“Jess Lourey has been an invaluable resource as I begin my writing career. Having been a fan of her writing long before I decided I wanted to write seriously myself (and also part of my inspiration to transition from reader to writer), I can say that getting to work with Jess is even better than reading her stellar books. She helped me on my path to published writer.”
—Aimee Hix, author of What Doesn’t Kill You
YOUR STORY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT
Have you dreamed of writing that book? Maybe you've signed up for an online class, or read a how-to manual, or taken a seminar in the hopes it’d give you the nudge you need to pull it all together. Possibly you've even started drafting your project, have maybe written tens of thousands of words, yet it isn't coming together like you'd hoped.
I get it. I’ve published over 20 books, and it wasn't until recently that I cracked the codes: how to manage time, how to structure a powerful story regardless of genre, how to craft characters that leap off the page. I'm on a mission to share what I've learned because writing your best book—pulling the strands together to tell your story and having it resonate with readers—is a transformative experience.
Whether you're writing fiction or memoir, the Retreat Yourself 10-course bundle gives you the information, the guidance, and the discipline you need to write the story you're imagining. It takes you through your project, from the idea phase to editing, and shows you to build your book one small, manageable chunk at a time. At the end of this retreat, which you can complete in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, you’ll have everything you need to finally write your story.
The 10 courses included in this bundle:
- Set Your Retreat Goals
- Choose and Refine Your Idea
- Explore Your Genre
- Write Cleaner, Better, Faster
- Create Dynamic Characters
- Write Dialogue that Crackles
- Construct Cinematic Settings
- Plotting Your Story Structure: the Book in a Bag Method
- Achieve Balance and Discipline
- Editing Tips from a Bestseller
That’s $500 worth of courses for $399! It's also the first time outside of my writing retreats (which start at $1790) that I've made this material available.
*Bonus: Comes with Book in a Bag kit mailed to you, a $25 value not available outside of the Plotting Your Story Structure class
*Bonus: Comes with the “How to Get Published” PDF upon sign-up: peek behind the scenes to see how to publish your book.
If you want to write that book, the time is now! The world needs your story, whether you're writing world-bending sci fi, deeply personal memoir, healing crime fiction, or thought-provoking literary fiction (and everything in between).
“Jess's honesty, encouragement, and knowledge of the craft helped me make the leap from aspiring writer to published author. I still take the lessons I learned from Jess and apply them to my daily writing routine. She truly wants to help others succeed and provides you with the tools you’ll need on every step of your journey.”
—Lissa Marie Redmond, author of A Cold Day in Hell
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.