Novel Fast Drafting Course

Novel Fast Drafting Course

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


Stop stressing, second-guessing, and revising endlessly. And start Fast Drafting!


Join Jessica Brody, author of the #1 bestselling plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Noveland the author of more than twenty novels published by major publishers, as she guides you through her tried-and-true method for finishing novels quickly, easily, and efficiently…

The Fast Drafting Method

Have you ever…

  • Abandoned a novel or short story halfway through? 
  • Struggled to finish a novel that you were once excited about? 
  • Spent months or even years wrestling with the same project?
  • Wished you could finish your writing projects faster?
  • Driven yourself mad with stress, anxiety, and doubt over the novel you’re working on?
  • Wondered if there was an easier way?

You’re not alone. It’s estimated that 97% of people who start a novel never finish it!

Jessica used to struggle with these same things, until she developed her own Fast Drafting method. Now she finishes her first drafts in 3-12 weeks (depending on the length and complexity of the project) which allows her to consistently write 3-4 novels per year. 

The Novel Fast Drafting course will teach you a method of writing that will not only give you the best possible chance of finishing the projects that you start but finishing them in the fastest most efficient way possible. Meaning, the least amount of time spent writing, rewriting, revising, stressing, and agonizing about things like what to write next, whether your project is working, and whether or not you’re ever going to finish it.

Throughout this online, self-paced 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 (perfect for NaNoWriMo writers trying to hit 50k in 30 days!)
  • A customizable method for brainstorming a novel 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, templates, checklists, and techniques developed by bestselling author, Jessica Brody who consistently writes 3-4 books per year

This course is broken down into three phases: 

Phase 1: Mindset

Where you’ll learn how to set your mind in the right place for Fast Drafting success and learn the two core philosophies that make up the Fast Drafting Method.

Phase 2: Preparation 

Where Jessica will guide you through easy-to-follow, actionable (and customizable) steps to get you, your schedule, your life, and your story ready for drafting. This phase includes three Writer’s Room sessions dedicated to brainstorming the characters, plot, and world of your story, during which Jessica will brainstorm her latest Fast Drafting project right along with you and share her results.

Phase 3: Drafting

Where you’ll learn what to do Before, During, and After each writing session to ensure you’re always writing toward your goals with the least amount of stress and wasted time, and reaching that finish line faster than you’ve ever reached it before. This phase also includes a “Fast Drafting Demonstration” where Jessica pulls back the curtain and shares her screen with you while she Fast Drafts a chapter of her latest novel, so you can see exactly how she puts into practice all of the steps, strategies, and tools she’ll be giving you throughout this course.

By the end of this course, you’ll have all the skills you need to finish your novels in record time!


37 Video

6+ Hours
of Content

100+ Page

What You'll Learn

Meet Your Instructor

Hello, I’m Jessica Brody and I’m an international bestselling author of more than 20 books and novels (including the #1 bestselling writing guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel). 

Since starting my full-time writing career (over a decade ago), I’ve developed a time-tested strategy that allows me to write my first drafts in only weeks and finish 3-4 books every single year. And in this course, I’m sharing that same strategy with you. 

After working with hundreds of thousands of writers around the world through my books and online courses, it breaks my heart to see how many of them struggle to finish their projects. There are so many beautiful, important, impactful stories living inside people’s heads that need to be written…and finished. And I created this course to make sure that they are.

So, let’s get to work! I look forward to seeing you inside the course. 

Who is this Course For?

What Students are Saying


"By far one of the most useful approaches to getting a first draft done that I've ever encountered."

-Carol M.

"I can't believe Jessica filmed herself actually writing a chapter to demonstrate what her process is like. SO valuable. A grand slam home run!"

-Peter M.

"I completed Nanowrimo this year thanks to this course. Taking notes on revisions and ideas while continually moving forward was a gamechanger."

-Betsy M.

"Great course. I love the overall design, the way what feels like an overwhelming task is broken into manageable pieces, and the structure to make that happen."

-Pat G.

"So many self-help courses spend all their time telling you what they’re going to deliver and then they don’t. You deliver a TON of relevant and helpful information, and your sharing of your writing process, your outline, and beat sheet was incredibly helpful."

-Lynda B.

"As a 'newbie' writer, I must admit, I was scared to even get started (what was I thinking!). Following your course has given me the necessary confidence boost to get to it!"

-Victoria G.

"Jessica's method has showed me many ways to shortcut through my crisis and achieve more in my drafting process (with a bonus of more peace of mind too!)"

-Maria A.

"This course is incredible. I got back my hope that I will actually finish my FINISH my first draft."

-Aga M.

"You teach how to not just be a "superficial" writer but how to be a well-rounded from inside out writer - thats real!"

-Kellie R.

"This is a fantastic course! Thorough, clear, practical knowledge presented in an engaging and relatable way, this course has revived my excitement for writing."

-Tracy W.

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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

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