This course is currently self-guided, NOT live…
But fret not!
You’ll have access to the future live run throughs when they’re announced!
You know you’ve got a book to write.
It might even be one of your goals this year.
Or just a long held dream.
But here’s the tricky thing about wanting to write a book: it seems like an insurmountable task.
Too big to start on, much less stay consistent with and then actually FINISH.
It’s the Mount Everest of goals, the one that both keeps calling you forward AND also staying relegated to the bottom of the to-do list.
I get it. More important things come up. And before you know it, another year has passed, and The Book still hasn’t been written. And it’s still burning inside you, its light a little less bright, the frustration in you growing.
Enough with the waiting.
It’s time to DO.
It’s time to actually birth this beautiful book of yours into the world and let it do what it was meant to do.
It’s meant to heal you as you write.
It’s meant to touch so many lives.
It’s meant to create more clients for you.
It’s meant to build your credibility.
It’s meant to bring you abundance.
Over and over, it’s meant to spread blessings in every direction.
So here’s what we’re going to do:
Fuck waiting another year.
Fuck waiting for another time that will never come.
We are going to DO THE THING.
We are going to schedule in 40 days.
I am going to give you daily, step-by-step instructions and accountability.
You are going to be surrounded by a mastermind of other writers.
There is going to be guidance. And support. And calls. And accountability. And FUN.
And then, once the book is written, I am going to teach you everything I know about getting that book into the world into as many hands as possible.
I’ll teach you how to self-publish, and why it can be the best option.
I’ll teach you everything I know about getting a publishing deal.
And I’ll teach you how to market the absolute shit out of it, so as many people read your book as possible and get what they need out of it. And you get the maximum amount of impact and abundance for your time invested.
To put it simply, I know my shit when it comes to writing, finishing and marketing hugely successful books.
- I’ve sold well over a million dollars in books
- I’m an Australian AND internationally best-selling author with over 350,000 books in print
- I’ve hit #1 and #3 at the same time on Amazon Aus for ALL BOOKS!
- I’m prolific – I’ve authored 10 editions of my Life + Biz workbooks, plus three more books.
- I’ve had a huge amount of success both in self-publishing + getting a publishing deal.
You will get a daily accountability email for 40 days. It will include a writing tip + a request for your word count completed for that day. This is author accountability on SPEED!
You’ll join a private Facebook group mastermind. You will get additional support, advice + brainstorming help from other authors on the same path as you! You are not alone!
You will have access to our collection of group coaching call recordings. Got questions about the process? I can 98% promise they will be answered already in these calls!
You’ll also get specialist training on:
How to self publish in a way that is wildly successful and profitable!
How to score a lucrative publishing deal (+ how to choose between self-publishing and a publishing house!)
How to increase your writing productivity exponentially!
How to plan out + execute your book on time with less stress!
How to attract enthusiastic new customers and clients with your book!
How to sell more on Amazon.
How to plan out + execute your book on time with less stress!
How to grow your audience, income + reach through your book!
Finish Your Book in 40 Days completely clobbered my writer’s block.
I’m happily swimming in creative flow now with a joyful writing practice that moves me closer to my goals every day. Thank you for all the juicy, wonderful, powerful book love!Laura Bickle
I wrote 55,000 words in 40 days!
I’m so excited and proud to be self publishing my first young adult novel this year. Yikes it really is happening and all because of this course. I couldn’t believe that I wrote 55,000 words on the page during the 40 days.
So BIG BIG thanks and love to you Leonie for creating something so motivating and inspiring. It’s genius – – a simple formula and lots of lovely writers to support you in the Facebook Group. I hadn’t quite realised how the process of writing a book could break you open and heal you on such an intense level. It’s been one hell of a ride, but I’ve enjoyed every minute. I started writing my book 3 years ago, so it’s totally exceeded my belief about what I thought was possible.
I would highly recommend that people do this course and work with you. Your energy is bold, zany, smart and kind. It’s totally and utterly contagious. You had me in fits some days with your dancing, made up songs and story telling. You’ve given so many of us the confidence to tell our stories too, and get them out in to the world. The world definitely needs more Leonie energy in it.Lisa Parkes
I couldn’t have written my book without it!
