machado, Hachette author & Who columnist
Thanks to your word wizardry and press material, I’ve just been invited to give a TedX talk! Love your work, Louisa.
Annalise Jennings, award-winning thought leader & CEO of Dynamic Exchange
I really want to say thank you again for your fabulous guidance, reflecting on the year, doing your program was a major highlight… I’d highly recommend anyone to do your 90 Day Memoir program, there is loads and loads of valuable conetnt, from practical tools to broad stroke thinking…my relationship with my writing has transformed as a result, and I’ve been chipping away for 7 years!
Lani Theresa Rose, Writer
Louisa can see possibilities for you that you can’t see because you’re too close to it all. She incorporates book publicity and author know-how with online marketing which is a really unique combination. The whole plan was so brilliant. Louisa came up with a GENIUS marketing strategy to promote my upcoming book launch and online business both at the same time.
Mary Adkins, HarperCollins author
If you’ve never experienced it before, publishing can seem like an enigma, the sort of industry that’s closed to all but insiders. Louisa knows traditional publishing, both as an author and from the back end where agents, editors and sales teams operate. She has a knack for coming up with new ways to ensure your manuscript gets in front of the right people.
Carrie Hutchinson, award-winning travel writer, ghostwriter & editor
Louisa Deasey is the real deal. She’ll save you time and offer solid lessons and inspiration in the memoir journey. The mindset techniques in her programs are fantastic, and I return to the lessons again and again. Writers would do well to chance upon your program sooner than later! I will never write a book again the way I did before, I’ll follow Louisa’s steps from the start…
Alice Lundy, writer
Louisa is one of those rare writers who is always researching and searching for a better way to do things – her passion for creating online offers that convert is second to none! Louisa reviewed different assets for my online course business and her great eye for detail meant that she not only spotted gaps and inconsistencies, but also made lots of valuable suggestions for improvement.
Lindy Alexander, The Freelancer’s Year
I’m happy to report that I’ve completed my first draft!!! I’ve completed the 12 phases of the Hero’s Journey and the 30 day journaling which I LOVED!Using the Hero Journey’s framework has been eye-opening and revealing. Thank you!!
Susana Frioni, speaker, writer & coach
Thank you for your encouragement, expertise and for pouring kerosene on my tiny aims. I finished my memoir in the first week, instead of the last week. Then, somehow, I reviewed all 20 chapters and reduced 1M+ words to a mere 285K. AND I have a hook, plot points outline/table, query and synopsis. I told my son how you changed my paradigm on what was possible and I will never forget it. Merci, Louisa!
Carolyn Barnabo, Writer
Thank you for your expertise. With other programs I’ve been a little left behind because I didn’t know the basics. I didn’t need to worry because you cover everything!
Kate Morell, Writer
Your course is such a gift. I’m learning so much about writing, story structure and most importantly about myself. I love the exploration of my story and am walking into further healing as I write. I have been inspired, stretched and challenged by your course. You truly are with us every step of the way – you’ve done an amazing job of making things clear for a newbie such as myself, I am being transformed from your hard work.
Kem Stickl, Writer
LOUISA DEASEY IS AN AUTHOR, EDUCATOR & DIGITAL STRATEGIST
Louisa Deasey studied Professional Writing & Editing at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology followed by a Copywriting intensive at the University of Melbourne. Soon after graduation, Louisa started writing health, business and psychology features for major magazines and newspapers including The Age, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and many more, becoming one of the most successful lifestyle journalists in Australia. Her first book was published by Allen & Unwin and nominated for two awards, and her second book, published by Scribe, has been a bestseller on multiple continents and released as an audio production from Blackstone.
In 20+ years in major print and online media, Louisa’s work has spanned media consulting, digital marketing & strategy for 7-figure businesses, brands and major media organisations. Louisa combines media, publishing and journalism expertise with a passion for e-learning and self-development.
Louisa prefers nonfiction to fiction, cats to dogs, and coffee over tea. As much as she loves the digital world, a perfect winter weekend involves a hike in the woods followed by a glass of french red by an open fire. Maybe even a game of chess.
If you have a question that’s not answered here, please send us an email at hello at louisadeasey dot com.
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