4.43 (123 reviews)
☑ A clear mission statement for your book, so that you align your creative vision with your ideal readers
☑ The pro-level habits, strategies, and mindset you need to stay on top of your game
☑ A powerful system for storing and developing your project
☑ A story concept that inspires
☑ A hero readers root for
☑ A powerhouse cast of supporting characters
☑ A page-turning plot
☑ A voice that feels effortless to write and engaging to read
☑ Pitch materials for gaining entry into the publishing world
☑ A story-building process you can use for every story you tell
☑ Conceptual understanding and mastery of craft to serve you for the whole of your writing career
Do you have a BOOK inside you? Do you dream of holding YOUR BOOK in your hands? If so, it’s time to birth your book!
Whether you want to tell YOUR story or there is a character whose story is waiting to be told through you, this course will walk you through the process of writing your book, from start to finish.
Hi, I’m Julie Tyler. I’m a storyteller, author, and a book coach and I’m your guide along the journey of finally writing your book! Join me and together we can get those stories out of your head, onto paper, and delivered to the world. No more fear, no more procrastination, no more confusion; let’s bring your story to life.
This course is a comprehensive, step-by-step experience, and gives you all of the tools, all of the steps, all of the strategies you need to go on this journey. I will share with you my signature system that I use for myself and with the writers I coach, for turning ideas into 300-page masterpieces worthy of traditional publishing.
You will master the craft of storytelling and use pro-level habits, strategies, and mindset tools to bring your project to completion.
The course is structured into six units, each one packed with videos and exercises designed to take you deep into craft:
Unit 1 is core training to help you get started, to help you get words on paper, and help you start your mission with power and purpose.
Unit 2 is on crafting characters readers never forget
Unit 3 is on plotting your story like a professional
Unit 4 is on unleashing your signature voice
Unit 5 is on building, assembling, and revising your book
Unit 6 is on getting your story into the hands of readers
My goal is for you to feel confident stepping into your role as a storyteller, because you just know your book will entertain, enlighten, and inspire readers. And you cannot wait for the day when you can hold all 300 pages in your hand. You want to say, "Yes, I wrote this. And yes, I was born to create this."
I look forward to guiding you through this journey. You are not alone anymore!
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:
This course is brought to you by Transformation Academy and instructors Joeel & Natalie, who are life coach trainers with over 300,000 students at the time of this recording. They are excited to have collaborated with instructor Julie Tyler to bring you this Writing Your Masterpiece course.
Julie Tyler, Ph.D., is a passionate storyteller and committed to helping the global community of writers. After completing a doctorate in literature and succeeding as an author, Julie founded her company, StoryBold, to empower writers from all backgrounds and at every skill level to find their voice, write their stories, and share them with the world.
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Welcome to the Journey of Writing Your Book
Welcome and Meet the Instructor
CORE TRAINING: Create the Optimum Conditions to Write Your Book
Adopt These Five Habits to Succeed as a Writer
Discover the Entire Writing Process, Start to Finish
Set Up a Google Drive Folder to House Your Book Project
Ask for and Apply Feedback to Your Book Project
Reframe Negative Thoughts and Boost Confidence and Enthusiasm for Writing
Keep a Journal Specifically for Your Writing Life
CORE TRAINING: Banish Writer's Block and Get Words on Paper
Get Words on Paper, Part 1
Get Words on Paper, Part 2
Get Words on Paper, Part 3
Get Words on Paper, Part 4
Get Words on Paper, Part 5
Get Words on Paper, Part 6
CORE TRAINING: Start Your Book with Power and Purpose
Begin Your Mission
Tap into Your Story's Value
Using Your Own Life to Tell a Story? Watch This
Get Clear on Fiction vs. Memoir
CRAFTING UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: Six Jobs Your Character Must Perform
What are Stories and Characters?
