Have a great idea for a book but find yourself struggling to get started? Or, do you start writing, full of excitement, but sort of trail off toward the middle? Or maybe you have a complete first draft but it feels more like a wandering mess than a page-turning book.
The Book in a Bag Method is for you!
All good stories—fiction and memoir—are about the transformation of a character facing their greatest fear. The Book in a Bag method uses this fact to break complex writing into a simple, scene-based approach. It takes all the stress out of organizing your ideas, leaving you free to enjoy the exhilaration of crafting compelling short stories, novellas, novels, and memoirs. This method is suitable for all levels of writers at all stages of the drafting process.
Jess Lourey teaches, travels, and writes about secrets.
She's the bestselling Edgar, Agatha, and Lefty-nominated, Anthony-winning author of nonfiction, children's books, YA adventure, magical realism, romcom mysteries, and thrillers. Jess is a retired professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, a leader of writing retreats, and a TEDx presenter. Check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind May Day, her first published novel. In addition to her online courses, she teaches face-to-face writing workshops for all and leads transformative writing retreats for women.
When not traveling, reading, writing, or hanging out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story. You can find out more about Jess on her website and by signing up for her newsletter.