Craft

The Key Components of Creating Stories That Will Capture the Imaginations of Editors, Agents, and Readers

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Your Success As a Writer — It All Comes Down To Craft

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.


Your Instructor


James L Rubart
James L Rubart

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man's body. He thinks he's still young enough to water ski like a madman and dirt bike with his two grown sons. He's the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame, CAROL, INSPY, and RT Book Reviews award winning author of sixteen novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they'll remember months after they finish his stories. He's also a branding expert, audio book narrator, and co-founder with his son, Taylor, of the Rubart Writing Academy. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does this course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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 if I'm unhappy with the course?
Then we want to do whatever we can to make you happy! So if you're unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.
I'm on a budget, but I still want the course. What do I do?
Here's the good news — we've created the course specifically with you in mind. We have two plans for payment — you can either pay in full, or purchase the course in payment plans. Either way, you'll get IMMEDIATE access to the course. If you choose the payment plan, it's just $2 a day for full access to the course!
I'm a beginner — never written a word. Is this for me?
YES! So many writers don't have a solid foundation, and build bad habits for years, then they have to relearn everything. By starting off with this course, you'll have incredibly useful foundational knowledge that you can put to work in your writing immediately.
I've been writing for years — is this course for me?
Absolutely — we've had people who have been writing for 10+ years go through our material, and say it was transformational. This course focuses on the heart of writing— creating characters and stories in a way that readers fall in love with your books more than they ever have. If that's what you're looking for, you're in the right place.
I want to learn grammar — is this the right course for me?
No — while we do discuss some of the technical aspects of writing, the main focus is creating life-changing stories, rather than the dos and don'ts of writing.
How long will it take to complete the course?
It depends on you. But we will say you won't want to rush through the course as there is work for you to do in the workbook, and reflection time built in. We suggest you give yourself at least a week to complete this course.

"The section on creating compelling characters was incredibly helpful, and by far my favorite"

- Sandra Frykholm, May 2018, Graduate

"It was like a light bulb going off inside when you talked about, 'Don't write the safe book, write the book of your heart.' Now I'm determined. Thank you for setting me free to go do it."

- Chris Moore, May 2018 Graduate

Isn't it time you discovered how to create award winning, bestselling stories? You will, here.

The difference between good books and great ones is your willingness to go to the deepest parts of your heart. To find the stories there, and bring them to the page. When you do that, you'll bring your readers healing, and bring healing for yourself as well. In this course, you'll learn how to do exactly that.

So why are you hesitating? As with all of our courses, you can try this one 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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