Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Ready, Set, Story! take to complete?
Ready, Set Story! is a self-paced, on-line course. It is designed to be completed in 6 days, but you can go as fast--or slow--as you like!
How long do I have access to this course?
You will have 6 months access from your date of purchase to the video portion of this 6-day course. This long-term access will give you flexibility and encouragement to complete it in pursuit of your long-term goal to write a book. You’ll have forever access to the templates, since you are able to download and save them, so that you can re-use them every time you plot a story idea.
Is this course useful for fiction and non-fiction writers?
This course is geared toward fiction writers. While certain concepts of story structure are applicable to non-fiction, writers of how-to books, academic textbooks and memoirs may find courses geared specifically for non-fiction more useful.
Is the course useful for people writing in all fiction genres?
Yes! The principles of story structure are the same, no matter what fiction genre you are writing.
What tangible output will I have at the end of the course?
You will have a road map to write your first draft. You will have plotted your main story and subplots, created character profiles for your characters as well as a compelling character arc for your protagonist, and drafted a scene (or chapter) list.
You also will understand your genre, audience, and theme and use this information, along with your single-sentence logline, to focus--and later, market--your story.
I'm not very good at grammar and punctuation. Does this matter?
Not at all! This course will give you the tools you need to be begin that first draft. Revisions and editing, which will address grammar and punctuation, come later, after you have completed your first draft.
Do you also help writers write their first draft?
I am a writing coach and do help writers, and I created this course based on sessions I've had with clients over the past several years. This course IS an on-line, self-paced writing coach. It will help you structure your story and characters and develop a scene list that you can follow to write that first draft.
Can I take this course if my tech skills are limited?
Absolutely! You don't need specialized tech knowledge for any of the sessions. You will need a computer or phone to complete the lessons and, later, you will also need some kind of writing software to write your draft.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the digital nature of this product, there will be no refunds after purchase.