Rubart Writing Academy — Complete Course

Learn the four Pillars of Publication, so you can reach your writing dreams in this 8+ hour video course

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How Will The Rubart Writing Academy Help You?

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Do Any of The Statements Below Describe YOU?

  • You feel stuck, you've been at this for years but are floundering and need direction
  • You want to create unique stories that will grab the hearts of agents, editors, and readers
  • You want to learn the marketing side of the publishing world in a way that's doable
  • You want to know who you are at your core, the theme of your life, and how to apply it to your stories
  • You want to figure out how to stay motivated and encouraged

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...




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




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:

  • Create unique, compelling characters that editors, agents, and readers will love
  • How to use the critical "What If?" question to come up with powerful story ideas
  • Discover if your story idea is TOO unique
  • Utilize 11 proven ways to be more creative
  • Creative villains in your books that readers love to hate
  • 12 questions you need to ask when creating new characters
  • The technical aspects of Craft that you need to pay attention to
  • How to find your writing voice
  • How to write from a place of authenticity
  • How to get to the heart of your readers

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




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.

You'll learn:

  • What a brand is, and why discovering your own brand is critical for your career's success
  • What great branding does
  • Example of branding masters, and how you can copy them
  • Why some websites fly and some sites die
  • How to use the power of Story in your marketing and branding
  • How to shock Broca, and why that ability is the most powerful marketing tool you'll ever learn
  • Why Content is King, Dictator and Supreme Commander of the Universe, and how to use it every time you pick up your laptop
  • Foundational Marketing principles you can't afford to ignore

PLUS, a bonus Q & A session where Jim answers the marketing and branding questions he gets asked most frequently.




"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.

We'll Explore:

  • Why you absolutely need a website if you're an author
  • What goes into making a compelling website
  • How your website is the hub of all your marketing efforts — your home base on the internet
  • The pros and cons of website-building platforms — Wordpress, SquareSpace, Wix & Weebly (it's ok if you don't know what those are!)
  • The ways you can create a stunning and compelling website yourself

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.




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.

You'll learn:

  • How to find your target reader, so you can more effectively market to them
  • How to easily get your first 100 people on your email list
  • How to market yourself and build a fan base BEFORE you're published
  • How to build a profitable email list
  • What you can talk about in your emails
  • How to get more signups from your website, to your email list


  • Why email marketing is the number one place to sell books.

"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




You likely realize you need to take full advantage of the power of social media.

The problem is:

  • Where do you start?
  • What do you say?
  • How do you promote yourself (without looking sales-ey?)
  • Where is time wasted and where is it well spent?

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.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Youtube
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Goodreads
  • Reddit

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




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:

  • How to form strong partnerships in the publishing world
  • How to get an agent and how to choose one
  • Time Management
  • How to impress editors, what to look for in one, and how to find them
  • How to navigate the confusing, yet critically important world of contracts
  • How to make the most of your time at writing conferences
  • How to network with anyone (and get everyone to like you)
  • Traditional publishing and Indie publishing

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




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.

We'll cover:

  • The key questions you must ask yourself to stay motivated and inspired
  • Perseverance in the face of adversity
  • The hand of Providence
  • The George Costanza Principle (and how to apply it to your life)
  • What we can learn from, Defending Your Life
  • What holding onto your dream loosely looks like, how to do it, and why it's critical
  • Why fear is your friend (if you use it correctly)
  • A key lesson for staying motivated from the movie, The Legend of Beggar Vance
  • A final lesson from one of Jim's favorite movies, The Matrix

PLUS, a bonus Q & A session where Jim answers the questions he's most frequently asked about staying motivated.

Your Instructor

Jim & Taylor Rubart
Jim & Taylor Rubart

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

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I'm already published, will this course help me?
Absolutely yes. Whether you are just beginning, or you've already published multiple books (we've had many of both go through this material) you'll get an enormous amount of value out of it. This course is perfect for people who are not published, or have been published but are not seeing the kind of success they want to. The Rubart Writing Academy material will take your writing to the next level, and it will take you personally to the next level because you'll know how to write from a place of true authenticity — that's where the real impactful stories come from.
How is The Rubart Writing Academy different from other conferences, courses, and classes I've taken in the past? Material I can find on the Internet?
Other courses will teach you the technical aspects of writing. Don’t misunderstand, you need to understand those aspects. But more so than that, you need to understand yourself, so you can write stories that engage people. Some of the greatest stories were not told by technically proficient writers (by that standard, the people that write instruction manuals would be great authors). Writing is about so much more than the technical side. It’s about the heart. This is the only course out there, that will teach you about yourself, that will uncover truths about yourself. Once you understand that, you can write books that change peoples lives.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What's the difference between the online course and the in person Academy?
The two main differences are: 1. No one on one time 2. No personalized roadmap Other than those two differences, the online course is the exact same material as the in person Academy, which is why it's so powerful. We've held nothing back from you. Everything we teach, all in one place — and you can access it from your living room.
How is the online course set up?
As soon as you register, you'll receive a workbook that you can download as a PDF. It will have supplemental material as well as the main material we teach on. From there, you will have access to all video teaching — it's like we're sitting down face to face (at least the next best thing). You can pause the recording, take notes in your workbook, and return to parts you want to review.
This is a big investment. What if I'm on a limited budget?
We intentionally designed the course with this in mind — we didn't want price to hold anyone back from seeing their dreams of publication come true. That's why we've created a payment plan, so you can have full and instant access to the course for less than $2 per day.
What happens after I've purchased the course?
We'll send you a confirmation email with the details on how to set up your account and get started. From there, you'll have instant access to all the material.
How do I get a refund?
Email our support team — [email protected] and we'll get it taken care of quickly.
Will this work?
Great question — THE question. Our answer is simple. Yes! The graduates of our live, in-person event say, "Yes!" But even so, we offer a money back guarantee so there's no risk to find out if it will work for you.
Do you offer discounts for writer groups who want to go through the course together?
This is something we are currently working on — if you're interested, please email us at [email protected]
Shouldn’t I be spending my money going to conferences?
Yes. And no. You should go to conferences, with a specific plan and purpose. If you’re going because it seems like that’s what other people are doing, you aren’t there for the right reasons. This course will teach you everything you need to know about the publishing world, so when you do go to a conference, you’ll get the most out of it, without wasting your time or money.
I still have a question
No problem! We'd be happy to answer — just reach out to us by emailing [email protected]