If you're a fiction writer, storyteller, or novelist looking to write and publish your book while cutting down on the number of needed revisions, then you probably already know that you need a compelling story with a strong plot to get an acceptance letter.
After all, agents and editors are looking for a few important things. Character, voice, and plot. The makings of a great story, right?
You probably already know that multiple revisions are necessary for a high-quality book.
And it takes time to write a complete novel. But when you believe in yourself and in your dream, nothing can stop you from writing the stories in your heart and head.
The one and only course for writers that helps you create a workable, flexible, and solid plot outline so you can finally finish your novel.
I've taken everything I've learned from 20+ years of writing and 10+ years of running and combined these two passions to create a unique learning experience when it comes to plotting a novel. (No, it doesn't involve any running. LOL!) As a blogger since 2010, and the founder of the Plot Like A Novelist Course, the Run With Your Writing Membership, and the Writers Who Run Retreat, I've helped hundreds of writers create submission-ready manuscripts over the years.
Most novel-writing courses teach "all the things" leaving no time to go deep and focus on anything specific, but...
PLOT LIKE A NOVELIST GOES DEEP.
You'll learn the five main plot points and how to connect the dots between them. Through this course, you'll develop a plot outline for your own novel so that you can finally write (or revise) your manuscript. One that makes sense from the first word.
If you want to write a book, you can! Your first draft will still be bad, but that's what revisions are for. With Plot Like A Novelist, it will cut down on the number of revisions. Perhaps instead of 20 revisions, you may only need 5. The story will hold up. Remember: story first; writing second.
THE END RESULT: For every new story idea you have, you'll be able to create a plot outline that will help you confidently finish your book with less frustration, more creativity, and more fun!
PLOT LIKE A NOVELIST is the ONLY course of its kind that does ALL of this...
MAKES IT EASY TO UNDERSTAND PLOT AT A DEEP LEVEL. When you understand plot, writing a novel becomes easier. Eliminate unnecessary multiple rewrites; save your efforts for the necessary revisions to turn the first draft into a submission-ready manuscript.
ENCOURAGES TAKING A WRITING BREAK. Through running analogies, Plot Like A Novelist will teach you how to plan for your writing. The Marathon Method of Plotting puts an end to the age-old Pantser vs. Plotter debate because we take a middle-of-the-road approach.
HELPS COMBAT WRITER'S BLOCK. The more you learn about the craft of writing, the more you'll be inspired to take action. When you understand plot and have an outline to work from, you don't feel stuck near as often because you know exactly how to proceed.
TEACHES THAT STORY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WRITING. Good writers know that telling a good story is just as important, if not more so, than being able to string together a coherent sentence. An engaging well-told story does more to excite an agent or editor than great writing with a poor story.
AND... OFFERS A WRITING COMMUNITY TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS FASTER. While writing is generally considered a solitary occupation, the best writers seek help from other writers. The best writers continually hone their craft and learn more about how to tell a great story.
INSIDE PLOT LIKE A NOVELIST
Module 1: The Prologue
In this module, you'll gain an understanding of story structure, the important role that plot plays in it, and the steps needed to complete your plot outline.
How plot is one of the 4 fundamentals of story.
How running a marathon of 26.2 miles has everything to do with writing a novel.
The roadmap to create a strong outline to help you write a novel with a good plot.
Module 2: The Beginning
In this module, you'll learn everything you need to include in the first 25% of your book.
What to show in your character's world before the story even begins.
How to get inside your character's head and create desire and conflict from the very beginning.
The two scenes that must show up in the beginning of your story and how to properly pace them.
Module 3: The Middle
In this module, you'll learn how to create a strong, well-paced middle.
How to create conflict that creates changes in your characters.
What the halfway point should represent for your entire story.
How to raise the stakes for your characters and leave your readers on the edge of their seats.
Module 4: The End
In this module, you'll be outlining the final 25% of your book that will leave your readers wanting more of your stories.
How to use internal thoughts to spur your character into action.
The single incident that needs to happen before your character ever reaches the finish line of their story.
How to implement the "mirror effect" into your story and why it happens twice.
Module 5: The Epilogue
In this module, you'll learn what to do once your outline has been completed. Now it's time to write (or revise) your manuscript.
Develop a strong base to help you write more consistently.
Learn how to set your word count goals and create a schedule.
Use your outline to write a draft of your novel synopsis.
