Many of us carry family secrets and personal shame, believing that we’re the only ones or that the cost of telling our story is too high. We become locked in a frozen sea, trapped by the truths we don’t speak. Fictionalizing them provides an out. It allows us to release our secrets without anyone knowing. Not only is the process healing and the source of powerful writing, it improves the world: once we break free of the frozen sea, cracks start feathering out, making it easier for others to do the same.
This course walks you through an 8-step method for transforming your experiences into a novel. It's ideal for someone considering writing memoir but afraid of how people will react or someone who wants to learn a shortcut to creating resonant fiction.*If you've already taken the Write Cleaner, Better, Faster course, you do not need to take this one. Their content is 80% the same.
Jess Lourey teaches, travels, and writes about secrets.
She's the bestselling Edgar, Agatha, and Lefty-nominated, Anthony-winning author of nonfiction, children's books, YA adventure, magical realism, romcom mysteries, and thrillers. Jess is a retired professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, a leader of writing retreats, and a TEDx presenter. Check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind May Day, her first published novel. In addition to her online courses, she teaches face-to-face writing workshops for all and leads transformative writing retreats for women.
When not traveling, reading, writing, or hanging out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story. You can find out more about Jess on her website and by signing up for her newsletter.