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Online writing courses & live webinars to help you achieve all of your writing goals.

11 On-Demand Courses
100+ Hours of Content
100+ Writing Exercises
Live Webinars with Q&A

The Writing Mastery Academy helps writers like you...

Craft more engaging plots

In our Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course, Jessica Brody, author of the #1 plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, walks you through the 15 key plot points that make up every great story and helps you write or revise your own.

Finish first drafts faster

Stop stressing, second-guessing, and revising endlessly. Our Novel Fast Drafting course will teach you the skills, strategies, and tools you need to finish a first draft in record time.

Revise with confidence

Take your novel from first draft to final draft with the Complete Novel Revision course where you’ll learn a time-tested revision process designed to make you feel organized, efficient, and in control.

Boost productivity

Take our Productivity Hacks for Writers course to learn how to "hack" your brain, your writing space, and your devices to stay focused, be more productive, and get more writing done in less time.

Brainstorm the perfect idea

Need an idea for your next project? Take our Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell course to unleash your creativity and brainstorm a "high-concept" idea that will grab the attention of readers.

Develop strong characters

Learn how to brainstorm, develop, and write unforgettable characters who leap off the page and into the hearts and minds of your readers with our Crafting Dynamic Characters course.

Master the basics

Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned writer looking to improve your craft, the Foundations of Fiction course will give you the skills, confidence, and inspiration you need to become a fiction writing master!

Self-publish successfully

Take the guesswork out of publishing on your own with our Secrets to Self-Publishing Success course. Designed to be your on-demand coach and self-publishing guide, this course will take you step-by-step through the entire process of successfully self-publishing and marketing your work.

Get an agent and a book deal

Hop on the fast-track to selling your novel in the Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher course, which lays out a simple, straightforward path to publication, complete with exercises, templates, and tools that will guide you through each step of the process.

Bust through writer's block

Don't let Writer's Block slow you down! Learn proven strategies, techniques, and tools to overcome writer's block once and for all in our Conquering Writer's Block course.

Connect with other writers

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be! Take the next steps on your writing journey with other like-minded writers in the thriving Writing Mastery Community. Join your fellow writers in word sprints, monthly challenges, course discussions, and other fun events we have planned throughout the year. 

Get access to experts

Join our exclusive webinars where you can learn from experts and get your questions answered. Join live or watch the recordings in our growing library of past webinars.


What's Included in Your Membership

For only $15/month, you'll receive:

Unlimited, on-demand access to all courses (current and future)

Live "Members-Only" Webinar events with Q&A

Access to the Writing Mastery Online Community 

Customizable Learning Paths to guide you step-by-step to your goals

Surprise Bonus Content!

Learn on the go (access courses on any connected device)

30-day money back guarantee 

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Welcome to the Writing Mastery Academy with bestselling author, Jessica Brody


What Our Members are Saying

"I was stuck in a writing rut and had an idea for a novel that I just couldn't move from my brain to paper, but Writing Mastery Academy saved me! The Fast Drafting course provided both the inspiration and the practical tips that allowed me to fast draft my seventh young adult manuscript with confidence in record time, and I'm so pleased with the results."

- Jennifer Mathieu, author of MOXIE and several other novels with Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press

"I finally believe I can make money on what I love to do most: write."

- John K.

"Thorough, accurate, and well-presented. I would recommend Jessica Brody’s courses to any writer eager to rise."

- Mark V.

"I definitely feel like I've learned more in this class than in all the creative courses I took as continuing education at college. I feel more sure of myself and feel like a true writer!"

- Angela M.

"This is the best writing course I’ve ever taken. Including examples of well-known movies and books helped solidify the message."

- Tessa J.

"This course is essential for every writer. Jessica Brody is a gifted instructor and the information, insights, and glimpses at her own process she shares are invaluable for aspiring and experienced writers alike."

- Rolando R.

"This is a fantastic course! Thorough, clear, practical knowledge presented in an engaging and relatable way, this course has revived my excitement for writing!"

