Let me ask you this...
Have you always wanted to write a book?
Do you have several story ideas floating around in your head?
Are you unsure where to even begin writing a novel?
Are you worried about what happens after you type THE END?
This course is for you!
In this course, you will learn all the basic steps you must take to write a book people will not only enjoy reading but rave about! I'll walk you through everything you need to know, step by step, from deciding between many different story ideas to developing your characters and setting to plotting to the perfect ending and even what to do in order to publish and market your book yourself!
I've written over 20 novels, had 7 traditionally published, and I won a national book award for my very first ever published novel. Now, I'm an agented author, editor, writing coach, and instructor, and I will share with you everything I've learned in over 10 years on both sides of the publishing fence.
Do you ever...
Struggle with self doubt?
Wonder if anyone will even read what you write?
Feel like you don't have the skills necessary to write a great book?
Suffer from imposter syndrome?
At some point in my writing career, I've answered YES to each one of these questions!
But that's why I developed this course...to help pay it forward. When I began writing novels seriously many years ago, I had no one to help guide me. Not because the help wasn't out there to be had, but because I DIDN'T ASK FOR HELP! You, my friend, have taken the first step in improving your writing skills. If you're here, it means you're looking and asking for help. And I'm here to be that support system for you. Let me help you and share with you everything I've learned through the years both as a writer and publishing professional. But you might be wondering...who is she to tell me how to write a book? Well, hang in there, and I'll tell you who I am.
I’ve been where you are now 15 years ago, I was just a working mom, grinding my days away on the corporate hamster wheel, dreaming of being a successful author. So, I wrote my first book, and it was…not great. I kept trying with book after book, but all I got for my efforts was the painful humiliation I suffered through rejections from agents and publishers. A couple years of research, learning, and practice later, I landed my first agent and subsequent publishing deal for 6 books. My first traditionally published book won a national book award for suspense.
But it didn’t take long for me to feel disillusioned by the traditional publishing agency, so I started working for publishers and even literary agents so I could learn more about the industry from the inside. And the more I learned, the more I knew I didn’t want to be a part of it.
So, in 2017, I jumped ship from the traditional publishing world and struck out on my own as an indie author and in January of 2020, I opened the doors to Write Your Best Book, a platform that helps authors on their writing journey, regardless of their skill or experience. I began coaching authors and editing books full-time and I was able to retire from the corporate world in February 2020.
All these years later, I’ve helped over 300 authors write and polish their book babies and become their own book boss! Many have gone on to become best sellers and award-winners, and I am so proud of each and every one of them.
Now, with my network of amazing business partners and friends in the author influencer community, I am blessed to be able to reach more and more authors every day and help them write their best book. I even host a podcast for authors called Write Your Best Book, ranked as a top-ten rated podcast, which allows me to reach even more authors.
Let me help you and become your writing instructor! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, read on to see what just a few of my clients have to say about working with me and taking my courses!
I look forward to teaching you!
StartLesson 1 - Decide on a story idea (4:09)
StartLesson 2 - Decide if you're a plotter or pantser (7:05)
StartLesson 3 - Determine Your Category (4:18)
StartLesson 4 - Determine your genre (5:10)
StartLesson 5 - Choose between past and present tense (3:22)
StartLesson 6 - Choose the right POV for your story (7:07)
StartLesson 7 - Develop your novel's theme (6:06)
StartLesson 8 - Decide if your book will be a standalone or series (5:09)
StartLesson 9 - Determine your goals for this novel (11:06)
StartLesson 10 - Decide your reasons for writing this novel (7:36)
StartBONUS Lesson - Decide which programs you will use to write (11:00)
StartLesson 1 - Start your novel off right (12:45)
StartLesson 2 - Create well-developed characters (14:06)
StartLesson 3 - Decide on a setting for your novel (5:21)
StartLesson 4 - Outline (plot) your novel (Hero's Journey) (10:16)
StartLesson 5 - Implement Subplots (10:00)
StartLesson 6 - Establish the VOICE of your novel (9:52)
StartLesson 7 - Set the pacing just right (6:45)
StartLesson 8 - Avoid head-hopping (3:55)
StartBONUS Lesson - Writing Tips, Tricks, and Advice (18:11)
Why you should take this course:
You need help pinpointing the right story idea.
You want to learn how to plot and structure your novel.
You want to polish your writing skills.
You want to write a book that will sell and get good reviews.
Take a leap of faith with me, and join me as I walk you step by step through the process of writing a compelling novel people will want to read, buy, and tell their friends about.