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Hi! I'm Jessica Brody and I created the Writing Mastery Academy to give you the knowledge, skills, and support you need to achieve all your writing goals.

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Welcome to the Writing Mastery Academy


We help writers of all skill levels...

with our

On-Demand Writing Courses

From idea generation to publishing and everything in between, our courses give you the strategies, tools, techniques, and practice you need for every step of your writing journey

Live Webinars & "Office Hours"

Learn from bestselling authors, editors, agents, and industry experts and get your questions answered in our live events

Online Writing Community

A positive, supportive community of writers just like you, who you can lean on for support, encouragement, and inspiration

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What Our Members are Saying

"I'm becoming the writer I always knew I could be."

- Rose H.

"I was stuck in a writing rut...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."

- Jennifer Mathieu, author of MOXIE (now a Netflix original movie)

"I'm in flow again - major major breakthrough! I thought I had lost the ability to write. I was just stuck in the mess & clutter of the first draft, constantly re-editing & editing the edits...I can't thank you enough and I'll never stop telling writer friends about your wonderful courses."

-Michelle S.

"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 exactly what I need at this point in my writing journey. It's helped me continue when I might have given up otherwise."

- Meg F.

"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.

"I feel more confident to write an even stronger book now that I have the material from this lesson. It's priceless."

- Phoebe W.

"Story breakthrough, AND personal breakthrough! I feel like I've been driving around in the dark with my writing and suddenly I have the headlights on and can see the road ahead."

- Lesley H.

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!

What would it be worth...

if you had 
  • The ability to get your mind into the optimal “writing zone” every single day
  • An endless source of excellent ideas that you're excited to work on
  • A rock-solid foundation of the basic writing skills needed to write bestselling fiction
  • X-ray vision into plot and story so you can quickly develop new story ideas and diagnose issues with existing projects
  • The ability to consistently create rich, deep, unforgettable characters that leap off the page
  • The ability to write a first draft of a full novel in 30 days
  • The mindset and tools to never suffer from writer's block again
  • A proven, step-by-step revision plan to confidently turn all your first drafts into final drafts
  • Access to bestselling authors, editors, agents, and writing experts every month
  • Access to a huge support team of writers just like you, who can help you push through challenges and celebrate your wins

The Writing Mastery Academy is designed to give you all of these things - and more!

Here's how...

Here's everything you'll get as a Writing Mastery Academy member:

Unlimited Access to All Our On-Demand Writing Courses
($2,137 Value)

Our Course Library Includes:

Save the Cat! Novel Writing Course  |  $199 Included!

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  |  $199 Included!

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 Foundations of Fiction  |  $99 Included!

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.

Crafting Dynamic Characters with Mary Kole  |  $199 Included!

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.

Scene Crafting Masterclass with Jordan Rosenfeld  |  $199 Included!

Master the art of writing scenes that hook, engage, and leave readers hungry for more, with craft book & fiction author Jordan Rosenfeld

What you'll learn

  • The 6 key components of great scenes and how to apply them in your own writing to captivate readers with every page
  • The 4 essential goals of the Scene Launch
  • The 2 key functions. of the Scene Middle
  • The two main goals of the Dramatic Moment
  • The 2 main functions of the Scene Ending
  • How to use the 6 Character Cues to infuse your scenes with authentic emotion
  • How to dial in the perfect pacing for every scene
  • 5 strategies for enriching your scenes with subtext
  • And much, much more!

Level Up Your Writing with Scott Reintgen  |  $199 Included!

Challenge your creativity and sharpen your skills across seven key story elements in this interactive online course with bestselling author Scott Reintgen


What you'll learn

  • 7 techniques for creating unique and interesting protagonists
  • The 3 layers of antagonists and how you can use them to keep your readers engaged
  • How to use your characters to level up your settings
  • 5 methods for adding juxtaposition to your plot to level up your entire story
  • How to adjust your word choice to make your action scenes pop
  • How to strategically use the 2 types of chapter breaks to level up your story
  • How to level up your paragraph breaks with 5 specific paragraph types
  • And much, much more!

"The course clarified several writing concepts that I kind of knew, but had never had laid out. Outstanding!"

- Pat D.

