Available courses & workshops
The courses, workshops, playbooks, and guides in the list below are available for purchase. Some of them offer free limited previews, so click through to the ones that catch you eye and enjoy the sample. You can purchase any of these from their course pages below.
- All courses...
- Write beautiful prose
- Character-Driven Plots
- Powerful Character Transformations
- Editing for character-driven fiction
- The Business of Writing
- Access restrictions
- Free for students (join or login!)
- Free for a limited time
- Premium lesson
- Premium course
- Coming soon!
Your hero's backstory is more than just a collection of memories and experiences. It is a powerful tool in your writing skillset, and a strategically crafted backstory can even help you break through writer's block. In the How to build a Breakthrough Backstory playbook, I walk you through the 6 steps that will simplify and focus your writing time. Stop chasing plot bunnies and writing random scenes, and zero in on the choices that matter most.
Demystify "voice" and start building a unique author identity that appeals to your "one-click" readers. (So you can get the most out of your marketing and sales dollars and build a brand that feels good.)
This starter kit walks you through understanding WHAT your voice is made up of and HOW to define those elements for your own writing style and brand.
Created just for fiction writers, this Starter Kit cuts through all the noise about "brand" and "voice" and helps you discover what makes YOUR writing special.
Learn to line edit your fiction scenes using the 8-stage Elev8 method developed (and used) by professional editor & revision book coach Sue Brown-Moore.
In just 30 minutes a day, you'll learn three powerhouse techniques for choosing smart verbs so you can write simple, clean prose that pops. Interactive quizzes at the end of each lesson show you where you need to focus your study. And you'll have the opportunity to see how other writers are using their verbs. The best part? You'll level up your prose in just three days.
The Romancing the Grand Gesture masterclass is a focused online video course that teaches fiction writers how to dial in the Grand Gesture romance-writing plot beat with confidence. This late-story moment is iconic, a scene that leaves readers feeling happy and fulfilled and can set your author brand apart.
This masterclass is ideal for romance writers, but even non-romance fiction authors can use this unique 4-step technique to craft memorable stories about heroes who become better versions of themselves.
The Romancing the Grand Gesture masterclass will help you:
- Learn why not every "grandiose" gesture is a true Grand Gesture (& how to TEST it)
- Understand the 3 key elements that must happen in the story BEFORE a Grand Gesture can happen.
- Check the emotional strength of your hero’s growth arc and spot when it needs MORE development.
- Script your hero’s big Grand Gesture moment using a FILL-IN-THE-BLANKS “Line Lib” that doesn’t require any planning or outlining.
In addition to the in-depth video instruction, the Romancing the Grand Gesture course also includes:
- Extra study resources, including a Q&A bonus video featuring two fiction book coaches.
- Ongoing (”lifetime”) access to the course.
If you're serious about writing memorable character-driven fiction books that readers rave about, the Romancing the Grand Gesture course is the perfect way to bring all your writing skills together to craft a single powerful scene. Sign up today and learn Sue's unique technique in less than an hour.
Watch (and re-watch) the 35-minute training that introduces the foundation of my revision mindset and technique anytime! Click inside to get started. *Right now, this replay is only available to students enrolled in Liar, Liar, Plot on Fire. I'm working on a separate purchase path, so look for that soon! (If you have Liar, Liar, Plot on Fire, this webinar is also inside your course as a Bonus lesson, so no need to purchase it separately!)
You've finished your draft and now it's time to think about revisions. But how do you know where to start? How do you know how much of your story you should revise?
This course started as a quick, 5-question flowchart that can expose some of the most critical problems I see in early story drafts. But the lessons inside take that learning even deeper. The first revisions you do on a draft should be the ones that affect the whole story. Because if you do need rewrites, you want to be as efficient as possible about making those changes.
In this self-paced version of my most-requested masterclass workshop, learn the exact steps that will take your story from Meh to Wow! in as few as 60 minutes. We'll cut straight to the heart of your best story with a mad-lib-style mini-game and five deep-dive questions as you follow along in your own comprehensive workbook. This mega-workshop is a transformative experience that challenges you to evolve and grow as a fiction writer. Get started now!