kim duke writes

Make this the year you finally write your book. 

make this the year you finally write your book. 

     All you need to do is write.  Cooks cook. Gardeners garden.                  Writers write.  Isn't it time to get your writing-butt-in-gear?
   And express yourself with joy and have fun?

do you have a book burning inside of you? 

Scroll on if you're into it.

Welcome! I'm Kim Duke.
Have you always dreamed of writing a book?
You're at the point of no return. There's a nonfiction book inside of you and you're willing to go the distance to make it happen. But, you don't know where to begin and doing it alone feels overwhelming. Sound familiar?

You don't have to do it alone.  I'm here to help.




Welcome to...  A book of her own  

Ready to become an author?

You'd love to write a book but you...

You'd love to write but you... 

Don't know how to begin.
My clients say exactly the same thing! I help you plan out your entire book and you receive guidance and homework from me on the phone and via email.

Secretly worry you're not a good enough writer.
Don't put pressure on yourself.  I share my formula of how to write a nonfiction book that captures the reader's curiosity and keeps them engaged.

The book writing process seems overwhelming.
This stops most people from ever writing a book. When we work together, I'm your personal writing coach and I give you step by step instruction. Breathe!

Wonder if you have enough time.
There's no doubt about it. Writing a book is a commitment of time. Thankfully, I show you the process, how many pages your book should be and break it down into bite-sized chunks. You can do it!

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 My book, Email Attraction, is an Amazon bestseller, has rave reviews in the international media: The London Financial Times here in the UK, Forbes,  CNBC.com  and many more! This has led to some truly mind-blowing business opportunities. Kim has paid for herself many times over - she’s the real deal.'"

— kim arnold, London, UK

"Kim has paid for herself many times over - she's the real deal!''

I've always loved writing.  But once I started working in corporate Canada, I didn't make the time to write on a regular basis. And when I started my own business? I  managed to squeeze in writing one small book and some creative writing. But it was never enough.
Finally, 10 years ago, I decided to invest in me.  It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  


I used to be in your shoes.

Once I made time for writing AGAIN by signing up for writing classes and writing daily? I wrote 2 books. Oh yes, I did.  Now, I'm a published, Amazon best-selling author with national and international media coverage. 

What will happen when YOU show up for YOUR writing? 

but guess what...

Writing a book is so much easier when you have someone to guide you through the process.  That's where I come in.  

I'm a professional full-time writer, author of 3 books and you can find out more about me HERE.

My lovely clients say I'm a life-changer.


When you write on a regular basis something magical starts to happen. Writing becomes easier. Ideas flow to you faster than before. You feel excited about learning and practicing your skills.  And your style and writing voice begin to emerge. 

Your book is closer than you think

I'm your personal writing coach

Find Your Writing Voice

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In 90 days, if you take my advice, do the work and commit to the time schedule? You'll have a first draft manuscript of approximately 100 pages. (I don't recommend you write more than that.) But at the end of the day - it comes down to you.


we work together for 3 months.

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Writing a nonfiction manuscript:  self-help, motivational or business book, memoir, or a collection of personal essays, doesn't happen by accident.  You need accountability and momentum. We have a 1 hour call  2x a month. You also email me writing once a week. We set writing goals together, and review your work. 

We talk 2x a month & email weekly. 

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LET'S BREAK it DOWN

Say with confidence, "I'm writing a book."

How would it feel to...

Have me personally guide you through the creative nonfiction book
writing process.

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Finally do something about your writing dream.

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Step into the writer you'd like to be.

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Invest in your growth as a writer.

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How It Works

Why? Due to high demand and limited spots - the short application helps me decide if I'm the right fit for your project. I'll contact you within 5 days.

Fill out the short application

You're in! I'll send you a non-refundable deposit link and the balance of the program is divided over 3 months & automatically charged to your credit card every 30 days for a total of 3 months. 

 accepted? I send you a payment link

Once we've received your non-refundable deposit, I'll contact you and we'll book your first call.

let's book your call!

“I had the pleasure of working with Kim as my writing coach for both of my books! I had a goal of writing a book since I was a kid. And, after a decade or so of trying to do it on my own, it was clear I needed an expert to help. That’s when I found Kim! 

Hired!
How To Get The Zippy Gig. Insider Secrets From A Top Recruiter, became an Amazon best-seller in both Canada and the USA within 24 hours of being released. Five years later, it’s still a top ranked resume book on Amazon.  And I've been interviewed by national media across Canada.

Kim encouraged me to write with personality – that’s one of the reasons “Hired!” has been so successful. It doesn’t read like every other dull and boring resume book on the market. ”

Sheila Musgrove, Canada 

“Madeline gave me the courage to finally quit my day job and start my own business. I couldn't be happier!”