When you buy the Guided Study Course, you get the following bonuses.
Valued at over $3,500!
Writer Inspiration Kit
(Valued at $297)
This full-color PDF printable will keep you inspired each and every day as you post these 78 cards around your house. The famous quotes look great on your office walls, computer, desk, filing cabinet, fridge, bathroom mirror, car, and anywhere else you want.
Private Facebook Group
(Valued at $497)
Access to the members-only private Facebook group for extra accountability is the best way to stay connected to other writers while you draft your plot outline. Bounce ideas off each other and celebrate all your wins, small and large, as you reach new milestones.
(Valued at $2,797)
Get personal feedback on your five main plot points inside the Facebook group community. The written feedback for every person who submits their plot points in the group can give you a deeper understanding of plot. This bonus alone is worth more than the course!
"Before I signed up, I had only a thought of maybe writing a middle grade novel. NOW I have a title, characters, and direction for sub-plots."
- Sylvia Howell
"Because of my new plot outline, I was finally able to finish a rough draft of my memoir during NaNoWriMo."
PLOT LIKE A NOVELIST is the easiest to understand and implement online course to help writers gain a deeper understanding and application of plot and story.
By the end of 30 days, you will have received the entire Plot Like a Novelist PLAN, including the Plot Like a Novelist Checklist, the Marathon Method Plot Diagram, the Plot Outline Worksheet, and so many more, along with all 5 modules.
You will have had the opportunity to write down your five main plot points and start seeing things come together as you fill in the six connecting segments that help create a solid plot outline.
If you don't feel like you're well on your way to outlining your story while feeling SO much more confident about your plot, simply email Christie at email@example.com within 30 days to show that you've put in the work and made zero progress, and we'll gladly give you a refund.
Here's what you're getting when you enroll in the Guided Study Course.
The Complete PLAN Training Program (Value $1,497)
BONUS #1:Writer Inspiration Kit (Value $297)
BONUS #2:Private Members-Only Community Facebook Group (Value $497)
BONUS #3:Group Coaching with Personal Feedback (Value $2,797)
When you add it all up, that's a value of $5,088.
BUT WHEN YOU ENROLL TODAY, YOU'LL GET ACCESS TO EVERYTHING - PLUS ALL FUTURE COURSE UPDATES - FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST!
Questions Asked Before Enrolling in Plot Like A Novelist
When does the course start?
Everything you need is available right now to get clear on your story and move your plot in the right direction. Start now and go at your own pace!
How is the course delivered?
The 5 modules are ready to go for you right now! The teaching and learning portions are all automated with videos and worksheets so you can go at your own pace - as fast or as slow as you like.
How long do I have access?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access across any and all devices you own for as long as the course remains in the world. The Guided Study Course + Coaching membership also includes all future updates and upgrades!
What if I write memoir?
This course is perfect for those who write memoir! While it may not be fiction, you still have to use the four fundamentals of story to structure it so it follows the Marathon Method of Plotting for a satisfying read. Memoir may be a true account of someone's life, but it is still full of narrative storytelling.
What if I'm unhappy with it?
I would never want you to be unhappy! I'm confident that this course is going to create a massive impact on your writing. Remember the 30-day "Run With Your Writing" Challenge: if you do the work and show me that you're not making any progress, then just reach out for a refund.
Is this for beginners or is it advanced?
Both! The Marathon Method of Plotting works regardless of experience. If you're just starting out, you'll create your plot outline to guide you as you continue to write. If you're working on a revision, it will help you look for plot holes and ensure your story has the proper pacing. Even published authors have gotten great value out of the plotting methods I teach inside the course, regardless of previous publication success!
Will this make sense if I don't run?
Absolutely! The "26.2 Miles of a Marathon" inside Module 1 will apply the stages of running a race directly to plotting your novel. I'll be holding your hand every step of the way. I promise you don't have to be a runner.
Can you remind me what's included?
Absolutely! The Guided Study Course + Coaching includes access to the full Plot Like A Novelist online course with all 5 modules, including videos and downloads to help you create your 11-stage plot outline, along with all future updates.
You'll get the 3 bonuses: the Writer Inspiration Kit, community access, and ongoing live support from me to get feedback and clarity on your 5 main plot points (this bonus alone is worth more than the cost of the course). You'll also have the opportunity to critique your manuscripts with other authors in the group, as well as access to our weekly content delivered each month: