Blueprint for a Book

Build your novel from the ground up.

It's time to take ownership of your book idea.

In this course, you'll develop the foundational elements of your novel, start thinking about the demands of the marketplace, and get crystal clear on what you need to do to bring your book to life.

Blueprint for a Book goes beyond simply plotting your book. You’ll drill down into the most important elements that will drive your novel forward.

Without these in place before you start writing, you could risk years of frustration and a book that goes nowhere. But with them, you will come into your full powers as an author.

Make sure your foundation is strong so you can write forward with confidence.

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Your Instructor


Jennie Nash
Jennie Nash

Jennie Nash is the founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, which trains, certifies, and supports book coaches as they help writers write books worth reading. Since 2008, writers serious about reaching readers have trusted Jennie to coach their projects from inspiration to publication. Her clients have landed top New York agents, national book awards, and deals with houses such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette. Jennie is the author of 8 books in 3 genres. She taught for 13 years in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, is an instructor at CreativeLive.com, and speaks on podcasts and at writing conferences all over the country. You can learn more about Jennie at www.jennienash.com and www.authoraccelerator.com.


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Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds on our online courses.
I've already started writing my manuscript. Is Blueprint for a Book still for me?
It can be extremely helpful no matter where you are in the writing process to analyze your book and see whether there are weak spots, holes, or elements that need solidifying. You can then go back to your draft and shore those up, knowing that you can write forward with confidence. We will warn, though, that you could end up finding that your story needs a major overhaul – we've seen it happen many times. That can be difficult for some writers to accept, so if you don't feel open to that possibility, this might not be the best course for you. We would suggest working with one of our certified book coaches instead, which will allow you to keep up the writing momentum and finish your draft. Tell us about your project at authoraccelerator.com/matchme to get connected to a book coach.
I haven't written a single page. Is Blueprint for a Book for me?
Absolutely! That's what the Blueprint is designed to do – get you started!
How can I get feedback on the work I do in this course?
The Blueprint work is so critical to the structure of your story that we recommend getting professional feedback on it so that you can write forward with confidence. We have an amazing team of certified book coaches who have been trained in how to guide writers through the Blueprint method, and we would love to help you find the right coach for you. Tell us about your project at authoraccelerator.com/matchme to get connected to a book coach.