Author School gives you the support, information, and inspiration you need to navigate the world of writing - from pen to published!
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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.
What People are Saying
Author School gives you practical and applicable advice on how to become a published author. Rachelle cuts through all the noise and opinions to give you straightforward wisdom from her years of experience. You'll walk away with clear next steps after every teaching. Thanks to this course, I feel less overwhelmed and more confident that I can pursue the writer's life. This is the first course I've taken that offered significantly more value than the cost. I will recommend Author School to anyone who hopes to publish their writing one day!
Tiffany Jo Baker
Author School is a practical and purposeful course that teaches you the ins and outs of what it takes to not only be a writer, but to become a published author. If you have started writing a book or are thinking about it, do yourself a favor and save time, money, energy and stress and take the class. Your future readers will thank you.
Rachelle is so generous with her time and her expertise, you'll feel like you have an inside track on the journey from concept to completion of your manuscript. If you are serious about sharing something with the world through your writing, you need this course. You may use the information this month, next year or in five years. But you will absolutely be equipped with the tools you need to move your book to the next level. This is a golden opportunity.
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/
meet the design team:
Micah J. Murray
The cost for this 8-week course is $499. For your convenience, you can pay up front or choose from one of our convenient payment plans. You will see the options available to you at checkout. We also have scholarships available for underrepresented writers. For more information on scholarships, click here.
The Pen to Publishing course begins September 11 and runs through October 30. 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 September 11 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 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.