Thrilled to have come across the course ‘Finish Your Book in 40 Days.’ I know I couldn’t have done this without the tremendous support that Leonie offers with videos, affirmational art and the live calls. This course delivers much more than I was expecting and no one should be left wondering what to do next even after they write their fucking book! Loved it all and thanks so much Leonie for sharing your beautiful soul with the world. You are a great example of what is possible!Cari Moffet, RMT. CMI
This course is straight talking AND wide open full heartedness all at once!
I am just writing to say thank you for the wonderful journey of Finish Your Book in 40 Days.
What I have loved is the powerful combination of straight talking (get out of your creative butt hole and write the fucking book) and wide open full heartedness (deep compassion and understanding for all the trials and tribulations along the way)
This in creative arts is a fine line – too much self beating discipline cramps the creative spirit, too much woo-woo self indulgence and shit doesn’t get done! So I really appreciate you for modelling a healthy amount of accountability with a humongous amount of love in your own awesomely eccentric unique way. I felt loved and propelled into momentum the whole way.
Thank you for being you and for having done the work to embrace and be you so fully – it means you can show up and let others be as messy and amazing as they truly are and as life really is. Thank you for modelling tough boundaries and totally wild flamboyantly gorgeous creativity. Thanks for insisting and demonstrating that writers can be successful, that creative women can be themselves and be successful, that we don’t have to compromise who we are to get the job done. That we can love and cajole and colour our way through it.
Thank you for your generosity with your energy, love, time, resources and creativity. This course is amazingly accessibly priced and I
really appreciate that. Thanks for letting us all find our way through it in our own ways and honouring that every journey will be different, whilst also keeping us all single minded on the one task of WRITING THE FUCKING BOOK!
Thank you thank you thank you.
A thousand blessings and angels cheering your name – yay Leonie!
I got my book out into the world!
Thank you for creating this class with just the right kind of support that kept me writing every day. I found ways around and through my daughter’s cancer surgery and also major medical tests for me. Knowing it was as simple as just “write the fucking book” helped me keep my commitment. Having the very active and supportive Facebook group was beyond helpful.
This all came down to the daily support and accountability. Thank you Leonie for helping me get my book out into the world to help other chronic pain sufferers.
I love you and hold this time with you as sacred.Gail Sinclair
“An unbelievable, inspiring journey…”
“The 40 days are over. And the journey is unbelievable and goes on and on.
It was inspiring, challenging, lovingly, doubting, exhausting, heart melting, wondering, energetic, out of this world, encouraging and soooo fun to work with you this way.
And I always come back to get a nugget of wisdom and a sweet energy kick.
I’ve written almost 40,000 words for my MoonGuide. It’s a wonderful journey. And I’ve got so much confidence and clarity thru you and your guidance.
So all in all, I’m so in LOVE with your courses and down to earth honesty! I´m a total LEONIE – FREAK and well I have to confess: I’m a “Leonie-Addict”! Ellen Holzschuster
“Pure gold and so much fun…“
The 40 Days to Write a Book course was the most perfect platform to make me accountable to finally write down what has been in my head and heart for years.
Who could quit when there was so much fun being had in being held accountable.
I wrote in airports, on holiday in Hawaii, at home before work and I began dreaming what the next chapter would be before starting my day with a thousand words before breakfast.
I wouldn’t have done any of this without your support and inspiration as well as the magic mantra “just write the fucking book” lol.
The running joke in our house was just write the fucking book, my partner thought I was mad and hilarious at the same time.Leandra Gurbiel
“If you’re tired waiting to get your book written… then this course is the perfect place to start.“
I’ve been ‘writing’ my book for YEARS! But I was getting nowhere and it lay half-completed on my desktop and would probably never have seen the light of day.
I absolutely LOVE this programme. I’ve recommended it to all my clients and friends and anyone who has a book inside them and needs help and support getting it out into the world.
With the help of this programme and Leonie’s supportive, straight-talking wisdom and fun and the support of the community, it’s finally written!
Leonie helped me to just get over myself and to face every fear and doubt and worry that my ego threw at me with the words ‘Just write the f**king book!
Thank you Leonie, words just can’t express how grateful I am for your work and this course. I’m beaming joy at you as I can finally see my angel book in my hands.Aishling Mooney
“Leonie’s writing course came at the perfect time.”
I had my idea, I had started writing an outline but then got stalled as life was busy.
Your no nonsense and basic approach helped me get out of my head and ignore all the what if’s and instead focus on the writing.
I finished in time for a summer road trip so I took my draft with me and worked on editing in some of the most beautiful places in America.
