May 3, 2012 | 3 Comments
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Author:Gemini AdamsMultiple-award winning, bestselling author, artist and founder of the Finish Your Book educational program.
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WHAT ARE FINISH YOUR BOOK STUDENTS SAYING?
Hundreds of budding author's have attended Finish Your Book classes or signed up for one-on-one coaching. Here's what they have to say about their experience . . .
MITCH LARSON, SCREENWRITER & AUTHOR OF PRINCESS BOOTCAMP (PUTNAM CHILDREN’S)
“After several years of aimlessly contemplating a book concept, I attended the Finish Your Book: Create Your Book Blueprint seminar in the hopes of getting some direction and inspiration, and that is exactly what happened.
As a result, I was able to correct some structural flaws that kept tripping me up, and most importantly, was motivated to sit down and actually finish the book. Now I have a two book deal with Putnam and Reese Witherspoon's production company have optioned the film rights!”
MIKE TAYLOR, AUTHOR OF MAKING A SPLASH (History Publishing)
“I am so grateful that I came to you for one-to-one coaching regarding my book proposal: without it I wouldn't have a proposal, an agent, or a book due in Spring 2012!”
RUSSELL FEINGOLD, AUTHOR of HEART WISDOM (FINDHORN PRESS)
"I'd worked on my book for six years, then within a few months of coaching from Gemini I'd completed the manuscript, the book proposal and secured a publishing deal—Hallelujah! Now I'm living the dream."
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HATTIE WINSTON, ACTRESS & AUTHOR OF I LOVED YOU BEFORE I KNEW YOU (BOOK WITH AGENT)
"If you choose to work with Gemini, I know you'll achieve your literary goals. She helped me fine tune my ideas, formulate my proposal, gave me clarity on chapter structure and provided much needed support. Consequently a literary agent agreed to represent my work."
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FLO SELFMAN, PRESIDENT, INDEPENDENT WRITERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Gemini, your recent Finish Your Book presentation Book Proposal Basics was terrific. A captivating speaker, you gave tons of good, relevant information, gleaned from your own experience and research. I'm sure we'll have you back again."
SEGOLENE FERRAND, DEBUT NOVELIST
"Your precious advice and generosity got me on the right track—Gemini, I could NEVER have done it without you. I can't wait to Finish My Book!."
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"After taking Finish Your Book: Choose the Publishing Path That's Right for You seminar, my only regret is that I didn't find Gemini when I first started my book fifteen years ago—I would have saved a lot of money, time and worry!"
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"Gemini, your Finish Your Book program is way more useful than Google! Which is what I'd been using to figure out the publishing process. Thank god I found you!"