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This fully-online, self-paced Book Bundle includes three essential classes to help you write a novel based on your life: Crack the Sea: Turn Your Secrets into Fiction and Set Yourself Free to guide you in organizing and writing your novel; Balance and Discipline to ensure you finish; and Bathe Your Book: Revolutionary Editing Hacks to give you the tools to refine your project once it’s complete. If you sign up now, you’ll also get a BONUS Guide to Publishing! Buying now saves you 33% off buying these courses separately. Complete course descriptions below.
CWU120: Crack the Sea
Turn Your Secrets into Fiction and Set Yourself Free
Many of us carry family secrets and personal shame, believing that we’re the only ones or that the cost of telling our story is too high. We become locked in a frozen sea, trapped by the truths we don’t speak. Fictionalizing them provides an out. It allows us to release our secrets without anyone knowing. Not only is the process healing, it’s the source of powerful fiction. This course walks you through an 8-step method for transforming your experiences into a novel. It's perfect for someone considering writing memoir but afraid of how people will react or someone who wants a shortcut to creating resonant fiction.
CWU130: Balance and Discipline
Overcome Your Blocks and Write That Book
Creative health and a balanced process are the most important aspects of writing. They're also the parts many of us struggle with, as well as the parts least likely to be taught by other writers/teachers. That's about to change, because in this course I share my secret sauce, my tips and tricks that allow me to teach full-time and write two books a year without sacrificing personal health or time with friends and family.
This course shows you how to set realistic goals, address your blocks, and establish a balanced, reward-based schedule to finish any writing project, including a book, this year.
CWU150: Bathe Your Book
Revolutionary Editing Hacks
Editing is supposed to improve your writing, but how do you know if you're doing it right? Complete this online course to learn the must-haves of big-picture editing and how to apply the ARISE method to craft a story your reader won't be able to put down. You'll also get your hands on the ultimate line-editing checklist.
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.