Act I, with Writers' Room!

This package comes with the entire Part I course of videos, assignments, and movie breakdowns.

But you'll also be joining a Writers’ Room. 

These are small (no more than 10 writers), focused groups who are working at the same stage of their books. 

I run my longer in-person workshops like a TV writers’ room. Everyone in one of those workshops is working on everyone else’s stories, learning from them, getting invested in them, raising the bar for everyone involved. And that’s the creative crucible that I’m creating online, because I've found through years of writing and teaching that it’s the fastest and deepest way to improve your writing (and mine!).

The way you truly master your writing craft, and give yourself a foundation for a full-time, profitable lifetime career, is to practice story ALL THE TIME. You’re going to get just as much out of brainstorming on other people’s stories as you will from working on your own.

Each Writers' Room has its own private message board for everyone in that group to post their assignments, and get detailed feedback from me—and from the other brilliant writers in the group!

We'll work through your story Act by Act, Story Element by Story Element, to make this book your best yet.

Buy Act I with Writers' Room

Half price for Preptober/Nanowrimo!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to join a Writers' Room to take the course?

No, you don’t have to join a Writers’ Room, and you don’t have to post or interact with me or anyone else at all if you don’t want to. If you want just the course, sign up for Part 1 (and other parts if you want! Part 2 instead of this bundle. The class is yours, to work through in whatever way is most useful for you.

I say this a lot, but to me, the only rule of writing is:


Do I have to take all four parts of the class?

No! You can take as many or as few as you want. You only pay for what you actually use.

Do I have to do a whole outline before I start writing?

No! Your process is your process. I wouldn’t dream of interfering with that. Some “pantsers” take just Part 1 of the class to get them started with a solid foundation, and then go off and write their first draft, and then come back to the class to work through it more intensively, with feedback, for the second draft. Or they come back somewhere in the middle, when they get stuck and need some help getting unstuck.

I have a really demanding job (spouse, kid(s), mother, father, cat). What if I get behind?

Life happens. I hope that this class and especially the Writers' Room will help keep you moving on your book even when things get heavy, but if you have to drop out and come back later, that's perfectly fine. I may put you in a different Writers' Room so you're at the same state as the other writers in your group.

What if I find it's just not working for me?

Easy! There's a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.