Author Stories Podcast Special Offer

Online writing courses & live webinars to take your writing to the next level

Welcome Author Stories listeners! As a special offer, get 50% off your first month of membership to the Writing Mastery Academy!

Your membership includes unlimited access to online writing courses, exclusive monthly webinars, a community of writers around the world, bonus content, and more!  

**Offer Details: Pay $6 for the first month, then $12/month after (no contracts, cancel anytime with a single click.)

Our courses help writers like you...

Craft more engaging plots

In our Save the Cat! Novel Writing course, Jessica Brody, author of the #1 plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, walks you through the 15 key plot points that make up every great story and helps you write or revise your own.

Finish first drafts faster

Our brand-new Novel Fast Drafting course will teach you the fastest, most efficient way to write novels (and finish them every single time).

Productivity Hacks for Writers

Boost productivity

Take our Productivity Hacks for Writers course to learn how to "hack" your brain, your writing space, and your devices to stay focused, be more productive, and get more writing done in less time.

Blockbuster Ideas

Brainstorm the perfect idea

Need an idea for your next project? Take our Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell course to unleash your creativity and brainstorm a new "high-concept" idea.

Develop strong characters

Learn how to brainstorm, develop, and write unforgettable characters who leap off the page and into the hearts and minds of your readers with our Crafting Dynamic Characters course.

Conquering Writers Block

Avoid writer's block

Don't let Writer's Block slow you down! Learn proven strategies, techniques, and tools to overcome writer's block now (and for good!) in our Conquering Writer's Block course.

Plus, LIVE Webinars with Jessica Brody & special guests

Get access to our exclusive webinars with live Q&A hosted by bestselling author, instructor, and Writing Mastery founder, Jessica Brody.

A message from our founder

HI! I’m Jessica Brody, international bestselling author of more than 20 novels for teens, tweens, and adults, published by several major publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, and Disney Press. I’m also the author of the #1 bestselling plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. 

After writing novels full time for more than twelve years now, I decided to do something to give back to the writing community, and help other writers achieve their goals. That’s how I came to create the Writing Mastery Academy, an online writing school that’s more than just a school, but a community and a support center. Where writers like you can improve upon more than just their craft and technique, but their confidence, productivity, and potential as well. 

Because although every writer’s journey is different, we all have what it takes to succeed. We just need the right tools and strategies to help us unlock our true potential. And that’s what we strive to do here at WMA, through our courses, live webinars, online community, and other tools and resources. 

I’m excited to share all my strategies, tips, tricks, techniques, hacks, and success templates with you, to help you take your writing and your writing career to the next level. I hope to see you on the inside! 


Build Your Personalized Learning Path

Our courses are all on-demand so you can take them as many times as you want and at your own pace. They’re also self-contained and designed to cover one aspect of the writing process at a time, which means you can take them in any order. But if you’d like to build your own personalized learning path to help you bust through a current challenge, follow the prompts below to find out which of our courses we recommend for you.


Do you need the perfect idea for your novel?

Then, start with...

Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell

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14 Lectures | 1.5 Hours | 15 Exercises

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Develop story ideas designed to inspire you AND get the attention of readers, agents, publishers, and producers
  • Define “high concept” and learn what makes an idea “high concept”
  • Identify the 4 Secret Ingredients of every high-concept idea
  • Apply 5 Proven Methods for Brainstorming high-concept ideas
  • Brainstorm your own high-concept ideas that you can start writing immediately

Do you need help structuring an engaging plot?

Then, outline or revise your project with...

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Plot an entire novel from start to finish (using the 15 key story “beats” or plot points)
  • Understand what makes novels successful
  • Obtain a deeper understanding of plot and story structure
  • Craft a compelling outline for a new novel or a full revision plan for an existing novel
  • Determine what’s “broken” in your story
  • Discover the secret storytelling code found in all great stories and use it to outline or revise your own

Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course

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Official Companion Course to Save the Cat Writes a Novel

51 Lectures | 3.5 Hours | 21 Exercises

Do you need help developing your characters?

Then, dive deep into character development and effective character writing with...

Crafting Dynamic Characters

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48 Lectures | 5.0 Hours | 20 Exercises

In this course, you will learn:

  • The 4 Foundations that make up all Dynamic Characters
  • 7 tools for effectively revealing your characters on the page
  • How to breathe life into flat characters
  • The importance of accessing a character’s “interiority” and how to use it to elevate your fiction writing
  • How to brainstorm and develop Dynamic Characters from the ground up
  • How to build and nurture the essential “reader/character” connection

Do you need help writing a first draft in 30 days?

Then, arm yourself with the right tools, techniques and strategies with...

In this course, you will learn:

  • Why the majority of novels are never finished
  • The necessary mindset to ensure you finish every writing project that you start
  • A complete step-by-step action plan for finishing your first draft in record time (i.e. 50k in 30 days!)
  • A customizable method for prepping a novel that that applies to “plotters,” “pantsers,” and every writer in between
  • The 7 Golden Rules of Fast Drafting that will set you up to succeed every time you start a new project
  • Proven strategies, tools, and techniques developed by bestselling author, Jessica Brody who consistently writes 4+ books per year

The Novel Fast Drafting Course

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36 Lectures | 2.5 Hours | 10+ Exercises & Tools

Do you get easily distracted while writing? Or do you have limited time to write each day?

