The Active Voice Writers' Community

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Connect. Share. Inspire.

This is a six month writing program that combines some community experiences, some writing experiences, and some book writing training. 

The Active Voice Writers' Community is designed to support you as you create a book that will support your position as a wisdom keeper and leader in a world that is yearning for the insights you are able to provide. Writing a book takes time, energy, resources, and, most importantly, a team that supports you in your process. 

This Program Features:

  • Six Monthly Writing Retreats

    $3,000 value

    These are held the last Sunday of each month from 2-4 pm Eastern. They include writing prompt exercises and opportunities to share your writing experiences.

  • Six monthly “Office Hours” Community Meetings

    $2,100 value

    Monthly “Office Hours” Calls on Zoom where you are invited to come and share how things are going with your book and ask questions about your progress in a community environment. Come and talk about your book in the community of other emerging authors!

  • Enrolment in The KickStart Book Writing Formula

    $1,000 value

    These classes take place on six consecutive Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 PM Eastern. Here’s a link to the program outline: http://bookwritingkickstart.com/. The next sessions begin: May 26, 2021 and October 6, 2021.

  • Lifetime Access to My AuthorEase Library of Audio Interviews with Experts in the Areas of Book Writing, Publishing and Marketing

    $1,000 value

    Turn your dream of writing and publishing a book into a brilliant reality with the Crossman Communications “AuthorEase” series of expert interviews on book writing, publishing, and marketing.

  • Membership in our Active Voices Community Facebook Group

    $1,000 value

    This is designed to be a vibrant and compassionate Facebook group for writers. You can also pose your questions about your writing in this group and share thoughts about your writing process.

  • Lifetime Access to My Online Five-Module How-to-Write-a-Book Course

    $500 value

    This is a five-module self-study program designed to give you additional support in stepping your way through the writing of your book.

  • Complementary Upgrade to VIP Status for any Awakening Author events we hold during your membership period

    $50 value

    Complimentary Upgrade to VIP Status for any Awakening Author events we hold during your membership period.

Connect. Share. Inspire.

Connect with our community of writers and get started on your book writing journey
Active Voice Writers' Community Group Call

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • About Us

    • Student Walk through Video

    • About Crossman Communications

  • 2

    Important Information

    • The Active Voice Writers' Community Program Dates and Zoom Links

    • Active Voice Writers' Community Welcome Guide

  • 3

    Office Hours Call Recordings

    • Call One: Office Hours (May 20, 2021)

    • Call Two: Office Hours (June 15, 2021)

  • 4

    Lessons from a Writing Life

    • What Makes You Write a Book?!

    • Susan Crossman: Dealing with Perfectionism

    • Susan Eva's Infamous "Pants" Story -- a great example of using anecdotes to show, rather than tell.

  • 5

    Author Ease Interviews

    • AuthorEase Book Marketing Interview with Tom Gray

    • AuthorEase Book Marketing Series Interview with Barbara Kyle

    • AuthorEase Book Marketing Series Interview with Janet Rouss

    • AuthorEase Book Marketing Series Interview with Sharon Sayler

    • AuthorEase Publishing Series Interview with Heidy Lawrence

    • AuthorEase Publishing Series Interview with Michael Davie

    • AuthorEase Publishing Series Interview with Carly Watters

    • AuthorEase Publishing Series Interview with Greg Ioannou

    • AuthorEase Book Writing Series Interview with Cathleen Fillmore

    • AuthorEase Book Writing Series Interview with Barb Stuhlemmer

    • AuthorEase Publishing Series Interview with Lori Rennie

    • AuthorEase Book Writing Series Interview with Vince Fernandez

    • AuthorEase Book Writing Series Interview with Jennifer Black

    • AuthorEase Book Writing Series Interview with Sandra Dawes

    • AuthorEase Book Writing Series Interview with Janet Rouss

  • 6

    Audio Resources: Writing

    • Crossman’s Crash Course for Writing with Impact Step One

    • Crossman’s Crash Course for Writing with Impact Step Two

    • Crossman’s Crash Course for Writing with Impact Step Three

    • Crossman’s Crash Course for Writing with Impact Step Four

    • Crossman’s Crash Course for Writing with Impact Step Five

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing Second Series

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing with Style Step One

    • Crossman’s Crash Course for Writing with Style Step Two

    • Crossman’s Crash Course for Writing with Style Step Three

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing with Style Step Four

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing with Style Step Five

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing for Audience Engagement Third Series

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing for Audience Engagement Step One

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing for Audience Engagement Step Two

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing for Audience Engagement Step Three

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing for Audience Engagement Step Four

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Writing for Audience Engagement Step Five

    • A Writing Dream Come True

    • Confessions for a Closet Writer

    • Amplify Audience Engagement with Non-Verbal Communication

    • Corporate Communications Is There Room for Stylish Writing

    • Crossman’s Crash Course in Effective Writing

    • Five key skills for Freelance Corporate Communications Writing

    • A Freelance Copywriters Top 4 Reasons for Getting Linked In

    • Neurology and Language a Quick Look at NLP

    • Corporate Succession and the Millennial Advance

    • Five tips for Success as a Freelance Writer

    • The Seven Steps of Copywriting

    • I love the library Again

    • My OWN Oprah story

    • Need Writing that Rocks

    • Language is a Power Tool

    • A Writer’s Take on Web Development

    • Three Tips for Hiring a Freelance Writer

    • Writing Needs Editing Like Pizza Needs Cheese

    • We all need marketing but what on Earth is it

    • Writing to Earn Employee Engagement

    • Writer’s Unblock

    • Three tips for Writing to Inspire

    • Quick Fixes for The Three Most Common Writing Mistakes

    • Words at Play English Musings

  • 7

    Interviews

    • Your Book as a Bridge Builder: Susan Crossman

    • Susan Crossman and Steve Garvin: Virgin's Promise

    • Personal marketing in the Post Pandemic Period

  • 8

    Download Resources: Editing

    • Editing Checklist

    • Book Editing: Which Editor is Right for You?

  • 9

    Download Resources: Writing

    • The Five Benefits of Hiring a Book Coach

  • 10

    Podcast Library

    • Be a Force Podcast

  • 11

    Author KickStart Live Liftoff Mini-Course

    • Mini Course Day 1

    • Mini Course Day 2

    • Mini-Course Day 3

Instructor(s)

Susan Crossman

BA (Hons.), MA. Senior Instructor and Coach

Is this a good time to start working on your book? With so many people stationed at home during these unfamiliar times I've been fielding an increasing number of calls about book writing. I work with coaches, consultants, thought leaders, and innovators to write a high-quality non-fiction book that will help them share their message, enhance their credibility, and generate greater revenue through public speaking and other business initiatives. As an author, book coach and editor, I bring adventure into my work and in recent years I've been wine tasting in Porto, I've studied the labyrinth at the gracious Cathedral of Chartres, and I've gone ziplining in Costa Rica. I've luged down a mountain in New Zealand, and gone trekking in the hills north of Khatmandu. I've hiked among the ruins of Macchu Pichu, and picnicked in the south of France. I have become, just like you, a library of stories that have shaped my environment, my dreams and my hopes for our planet. Member of Editors Canada, The Writers Union of Canada, and the US-based Editorial Freelancers Association.