Get Your Book Done: 12-month group coaching program for genre novelists

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Intro to Group Coaching for Novelists from Beth Barany on Vimeo.

2017-2018 Program:

Are you still not getting anywhere with your novel?

Stop going at it alone! Get the step-by-step guidance you need to write, publish, or market your genre novel with experienced and bestselling novelists who are also professional teachers, coaches, and mentors.

Receive discerning, individualized support in a group setting that supports your goals and progress.


About Us

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Beth and Ezra Barany are award-winning, best-selling novelists, who have worked with over 100 authors to help them get their books written and published. Happily married for over 15 years, we’re passionate about writing, story telling, and guiding authors to achieve your dreams.


Sometimes our assistant, Kitty, helped us on our monthly group coaching calls.


Dear Dedicated Novelist,

  • Do you feel like you’ve gone as far as you can on your own and now you need more support to reach your goals as a novelist?
  • Do you wish for insight from more knowledgeable writers who know what you’re going through so you don’t feel so alone?
  • Do you desire clear guidance and structure so that you can stay the course even though you have a busy life?

Ezra and I know how you feel! Which is why we created this group coaching program specifically for genre novelists.

We’ve been where you are, and we’re here to help.

In our program, we give you the support, expert advice and coaching, and accountability we know is so valuable to getting your novel completed (edited, revised, and polished), published, and marketed.

We’re inviting you to join us to get into action and live your life as a successful novelist now, not tomorrow.

In our Author Group Coaching Program,  we invite you to have real conversations with us as your mentors and coaches, and with your peers, so that you can you write, publish, and market your novel.

DATES: Feb 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018 (12-months*)

*Yes, you can join this 12-month program any time during the year. You’ll get a full year of support and join a vibrant and intimate community. Contact Beth if you have questions about that!

We invite authors who need support along their journey and want peers-in-persistence to stay motivated to join us!


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Early Bird Registration for the 2017-2018 Program

Your Early Bird Bonuses for registering by January 20, 2016, 9pm PT:

Register by January 20, 2016, 9pm PT, and you’ll get:

Total value of Early Bird Bonuses: $1,519

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This Program is For Dedicated Novelists who:

  • Have started writing at least one manuscript or are almost done with one;

  • Write genre fiction (romance, mystery, thriller, suspense, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, or a combo of these);

  • Are ready to start thinking about publishing (either self-publishing or traditional publishing) and marketing your book and yourself as an author (even though the thought of marketing is super scary);

  • Want a successful writing career as a genre fiction novelist.

Get your book done this year!

Benefits of Joining Our Author Group Coaching Program with Beth and Ezra Barany:

  • You’ll get the accountability and support you need to finish your first book, edit it, and prepare it for publication.
  • You’ll get insight and knowledge –  resources on a private resource page – from two experienced and published authors who know what you’re going through so you don’t feel so alone. We have resources on the craft of writing fiction, and more, including:Library of Resources
  • You’ll get tips and tools and guidance and structure on how to stay the course even though you have a busy life.
  • You’ll get weekly check-ins to help you keep your writing and its progress top of mind.
  • You’ll get regular access to Beth and Ezra to pick their brain with any question you have about finishing and editing your book, publishing, and book marketing.
  • You’ll be able to test out marketing ideas in a safe and supportive environment; we know what it’s like to market out books! We’re introverted writers too!
  • You’ll have the structure of a program so that you can have a strong goal and reach toward that goal whether it’s to complete and polish your book, or publish and market your book, or both.
  • You’ll have the support of your peers too so you’ll be able to get feedback from your colleagues. Also you’ll be able to support them. Often when we teach or share what we know, we solidify our learning in a deeper way.
  • New! Optional! You’ll get Beta Reading Feedback and some light Critiquing Services on some of your manuscript pages by one of Beth’s experienced assistants. This valuable feedback will help identify problems with your writing process that you might be having issues with, so you can correct them early on.
  • New! Optional! You’ll be able to exchange manuscript pages between the group participants, so you’ll have the added bonus of having your peers critique and offer feedback on your writing.
  • Special! For 2017-2018, we have the popular level, CALL TO ADVENTURE, a way to get all the benefits of the group at an affordable rate.