I highly recommend this course to anyone looking for accountability and help getting out of your own wayNoelle Rollins
“Leonie’s course gets you doing it!“
The course, 40 days to write your fucking book… that’s what it should be called, was an incredible resource, support, funniness and love…
Actually writing, not talking about it, thinking about it, dreaming about it… but doing it within the cocoon of her incredible realness.
I didn’t even know that I wanted to write a book and now it’s happening.
I would recommend this program to everyone…Anja Simmons
“Leonie’s Finish Your Book in 40 Days workshop was everything I needed. “
I’d wanted to write a book for a while and this course took me from my book idea right through to publication. The daily motivation for writing was fun.
What I found super helpful was the detailed information on exactly how to go about the whole process; from picking a title, and editing to publishing options and how that process all works.
I completed my book, published on Amazon, have sold lots in print myself and I’m working through all of Leonie’s marketing tips from the course.
Stores are approaching me to carry it now! I’m super happy with sales and I feel this course made it so much easier to accomplish this project!
A bonus I’ve found is that having a published book has given my business added credibility!Nancy Wesley
“Just the course you need to take to get the fire put under your rear to get it done!“
If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a book and weren’t quite sure if you had it in you, Finish your book in 40 days is for you!
The support is phenomenal and the creator of the course is the mentor you want to have in your corner!
Although my book is not quite finished, I’m closer to the end than I’ve ever been thanks to Leonie!!Irene Savakis
“Just the motivation I needed!”
Leonie followed up the course on writing a book with bonus material about publishing.
The Facebook group was a great source of accountability and support.
This was such a small investment to help me get from idea to almost ready to publish within a matter of months!!Nikki Shaheed
“Best investment of my time and money ever!”
I’ve been talking about writing a book for 20 years, but I never had the time, blah, blah.
With this course not only did I actually write my book (in just 1 hour per day, which I could easily find with the accountability of the course), but I also learnt how to do the cover, the publishing, the launch and the “non-writing” side of it all.Sophie Le Brozec
“Leonie re-ignited and rebooted my daily writing practice…“
Leonie Dawson is a Superb Sha(wo)man of Creativity!
She knows when to stand strong and when to go gentle in her guidance of Creatives.
Her enormous humor and light-hearted laughter is Goddess-Sent. She is a rare combination of the Divine Feminine and the Purely Practical!
She’s got and gives The Big Gifts —the ones that keep on Giving!
Thank you Leonie from the bottom of my heart!Lynda Beth Unkeless
“There’s nothing like an Aussie chick giving you a kick up the bum to get things done!“
I love love loved this course!
I wrote a significant chunk, 30,000 words over the 40 days in cafes, buses, planes and trains.
Writing helped lift me out of a low.
The webinars had laugh out loud moments and the Facebook group is a brilliant way to stay motivated.
“I’m 74 and have wanted to write my memoirs /spiritual autobiography for YEARS!“
This source has been miraculous for me!
I’ve been following Leonie for years and joined her academy 3 years ago to help me with my jewelry buisness! So when the writing course was offered I jumped at the chance to finally write and got my daughter to join me!
I write every single day, over 40,000 words now and not close to finishing!!
I feel very blissful after I write, It’s changed my life!!Elizabeth Barzell
“I wrote 70,000 words in 40 days – amazing!“
Leonie’s course was so effective in motivating consistent aligned action in me.
Just the mere fact someone was there watching over me so to speak, along with authority and humour was gold.
Leonie’s experienced, light hearted support along with her ‘no bullshit’ attitude was fabulous!Zoe Gaia
“I feel like a writer!“
I really commit to write this time, and I have finished unfinished text.
I love your natural inspiration and be who you are attititude, your way of inspire and show its possible to achieve anything really.
I have gone through the rite of passage from wannabee to writer. A great mix of creative inspiration, short peppfilm, and coaching calls, it felt like being next to my best friend telling me, I can do it.
Thank you Leonie from my deepest soul.Kia Helles
“Works like magic to keep my focus straight!“
It motivates the shit out of me. Makes me love and accept myself. Very inspirational and magical in bringing creativity fron imagination into realization. Thank you!Elena Popova
“I would take it every year if I could!“
I would definitely take this course again. I actually achieved my word count goal!
The simplicity, daily accountability and the daily writing tips/encouragement were perfect.
Everything pointed me to the task at hand: writing. Everything was so perfectly focused.
I learned to not have excuses and just write the thing.
