Do You Dream of Writing a Best-Selling Novel?
Here's a short segment from an actual class. This is from Module 4: Character Development about how to create multi-layered characters.
Who is Your Teacher?
Lana McAra, an award-winning, international best-selling author and ghostwriter of more than 40 titles with more than 1 Million books sold. An author via traditional publishing with Barbour Publishing and WinePress Publishing for 25 years, she has been editing and ghostwriting for more than 20 years, working for WinePress Publishing as well as Author One Stop and individual clients.
She won the national Christy Award for Reaping the Whirlwind in 2001, and her historical cozy mystery series, Colorado, sold more than 250,000 copies. Her titles have appeared around the world in bookstores and libraries in regular print, large print editions and audiobooks. She has been teaching and coaching novel writing for more than 20 years.
Ann Crawford, a student from the last class, has this to say...
Ann landed a publishing contract a few months after finishing "How To Write a Novel That Sells." Here's what she posted on Facebook...
"I just want to add that I’ve been writing for decades and won numerous awards—the whole enchilada—but there are many things the current market and publishers want that I didn’t know about (i.e. very short descriptions, for one thing). Lana’s masterful class quickly got me up to speed. I’m so grateful! "
--8 modules covering every facet of writing a best-seller
--The Course Manual ebook you can refer to forever
--Forms and worksheets you will use again and again
--Resource List for your permanent library
--Work with Lana during live writing labs
You will get Instant Access to
Module 1 video, training manual, and worksheets.
In 4 weeks, you will receive materials for Module 2,
4 weeks later, you will receive Module 3, and so on, for 8 Modules.
The second Sunday of each month
from 1PM-4PM Eastern
you will have free access to writing labs
where you will work with Lana during a live Zoom call
to go over a section of your writing,
get feedback from Lana,
and work on the piece right there in real time.
-100+ page Course Manual
-Outside reading and resources
-Live Writing Labs each month
-Facebook group where Lana personally interacts with group members
Ready to Start Writing?
What You Don't Need
You don’t need to be excellent at grammar, punctuation and spelling. If you are good at these, that’s a bonus, but you can always get an editor to clean up the text for you. You would be surprised how many best-selling authors don't know a preposition from a gerund. You don't need to know those either to become a success.
Actually, Lana McAra hated writing in college. When she ventured into her first story writing course--almost by accident--she discovered a whole new world outside of academia. When you're in class, ask her to tell that story. It's very interesting how it all happened.
Even if you hated school or quit school altogether, you can still write a strong novel. Lana will show you exactly how to do it.
What You Do Need
The story and the message have to matter to you. You will spend countless hours over many months putting together your novel. No one will be standing over you, urging you forward. You need the internal drive to stick with it.
Very few writing geniuses simply sit down and type out an epic novel. The rest of us are typical human beings who learn by making an effort, finding places to make improvements, and going at it again.
You will take your manuscript through at least 3 drafts. Each time, you will add more layers. A novel is something you build with thousands of details for your settings, character development, story events, and so on.
You need the ability to learn from others. While Lana is kind in her feedback, as a published author, you will work with editors who are direct and to-the-point. A professional attitude and a desire to become better and better will take you a long way toward a long-standing relationship with a publisher who eagerly publishes your work again and again.
If not now, when?
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September 22 - October 6, 2023
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