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Begin-A-Book packages and products (excluding eBooks).


Book Writing Services

Unlock Your Inner Book

Learn how to write a book, how to publish a book (fiction or non-fiction) and then...

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... cry - as you hold your finished book in your hands and see your name on the cover

  • Interactive, fully supported online courses and 1:1 workshops helping you unlock your inner book and learn how to write
  • Book writing services, bespoke projects, personal stories, memoirs, fiction novels, business books, self-help guides, biographies, non-fiction works, articles
  • From initial idea to holding your finished book in your hands
  • Whatever book you dream of producing, we will guide and support you all the way
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FREE with every course or workshop purchased.

(Downloadable eBook)

Your Dream

Your Book

Your Way

"At Begin-A-Book we listen to your ideas and help you structure them into the book you've always wanted to write. And, when you finally hold that book in your's magical."

AnnMarie Wyncoll

Founder and
Creative Director

Our Most Popular Packages - at a glance

All of our packages can be customised with the following add-ons.
These can also be purchased as stand-alone solutions.

Our Most Popular Packages
Learn how to write a book

Choose from one of our comprehensive packages. Each option includes dedicated 1:1 sessions and unlimited email support. We will also source the most competitive printing and illustration options so that you don't have to! 

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  • 10 x 1 hr 1:1 sessions
  • Proofreading
  • Editing up to 20,000 words
  • Fiction or non-fiction
  • eBook cover design
  • eBook interior layout
  • Plot/content guidance
  • Email access throughout
  • 6 month contract term

Chapter One

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Recommended for:

  • ​Business books

  • Short Stories

  • Collections

  • Children's books without illustration

Chapter Two

All the benefits of Chapter One PLUS
  • 8 further 1 hr 1:1 sessions (18 in total)
  • Editing for an additional 30,000 words (50,000 in total)
  • Upload to Amazon
  • Beta reading guidance and advice
  • Printer/Illustration sourcing/advice
  • 6 or 12 month contract
For more information:
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Recommended for:

  • Business 'How To' books

  • Novellas (short fiction books)

  • Short story collections or poems (intended for sale)

  • Family Stories as Gifts

  • Children's books requiring illustration /design

Chapter Three

All the benefits of Chapter Two PLUS
  • 7 further 1 hr 1:1 sessions (25 in total)
  • Editing for an additional 25,000 words (75,000 in total)
  • Paperback/Print interior layout
  • Paperback/Print full cover design        (a choice of three bespoke options)
For more information:
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Recommended for:

  • Fiction Novels (for sale)

  • Personal Journeys / life stories (for sale, family or gifts)

  • Non-Fiction books (for sale)

Biography Package

Celebrate  your heritage and save the precious past​
This unique package has been designed to provide you with the tools, guidance and assistance to create a book of stories from your past. More importantly, it enables memories to be captured for future generations.
  • ​4 x 60 minute 1:1 sessions
  • Editing up to 45,000 words​
  • ​Stunning paperback cover design
  • Print book interior layout
  • Your own images included
  • Upload for digital distribution
  • Brainstorming of ideas for sensitive and empathetic storytelling
For more information:
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Recommended for:

  • Your Own History

  • Retelling Stories from the Past

  • Reliving Memories

  • Continuing Your Legacy

AnnMarie recently wrote an article about myself and my business that I was absolutely delighted with. When I met AnnMarie, I didn't know what to expect from the process but I instantly warmed to her and she made me feel very comfortable. The couple of hours I spent with her were thoroughly enjoyable. She knew exactly the right questions to ask in the right way. The result of her approach, warmth and expertise resulted in an excellent article that I and anyone that knows me well, reflected me very accurately. I cannot recommend AnnMarie highly enough.

Sarah Higginbotham, Curious Giraffe

Our Pic-n-Mix Options

When you're learning how to write a book, we want you to have everything you need. Our range of extras can be added to all of our packages, or bought as stand-alone products.
It's completely up to you!


  • Paperback/Print book cover design
    Includes front, back and spine                                    £400.00

    Choice of three bespoke designs
  • Paperback/Print book interior layout                        £300.00
  • Additional editing per thousand words                      £   10.00
           (package top up)
  • 1 x 60 minute 1:1 session                                              £  65.00
  • eBook digital upload                                                      £ 55.00       
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Our 'Bootcamp' Courses
How do I write a fiction book?

Learn how to write by joining one of our exclusive 'bootcamp' courses. Designed for any age and ability, these courses are the best way to get your writing muscle primed, motivated and ready to go! All courses are delivered online and run live which means you have direct access to your tutor for the duration of your course.