"This course helped me breakthrough to a better perspective on writing. It's not just write a lot and you'll get better. My new perspective is to be deliberate and intentional about practicing and mastering writing skills so that my writing
actually improves over time. "

- Camille M.

"This course helped fill in gaps in my understanding of the protagonist, antagonist, settings, etc. One of my favorite course in Writing Mastery. Well done."

- Chris O.

The Complete Novel Revision Course  |  $299 Included!

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. 

Conquering Writer's Block  |  $99 Included!

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.

Secrets to Self-Publishing Success with Bethany Atazadeh  |  $199 Included!

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!

"I have been afraid to take the first steps to publishing my book series.  I was not confident. Then I took this course and now I feel like I have my confidence. I am ready to get started on my journey to my career and see my path. Thank you so much!"

- Carrie C.

"This course is brilliant! Superb presentation and detailed information that make self-publishing achievable. I feel I can now publish my novellas properly."

- Dee D.

"I will definitely recommend the course to anyone who is considering self-publishing. It's a wonderful starting point which you can go back to anytime you need. Bethany touched on everything involved in the process and covered it step by step."

- Deanne W.

Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher  |  $199 Included!

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.

Develop Blockbuster Ideas that Sell  |  $99 Included!

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.

Productivity Hacks for Writers  |  $99 Included!

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.

Fiction for Young Writers  |  $49 Included!

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

Access to the Writing Mastery Community 
($1,799 Value)

You're not in this alone

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. As a Writing Mastery member, you'll become part of a thriving, positive community of writers of all skill levels, from around the world. With dedicated topic areas for each course, plus topics for staying accountable to achieving your goals, finding critique partners, discussing specific genres, or just talking shop, the Community is there to support you on every step of your writing journey.


Course Topics

Share progress, ask questions, answer questions, and chat with fellow writers taking the same courses as you

Genre Discussions

Chat with other writers working on similar projects in your genre

Writing Sprints

Why write alone? Join a scheduled sprint, or create one any time to challenge and motivate yourself to write more!

Monthly Challenges

Fun and inspiring challenges every month to help you stay motivated and get to know your fellow members 

Critique Partners

Find critique partners and beta readers to help you get more eyes on your work

Goals & Accountability

Hold yourself accountable and get encouragement from your fellow writers to help you crush all your goals!

Writers Only

This is not a Facebook group. It's a community of 100% writers, so there are no distractions 

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Monthly "Members Only" Webinars + Recordings
($1,499 Value)

Get access to live, monthly webinars on specific writing topics. Most webinars end with a Q&A session, which gives you a chance to get your questions answered by industry experts. Can't join live? No worries! Recordings of every webinar are available to watch (or rewatch) anytime. 

Here are a few of the webinars available to watch now:

"Office Hours" with Instructors & Guests 
($799 Value)

Get Your Writing Questions Answered

Bring your questions to our live "Office Hours" webinars, where instructors and special guests spend time dedicated to answering member questions. 


BONUS: Searchable Q&As from Office Hours & Webinars
($499 Value)

Get Answers Fast from our Growing Library of Answered Questions

We take the top questions from all our Office Hours and Webinars, edit them into short videos, and categorize them for you. Categories include character development, fast drafting, NaNoWriMo, pacing, point of view, revising, writing process, worldbuilding, and more. It's very likely we've answered a question similar to yours, so this is a great resource to get answers fast!

BONUS: Page Breaks & Surprise Bonus Content 
($399 Value)

More Tools & Resources to Keep You Moving Forward

Your membership also includes loads of fun extras like “Page Breaks,” our weekly unscripted audio series hosted by Jessica Brody where we kick off Community discussions on everything from plot tips to storytelling epiphanies. Plus, you’ll receive surprise Bonus Content like free beat sheets, extra writing prompts, interviews with special guests, behind-the-scenes peeks at writers’ processes, and much much more! And the longer you’re a member, the more Bonus Content you’ll collect!

Here's Everything You'll Get When You Join the Writing Mastery Academy Today: 

  Unlimited access to all our online writing courses 

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  The Writing Mastery Community 

$1,799 value

  Monthly "members only" webinars + webinar recordings  

$1,499 value

  "Office Hours" with instructors & guests

$799 value

  Searchable Q&As from Office Hours & Webinars 

$499 value

  "Page Breaks" & Surprise Bonus Content

$399 value



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