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How to boil an egg: The essential guide to writing for beginners

June 16, 2021 7:00 pm Central

LIVE workshop with
Sherry Peters

 Get all your questions answered so you can write the book that is begging to be written

Enroll for just $27 

Following a recipe out of a cookbook isn’t a problem, but most days I want to boil an egg or roast a chicken. The last time I looked, there wasn’t a cookbook that taught how to boil an egg or roast a chicken. Not even the ones marketed to college students living on their own for the first time.

So, who do I ask for instructions?  

Mom, of course.  

Now, in all fairness, she probably did teach me this when I was growing up, but my forgetfulness means I’ve called her many times over the years asking, “how long do I put the chicken in the oven for again? And what temperature?”  

In searching through writing resources, for myself and for my clients, I see that the same kind of “first steps” cookbook for writers is missing. That’s why I’m offering this brand new, LIVE workshop, “How to boil an egg: The essential guide to writing for beginners”. 

In this workshop I will walk you through the following:

  • To outline or not to outline before you start writing

  • Do you need to know the beginning, middle, and end before you start

  • Writing in chronologically v. writing out of order

  • How many characters should have a point of view

  • Getting that first sentence and the first page just right

  • Where the story starts and where it ends

Get all your questions answered so you can
write the book that is begging to be written.

You have a story inside you that needs to be written down. It is time.

But hey. I see you. And I know what you might be thinking:


I’m not a writer

You don’t have to be. In fact, you’re probably not, at least not yet. Though the dictionary says a writer is someone who commits their thoughts to writing, or someone who writes or is able to write. This workshop will answer the questions you have so that you can put your thoughts and ideas, your stories, in writing.

You might be thinking that a writer is someone who writes books, articles, poetry, etc. as a profession. If that were you, then you wouldn’t need this workshop.  


If I only want to write this for myself, should I even bother writing it at all?

When you write, you preserve your memories, thoughts, ideas, and imaginings. Writing can help you make sense of your own thoughts and feelings you’re your understanding of the world around you and your place in it. Fundamentally, at the very core of the act of writing, of putting your words, thoughts, ideas, imaginings onto the page, is always for your benefit.


What if I have other questions?

I hope you will!
Inside this LIVE 90-minute workshop, complete with PDF workbook, I’m going to specifically address the top 5 questions, bu I’m also going to open up the discussion for your questions.

Whatever questions you have, whatever is getting in your way from writing, bring it to the workshop and let’s talk about it! .

 "I was depressed and totally unmotivated in my writing. I’d suffered two big disappointments and felt like I was going backwards instead of forwards. Sherry gently, but firmly, took me in hand and gave me the support, advice, discipline, and strategies I needed to getting going again. Sherry is generous and responsive. She’s also a lot of fun. I highly recommend her if you want a writing coach who really cares about your work and your process." 


Want to know more about your writing coach and cheerleader, Sherry?

Sherry Peters

Author, Novel Writing Coach & Mentor

I’m an unapologetic sports fan and nerdy-geek-girl. Office supplies and books are my love language, and you know I gotta tell you about my adorable bichon-toy poodle Ebby, just the sweetest dog ever!

 I’ve been there. I’ve had burnout from work and writing was the last thing I had the mental energy for when I’d get home. I’ve had those rejections and comments from other writers that made me question whether I had what it takes, whether I should even bother.  

I quit writing, for an hour, because quitting broke me more than the pain of rejection, the fear, and the self-doubt.  

I put in the work. I took workshops, graduated with an M.A. in Writing popular fiction, and I figured out how to get through it all. But I had to do it on my own.  

When I launched my first novel, when I had a reader tell me my book helped her through the dark nights, I knew this was what I was meant to do.  

My training as a coach gave me a different perspective to my own experiences as a writer, which I saw everyone else experiencing and not getting the help they needed.  

I believe that it is time we stop fearing telling our stories. They need to be told. People need to read them. I am here to help you do just that. 

Get all your questions answered so you can
write the book that is begging to be written.