Jacob

Started his own business

NEXT

A year from now you'll wish you'd joined a book of her own today....

I'm in the business of getting women writing. Let's explore your story, your love of words
 and why writing a book calls to you. 

Yes, A Book Of Her Own Really Works

“My book, Email Attraction, was given a big, glowing review by the London Financial Times."

Kim, thank you for alternately holding my hand and kicking my butt throughout the writing process. (Even the I WANT TO STICK A FORK IN MY EYE - REWRITE comments!)  My book, Email Attraction, was given a big, glowing review by the London Financial Times!"

Kim Arnold, UK

“I never saw myself as an author.     Kim did.”

As an international speaker and experienced BBC producer, Kim knew I was bursting with juicy content – it’s what I ‘DO’, yet for some reason, I never saw myself as an author. She did.
Kim encouraged me to forget linear, go with the flow, write what you feel, when you feel. Break it into chunks, re-version blogs, just DO -IT…make a start.  So, I did.I was able to write and guess what? I was pretty good at it. And I listened to her words: "Let me edit it, you write.” 
 I did write “Goodbye Glossophobia – Banish Your Fear of Public Speaking”. And it went on to win the UK’s “Highly commended Short Business Book of the Year 2020.”

Esther Stanhope, UK

a book of her own 3-month Program 

personal coaching with kim duke via phone & email for 3 months)

1-60 minute coaching call 2x per month 

email review/coaching once per week

Free 3-month scribbly program 

$5,997 USD
Non-refundable deposit & 3 monthly payments for balance. apply now:

Canadian? Click here for CDN Pricing

a book of her own 3-month Program 

personal coaching with kim duke via phone & email for 3 months)

1-60 minute coaching call 2x per month 

email review/coaching once per week

Free 3-month scribbly program 

$5,997 CAD + GST
Non-refundable deposit & 3 monthly payments for balance. apply now:

US, UK or EU? Click here for USD Pricing

But if you're anything like me, you need help to take your writing to the next level. You just want someone to tell you what works so you can turn your dream of writing a book into reality.

If you:  have lists of book ideas which never seem to come to life; secretly have one burning idea for a book that you think about all.the.time; are envious of people who have written a book; and you're starting to realize  if you don't write your book NOW...when will you do it?

You’re A better writer than you think you are.

You're ready.

When you're one of my A Book Of Her Own clients - you also receive my Scribbly 3-month gentle writing program.  Scribbly is mailed to your home mailbox every 30-days and is perfect for warming up your creative writing skills

you'll receive 3 months of Scribbly Free!     

Bonus!

"This is the time to give yourself the gift of writing your book.

you have personal coaching by A professional writer to guide you through the book writing process. 

you have me in your corner to keep you motivated and accountaBLE.

CALLS WITH ME 2X A MONTH AND WEEKLY EMAILS KEEP YOUR WRITING FLOW MOVING.

YOU DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION, AN OUTLINE OF CHAPTERS, my chapter writing formula, GET ASSISTANCE WITH CREATING A TITLE AND SO MUCH MORE!

WRITER'S BLOCK? YOU HAVE HELP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

YOU FINALLY BRING YOUR DREAM TO LIFE

A Book Of Her Own Program:

apply NOW

"If you’re dipping a toe into writing a book, you need Kim on your team. Writing a book is a gargantuan task. She guides you through the stages of writing your book. She’s your biggest cheerleader and gives you a kick in the pants, when needed. Your job is to write your heart out.  

— Sheila Musgrove, Canada

"If you’re dipping a toe into writing a book, you need Kim on your team!"

"Following that one-liner highlight from your client's testimonial you are going to want to add the entire thing hear to really drive home how awesome people think your course or product is."

— Shane

"I was able to start my own business, and I love it!"

 I know you have a longing to write.
My love of words started early - did yours? I'm the girl who loved reading the dictionary. Now, I'm a published Amazon best-selling author, essayist and full-time writer. My nonfiction work has been featured/published in the Globe and Mail, NBC News, Medium, Mark Bittman's magazine: Heated, and the international magazine, Mind Cafe. 

Your Writing Coach

Kim

well, hello. i'm

My Writing life

I worked for two of Canada's largest national television networks for 15 years before launching my own international sales training company.  I wrote piles of articles, ezines and 2 quirky business books that attracted a ton of media, readers and business. Personal essays about life are my love, so I took 10 years of writing classes, read a hundred writing books and wrote daily. In 2016 I received a breast cancer diagnosis. After a year of treatment (and good-bye cancer!), I  wrote my book, A Fine Mess, found a publisher, and it's an Amazon best-seller!  I also decided to blow up my 18 year company and redirect all of my passion to writing, and helping women write. 
Now I'm a full-time writer, author, essayist;  my work has been featured on NBC News, the Globe and Mail; and I'm a top writer for Medium.com.                       

