Julia works at such a deep and intuitive level.
She's insightful and on the ball whilst being loving and compassionate with her thoughts and wisdom.
Her session both inspired and energised me to look at myself and my work in a new way.
Jackee Holder, author of Be Your Best Life Coach
Julia’s Online Masterclass on How to Write the Ultimate Book Proposal was absolutely invaluable.
Before I did it I was absolutely terrified. It took me ages to get down to it, but with each lesson I felt as if a veil was lifting from my eyes as the whole scary field of submitting a manuscript gradually became a little clearer.
The structure of the course is perfect and the fact that it is presented in manageable bites is so reassuring. I can’t thank you enough!
I chose to end the exercise with the wonderful and generous hour long Book Proposal Review telephone coaching session.
This meant that I had a deadline to work to in producing the proposal, and that I had to do it as perfectly as I possibly could.
The two options together made the perfect package and with Julia’s gentle encouragement and insightful suggestions I now feel ready to begin submitting my ‘Ultimate Book Proposal’ to a number of agents. Hopefully sooner rather than later I will be able to sign myself:
Pamela O’Cuneen, writer.
Working with Julia is like accelerated learning. I felt as though I had moved months in a matter of minutes!
The session made me look at my book proposal through the eyes of a publisher and, what I needed to do, became clear.
I had been wishing for this opportunity to come along and couldn't believe it when I heard about the package on offer. I am so glad that I jumped at the chance of working with Julia in this way - I didn't need asking twice!
I feel so supported and motivated as a result and I am now able to take my project all the way - watch this space!
Heather Bestel, author of Little Pebbles, www.alittlebitofmetime.com
I first met Julia when I was a slightly nervous, unsure and unpublished, but hopeful future author. She immediately put me at ease with her genuine warmth and greatly impressed me with her knowledge of the publishing industry.
Subsequently working with her confirmed all my initial feelings as she guided and supported me in producing my best work and achieving my dreams in all my publishing endeavours.
Brian Mayne, author of Goal-Mapping
I now have a publishing deal and this is like a dream come true for me. It’s all very exciting and I wanted to say thank you for your marvelous book and help. The proposal I sent is what got me noticed so quickly and maybe above everyone else. I’m sure of it! So thanks once again and may I wish you every success with The Writers Journey.
Michelle Wolfe-Emery, author of Keys to Freedom, www.keystofreedom.co.uk
When I attended Julia's workshop I was stuck. I'd been a successful author but through a series of life-changes had completely lost the knack of getting published.
Once I'd had my eyes opened and self-esteem boosted, I fired the agent, got stuck in myself and achieved five wonderful book commissions within three years. Thank you Julia; you opened the door.
Maggy Whitehouse, author of Kabbalah, Exploring the Ancient Heart of Jewish Mysticism, www.pureprosperity.com
Julia is truly wonderful presenter who always comes across as both knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. It is a delight to have Julia contribute to our programme and it is my view that her work is going from strength to strength.
Steve Nobel, a Director of Alternatives, St James’s Church, Piccadilly www.alternatives.org.uk
We were delighted to welcome Julia McCutchen back to the Winchester Writers’ Conference again this year to present her popular talk on How to Write the Ultimate Book Proposal. Julia’s hallmark is to offer clear, professional advice to aspiring authors. Attendees were full of praise and described their experience of working with her as ‘inspiring, supportive and informative.’ We value highly the important contribution Julia makes to this major annual event for writers.
Barbara Large MBE FRSA HFUW Founder-Director, Winchester Writers’ Conference
Julia McCutchen presented a sell-out Writer’s Journey workshop for the Bath Festival of Literature this year. The feedback from participants was extremely positive about how much everyone enjoyed the event.
Next year we are booking an even larger venue to accommodate the demand for tickets and I have no hesitation in recommending Julia as a knowledgeable and professional publishing expert who has a flair for connecting with her audience!
Zoe Steadman-Milne, Bath Literature Festival Co-ordinator
Julia, I've just finished listening to your Ultimate Book Proposal teleseminar and have to let you know how valuable I found it.
Packed full of actual tips and insider secrets, it's given me a strong focus as I pull my book together. It's refreshing to hear that the profile-raising/platform-building I naturally do for my business will stand me in good stead when it comes to write the proposal.
THANK YOU - you are clearly doing what you are here on Earth to do and I know that I am just one of many who has benefited from your work. Off I go to rave about you to others! With love and in gratitude …
Corrina Gordon-Barnes, Certified Professional Coach, www.youinspireme.co.uk
Julia's experience and knowledge of the many facets of the publishing world are unparalleled, and her ability to communicate this knowledge in a way that is understandable, interesting and inspiring is wonderful.
