Author School gives you the support, information, and inspiration you need to navigate the world of writing - from pen to published!
8 Week Course
From Pen to Published - $499
Payment plans available and 15 day money back guarantee.
Being a writer can be overwhelming. You want to share your words with the world, but you don't know where to start. How do you take an idea and turn it into a published book in your reader's hands?
In this 8-week course, we'll walk through the entire journey together - from the very first draft of your manuscript to marketing your finished book and beyond!
What will you learn?
Every week, you will receive a new lesson jam-packed with information and resources to help you take the next step toward publishing.
Getting Started as a Writer
Learn the mindset of a successful author.
The Discipline of Writing
Get rid of excuses and train your muse. Make a plan, develop a schedule, and write your first draft.
Self-Editing for Excellence
Understand how to get good feedback and make revisions to your manuscript.
Preparing to Publish
Decide whether you want to pursue traditional or self-publishing, and learn how to find an agent for your work.
All about why you need a book proposal and how to write one!
A query letter is the key that will open the door to agent representation and publishing. Rachelle will even critique your query letter after this session!
Use podcasts, social media, and an author website to engage with your audience and promote your work.
The Writer's Life
Caring for the soul of a writer.
How it Works
As soon as you enroll in Author School, you'll have access to the student dashboard -- this is where you'll view your lessons each week and download printable worksheets to put what you're learning into practice.
The core of each lesson is a live hour-long video workshop taught by Rachelle Gardner every week where you can learn from her expert teaching on everything you need to know about writing and publishing, plus dive deeper in real-time question and answer sessions.
If you can't make it to the live sessions, don't worry -- they'll always be available for replay so you can catch up, or rewatch and take notes if you didn't catch everything the first time.
In addition to the online learning materials, you'll have access to the private Author School Facebook community where you can ask questions and network with your fellow writers.
Meet the Instructor
Meet the Instructor
Rachelle Gardner is an agent and publishing coach, working with authors on both fiction and nonfiction. A publishing industry veteran since 1995, she has worked inside two publishing companies and worked with more than 150 authors to bring their books to publication.
As an agent, Rachelle represents an impressive list of more than 70 bestselling and award-winning authors published by HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random house and more.
As a publishing coach, she gives professional insight and feedback to writers needing guidance in taking the next step toward publication.
Rachelle has enjoyed interacting with the writing community for the last ten years on her blog and Facebook page, providing hundreds of articles helping writers to navigate the rocky road of publishing.
Check out Rachelle’s website here: https://rachellegardner.com/
What People are Saying
When I coach authors about which agents to seek out, Rachelle is always at the top of the list because she knows her stuff, generously shares her expertise, and consistently works with some of the most talented authors in the industry. Also, as someone who has gone to his fair share of publishing conferences, the scope and breadth of this course is a significant value for authors and an introvert's dream come true.
One of the things that makes Rachelle Gardner's work in publishing so significant is that she's a teaching literary agent. She sees her job to be bigger than the demanding job of representing clients and embraces the needs of so many writers in today's saturated market. She helps writers find their way out of amateurism and into professionalism, out of blog-comment gossip and into expert advice, and out of craft confusion and into cogent career goals.
Beth K. Vogt
Rachelle’s ability to apply her expansive knowledge of the publishing industry to my specific writing career — both where I am and where I want to go in the future — is invaluable. She’s helped me navigate all the details of a writer’s life: deadlines, editors, preparing/pitching a proposal, as well as managing expectations, successes, and disappointments. Rachelle grounds me in much-needed reality, while encouraging me to pursue my writing dreams.
Rachelle Gardner is the one I always come back to anytime I need help in my writing career. Her insight flows from a deep reservoir of wisdom and she delivers truth the way it's meant to be—fresh and unfiltered. Tap into Rachelle and you'll discover someone who deeply cares about the craft of writing and you as an author.
James L. Rubart
Aspiring writers often ask me what steps to take to find success on this crazy journey called publishing. One of the first things out of my mouth is always, "Rachelle Gardner. Devour her blog posts. Buy her resources. She has tremendous experience, wisdom, and heart, and conveys her expertise in a compelling way. Learn from her." All writers would be wise to do the same.
As a speaker and writer, the process of getting my ideas into something resembling a book – or even a chapter – can sometimes be overwhelming and paralyzing. Rachelle is the person can who take that jumble of a hot mess and distill it down into doable chunks that will eventually become the book I always envisioned.
Rachelle Gardner is an exceptional publishing partner. Her understanding of the trends in the publishing industry, her attention to detail and her professionalism caught my attention right away. But it was her day-to-day commitment to the stories we were creating together that made the partnership such a solid one. She's encouraged me, inspired me to stretch my skills and has improved my understanding of the writing craft. She'll invest in each author with whom she works to bring out their unique voice, and ensure that every story shines.
The Pen to Publishing course begins April 22 and runs through June 16. Each week, you'll get access to a new lesson that includes course materials, a live video training with Rachelle Gardner, and printable PDF worksheets.
Live video trainings will be held on Tuesday evenings at 8 pm EDT, beginning on April 24 and continuing for 8 weeks. To access the trainings, all you need is a computer or phone with internet access.
If for any reason you aren't able to tune in for the live trainings, don't worry! Each one will be available for immediate video replay so you never have to worry about missing anything. Plus, you can always go back and re-watch your favorite trainings to get even more out of them.
We know that writing a book can be a long process, and we want you to have access to all the information you need to be successful. So even after the course has ended, you can come back here any time and review lessons materials, watch videos, and download worksheets.
We're confident that the Author School will provide you with the valuable information you need to be successful on your writing and publishing journey. But if you find for any reason that this course is not a good fit for you, you can request a full refund any time during the first two weeks -- no questions asked.