Benefit from 20 years of experience in writing, publishing, and digital media
Jan. 13: Query Letter Master Class with Critique with Jane Friedman
The query letter has one purpose, and one purpose only: to seduce the agent or editor into reading or requesting your work. Learn the best practices of query writing (in any genre), get personalized feedback, and submit your work with confidence.
Oct. 25: The Foundations of Getting Published with Jane Friedman
In this 2-hour workshop, 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. Jane will cover querying, how to research the right agents and publishers for your work, publishing beyond the Big Five, and more. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the commercial publishing business model, and how to approach the submissions process with the right expectations and mindset.
Nov. 5: Will Your Nonfiction Book Sell? with Jane Friedman
Finding an agent or publisher for your nonfiction book requires not only sharp clarity about your idea or story, but also how that idea, in book form, is relevant and unique in today’s market. You’ll have much more success with your pitch if you take time to understand the market and conduct appropriate research beforehand. Jane Friedman helps you learn how publishing professionals evaluate nonfiction book concepts and how to ensure you’ve thought through critical issues like target audience and existing competition in the market.
Nov. 18: Regain Momentum In Your Story Middle with Tiffany Yates Martin
Nothing’s more thrilling for the creative soul than starting a shiny new story… but then comes the middle of the book. When a manuscript loses its momentum, that doesn’t mean the story isn’t worth fighting for. Figuring out the problem and eliminating the sag can add even more depth and dimension to your book. This class will help you learn how to spot what may be derailing your story, with specific, actionable methods to get things back on track.
Nov. 19: 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.
How to Write a Book Proposal: 10-Step Action Plan (self-study course)
This is a comprehensive, self-study course with Jane Friedman on producing nonfiction book proposals in the digital age. The focus is not just on writing a book proposal that will sell the idea, but that will also sell the book when it finally makes its way to market.
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. She acts as your personal guide though the entire process from finalizing your manuscript, to writing the perfect pitch, to reviewing contracts and marketing your book. She provides the candid scoop on what you need to do in order to increase your chances of being considered. The knowledge you’ll gain by having an inside expert teaching you how to position your book for publication gives you a unique advantage and drastically increases your chances of getting noticed in this increasingly competitive industry.
Self-Study: Become a Ghost-writer
Taught by author Roz Morris: It's easy to find writing advice. But it's not easy to get good guidance about how to ghost-write, what's expected of a ghost-writer and how to avoid the inevitable hazards. This course will teach you how the world of ghost-writing works, how writers get started, how to get commissions, how to pitch to a client, and how to take the project successfully to completion.