Every author and would be author would benefit from Julia's insight.
Nick Williams, author of The Work You Were Born to Do, www.inspired-entrepreneur.com
Working with Julia was a fantastic boost that fired me on, practically and emotionally, to publication. Having her read my work was brilliant because I knew I could trust her feedback (sometimes unlike that of well-meaning family and friends) and it was just wonderful to get advice from a publishing professional!
In ten years I'd barely had any feedback from the dozens and dozens of publishers and agents I'd submitted my work to. Julia has the know-how that can transform your book from a cherished dream into a reality!
Menna van Praag, author of Men, Money & Chocolate, www.menmoneyandchocolate.com
Entry into the publishing market felt daunting, until I sought your help. Julia, you are not only a truly gifted communicator and teacher, but also a soul whose 'inner light' radiates into the world. Your insight, advice, and enthusiasm helped me re-shape my proposal and, within days of submitting it, I was contacted by two publishers.
I couldn't have a more brilliant guide and mentor for what continues to be an exciting adventure. To those seeking a successful journey into the publishing world, I'd say, 'call Julia McCutchen, now!'
Philippa Lubbock, Life Alignment practitioner and author, www.life-alignment.com
Your advice and guidance on my writer's journey has been absolutely invaluable. It gave me the confidence and competence to pitch my book proposal professionally. I was able to sign up with a good agent who was impressed by my polished approach.
The book deal was signed, the manuscript delivered and now my first book has been published by Penguin to great acclaim. So a big thank you!
Gabriella Goddard, author of Gulp!, www.gabriellagoddard.com
Working with Julia has been an inspiration. Prior to her input, I had experienced rejection from a number of publishers despite the fact that I thought my book idea was topical, well-targeted and professionally presented. Our first session resulted in refining the focus of my book which captured the strongest aspects of the original message and set them within the context of what would most appeal to the readership - and to publishers.
Then we worked on the book proposal, and Julia's contribution enabled me to write a strong final version which was immediately picked up by an experienced literary agent who works on both sides of the atlantic! I now feel confident that this will lead to publication and I am looking forward to engaging in the world of published authorship. Thank you Julia.
Stephen Kirk, entrepreneur, coach and author, www.bodymindunbounded.com
I purchased your Online Masterclass Course yesterday evening and quickly got myself organised with it. I have just listened to your first audio and am excited to be embarking on my first assignment. After my initial experience of your clear and inspiring guidance style, I am without doubt that it will be the catalyst that allows me to produce my first proposal.
I am also appreciative of the structure it has provided me and am well aware that without it I may have become lost in a sea of words and ideas. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. As a novice I am in awe of your eloquence and effortless ability to simplify a daunting process.
Andreana Stewart, teacher, coach and aspiring author
Within two months of meeting Julia to discuss my book proposal, I had a publisher phone me to arrange a meeting. The advice Julia gave me played a crucial role in helping me secure a contract and negotiate terms I felt happy with.
If you want your non-fiction book published, the best advice I can give is get Julia’s help… You were superb Julia, thanks so much.
Dr Chris Johnstone, author of Find Your Power, www.chrisjohnstone.info
I knew the moment Julia began talking to me that I had chanced upon a publishing expert. I knew I could trust her advice and that her expertise would enable me to move ahead with my contract. I knew Julia was going to be a priceless asset to have on my side, someone who was not just good but fabulous!
Fiona Hickman-Taylor, author of Six Spiritual Steps to Mend a Broken Heart, www.fionahickmantaylor.com
I would like to say that working with you is so very enjoyable and uplifting. It’s clear to me that you feel very strongly about what you do and that is why it feels so pure. You provide a fantastic service that offers absolute value for money and that too is a rare thing, these days.
You make me feel like I am working at a professional level, even though, I am only, really a beginner and I don’t honestly think that I could have found this anywhere else.
Lesley Stratton Hughes, author and life coach, www.gettingmarriedinsideout.co.uk
You provide an excellent, highly professional and personal service in advising and supporting the writing path … I only wish you were my agent, editor and publisher all in one! Nevertheless, you have been (and continue to be) an absolutely invaluable ally.
I also appreciate your professionalism and high standard of excellence in what you do both in terms of the skills you have and also in your interfacing with clients.
Amoda Maa Jeevan, author of How to Find God in Everything, www.amodamaajeevan.com
Although this may sound inappropriately mystical, our work together felt like a subtle dance exploring possibilities and drawing ever closer to the right way for me to proceed …
I feel that the most important aspect of your work is the personal tailoring your service offers combined with your ability to draw on substantial experience of the publishing world.
