About this Course
ENROLL NOW FOR THE COURSE
7 STEPS TO TURN YOUR
STORY INTO A BOOK
AND GET STARTED IMMEDIATELY!
DO YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU,
WAITING TO COME OUT?
My online course 7 Steps to Turn Your Story Into a Book is designed to help you write a first draft of your book (or a solid rewrite if you already have a draft) even if you don't consider yourself a writer--even if you've never written anything! Focusing on story structure, the steps in this seven-week course are lessons that systematically prepare you to sit down and write, or rewrite to add flow and structure to your existing manuscript. Either way, after taking this course, you'll know what it takes to start a manuscript or rewrite an existing manuscript, getting you that much closer to finishing your book.
I know not everyone who wants to write their story can afford to hire a private story consultant. So I've taken my story development process that I use with my private clients and created an affordable online course that teaches you how to structure your story and write it from beginning to end. I show you how to build your story from the ground up, using my Story Mapping Method, which includes these seven steps:
Step 1) Find the Message of Your Story
Get clear on the wisdom you want to share.
Step 2) Build Your Story's Structure
Structure your story with a beginning, middle, and end that makes sense, flows, and supports your message.
Step 3) Summarize Your Story
Professionally summarize your story, because if you can't tell it in 750 words, you can't do it in 200 pages.
Step 4) Create Your Story's Outline
Create a professional story outline that you can actually use to keep you on track while you write.
Step 5) Write Your Story's Introduction
Write your backstory so you know exactly where to start your story in your book.
Step 6) Prepare to Write
Set up a professional, dedicated writing space and establish rituals that actually encourage you to write.
Step 7) Write Your Book Manuscript
Plan your writing schedule into your busy life (just like you would an exercise program) so you find time to write.
This course is completely online and has seven self-paced lessons (referred to as "steps," as shown above) that are released to you weekly. You can sign up any time you like (there is no stop-and-start schedule), and when you do, the Welcome and first step are available to you the moment you sign up. After that, each new step is released to you in one-week increments. You do not have to complete one step to receive the next, but it's better if you complete a step before you progress to the next.
So, for example, if you signed up on a Tuesday, you'd immediately receive the Welcome and STEP 1, and then after that a new step is released to you every Tuesday, until the course is complete (Step 7 being the last lesson). Each step has videos, exercises, and handouts that walk you through the process of developing your story, so that you have clarity when it comes time for you to write your manuscript in Step 7.
And for a limited time, after you complete Step 6, I'll give you a one-hour phone or Skype consultation free of charge in which any of the following can occur:
1) You ask me any questions relating to your story and/or the course
2) We discuss your goals and expectations for writing a book
3) I go over your answers from the exercises in the course with you
4) We do a combination the above (whatever fits into a one hour)
This is a $195 value absolutely free and included with the course.
To sign up for the Silver level, simply scroll to the top of this page and click on the REGISTER NOW button in the upper right corner.
“My only regret is that I didn’t take this course before I wrote a first draft of my book. It would’ve improved my story and saved me countless hours.”
—Dick Gary, writer
“Stacy combines clarity with her gifted wit to to keep the course fun and productive. I engaged flexibly on my own time to do the ‘work,’ then anticipated Stacy’s interactive webinars to cover a spectrum of questions. You will absolutely love her pragmatic and upbeat coaching.”
—Bonnie Bedford Park, author of Brides of 1941 (the first book in a trilogy)
“Being a visual learner, I really like the videos, and the examples written out of the Stacy’s 3-5-3 rule in Step 3. That resonated with me.”
—Carly Stenmark, author of More Than a Manicure: the Nail Files
“I really got a lot from this course and I see a structure for my book now.”
—Sally Hallada, writer