    In the CALL TO ADVENTURE level, you’ll get two monthly group calls, plus access to 4+ years of archives, and access to the Plan Your Novel, Write Your Novel, and Edit Your Novel homestudy courses, plus homestudy courses on marketing and self-publishing, and heavily-discounted access Dive In levels to live classes throughout the year. (The only thing not included in this level are the 0ne-on-one calls with Beth and editing. You can upgrade at a later time, if you want.)

  • ONE-on-ONE SUPPORT: There are THREE ways to get one-on-one support with Beth Barany.

    #1: In the CROSSING THE THRESHOLD level, you’ll get one 60-minute session per month. Beth can read up to 20 manuscript pages before the session.

    #2: In the SLAY THE DRAGON level, you’ll get two coaching calls per month; calls are 60 minutes long; Beth can read and give notes on (not edit) pages or marketing notes (20 pages) per call.

    #3: In the RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR level, you’ll get two coaching calls per month; calls are 60 minutes long; and Beth will edit your manuscript pages (10-15 pages) per call. (This level is closed, until further notice, as of March 8, 2016.)

Topics We’ll Cover in the Program:

— Getting your book done; (Yes!)

— Tips on motivation, overcoming overwhelm due to all the steps involved in getting a book completed, polished, published, and marketed;

— Tips, tools, techniques on acknowledging and addressing procrastination and resistance (as Steven Pressfield calls it in The War of Art);

How to make friends with the internal editor and putting it to work at the proper time and not a moment too soon.

— How to embrace your own writing and editing process. Each of us has our own. Let’s uncover yours!

— How to find editors/beta readers/critique partners;

How to edit to create a ready-to-publish manuscript, covering topics such as character and point of view, conflict and story structure, creating a page-turner, developing a strong voice, and what makes for a strong, compelling read.

— Tips, steps, resources on self-publishing: how to find cover and layout designers, ebook conversion; proof readers;

— Tips, steps, resources on traditional publishing: how to find the right publisher, how to find a literary agent; how to pitch an agent or editor in person or in writing;

Marketing for shy writers; building your social media platform; using social media tools to build your brand; get started with a basic website; learn how to find reviewers.

— And more! We’re open to your questions, concerns.

To see how other people have benefitted from our programs, check out the testimonials on the side (or below, depending on how you’re viewing this page.)


If you’d like to feel excited about your writing career, taking action around it, and are on track to reach your goals, then read on…

We’re passionate about helping genre novelists create successful writing careers, which is why we’re excited to offer you our 2015-2016 group coaching program.

Here are the specifics!

WHAT: Group coaching program for weekly support, delivered via a private Facebook group.

DATES: Feb 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018 (12-months**) 

** You can join after the start date. Just contact Beth to see if this program is a right fit for you. **

Features: What you’ll get when you join this program


 CALL TO ADVENTURE: Author Group Program with Beth and Ezra Barany, Charter Price!CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: Author Group Program with Beth and Ezra Barany, plus Monthly One-on-One CallSLAY THE DRAGON: Plus, One-on-One Support with Beth BaranyRETURN WITH THE ELIXIR: Plus, Manuscript Editing with Beth Barany
Private Facebook group ($3,000 value)XXXX
Direct feedback on your questions from Beth and Ezra (PRICELESS!)XXXX
Mon, Wed, Fri group check-ins ($2,400 value)XXXX
Discounted Passes to Live Courses at the DIVE IN Level (~5x/year) ($595 value)XXXX
Homestudy Courses on Novel Planning, Writing, & Editing, Publishing, & Marketing ($595 value)XXXX
Templates and checklists on book marketing strategies and techniques for shy writers ($1,000 value)XXXX
Editing support and guidelines so you can create a ready-to-publish manuscript ($2,000 value)XXXX
24 Live Monthly Online Calls ($3,000 value)XXXX
One-on-One Coaching Sessions with Beth Barany ($3,600 value)
One Monthly call (60-minute) with a manuscript-readTwo Monthly calls (60-minute each) with a manuscript-read with notesTwo Monthly calls (60-minute each) with in-depth edits to up to 15 pages
24 Manuscript editing sessions (10-15 pages per every 2 weeks) ($5,000 value)X
You can do monthly payments:CALL TO ADVENTURE: $30/month for 12 months ($360)