For me it’s also significant that you’re able to recognise the limitations of working within the establishment and to honour and encourage a writer’s creative ability to think for him-/herself whilst simultaneously maintaining a highly professional literary service and gently ‘midwifing’ the birth of good books!
Thank you for your intelligent support and enthusiastic affirmation of my creative potential – it’s made a real difference to my ability to walk my unique path with confidence!
Helen Moore, eco-poet and author of Changing Nature: Eco Notes of a Digital Woman www.natures-words.co.uk
The Ultimate Book Proposal Masterclass was excellent, really well-structured and outlined in practical terms the journey to having a book published.
Julia opened up a new world of knowledge for me. Her style of delivering practical, simple and succinct communication of a multifaceted subject made it easy to learn and take on board the elements of a successful writer’s journey. Fabulous!
"Before doing the Masterclass course I was unaware of just how critical a really good book proposal is, and only had a rough idea what it consisted of.
The course helped me to understand the world of publishing and produce a good first draft of my own proposal package, which was a very satisfying achievement."
The Ultimate Book Proposal Masterclass course gave me valuable insights into how I need to present myself as an author and the skills I will need to ensure I give my book the best possible chance.
It also gave me the confidence to actually entertain the idea that I could be a published author!
And I achieved the following results: I now have more focus and clarity about my book ideas; armed with new-found knowledge, I can see the potential of a successful end-point to my journey - this makes me feel all the more committed to achieving that potential; it has brought the possibility of publication from the realms of ideas and dreams into reality.
The course also brought home that the journey is just as important as the end result.
Monica Srivastava, content writer/researcher for Green Thing
Before doing the Masterclass course I had reached a point where my momentum was slowing on the book and I was experiencing a little ‘stage fright’ about preparing my book and submission package to be sent to agents and publishers.
The course helped to really build my confidence in how best to approach agents and publishers, and overcome anxieties that I had about how to present my work (after all this hard work and effort in writing I was worried I would now let myself down in my submission to agents).
It has also re-energized me and helped propel me towards the completion of the book. Now I feel certain that I will be able to present my work in the best possible way and make a confident and professional approach to agents.
I was feeling a good deal of uncertainty about the process of submitting my book proposal. I even felt that my lack of clarity about this process was holding me back from getting to a stage where I could imagine myself approaching agents and publishers.
The Ultimate Book Proposal Masterclass course helped me to understand a lot more about how the process works. It de-mystified the publishing world and made it seem more ‘human’!
The course has given me the gift of clarity over what it is I am actually writing as well as why I want to write it. I now understand exactly what I need to include in my proposal so that every word can count and give reassurance to publishers that I am serious about my writing. I am feeling so much more confident about moving forward with my book. Thank you!
Christabel Spencer, Alexander Technique teacher, writer/illustrator www.thespacebetweendreams.co.uk
Absolutely brilliant! What a star you are, to be sure. Your coaching has unlocked a mystery for me. Now I know where I have been going wrong and what to do to put it right. You’ve absolutely made my day… thanks a million.
Dave Robson, author and life coach
It’s been a privilege to work with Julia. She holds herself to the highest standards and combines her considerable knowledge of publishing and clarity of analysis with great sensitivity and kindness, to pinpoint weaknesses and make practical, constructive suggestions for improvement. She has the rare ability to motivate and encourage people to produce the very best of which they are capable.
Deborah Jackson, author
Julia is an inspiring and motivating speaker who really knows her subject inside out. She held the audience spellbound and I for one could hardly wait to rush home and write down the opening words of my first bestseller.
Julie Bryant, Founder, Vision in Action
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So what makes my approach different?
1. First of all, my background as a publisher with a publishing track record that includes UK # 1 and international bestsellers means that I really do know the 'inside story' and have firsthand experience of publishing books successfully for markets around the world.
2. Secondly, I have travelled the path from publisher to author, consultant, coach, and mentor, and this enables me to offer the combined perspectives of all these roles for your benefit.
3. Thirdly, I have worked with literally hundreds of authors, many of whom were writing a book for the first time, so my expertise is grounded in practical reality - in short, I know what works!
4. And finally, I coach, mentor and support people on the whole journey from inspiration to publication ... and beyond.
So I don't just focus on helping you to develop your writing skills or engage in marketing or explore self-publishing options.
I offer a total process which includes all aspects of becoming a published author and taking your message successfully out to the marketplace.