Break Those 5 Rookie Writing Habits!™

This self-paced digital course can help you polish up your basic writing skills so you look like a pro on the page!

It’s not rocket science, it’s just learning how to reconize these common mistakes in your own writing and what to do to fix them.

❦ You can do it!

Who is this course for?

Face it: everyone has little writing quirks that can interfere with putting your best foot forward on the page. Sometimes you don’t even notice you’re doing it, because nine times out of ten, it’s not grammatically wrong. For instance:

Passive voice is not only not wrong, but often preferred in academic or scientific writing. But it saps your prose of strength.

Filtering puts distance between the reader and your characters—so even though it’s not technically wrong, it interferes with effective storytelling.

Dialogue tags give many inexperienced writers headaches. That, and the temptation to modify them with unnecessary adverbs. Again, not mistakes, just not best practices.

Head hopping from one POV character to another in a single scene is a sure way to have your reader’s head spinning! But once upon a time authors did that all the time. Nowadays, it’s not recommended.

Emotion on the page is the final stumbling block for many aspiring writers. It’s hard to figure out what you need to state so your reader gets the emotion you intend and what your reader will understand without having it stated. Even experienced writers can struggle with this one.

If these are things you either don’t know you’re doing, or don’t know how to work through them, then this course is definitely for you!

Take this course, and you’ll learn how to recognize and fix those telltale beginner writing habits!

 

Honestly, I find almost all those errors in my first drafts still—and I have ten published novels and two more on the way! The difference is that I see them and know how to fix them.

And trust me: If I can learn these fundamental craft elements, you can too.

 

Here’s what’s in the course:

→ Module 1: STAY STRONG AND DIRECT by avoiding passive voice and filtering.

→ Module 2: TRUST THE DIALOGUE to deliver the goods without fancy tags and adverbs.

→ Module 3: CRACK THE CRAFT CODE to avoid head hopping and learn how to make sure the emotion is on the page.

Every lesson has a downloadable worksheet so you can practice on your own.

All for just $199—or, 4 payments of $49.75.

The course is live now!

It’s been my privilege to work with so many talented writers, helping them see their books, figure out how to take them to the next level—or even just get started.

Susanne’s experience in the publishing industry and her own success as a writer of multiple historical novels made her a perfect match for my niche. She helped me to tighten the story, create better scenes, and yet never lose my own voice.

Sarah Fjellanger

Middle Grade Historical Novelist

I want you to be happy with this course—that’s why I offer a guarantee.

 

I hope this course lives up to your expectations. But if you get through the first module and you aren’t satisfied for any reason, contact me for a full refund.

I’m eager to share my experience with you—as a book coach and an author!

I learned my writing craft the hard way: by doing it and redoing it and learning from my mistakes. I’ve had some great mentors and role models who have helped me polish my writing and get to the place where I’m an award-winning author of almost a dozen historical novels.

I hope you’ll enjoy this course and get a lot out of it!