All good stories—fiction and nonfiction—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.
This course is designed around the Book in a Bag method, a simple yet revolutionary concept designed to guide, organize, and enhance your plotting. You can create your own kit using the instructions in the course or order a pre-assembled kit here.
Jessica (Jess) Lourey teaches, travels, and writes about secrets.
She's the Amazon Charts bestselling Lefty, Agatha, and Anthony-nominated author of nonfiction, YA adventure, magical realism, suspense, and thrillers. Jess is a tenured 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.