- Tracy W.

"Clear, concise, complete! My characters are gonna kick butt once I put each of them through this process. Can’t wait to see who they become!"

- Sammy D.

"The Fast Drafting Method helped me write the first draft of a 62,000 word novel in 6.5 weeks. My previous two manuscripts averaged at least a year each to finish a first draft, so to say your method works is an understatement."

- Richard P.

"What a difference. I'm excited again. I'm in flow again - major major breakthrough! I have hope and fun and joy again. I thought I had lost the ability to write. I thought I was self sabotaging. I wasn't - I was just stuck in the mess & clutter of the first draft, constantly re-editing & editing the edits & wondering why I couldn't see the wood for the trees. I can't thank you enough and I'll never stop telling writer friends about your wonderful courses."

-Michelle S.

Meet our Founder

Hi! I'm Jessica Brody and I'm the international bestselling author of more than 20 novels for teens, tweens, and adults. I'm also the author of the #1 bestselling plotting guide for novelists, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. My books are published by major publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Macmillan and I'm frequently hired by Disney Press to write children's books based on popular Disney franchises. My books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and several of my novels have been optioned for film and TV.

I managed to accomplish all of this in less than twelve years and I'm excited to share all my strategies, tips, tricks, techniques, hacks, and templates for success with you. I started Writing Mastery Academy as a way to give back to the writing community and help writers achieve their goals and take their writing to the next level. I hope to see you on the inside!

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Our Course Library

Preview all the courses included in your membership!

Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course

Official Companion Course to Save the Cat! Writes a Novel
Write a bestselling novel in 15 steps! Discover the secret storytelling code behind all successful novels and use it to outline, write, or revise your own

What you'll learn

  • Plot an entire novel from start to finish (in 15 steps)
  • Understand what makes novels successful
    Obtain a deeper understanding of plot and story structure
  • Craft a compelling "novel road map" or outline for a new novel or a full revision plan for an existing novel
  • Determine what's "broken" in your story
  • Discover the secret storytelling code found in all great stories and use it to outline or revise your own

"This course was amazing! I finally understand how stories are structured with acts, beats, and scenes and feel more confident about structuring a better outline. Thank you!"

- Abby W.

"This course is essential for every writer. Jessica Brody is a gifted instructor and the information, insights, and glimpses at her own process she shares are invaluable for aspiring and experienced writers alike."

- Rolando R.

"I've read Save the Cat Writes a Novel and this was such a great companion. For the first time in a long time I am feeling excited about writing my book."

- Holly S.

Novel Fast Drafting

Learn the fastest, most efficient way to write novels (and finish them every time)


What you'll learn

  • Why the majority of novels are never finished
  • A complete step-by-step action plan for finishing your draft in record time
  • The 7 Golden Rules of Fast Drafting that will set you up to succeed every time you start a new project
  • The necessary mindset to ensure you finish every writing project you start
  • A customizable method for prepping a novel that applies to all types of writers
  • Proven strategies, tools and techniques developed by Jessica Brody who consistently writes 3-4 books per year

"By far one of the most useful approaches to getting a first draft done that I've ever encountered."

- Carol M.

"I can't believe Jessica filmed herself actually writing a chapter to demonstrate what her process is like. SO valuable. A grand slam home run!"

- Peter M.


"I am loving this course! It's removing blocks and pushing GO! This set off fireworks for me!"

- Patricia B.

The Complete Novel Revision Course

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to taking your novel from first draft to final draft.

