All classes are recorded
99% student satisfaction rate
Refunds if expectations are not met
What to expect from classes that I personally host
The classes that I offer are delivered via Zoom by experts in the writing and publishing community. They feature enlightening lessons, encouragement, and practical next steps for your project and career.
Most classes last 60-90 minutes and always include live Q&A. Any questions that we can’t get to live are answered in writing. Afterward, all registrants receive the recording, slides, transcript, Q&A, and other supporting materials that can be downloaded and kept for as long as you wish. Classes can also be an opportunity to meet and share with other writers grappling with the same questions as you.
Now open for registration
This is just a general THANK YOU. I’ve attended/listened to the recording of a number of your webinars and I always walk away feeling like I have several practical ideas that I can start using right away, and (and here’s the really important part for me) a sense of optimism, validation, and possibility. Lots of writer-related webinars cast a spell of “it’s all just too impossible, that’s cute you’re trying but nothing is really ever going to come of it.” Your webinars do the opposite. I don’t feel like you/your guest speakers are selling me positive thinking or anything like that, I just feel cared for as a writer. I feel respected. My time and the amount of money I spent on the webinar feels respected. And I leave wanting to keep going and trying, and also recommending your webinar to at least one friend afterward. Thank you for the time and care you put into each webinar.
I just want to thank you for always producing outstanding webinars—the quality is always way beyond all expectations. The fee is so small so I hope that you gets tons of people to make up for that. I have seen seminars of this nature go for 3 and 4 times what you charge. And I bet they aren’t nearly as good! In fact I’m sure of it!! So thank you very much—your knowledge, enthusiasm, and authenticity are unbeatable. Never change.
Just to let you know how much I am enjoying your online courses. I am learning so much. What I really mean is … I am learning SO much. Your course instructors are much more informed than the speakers I meet at writing conferences. I just finished watching Allison’s presentation about pitching and publishing. (In fact, this is the second time). It was just as great as Tiffany’s presentation regarding tension and suspense. These teachers are fantastic, and there is no time wasted. Thanks so much.
I’ve registered for almost all of your classes, but I’m seldom able to watch in real time and so don’t have the opportunity to provide feedback. Just want to say I’m so impressed with the quality of the classes and the topics are always useful. I really appreciate what you do! Thank you!
Online classes taught by Jane with partner organizations
Feb. 2: Social Media Bliss with Jane Friedman
In partnership with Writer’s Digest: Learn how to take a holistic and fits-for-you approach to social media that’s based on long-term reader engagement and sound principles of online marketing. You won’t find gimmicks or short-term approaches here. Rather, the basic philosophy is that (1) your work—your writing—is always central, and (2) you have to enjoy what you’re doing on social media for it to be sustainable and to become a meaningful part of your overall platform and online presence. We’ll eliminate as much guesswork as possible, and focus on how to retain your authentic voice regardless of what social media site you use.
March 1: Literary Citizenship for Introverts & Extroverts Alike with Jane Friedman
In partnership with Craft Talks: Worried that you’re not all that good at marketing and promotion? Most effective promotion is centered on existing or potential relationships, not aggressively marketing yourself. And the most enlightened approach to this is called literary citizenship. It advocates lifting up and bringing attention to literature, reading, books, and other pursuits that are intrinsic to authorship and publishing. You’re not competing with others, but collaborating; when others succeed, you will succeed too.
March 11: Getting Published Masterclass with Jane Friedman
In partnership with Midwest Writers Workshop: In this one-day masterclass, you’ll learn not just the foundational principles of getting a book published, but gain up-to-date insight into the changing landscape of the publishing industry, and how you can navigate your own path toward success. You’ll discover what it takes to capture the attention of a New York publisher or literary agent (whether you write fiction or nonfiction) and how to determine if traditional, self-publishing, hybrid-publishing, or online-only (e.g., Substack, Vella, Wattpad) is the most appropriate path for your next project.
March 16: Blogging Strategies That Work in 2023 with Jane Friedman
In partnership with Writer’s Digest: Blogging remains one of the most straightforward paths to build and engage a readership over the long term, at least for writers. But for blogging to have a real payoff for your career or author business, it has to be done with a particular strategy in mind, and executed with some discipline. Jane Friedman will teach you the principles of strategic blogging and the best practices she’s learned since she started blogging consistently in 2007.
April 6: Effective Book Marketing for Any Author with Jane Friedman
In partnership with Writer’s Digest: Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, every author must give some thought to book marketing. But given how fast tools and techniques change, and how hard it is to attract attention, it can be challenging to figure out what’s worthwhile to focus on. Few authors truly lack marketing opportunities; most lack sufficient focus and patience to pursue those opportunities, or feel overwhelmed by the task and end up doing nothing at all. This class helps authors first focus on the foundation of any book marketing campaign—the book itself and its target readership—and offers a framework for developing a strategy and approach that’s appropriate for your strengths and current abilities.
May 18: Today’s Key Book Publishing Paths with Jane Friedman
In partnership with Writer’s Digest: Over the last decade, the publishing industry has undergone tremendous evolution due to the growth of online retail and ebooks, as well as the power of any author to publish their work at the click of a button. But which path is right for you and your book—and how do you sift through the increasing number of hybrid publishers and services that make a lot of promises, but cost you a lot upfront? Jane will help you understand the pros and cons of every major publishing path available. No hidden agendas—decide what’s best for you.
June 22: Create an Author Website in 24 Hours or Less with Jane Friedman
In partnership with Writer’s Digest: In this two-hour webinar, Jane will teach you how to use WordPress to get your own website up and running in a day or less! If you already have a website or blog, you’ll learn best practices to ensure you’re getting the most out of it. The good news: you don’t have to know any code, understand technical jargon, or have previous experience with websites or blogs.
The Great Courses: How to Publish Your Book
In the 24 eye-opening lectures of How to Publish Your Book, Jane Friedman provides you with sought-after secrets of the publishing process that will help you navigate this difficult progression, bypass pitfalls that many novice authors get hung up on, and improve your chances of being considered for publication.