And I'm just getting started. 

  i took baby steps and so can you.  You don't have to be a professional to write. But you must have the desire to become a better writer.

but it wasn't always this way.

a book of her own  is the only one of its kind because...

you have me in your corner

I've been in your shoes.  I know how hard it is to get a meaningful book off the ground. Many people self-publish, however, the majority of these books are terribly written.  What's the point of writing crap??

I know something about you. Deep down you have a secret desire to write a non-fiction book. You have a story you want to share with the world and it refuses to sit on the back burner any longer. Maybe you'd like to write a series of personal essays. Perhaps you're a speaker ready to share your knowledge. Or does the thought of writing a motivational memoir make your stomach do cartwheels? You don't have to do it alone. With coffee, chocolate and me in your corner? You'll soon have a manuscript in your hands. (If you do the work.)

If you're accepted into A Book of Her Own it's because I believe in what you want to accomplish. I bring my decades of writing experience to your book. And I bring me and my big brain. Trust me. You're in for a creative and joyful experience!







Kim Duke & Esther Stanhope, London, UK

Kim persuaded me in 2018, as a “non-writer” to take the plunge and …. WRITE!
“You're going to write your beautiful book, and I'll help you”
She could see I was terrified of my bad spelling and grammar, the self-doubt, my slightly dyslexic tendencies, and the worry that I wasn’t good enough.
As an international speaker and experienced BBC producer, Kim knew I was bursting with juicy content – it’s what I ‘DO’, yet for some reason, I never saw myself as an author. She could.
“If you can speak, you can write.” Her advice was brilliant.
“Just write a page a day, write total rubbish if you need to, and send it to me – I'll  edit you.”
 I did write “Goodbye Glossophobia – Banish Your Fear of Public Speaking
And it went on to win the UK’sHighly commended Short Business Book of the Year 2020

write your book

Write for joy  

         send your words         
 into the world

learn & have fun

Write the book you think about constantly.

Get some help so you don't waste more time.

Work on writing that lights you up.

Move from dreaming to action.

Release the fear of not being good enough to write.  

Invest in something you'll be proud of for the rest of your life.

Find time to do what you love most - WRITE!

If you want THIS to be the year  you *finally*:

apply NOW

This     for you if:

You're ready to commit to writing your book

you can't handle constructive criticism, and suggestions

You're open to critique, guidance and you're willing to work hard.

YOU only want to write fiction

You're ready to become an author

It's probably     
for you if...

YOU DON'T want to work hard.

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It's probably     
      for you if...

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

a book of her own 3-month Program 

personal coaching with kim duke via phone & email for 3 months)

1-60 minute coaching call 2x per month 

email review/coaching once per week

Free 3-month scribbly program 

$5,997 USD
Non-refundable deposit & 3 monthly payments for balance. apply now:

Canadian? Click here for CDN Pricing

a book of her own 3-month Program 

personal coaching with kim duke via phone & email for 3 months)

1-60 minute coaching call 2x per month 

email review/coaching once per week

Free 3-month scribbly program 

$5,997 CAD + GST
Non-refundable deposit & 3 monthly payments for balance. apply now:

US, UK or EU? Click here for USD Pricing

will you write my book for me?

No.  In this program I'm your writing coach and I give you examples, suggestions and guidance. However, you're the one who writes your manuscript.  I walk you through the steps on how to do it (and not lose your way.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you guarantee i will finish my manuscript in 90 days?

I can't guarantee you'll finish your manuscript in 90 days.  But most of my clients do.  I give you advice, encouragement, suggest revisions and more, however, ultimately if you don't/can't do the work required- you won't finish.  Your book is absolutely worth your effort!



My program is best if you want to self-publish.  The process of pitching to a publisher can take years and there's never a guarantee someone will publish your book.  I did find a publisher for my book, A Fine Mess, but the process was 2 years from start to finish.  Do you really want to wait that long?

is your program best for self-publishing or pitching to publishers?

Is your program best for nonfiction or fiction writers?

I don't teach fiction writing or help with fiction books. (Although I love reading them!) My specialty is non-fiction:  personal essays, memoir, self-help, motivational and business books.

DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS ON a BOOK OF HER OWN?

Because I accept a limited number of 1:1 coaching clients and the amount of time and effort I put into your coaching - I don't offer refunds of any kind. I can't guarantee your work ethic, dedication, or writing ability.  

Kim, do you offer a payment plan?

Yes, I do.  You pay an initial non-refundable deposit to join my program and then you're charged the balance of the amount over 3 months. Your credit card is automatically charged every 30 days.

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Days that we work together

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My devotion to helping you with your manuscript

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How many times we chat each month

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        You are the person            A Book Of Her Own is designed for.

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