What you'll learn

  • A time-tested, 3-level approach to revising novels designed to maximize efficiency and minimize stress, based on a process used by editors, publishers, and professional authors
    • At the Story-Level: How to improve your novel’s structure, plot, character development, world building, and pacing
    • At the Scene-Level: How to ensure each scene of your novel is crafted in the most engaging way
    • At the Page-Level: How to elevate and polish your sentences and paragraphs until every page of your manuscript shines
  • How to save time and avoid "revision rabbit holes" by focusing on the right things at the right point in the revision process
  • How to build an organized  revision plan to help you turn even the messiest of first drafts into a final draft you can be proud to submit to your editor or agent, or self-publish
  • The 35 “checkpoints” that will help you confidently determine when your revision is complete
  • The right mindset for busting out of an endless revision process and finally finish your manuscript

"Outstanding! Thorough! Rather than feeling overwhelmed and confused, I now feel excited about revising - it has become a mountain I can and will conquer."

- Dee D.

"I've written ten books and FINALLY have a formalized revision strategy."

-Shari H.

"Finally, a revision process that makes sense to me and makes me think I can actually do this!"

- Helen H. 

The Foundations of Fiction

Become a creative writing master and write killer novels, memoirs, or short stories


What you'll learn

  • Master the 6 universal foundations that make up all great fiction
  • Create complex, realistic characters who will jump right off the page
  • Write vibrant, riveting dialogue that will breathe life into your scenes
  • Construct vivid, memorable settings that will shape the world of your story
  • Compose intricate, scintillating prose that will pull readers in from the first word
  • Structure masterful, gripping plots that will hook readers and keep them turning pages

"This course is helping me get started and take the leap into writing. This has been a really great place to start. A time saver!"

- Katie S.

"It's always good to have a refresher on the basics. I found this course grounded me and prepared me for further exploration into my creative writing"

- Enoch L.

"Fabulous information shared in an engaging manner. I feel energized to FINALLY get my story from my head onto paper!"

- Tracy W.

Secrets to Self-Publishing Success with Bethany Atazadeh

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to successfully self-publishing and marketing your novel

What you'll learn

  • How to choose the right title and genre for your book
  • Whether or not you should use a pen name
  • How to edit your book to ensure it’s the very best quality it can be
  • How to design an amazing, professional cover that will leap off the shelf and capture the attention of readers
  • How to write a book description that will have readers clamoring to push that “buy” button
  • How to format the interior of your book so it looks professional and conforms to all the industry standards
  • How to choose the right platforms, vendors, and formats for your book
  • How to select the best release date for your book
  • How to make your available for pre-order so you can start capturing sales before the book is even released
  • And much, much more!

Crafting Dynamic Characters with Mary Kole

Create unforgettable characters who leap off the page and into the hearts and minds of readers


What you'll learn

  • How to breathe life into flat characters
  • 7 tools for effectively revealing your characters to the reader
  • The 4 Foundations that make up all Dynamic Characters
  • How to build and nurture the essential "reader/character" connection
  • The importance of accessing a character's "interiority" and how to use it to elevate your fiction writing
  • How to brainstorm and develop Dynamic Characters from the ground up
  • What makes readers fall in love with characters

"Clear, concise, complete! My characters are gonna kick butt once I put each of them through this process. Can’t wait to see who they become!"

- Sammy D.

"Amazing amount of information clearly and concisely told. I really thought I had my character down--until I took your course and my characters grew and continue to reveal themselves. I cannot thank you enough!"

- Patricia H.

"I am a beginner and always felt lost when I tried to fill out character questionnaires. This course gave me clear brainstorming strategies and the roadmap to go deeper and deeper into the character."

- Samantha D.

Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell

Proven methods to unleash your creativity and brainstorm bestselling, high-concept book and movie ideas

What you'll learn

  • Develop story ideas designed to get the attention of readers, agents, publishers, and producers
  • Define "high concept" and learn what makes an idea "high concept"
  • Identify the 4 Secret Ingredients of every high-concept idea
  • Apply 5 Proven Methods for Brainstorming high-concept ideas
  • Learn why high-concept stories sell better, faster, and for more money
  • Brainstorm your own high-concept ideas that you can start writing immediately

"It's great to now have a process for coming up with strong ideas instead of waiting for them to pop up by pure luck."

- Rob C.

"This course helped me unleash my creativity in a structured and applicable way. I now have several ideas that I am confident I can develop to completion!"

