First Time Author Seminar

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Have you dreamed of writing a book? Do you want to become an author? Here’s how to make your dream come true! Available as mp4 downloads or in physical DVD format.



Have you dreamed of becoming an author? Of writing a book? 

Years ago, Melanie was reading a Christmas letter Hal wrote and laughed aloud, it was so entertaining. She remembers thinking, “Writing is Hal’s true gift, but how in the world could an engineer become a writer? That’s just a silly dream.”

Dreams can come true.

It was only a few short years later that we wrote our first book, Raising Real Men. We’ll never forget the first time it was for sale. Melanie was giving a workshop on parenting boys. At the end, she mentioned, “Hal and I have written a new book. We only brought a couple of boxes.” People got up and started leaving. She was so embarrassed, thinking they didn’t want to hear about it.

Instead, they were racing to buy it. 

Within a few months, we were full-time authors and speakers. Unbelievable!

If our dreams can come true, maybe yours can, too.

We’ll show you exactly how we did it — and help you do it, too!

This power-packed training will include three parts:

1 – How to Write a Book

  • Choosing the Right Topic
  • Brainstorming Effectively
  • Organizing your Book
  • Knowing Where to Start (Hint: Not at the Beginning)
  • Getting it Written
  • Conquering the Hardest Part

2 – Getting into Print

  • Traditional Publishing vs Small Publishers vs Self-Publishing
  • Do You Need Editing?
  • Types of Editing
  • The Most Critical Pieces
  • Settling on a Title
  • What About the Cover?
  • Front Matter, Back Matter, Copyright and Cataloguing Info
  • Types of Printing
  • Getting Books in Hand

3 – Getting to Readers!

  • Zero Budget Marketing
  • Social Media Know How
  • What Works and What Doesn’t
  • How to do Media Interviews
  • Getting Readers to Buy Your Books
  • Building Your Platform – Speaking, Writing, Marketing


Over THREE HOURS of video training!

Available as mp4 downloads/live class attendance or on physical DVD

The most practical, helpful training you can find
to help you go from dreamer to AUTHOR!

Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 10 x 14 x 0.25 in
Class Option

Class Registration and/or Download mp4 Videos, Course on DVD, Course on DVD plus Online Registration/Download

2 reviews for First Time Author Seminar

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allison (verified owner)

    My husband and I attended this webinar and felt it was well worth the time and expense. Hal and Melanie are excellent teachers and just so genuine. They share concrete tips and details about each stage of becoming a published author from brainstorming and organizing your book to finalizing the typesetting and marketing your book. Highly recommended! Also, a great resource for teen aspiring authors!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allison (verified owner)

    I took Hal and Melanie’s First-Time Author seminar, and I thought it was outstanding! As someone who has long desired to write a physical book, but didn’t know where to begin, I was helped tremendously. Everything from how to brainstorm and make connections, to the different types of editing required, to the available printing/publishing options, to bootstrap marketing — it was all insightful. I appreciated the level of detail they went into, and took all kinds of notes I will be revisiting in the future. Thank you, Hal and Melanie!!

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