Do Any of The Statements Below Describe YOU?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we can help!
- Imagine waking up every day, knowing exactly what you need to rocket your career forward
- Imagine pitching editors and agents at a conference with full confidence
- Imagine knowing precisely how to market yourself with ease (even if you're an introvert!)
This is why we're thrilled to bring you the online version of The Rubart Writing Academy.
*The in-person version of The Rubart Writing Academy is a four day event held three times a year.
The Rubart Writing Academy Complete Course
Includes everything we teach, all in one place.
You get all these sessions:
Identity — How to discover who you are at your core, and how it applies to every aspect of your writing career
Craft — How to create bestselling, award winning stories that agents, editors, and readers will remember years after they finish
Marketing & Branding — How to create a brand that will make you unforgettable, and how to market that brand to readers
Building a Website — The nuts and bolts of creating a compelling website
Email Marketing — How to use the most powerful marketing tool available
Social Media — What it is, how it work, and how you should be using it
Business of Publishing — The ins and outs of agents, editors, time management, networking, traditional vs indie publishing and more
Motivation & Inspiration — How to keep going when you feel like giving up
This 8+ Hour Long Video Course Will Teach You...
(35 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING)
How to discover who you are at your core, and how it applies to every aspect of your writing career.
Before we can write stories that resonate with people, we need to first understand ourselves at a core level. You can write flawless prose with perfect sentence structure, and a perfect plot. But without heart? Without writing from the deepest parts of yourself? Without knowing who you truly are? You won't write the stories you were meant to.
In this section, we delve deep into who you are at your core. We give you tools to discover who you are — it isn't easy, and it's sometimes painful. But the fruit of that pain? Stories that change lives.
"I’m a beginning writer, so I didn’t know what to expect. I have published nothing. I haven’t even finished my first work. This experience has given me not just the tools, but the inspiration, and the guidance, the preparation to continue on"
- Evelyn Beck, April '18 Graduate
(90 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING)
How to create bestselling, award winning stories that agents, editors, and readers will remember years after they finish
There are hundreds of books, websites, and courses that will teach you the technical side of writing. But far fewer that delve into what makes a story stand out above others.
That's the component we need if we want stories that are going to grab agents, editors, and ultimately readers around the throat (and heart) so powerfully, they can't put our novels down.
This 90 minute course is packed with everything I wish I knew about Craft when I was starting my writing career.
You'll learn how to:
PLUS an eight minute, never before seen bonus Q&A video with Jim focused on writing, where he answers his most frequently asked questions about his writing process and career.
"I'm energized because I feel now that I can go out and really nail it, so I'm hoping that'll happen and I have every faith that it will. I'm anxious to get busy and put it all to work
In one sentence? This is the road to success in all writing"
- Flo Parfitt, October '17 Graduate
MARKETING & BRANDING
(90 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING
What is Marketing and Branding?
Simply put: Getting yourself noticed AND remembered in a noisy world.
Marketing and Branding is probably the least loved pillar of being a successful novelist, but it's the second most critical. (The first of course is to write a killer story.)
But, it doesn't have to be painful.
I kid you not! Will it take work? Yes. Will it make you stretch in areas you didn't think you could stretch in? Absolutely. But the rewards are rich.
In this 90-minute course, we build off the foundation we discovered in the Identity session and apply it to everything you do.
PLUS, a bonus Q & A session where Jim answers the marketing and branding questions he gets asked most frequently.
(40 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING)
"It was amazing, challenging, wonderful. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat."
- Bev Simons, October '18 Graduate
What makes a "good" website, and why you as an author absolutely need one for your success
As an author, a website is the most important part of your internet presence. It's your home base — where all of your marketing eventually points back to. It's essential that all authors and writers have a (engaging) website, even before they're published, to build a fan base while writing their book.
This course is specifically created for those who don't have much experience with building websites, and it breaks web design into small, easy to understand lessons so anyone can do it.
You won't leave with a completed website in this course — but you'll leave with the tools to build one you'll be thrilled with. We'll explore the psychology behind good websites, what goes into building a website, the best website design platforms, and what you need to know before you design your site.
(30 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING)
Even with the enormous reach of social media, email is the area where the majority of your effort must be focused.
During this session, you'll learn what email truly is, why you need to master how to use it, and how. Whether you're a beginner, or have used email for years, you'll come away ready to use the power of email to a far greater degree than you have in the past.