So much confidence and creative power walking away from this course!Holly Manohar
“This is the most direct route to getting a book done.“
I highly recommend!!! I hit 10,000 words in 2 weeks. Man! I’ve never done THAT before. I’m a writer now, a real writer.
The community was terrific. I adore the way Leonie teaches and I had so much fun that I’m still going strong.
“Leonie’s the tough love you need to stop making excuses and make your dreams happen.“
Leonie’s course helped me finally break through so many internal blocks, low self-esteem and resistance to finish two books that have been sitting in my heart and mind for over 10 years.
Leonie has a genuine level of warmth, generosity and ‘get er’ done’ attitude.
Sitting in stagnation and procrastination when it comes to your dreams is a form of self-annihilation. It’s soul crushing. Leonie is such a beautiful guide that got me through.
I’m excited to do the course again (and again and again).
Doing the course along with her biz and life workbooks has created the foundation, guidance and map I need to stay on track.Holly Elissa
“I LOVED Leonie Dawson’s 40 Days to a Finished Book!“
Being a part of this course gave me the structure and community to feel supported and accountable for finishing my book and provided important guidance and information to get it published once I finished writing.
I now have my, My Moon Journal 2020 ready to go and am looking forward to self publishing by the end of 2019.
I’m not sure I would have found the internal courage to keep going with this dream if it wasn’t for this course. Thank you Leonie!Louise Croker
“Above and Beyond!”
I wanted to write my story for years. I started and stopped many times thinking I didn’t have time or I didn’t know what to write next. Each day of thinking about writing was another day it was still in my head.
Something else I have come to know about Leonie is that she over-delivers. There is always something extra, something more! In fact, I not only got my book done (I wrote over 70,000 words). I entered my name in a draw and won an unexpected piece of original art created by Leonie.
Finally, and most importantly, I have written my memoir. It is a gift to my husband and children unlike anything I could ever give them. It is a legacy. As I review and edit my work, I am reminded of how my story will also touch the lives and hearts of others. It is finally on its way into the world!
“There is no way that I would write 40 thousand words in 40 days by myself.”
Leonie’s program is incredible!!! The content and the energy of the group was amazing and altogether gave me wings to really write.
It was because of this amazing program that Leonie created, her wisdom, knowledge and encouragement and this amazing community that was in the group which all was big support that I used and I did write my book.
Use the same support and information for yourself by using this program + do your work = make your dream come true!
It was my huge dream, to write my own book, and now I am really doing it.
Even though, when the program started it wasn’t the perfect timing for me then, I made time in my schedule and I did the work. I am so grateful that I followed my intuition to do so. So, if it not the right timing for you now, but you feel in your hear that you want to do it anyway – JUST DO IT NOW, DON’T WAIT!!!
I highly highly highly recommend the program! Huge thank you to Leonie!!!!Nikolina Balenovic Knez
So your book is out in the world, touching and helping all the people it is meant to help!
To create another stream of income for yourself.
To create expert recognition for you and your business
Get your book OFF your to do list and OUT in the world!
To bring in new, enthusiastic clients and customers!
To create that incredible sense of fulfillment that comes from doing what you are meant to be doing in the world!
Q: Is this for nonfiction/fiction/children’s books?
Yep. All of them. A book is a book in my book. They all take dedication, commitment, time and marketing skills. And that’s what we’ll be doing in this course.
Q: I have a full time job. Will I still be able to do this?
Yep. Totally doable. I’ve done it before. Very few writers have vast swathes of time to write. Plus there’s kind of a limit to how many hours per hour you can write anyway!
Q: Will you help me come up with the idea for the book and refine it? Will you help me write the book? Will you proofread it for me? Will you read it at the end and give me a testimonial?
Sorry, no. That’s outside the scope of this course. I can only give general writing and publishing advice, and try to answer more specific questions on the group coaching calls. We wouldn’t be able to go into huge amounts of depth however. A consulting service like that would have to cost a shit tonne more than I’m offering this course at.
Q: What is the refund policy?
As with all my programs, refunds are not given if you change your mind. I’m here to help you actually write your book, not continue procrastinating from it! Refunds are only provided where required by ACCC law.
Q: It’s not the right time for me. Will you offer this later?
Not sure at this point, sorry. Wherever the inspiration muses take me!
Q: Will everything be recorded? If I fall behind, can I catch up later?
Everything will be recorded. You will have access to the course for longer than 40 days. You will be able to use all the trainings as you require.
