Fiction Writing Course for Young Writers | Writing Mastery

Fiction for Young Writers

A fun, interactive online course to help young writers unlock their creativity, improve their craft, and write better stories (ages 9+)

International bestselling author, Jessica Brody and acclaimed author and writing teacher Joanne Rendell, share their secrets of writing great fiction in this special, one-of-a-kind creative writing course for young writers.

Fiction for Young Writers is a fun and interactive, self-paced workshop designed for ages 9 and up that will teach young writers the essential ingredients of great fiction, so they can improve their writing, tell better stories, write more vivid scenes, and build confidence in their writing abilities.

Jessica and Joanne (who are also writing a young adult sci-fi trilogy together) have created a dynamic course to help young writers (beginner to advanced) build a storytelling foundation and nurture their love of writing.

This course is jam packed full of:

  • Examples from popular books and movies that will help you fully understand the elements of great storytelling
  • Loads of fun writing prompts designed to spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing
  • Tons of practical writing tips and advice to take you on an unforgettable creative journey toward becoming an amazing writer

Jessica’s ten years of professional experience writing commercial fiction for kids and teens combined with Joanne’s in-depth knowledge of classic literature and the writing craft makes for an engaging, humorous, and enlightening class that is guaranteed to remind young writers why they love to write.

37 Video

3.5 Hours
of Content

20 Exercises
& Handouts

In this course, you'll learn how to...

Meet Your Instructors

Jessica Brody

Hello, I’m Jessica Brody and in twelve short years, I’ve sold than 20 novels to major publishers like Simon and Schuster, Random House and Macmillan. I’m also hired by Disney Press to write books based on some of their popular franchises like Descendants and LEGO Disney Princess Lego. I’m excited to share my storytelling methods and techniques with young writers!

Joanne Rendell is the author of three novels published by Penguin. She is also the co-author (with Jessica Brody) of The System Divine trilogy, a sci-fi reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, published by Simon and Schuster. She writes essays and interviews for the Huffington Post and other publications. She also has a PhD in literature and teaches fiction writing to teens and kids in New York City, where she lives with her husband and son.

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Who is this Course For?

What Students are Saying


"I've been watching this with my 14-year-old daughter and now she's so inspired to write!"

-Michael R.

"My niece Elise,10, is an avid reader and a budding writer -- and she LOVES this course."

-Judy P.

"My 9-year-old son is now full of ideas for his current story."

-Zeb M.

"I never thought that my 10-year-old daughter and I would have so much fun doing an online course!"

-Agnes G.

"By the end I was able to plot out a story, and I have never been able to do that before. I had so much fun with the course that I was sad at the last lecture."

-Autumn D. (age 10)

"My kids say, 'This class is awesome!' I use it as a homeschool writing course and have seen first-hand major improvements in their writing."

-Avery J.

"I enjoyed [this course], especially the writing prompts and being able to hear what the instructors wrote as well."

-Hindy A. (age 13)

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Our course library includes:

Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course

Discover the secret storytelling code behind all great novels and use it to outline, write or revise your own

Novel Fast Drafting Course

Learn the fastest, most efficient way to write novels (and finish them every single time)

The Complete Novel Revision Course

Learn a time-tested, step-by-step revision process for taking your novel from first draft to final draft

Crafting Dynamic Characters

Crafting Dynamic Characters

Learn to create fully fleshed-out, dynamic characters and how to reveal them to the reader in a way that grabs their attention and captures their heart

Foundations of Fiction

Master the foundations of compelling fiction and use them to craft killer novels, memoirs, or short stories

Productivity Hacks for Writers

Learn to "hack" your brain, space, and devices to stay focused, be more productive, and get the most out of every writing day

Conquering Writer's Block

Proven strategies, techniques, and tools to overcome writer's block (for good!), and become a Prolific Writer

Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell

Unleash your creativity and brainstorm "high-concept" book and movie ideas that sell

Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher

A comprehensive, step-by-step insider's guide to selling your book and becoming a paid, published author

Secrets to Self-Publishing Success

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to successfully self-publishing and marketing your novel, with bestselling author Bethany Atazadeh

Live Webinars

Monthly webinars (with Jessica Brody and special guests) where we deep dive into a variety of writing topics and answer your questions. Join live or watch the recording

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