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: $150/month for 12 months ($1,800)

SLAY THE DRAGON: $400/month ($4,800)

RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR: $600/month ($7,200)

Or you can pay in full:CALL TO ADVENTURE: Full Pay Option: $329 ($31 off)

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: Full Pay Option: $1,499 ($299 off)

SLAY THE DRAGON: Full Pay Option: $3,999 ($799 off)

RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR: Full Pay Option: $5,999 ($1,199 off)

20 19 spots available15 8 spots available5 2 spots available5 1 spot available
($11,210 value)($13,610 value) ($17,210 value)($22,610 value)

Space is limited — we’re only accepting 40 writers so that we can give our full attention to the group.

Full Pay Option

You can pay in full:CALL TO ADVENTURE: Full Pay Option: $329 ($31 off)

Full Pay Option: $1,499 ($299 off)

Full Pay Option: $3,999 ($799 off)

Full Pay Option: $5,999 ($1,199 off)

20 19 spots available15 8 spots available5 2 spots available5 1 spot available


COST SUMMARY: For this Author Group Coaching program with Beth and Ezra Barany:

CALL TO ADVENTURE: $360 or $30/month for 12 months

Or: Full Pay Option: $329 ($31 off) for the CALL TO ADVENTURE private Facebook group and access to all the resources; and access to Beth and Ezra connecting with you specifically via the FB and the live twice-a-month group calls.

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: $1,800 or $150/month for 12 months

Or: Full Pay Option: $1,499 ($299 off)  for the CROSSING THE THRESHOLD level. All of the above, plus you also get a monthly one-on-one call with Beth. Beth will read up to 20 pages before the call, sent at least 48 hours ahead of your coaching call. Calls are 45-60 minutes long.

SLAY THE DRAGON: $4,800 or $400/month for 12 months 

Or: Full Pay Option: $3,999 ($799 off), for added One-on-One SLAY THE DRAGON support with Beth Barany for all of the above, plus two 1-1 calls per month with Beth Barany. Beth will also read up to 20-25 pages (or 1-2 chapters, or marketing notes, plans, or drafts) before the call, sent at least 48 hours ahead of your coaching call. Calls are 60 minutes long.

RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR: $7,200 or $600/month for 12 months 

Or: Full Pay Option: $5,999 ($1,199 off) for added Manuscript Editing RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR support with Beth Barany for all of the above, plus twice a month editing (light line edits on story, character, word choice, flow) of up to 10-15 manuscript pages, corresponding to our two 1-1 calls per month.

Ready to sign up?


Click below to pay for the group by month. The system will set you up on a monthly payment program.

CALL TO ADVENTURE: Monthly Payment Plan for 12 months

$30.00 USD/monthly

Sign up for Author Group Coaching with Beth and Ezra Barany

Or click here if you’d like to pay in full for the CALL TO ADVENTURE Program:
$329 for the 12-month program ($31 off).


Click below to pay for the group by month. The system will set you up on a monthly payment program.

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: Monthly Payment Plan for 12 months

$150.00 USD/monthly

Sign up for Author Group Coaching with Beth and Ezra Barany

Or click here if you’d like to pay in full for the CROSSING THE THRESHOLD Program:
$1,499 for the 12-month program ($299 off).


Monthly pay: Click below to pay for the group plus 1-1 SLAY THE DRAGON support by month. The system will set you up on a monthly payment program of $400 per month for 12 months.