Then, learn how to stay on task and get more writing done in less time with...

Productivity Hacks for Writers

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44 Lectures | 3.0 Hours | 22 Exercises

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • “Hack” your brain, space, schedule, and devices to effortlessly get into the “writing zone” every single day of NaNoWriMo (and beyond!) 
  • Dramatically improve your writing productivity in as little as days or weeks!
  • Set up a writing routine conducive to productivity so you can write more in less time
  • Keep yourself laser-focused on writing with proven strategies and techniques
  • Eliminate distractions, manage focus, boost brain function, and live a more productive lifestyle
  • Discover amazing apps and programs to keep you organized, focused, and motivated

Do you tend to suffer from writer’s block?

Then, set yourself up to succeed with...

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Equip yourself with tools and strategies for overcoming writing blockages
  • Gain a better understanding of what Writer’s Block really is and how to overcome it
  • Unlock yourself and your writing from fear, doubt, and perfectionism
  • Discover mindset shifts that will set you up for success with your NaNoWriMo project (and every other writing project you tackle)
  • Feel more confident, motivated, and inspired in your writing
  • Free yourself from Writer’s Block FOREVER and become a Prolific Writer

Conquering Writer's Block

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22 Lectures | 2.0 Hours | 14 Exercises

Plus, get access to even more courses and tools to take your writing and your writing career to the next level

Foundations of Fiction

Need to brush up on the basics? Our Foundations of Fiction course breaks down Character, Dialogue, Setting, Point of View, Narrative Style, and Plot with fun, interactive writing prompts that will turn you into a fiction writing master!

The Complete Novel Revision Course

Coming soon! Our next online course, currently in production, will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of taking your novel from first draft to final draft.

Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher

Our traditional publishing course is a comprehensive, step-by-step insider's guide to selling your novel to a major publisher and will give you a head start to becoming a paid, published author.


Video FAQ Library

We receive lots of questions from writers across a wide range of topics. So we record answers to the most popular ones and store them in a searchable video knowledgeable so you can easily find answers to your writing questions.

Bonus Content

Free beat sheets, exclusive interviews, bonus tools, writing tips, and more. You never know what extra goodies might show up in your inbox! The longer you're a member of the Writing Mastery Academy, the more bonus content you'll collect!

Access to Future Courses

Members of the Writing Mastery Academy always get first-look access to all our future courses before they're released anywhere else! And, as long as you're a member, your membership price will never increase no matter how many courses we release!

What’s included in your membership


9 Online Writing Courses

40+ Hours
of Content

100+ Exercises
& Handouts

Live Webinar Events

What Students are Saying


"Thorough, accurate, and well-presented. I would recommend Jessica Brody’s courses to any writer eager to rise."

-Mark V.

"As always, Jessica delivers an insider's knowledge and the tools to move forward in the process, now!"

-Sue M.

Jessica has vast knowledge to share and is so genuinely encouraging to writers."

-Lisa M

"Jessica is the best teacher out there!"

-Vicki J.

"Great tools presented in a logical order from a passionate writer."

-Jürgen R.

"Jessica provides much more than a boatload...try a cruise ship FULL of tips, tricks, resources, and actionable steps."

- Tracy U.

"I finally believe I can make money on what I love to do most: write."

-John K.

"Well-organized, well-produced and dense with valuable content."

-Beth K.

"Just one word ....inspiring!"

-Ron G.

"Jessica is a LEGEND...Completely worth it."

-Ras A.

Welcome to the Writing Mastery Academy with
bestselling author, Jessica Brody

Writing Mastery Academy
Author Stories Special Offer: 50% off your first month!

Join today and get your first month of unlimited access for just $6 (then only $12/month after that). There are no contracts or commitments and you can cancel any time with a single click.

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Our Promise: We think you’ll love our courses, but if for any reason you don’t, our membership and each of our courses are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Instantly! As soon as you enroll as a member, you’ll get access to all Writing Mastery Academy courses, video lectures, and exercises.

Absolutely! The video lectures inside all of our courses are pre-recorded so that you can start the course and work through the lectures at your own pace. There is no need to show up at a specific time, you’ll be able to login and start watching at whatever time suits you best. You can also take each course as many times as you want!

You will need an internet connection to stream the video lectures. You can access the courses on any device: desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile. Some of the exercises will ask you to write (these are writing courses after all!) so, you’ll want either a computer or pen and paper close by!

Hopefully this won’t be the case, but if the content isn’t what you expected you can request a refund within the 30 day money back guarantee window.

Inside some of the courses, you may see the instructor recommend products or services to help you get results faster. However, these extra purchases are never required and you will still get all the benefits of the course without these extra tools.

You can always contact support for technical-related questions. For questions about the course content, you can post in the Writing Mastery Online Community to get feedback from our teaching assistants and other students or submit your questions to the Live Webinar Events.

Jessica Brody is unable to answer questions about course content outside of the Live Webinar Events.

The Live Webinar events with Jessica Brody and/or special guests are scheduled regularly (normally once per month). The webinar schedule is included in the monthly member newsletter and is always available in the Webinars course. Members can also sign up for email reminders for each event.

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