When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course--you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like--across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I haven't studied much writing craft? This course can be a great place to start. Storytelling is a human instinct, and you don't need specialized study or extensive craft knowledge to follow these clear, straightforward five steps.
What if I'm a die-hard pantser? You can customize the five steps to offer as much or as little framework as you prefer--but just as you wouldn't jump in a car and start driving without some idea where you are, where you're going, and a rough picture of the possible routes to get to your destination, laying out at least the major mileposts for your story can make the difference between finishing and spinning your wheels or getting waylaid in dead ends and detours.
Will this five-step system work with any genre? This course is focused on commercial fiction writing, but story is story--readers have certain hard-wired expectations that these techniques will help you meet, and writers in many genres, even in memoir or narrative nonfiction, may find the techniques applicable to their stories.
What if I'm writing a series? Great! These techniques will help you map out the plot and structure for each story within the series, and is also applicable to building a framework for planning the series as a whole.
What if I don't really know what my story is about yet? That's what this course is designed to help you with. Plot paralysis is real! I'll help you ask the right questions to build your story brick by brick, even if all you're starting with is the germ of an idea.