Sign up for monthly SLAY THE DRAGON level: Group Coaching Program and 1:1 with Beth Barany

$400 USD/monthly

For SLAY THE DRAGON level: Pay in full: Click here if you’d like to pay in full: $3,999 for 12-months ($799 discount).


Monthly pay: Click below to sing up for the group, plus 1-1 & editing RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR level by month. The system will set you up on a monthly payment program of $600 per month for 12 months.

Sign up for monthly RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR level: Group Coaching Program and 1:1 & Editing with Beth Barany

$600 USD/monthly


Click here if you’d like to pay in full: $5,999 for 12-months ($1,199 discount).

Is this program right for you?

It is if:

— You’re proactive, ready to get into action.

— You take responsibility for showing up.

— You ask for help and for what you need.

— You’re ready to have real conversations about what it takes to be the author you’d like to be.

— You’re saying to yourself, “Now’s the time to get into action!”

A Little Bit About Us


Beth Barany, Creativity Coach for Writers, and Award-Winning Novelist

Today I’m an award-winning novelist and write in two genres (young adult adventure fantasy and paranormal romance for adults), and run a successful business as a coach and consultant for authors. Two of my nonfiction books for writers have been bestsellers, and my webinar on book blog tours has received mostly 5-star reviews and has over 100 students. My husband, Ezra Barany, is a best-selling novelist, and writes under two names. Together, we generate about one-third of our revenue from book and product royalties.


Beth Barany, books

I know what it takes to generate writing and to publish, amidst a busy life. Want to know my secret? I’m passionate about writing, passionate about writing books to empower people to have the adventures they seek — whether I write fiction, or nonfiction. My books: Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, The Writer’s Adventure Guide, Twitter for Authors, Gargoyle: Three Enchanting Romance Novellas, and three more paranormal romance novellas (all written and published in 2014).

But as you can imagine it wasn’t always this way.

Flashback to fifteen years ago… After always reaching and achieving my academic goals as a teen and an adult (valedictorian; fluent in French by 17; got into UC Berkeley), I’d just gotten rejected from graduate school in journalism. I was 30.

What was I going to do with my life? I was working as an assistant manager at Blockbuster Video (remember such stores?), and was reeling from confusion, lack of direction, and felt unmoored from life.

I had no clear direction. I was lost.

When I finally got up the courage to reread my application to graduate school in journalism (I only applied to one school), I saw that I’d written there in black and white that the deep reason why I wanted to go to grad school and study journalism was because I wanted to be a novelist.

I read that and it hit me. Duh!

No wonder they didn’t let me in. And, if that’s what I said I wanted, well, I better get to it.

I realized it was time for action. I realized the only way to be a writer was to write.

But where to begin? Such an overwhelming task. I did what a book nerd like me would do in the pre-internet days: I went to the library and read the local activities announcement board.

Right away, I found a group that met at a local café and joined it. I started my first novel on the very first meeting.

Through that group, and through another I joined soon after (and where I met my husband, bestselling author Ezra Barany – more on him later), I got on track and started working on that first novel.

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, Book 1, and Henrietta and The Dragon Stone, Book 2, by Beth Barany

Fast forward to today: I’ve written 8.5 novels, and published 3 novels, 1 very short prequel, 5 novellas, and 1 short story  — so far. I’ve won a grand prize on one of my novels, and was a finalist in several contests for other novels. I have 3 books in process at any given time, and I make time to write while running my business.

I’m so excited to be bringing my knowledge, passion, and vision to you!

Beth Barany's young adult fantasy and paranormal romance on

Beth Barany’s young adult fantasy and paranormal romance on

Here’s what Ezra has to say:

Ezra Barany, author of the bestseller, The Torah Codes, known as the Jewish Da Vinci Code

Today I am an award-winning author of a bestselling novel. My Jewish version of The Da Vinci Code, The Torah Codes, was released in paperback in March 2011, then the ebook version was published in September 2011. My thriller hit bestseller status in December 2011 in Jewish fiction and has stayed on the charts ever since.