"I would absolutely recommended The Rubart Writing Academy to any writer who knows or feels they have a calling to write. Even if they are in the very beginning stages of exploring what that means, all the way to a writer who is multi published and is at a crossroads in their career. I would recommend The Rubart Writing Academy absolutely."
- Jenny Lamont Leo, April '18 Graduate
(40 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING)
You likely realize you need to take full advantage of the power of social media.
The problem is:
This session gives specific details on how you can find, reach, and talk to your audience on social media, and build a following of readers, even before you have a book published.
We'll go through each of these platforms in detail, discussing how you build an audience using these platforms, and how to build your email list with them as well.
Plus, we'll discuss what platforms you should use, and WHY you should use them. By the end of this course, you'll know which social media platform to spend your energy on and which to let go.
"It was just amazing. I was frustrated with the direction that I should go, and now I have a clear vision of what I should do to become successful.
This is so worth the money. If you have to make payments or whatever, this is just so worth it. It doesn’t matter how much it costs. Because it was way more valuable than the price that was given."
- Kathy Rae, April '18 Graduate
THE BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING
(90 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING)
I got published in under 4 years. How? Yes, part of it was the writing.
The other part?
My knowledge of the business world and how I applied it to the publishing industry.
I spent 20 years in the business world before I jumped into the publishing world. My experience was crucial in my relatively quick success in getting an agent, an editor, and getting a publishing contract. And I'm going to teach you what I did.
By the end of this 90 minute course, you'll have a strong understanding of the following:
PLUS, you'll get a 15 minute Bonus Q&A video where I answer questions about the business of writing that people have asked me over the years and how you can learn from my mistakes.
"One of my biggest questions was, ‘is this really what I’m supposed to be doing?’ Now I have the confidence to know this IS what I’m supposed to be doing, and I have the tools to do it”"
- Wendy S Miller, October '17 Graduate
MOTIVATION & ISPIRATION
(75 MINUTES OF VIDEO TEACHING)
All the knowledge in the world about Craft, Marketing & Branding, and Business will be worthless to you if you stop. And most people do.
Publishing is a tough road, and the shoulders of that road are littered with broken dreams.
Because those writers gave up.
I'd love to tell you I pressed on in the early days without ever getting discouraged. That would be a lie. I came centimeters from giving up multiple times.
Most people think Craft, or Marketing/Branding, or the understanding the Business side of publishing is the key component to success on this journey. So that's where they spend the majority of their time. But the most critical piece of publishing is staying in the game.
Winston Churchill once famously gave a speech that was only five words long, "Never, never, never give up." But it changed a nation.
In this 75 minute session we use far more than five words, but we want the result to be the same. That when you finish this course, you'll be determined to follow your dream beyond the ends of the earth, and never let the whispers to give up take you away from it.
PLUS, a bonus Q & A session where Jim answers the questions he's most frequently asked about staying motivated.
James L. Rubart is the bestselling, award-winning author of ten novels. His stories have won five Christy Awards (including the Christy Award Book of the Year) two Carol's, three INSPY Awards, and the RT Book Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year. In 2016 he was named Mentor of the Year by ACFW for the way he helps other authors achieve their dreams.
Taylor Rubart is the president and owner of Flannel Media, a marketing company in Bellingham, Washington. His company specializes in providing cutting edge marketing techniques, video production and website design for individuals and businesses. He has taken his expertise and applied it to the publishing industry, teaching authors how to get noticed in a world of noise.
"It was invaluable. I would have paid double for it. This is the best money I have spent on my craft. Ever."
- Nick Kording, October '18 Graduate
"It's phenomenal. It's the most life changing experience I could have ever asked for. The teaching was amazing. It's worth it. Every penny. Every reservation, let it go."
- Bev Simons, October '18 Graduate
"It's all so good. I feel like you need all of it, from beginning to end. That's why I'm feeling hopeful, but sad that it's at an end. This addresses the spiritual aspect. That's a part you don't get at any other classes or conferences. I would definitely recommend this to other writers. "
- Crystal Woodall, October '18 Graduate
Are you ready to learn a massive amount about the publishing journey? About yourself? About your craft? About business?
If so, let's do this!
As with all of our courses, there is NO RISK! You can try the Complete Course 100% risk-free — if you aren't absolutely thrilled with this course, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund. That's how strongly we believe in this material.