- Rachel W.

"I feel like I have a solid arsenal of brainstorming tactics to turn to...no excuse for blocks!"

- Kelleigh O.

Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher

A comprehensive, step-by-step insider’s guide to selling your book and becoming a paid, published author


What you'll learn

  • How to find the best agent to represent you and avoid publishing scams
  • The four key methods of pitching your novel to agents and editors
  • How to write a query letter that will have agents begging to read your manuscript
  • The "Magic Query Maximizer" - a proven system for maximizing responses from agents)
  • How "traditionally published" authors make additional income from their novels without lifting a finger
  • The fundamentals of advances, royalties, translation rights, film/ tv rights, book contracts, and more!

"Because of Jessica Brody's help, I now have an agent and my first book deal."

- Brad G.

"It was Brody's research techniques and the Magic Query Maximizer system that landed me my "Top Choice" literary agent. This course is the complete package."

- Ara G.

"This course will save you from embarrassment, stumbling, quitting, and most of all, leaving your dream on the shelf."

- Sybil N.

Productivity Hacks for Writers

Simple strategies and proven techniques to be more productive and get the most out of every writing day

What you'll learn

  • "Hack" your brain, space, schedule, and devices to effortlessly get into the "writing zone" every single day
  • Dramatically improve your writing productivity in as little as days or weeks!
  • Set up a writing routine conducive to productivity so you can write more in less time
  • Proven strategies and techniques to keep you laser-focused on writing
  • Eliminate distractions, manage focus, boost brain function, and live a more productive lifestyle
  • Discover amazing apps and programs to keep you organized, focused, and motivated

"This course changed my life. I have more than doubled my Average Daily Word Count—some days writing six times what I used to"

- Emily H.

"This is life-changing stuff...I highly recommend this course to even the most seasoned of writers."

- Robin S.

"On the first day that I implemented her teachings, there was a DRASTIC improvement in my focus, creativity, and drive."

- Kyle A.

Conquering Writer's Block

Proven strategies and tools to overcome writer's block, renew your motivation, and become a Prolific Writer


What you'll learn

  • Equip yourself with tools and strategies for overcoming writing blockages
  • Gain a better understanding of what Writer's Block really is and how to overcome it
  • Unlock yourself and your writing from fear, doubt, and perfectionism
  • Discover mindset shifts that will set you up for success in any writing project you tackle
  • Feel more confident, motivated, and inspired in your writing
  • Free yourself from Writer's Block FOREVER

"I feel more confident I have the tools to push through whenever I get stuck with a project."

- Rob C.

"I was skeptical, but this class was full of great content: you have changed the way I think about writer’s block and have given me some great tools I can use to leap over writing hurdles."

- Lynda B.

"If you are looking for a magic wand, you will find yours somewhere within this course!"

- Diana B.

Fiction for Young Writers

A fun, interactive workshop to help young writers unlock their creativity, improve their craft, and write better stories (ages 9+)

What you'll learn

  • Create awesome characters who will jump right off the page and take your stories to the next level
  • Write dazzling dialogue that will transform lifeless scenes into vibrant stories
  • Build memorable settings that shape the world of your story and bring that world to life
  • Narrate stories from an engaging and interesting point of view to hook your readers and draw them into your fictional worlds
  • Develop exciting plots that will have your readers on the edge of their seats to find out what happens next!
  • Expand a single idea into a compelling finished story

"I enjoyed this course, especially the writing prompts and being able to hear what the instructors wrote as well."

- Hindy A. (age 13)

"By the end I was able to plot out a story, and I have never been able to do that before. I had so much fun with the course that I was sad at the last lecture."

- Autumn D. (age 10)

"I never thought that my 10-year-old daughter and I would have so much fun doing an online course!"

- Agnes G.

...and more courses are on the way!

We're always developing new courses, which you'll get access to as soon as they're ready, with no change to your membership price

Start your journey toward Writing Mastery today!

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