It wasn’t always that way.

I’m a high-school physics teacher and always worked hard to earn my paycheck. All that hard work didn’t feel like it paid off when I was laid off from teaching for a few years. We nearly lost our home. At that time, not finding any open physics teaching positions in the San Francisco Bay Area, I realized I had to do something… because I couldn’t go on like this, scrambling and waiting to find work. I realized I had to be in charge of my own career. I took an old manuscript off the back burner, applied some special tricks as I edited it, and in a matter of a few months, my book was available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Ezra Barany's thrillers on

Ezra Barany’s thrillers on

The Torah Codes by Ezra Barany, has been an international bestseller since December 2011

Ezra knows what it takes to create a bestseller. His method works well for people who like step-by-step and who also like to take risks. His thriller, The Torah Codes, has been a bestseller since December 2011.

I’m happy to say that my book brought in passive income. The royalties were close to the salary I had from my first year of teaching. In fact, I set up a part of the profits to go to schools, and so far I’ve donated over $2,500 from book sales to local Jewish day schools. I am currently editing my third book in the series.

I’ve been working with authors for about five years, with Beth and solo, and I look forward to working with you and helping each and every one of you achieve your goals and dreams. Nothing would make me happier!


Q: Do I need to have a Facebook account to participate in this program?

A: Yes, you’ll need to have a Facebook account and a way to access the private group.

Q: Do I need to have a manuscript done when we start?

A: No, but it’s great if you already have an idea for a book or have already started writing. This program is for dedicated novelists who are ready or already doing the work of writing their book.

Q: What if I’m working on a trilogy/triptych?

A: Wonderful! Both Beth and Ezra have worked on trilogies and quartets. During the program we recommend that you stay focused on one book at a time. That way you’ll be able to finish at least one book during the program. Past participants have actually finished their books and often started or even completed a second book.

Q: Will you edit my material via the Facebook group?

A: No, not unless you sign up for the RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR level do I edit your pages directly. Starting at the CROSSING THE THRESHOLD level, I read your pages and give feedback. You are welcome though to upload your material and ask your cohorts in the circle for specific feedback. We’ll be giving you specific training and support on Beta Reading and Peer Critiques.

Q: Will you provide line edits on my manuscript?

A: Yes, if you sign up for the RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR level.

Q: What if I can’t always attend the calls live.

A: All the group calls will be recorded. You will have access to them via our private Facebook group and can download them for your private use.

Q: Will you help me find an agent?

A: Yes, we will be covering how to query agents during the year. We teach you how to do this, so you know the strategies and tactics involved.

Q: Will you publish my book under your press?

A: No, we only publish our own books. But you can hire us to produce your book. In that case you’re the publisher. More details on our book production services here:

Q:  Do you have Scholarships?

A: No, not at this time. I do have work/trade agreements. If you’re curious about how that might work for you, write Beth to initiate a discussion. Some of the things Beth needs are: marketing support; in-office organizational help; teacher’s assistants in the school (for alumni only).

If you know this is the right program for you, Ezra and Beth are here to help you make your writing dreams come true.

Your Investment: Monthly payments optionCALL TO ADVENTURE: $30/month for 12 months ($360)

$150/month for 12 months ($1,800)

$400/month ($4,800)

$600/month ($7,200)

Or you can pay in full:CALL TO ADVENTURE: Full Pay Option: $329 ($31 off)

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: Full Pay Option: $1,499 ($299 off)

SLAY THE DRAGON: Full Pay Option: $3,999 ($799 off)

RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR: Full Pay Option: $5,999 ($1,199 off)

20 19 spots available15 8 spots available5 2 spots available5 1 spot available

All Aboard!

Cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge by Mat Honan, Creative Commons license, from flickr

All aboard! We’re about to depart on an exciting adventure! Join us!