Q: Will everything be hosted on Facebook?
No, only the mastermind element will be on Facebook.
Q: Should I buy myself a ye olden day typewriter?
No. That shit will break your hands.
Q: Will this guarantee me a bestseller?
No. But it will guarantee you more book sales if you do the homework and do what I say. #bossy
Leonie holds nothing back in her teaching. She explains things in real, raw and usable ways. It’s not fluff, it’s from learned experiences, and it makes learning fun!
Leonie is one of the pioneers of the online entrepreneur world, making possible for anyone with a passion to serve to be ale to follow their dreams and create their own business.Kerry Spina
I love Leonie's no nonsense simple, easy and fun business guidance. Her courses are filled with real information that is current and relevant. Leonie's allowed me to follow my dream of having my own business, seeing her walk your talk, she has paved the way for so many other women to follow their hearts and dreams too!Leesa Turner
When I embarked on my journey with Leonie I got more than a high quality teacher and great results... I literally covered the cost for my training within the first term!Munira van der Zijl
I began my business in 2011 from Leonie's trainings and even in 2019, it's barely changed due to the clarity Leonie's work helped me find.
I would recommend Leonie for anything that is a meld of down-to-earth with that intuition we all have inside.Katy-Rose Bye
Leonie touches a part of me that wants to shine, wants to make things, wants to manifest. I feel touched in the part of me that is vulnerable and strong, like two sides of a coin. I know many things already, but being touched by a teacher in that sacred part of my heart is rare.
With Leonie's help I have already created a book, inspirational cards, online courses and a happy life.Fanny van der Horst
I've found places where I simply make excuses for not writing, especially if I know due to time constraints I won't make my word count for the day.
I've come to see that even a few paragraphs is better than nothing - the perfect is the enemy of the good at times.
The satisfaction of watching my book's outline become prose!
I also have a keep sense of accomplishment at being on the road to completing something, rather than just fantasizing about it, taking action for a few days, then kaput.Eleanor Howe
I'm enjoying this.
I don't write every day and that's OK. When I do it flows. That is probably my Aha moment.
Now that I've started, I can flow.
Before it was in my head and I didn't do anything with it.
Now I have the courage and encouragement to get this happening.
The plan is very clear and I can now get on with it.Jaye Barros
Are you ready dearest?
Ready to do the work and birth forward the book that’s inside you?
I’m here to help. Here to create the sacred container to help you do what you were born to do.
There is so much ahead for you.
Let’s go make it happen.
We are here to help! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org <3
Leonie is a blend of beautiful art & creativity with straight-talking, no-holds-barred business wisdom that totally blows me away.
Before I found Leonie, I hadn’t thought it possible to blend art and business, I thought I had to choose… so finding her was a wonderful breath of fresh air & represented a huge permission to explore avenues I’d thought were closed.
There’s so much deep wisdom in Leonie’s courses & books, blended with real-life practical how-to’s, and all wrapped up in a loving, inspiring package.Joanne Ernst
Leonie is one of the most authentic teachers I have come across online, and I’ve been online for 20 years. Leonie’s down-to-earth and damn approachable vibe has you forgetting any actual doubts and fears you’ve been lugging around and next thing you know, you’re getting things done like a fire cracker.
I absolutely recommend Leonie as a teacher!Jelena Mrkich
Leonie Dawson is a completely unconventional, no BS, tell-it-like-it-is teacher, and I adore her. Her wisdom comes from experience in both business and life which is valuable because even though we try, as humans, we cannot completely separate the two. Leonie breaks it all down into specific actionable steps for whatever it is she is teaching. Her students are not left thinking that what she does is wonderful but then don’t know what to do in their own businesses/life to create results for themselves. I really respect her candidness regarding what has worked for her, what hasn’t, and that she has bad days, just like the rest of us. Her recommendations of books, services, how to get from point A to point B…etc. are always top notch and I have never completed one of her courses wondering what the point was.
In fact, I finish feeling energized, well-informed, and ready to take the next step. I think the most important lessons I have learned from Leonie are to keep showing up, to be consistent, to trust that I have a gift to share with the world and that I don’t have to be perfect.Dakota Duncan
Leonie’s courses inspire and invoke my inner flame.
She gives us all the vital information, goals, skills and how to do it yourself (without making it feel like rocket science!), as well the kick up the bum to get shit done.Leandra Gurbiel