Finally Write A Story That's Worth Publishing
Have you ever written 25,000 words of a draft and then got stuck?
Do you have a clear idea of how your story has to begin and end, but the middle is always fuzzy?
Have you read every book on fiction writing and taken every workshop you could find, but you still haven’t been able to implement what you’ve learned into a cohesive, engaging story?
You’re feeling frustrated and blocked. And too often you find yourself watching Netflix or reading books instead of working on your own stories.
When you do manage to get yourself to show up to the page, you easily get distracted and end up self-sabotaging by wasting time on Facebook or checking email.
And after all these years of playing with story ideas in your head and writing first drafts you’re still not where you want to be. Not finished. Not finding an agent. Not published.
If you don’t get a handle on this right now, a year from today you’ll still be in the same place—continuing to feel frustrated and one day maybe even quitting because you’ve had enough of the struggle.
At worse, you’ll die and your story will die with you. But let’s not go there…
Instead, imagine if anytime you got inspired, you had a process you could use to develop the idea into an actual story, and then create a story plan, with structure and a scene-by-scene roadmap you can use to write your first draft.
And not just any first draft, but a first draft that contains the bones of your story and that’s a revision and edit away from being self-publishable or ready to submit to agents, executives and publishers.
There are 3 parts to writing a story: Find Your Story + Develop and Plan the Story + Write the First Draft. This course takes you through all three parts of the story development and writing process and supports you in finishing what you start through daily accountability check ins and weekly live-virtual group work sessions.
So had I. As an ambitious learner who is always ready for more, I spent years of my life reading books and taking every workshop and class I could find on fiction writing and storytelling. And while all those books and workshops and classes were great, they didn’t quite get it right.
Because there were key things missing that makes the difference between a killer story and an episodic narrative of a character’s life. They also missed key things when it came to actually doing the writing–crippling things that can stop you from finishing. Ever.
The biggest gap of all that I found was there is very little out there in how to IMPLEMENT these key storytelling and craft principles into your own stories.
It’s great to have the info about craft and to learn all the plot point names and definitions, but if you don’t know how to then take that craft and those plot points and actually bring them to life in your own story, then all that knowledge is for nothing.
So after teaching dozens of my own classes and workshops and coaching hundreds of writers and seeing where they struggled and got stuck the most, and paying close attention to my own process and how I take an idea and turn it into an actual story, I’ve created a course that is the gap-filler.
That will help any writer who struggles with getting 25,000 words into a draft and then getting stuck, or knowing what to do for the beginning or end of the story, but having no clue what goes in the middle, or who has a story idea and wants to bring it to life on the page, but just doesn’t know how (and anytime you’ve tried, it never comes out quite right).
WHAT THE COURSE COVERS:
Phase 1: Develop and Plan the Story
Phase 2: Writing the First Draft
1. I’ve taken tons of fiction writing courses and read tons of books…what makes Write Your Damn Story different?
Write Your Damn Story isn’t just another fiction writing course. It’s a hands-on experience in turning an idea into a workable first draft of a story. And learning a process that you can repeat with every story you write, forever.
You’ll not only have step-by-step guidance, but depending on which package you choose, you’ll also get unlimited access to Jennifer in the private Facebook group, so you can get feedback, support and guidance along the way.
Best of all, WYDS will work for you, whether you want to write novels, screenplays or short stories. The principles of storytelling are the same across.
2. Does “live” workshop mean you have to be there in person?
Nope! Live just means there are sometimes specific dates when the workshop will be run live. This typically happens twice a year (in February and in September), and you can participate live every time, forever. This workshop is 100% virtual–so you work at your own pace and participate no matter where you are in the world. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection.
3. How does the workshop work?
Each week for eight weeks you'll receive a weekly lesson and assignment posted in your workshop member's site (see the “course schedule” above for complete details). Access the training and do the assignment at your own pace.
Post your assignments in the private Facebook group to get feedback and guidance as you go through the course. You also get access to a selection of Bonuses (see above) based on when you signed up.
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