Embark on a Mission or Journey
Confront Challenges and Suffer in Pursuit of the Goal
Fail Over and Over to Achieve the Goal
Continue Efforts in the Face of Repeated Failure
Transform in Some Way by the End of the Story
Make an Emotional and Intellectual Impact on Readers
CRAFTING UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: Build Your Character Inside-Out and Top-Down
Intro to the "Foundational Character Profile"
Character's Greatest Desires
Character's Guiding Philosophy
Character's Life Before the Story Starts
Character's Circumstances During the Story
BONUS STRATEGIES: Foundational Profile
CRAFTING UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: Dive Deeper into Your Story's Characters
Design Secondary Characters with the Hero in Mind
Compose a Character-Driven Scene
Discover Your Character's "Shadow Self"
Build Better Characters with 20 High-Impact Questions
PLOT YOUR STORY LIKE A PRO: Plot Overview
The Ingredients of a Page-Turning Plot
Build Plot in Four Rounds
Align Plot with Character, Theme, and Message
Plan a Scene and Recap of Plot Overview
BONUS Plot-Building Strategy
PLOT YOUR STORY LIKE A PRO: Diving Deeper into Plot Techniques
Write Riveting Scenes by Harnessing a Scene's "Anatomy"
Hook Readers in the First Chapter
Pace Your Story with Confidence
Write About What Hurts with Grace and Confidence
BONUS: Turn Real Life into Fiction
UNLEASH YOUR STORY'S VOICE: Overview
What Voice is, Why It's Important, and the Ingredients of a Stand-Out Voice
Three Exercises to Push Past Fear and Silence, so That You Can Write OUT-LOUD
Tailor the Ingredients to Your Own Story
Compose a Voice-Driven Scene and Recap of the Overview
UNLEASH YOUR STORY'S VOICE: Diving Deeper into Voice
Choose a Narrator for Your Story
Show (Don't Tell)
BUILD, ASSEMBLE, AND REVISE YOUR BOOK
Build Your Whole Book, Using Character + Plot + Voice Techniques
Number Your Scenes in Google Drive
Assemble Your Book in One Master File
Revise Your Book (Don't Edit It)
GET YOUR STORY IN THE HANDS OF READERS
Get Clear on Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing
Meet Your "Dream" Readers
Find Comparison Titles
Meet Your "Dream" Literary Agents
Compose Your Query Letter (Using Examples)
Compose a Logline, Synopsis, and Author Bio
Wrap-Up and What's Next?
BONUS Content You Don't Want to Miss!
I did not find it too helpful. There are better utube videos than her course which will add to your knowledge. Also the sound that she makes with her mouth every few minute gets on your nerves.
This is really the best writing course I have ever taken here on the platform. I have never felt so confident to continue my story of Dragons and swords.
Dr. Tyler clearly knows what she's talking about and she communicates the information in a clear, compelling manner. Her voice is pleasant and she is nice to look at. So far, very good content that is fun to learn.
Start was a bit odd, seemd very PR. Sound quality could be better. Spelling mistakes in the text on screen and subtitles are very unprofessional and offputting, especially for a course that is by and for writers. However, instructor is likeable and seems competent.
It is really good so far. I am getting practical knowledge and testing my scene writing ability. I want to write fantasy so I think it's hard to conceptualise some of the tasks within that genre but overall great!
Obviously I’m not through the entire course yet so the point could be irrelevant by the end but the instructor mentioned joining writing communities, access or information about such communities would be helpful, or a small guide on how to find them. That being said I’m only through (4/65) lectures so there could be more helpful content later on.
Good so far. Information offered is very precise and useful. Looking forward to moving through the rest of the course.
So far, I am very impressed with the course and with Julie as a lecturer. She really seems to know what she is doing and keeps your attention all of the time.
The course breaks down the writing process in a way that is easy and interesting to follow. Providing tasks helps to enhance the process, giving practical as well as technical instruction.
I have been told for years that I need to share my story with the world but I need help in doing so. I signed up for this hoping this will be what opens the door to that adventure. I have an amazing life story that expands over 35 years of the 50 years I have been on this planet.
I believe it is good for me because I have been playing with the notion of writing short stories, plays and poems but wasn't quite short how to make them believeable.