Introduction to Fiction Writing

How to write a Fiction Book

Six interactive 90 minute lessons which will include:

Introduction to Fiction Writing

  • How to generate ideas

  • How to plot your story

  • How to engage your reader

  • How to complete your first chapter

  • How to write dialogue

  • How to develop your characters

  • How to decide your point of view

  • The basics of editing

  • How to design your front cover

  • Ways to publish

  • Types of printing

  • And so much more...

  • PLUS you will receive a professionally narrated audiobook sample of your first chapter

  • PLUS you will receive a short story downloadable eBook

  • PLUS you will have email and face to face access to us for the duration of your course

NOW is the time to write that book you've always wanted to.

THIS is the course to help you do it.

Maximum 4 attendees per course

£349.00 per person based on 4 people

£900.00 per person for individual 1:1 course

Payment Plan only available for an individual course: over 2 months at no charge

For more information:

What to expect from your course...

Fiction Writing Extra

How to Publish a Book

Designed as the perfect follow up to our Introduction course, Extra takes your journey to the next level: the point of manuscript completion.

Extra includes:

Introduction to Fiction Writing

  • 4 x 90 min individual 1:1 sessions over 12 months

  • Print jacket for your finished project

  • Print interior layout for your finished project

  • eBook cover for your finished project

  • eBook layout for your finished project

  • Proofreading and/or beta reading advice

  • Self-publishing guidance

  • Motivation and support throughout

  • PLUS we can do a professional edit of your work based on its final word count at a discounted rate

  • PLUS we can source appropriate printing options and advise price

  • PLUS we can upload your manuscript for print and eBook at a one off cost of £49.00

NOW is the time to finish that book you've always promised to write.

THIS is the package to help you do it.

Only £650.00

Payment plan: 3 months at no charge

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"Having just completed the Begin-A-Book course I wanted to share some thoughts on the experience. I didn't really know what to expect. The course consists of 6 x 90 minute sessions over 6 weeks delivered via Zoom. The aim of the course was to bring us to the point where we'd written the first chapter of our books by developing our understanding of what is involved. We covered lots of subjects like character development, plot composition, opening lines, book structure together with practical stuff like how to publish, literary agents and cover design. The course was hugely enjoyable and I was genuinely surprised at how much ground we covered. AnnMarie encouraged and inspired us along the way and made the course fun to attend. For anyone looking for a good grounding in how to approach writing fiction or non-fiction, this course is a must. Thoroughly recommended!"

Philip Blunt, Course Student

Your Story in an Article

We're often asked 'how to write my story' or 'how to be authentic' or 'how to increase engagement' so we developed our article package to help you with these answers.
This best-seller provides your story (business or personal) in an article format which has multiple uses and can give you evergreen content.
What's more, we make sure it ticks the 'authentic, storytelling, engagement' boxes too!

Your Story in an Article

Our incredibly popular, entry level package.

A chance to have your business or personal story written in an article format for multi-use and evergreen content.

Perfect for email campaigns, magazine articles, monthly newsletters...anywhere you would like.


Let your clients/friends/family discover your authentic self and increase engagement at the same time.


Your Story in an Article

  • 1 x 45 minute discovery interview on a 1:1 basis

  • Additional 30 minute final 1:1 call if required

  • Article written for you OR support given for your own content

  • Maximum 2,000 words

  • Images can be included

  • All copyright passes to you

  • Use time and again in part or in whole

  • Can be formatted for magazine or newsletter submission

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Only £250.00

Best Seller

It's like you waved a magic wand over my words...

Chris Lewry, Pincus Solutions

AnnMarie, what can I say? AnnMarie wrote my story in a way that was better than the way I told it. She got the essence, she got the background, she got the emotion. She also got me without meaning to, to tell a story I hadn’t realised I wanted to tell.

AnnMarie's nature and non-judgmental personality shine through and I told her things I hadn’t told anyone for a very long time.

If you want to tell a story speak to AnnMarie, you may well be surprised where she takes you.

And AnnMarie from me personally, thank you for a truly cathartic and mentally liberating experience, and from the bottom of my heart I appreciated it and needed it so much.

David Featherstone, The Training and Consultancy Bureau

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Why Choose Begin-A-Book?

At Begin-A-Book it's all about you. It's about your dream. Your journey. Your idea. Your book.

We use our 10+ years of experience to guide you through the process of writing your concept, developing it into your story and moving it from page to print. What's more, we are with you every step of the way.

Our methods of working are unique and intuitive. We provide you with 1:1 support for the duration of your time with us and provide as much or as little assistance as you require.

Everything you need is in one place. 

We inject passion and enthusiasm by the bucketload and believe strongly in enabling you to write as your authentic self.

It's all about you.

You decide your destination. We help you get there.


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