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Story Genius

A Self-Study Workshop

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Writing a book that captivates readers is hard.

But you can master it.

Story Genius will take you step-by-step from the first glimmer of an idea to an evolving, multi-layered cause-and-effect story blueprint. This work will lead you to a first draft that has the authority, richness, and command of a fully realized sixth or seventh draft.

By mastering the Story Genius method, you will:

  • Experience a profound and empowering shift in the way you conceive, write, and develop a novel
  • Understand what a reader’s brain is looking for in every story it encounters – and learn how to give it to them
  • Gain the skills and confidence you need to succeed as a fiction writer, no matter where you are in your writing career
  • Take a novel idea from vague and fuzzy to crystal clear so that you can write forward with confidence

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Your Instructor


Lisa Cron
Lisa Cron

Lisa is an instructor, lecturer and story coach whose TEDx talk, Wired for Story, opened Furman University’s 2014 TEDx conference, Stories: The Common Thread of Our Humanity. She is a monthly contributor on the award winning writer’s website, Writer Unboxed. Since 2006, she's been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts MFA program in Visual Narrative.


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.
How can I get feedback on the work I do in this course?
The work you do with the Story Genius method 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 Story Genius 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 coach.
I've already started writing my manuscript. Is Story Genius 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 Story Genius for me?
Absolutely! That's what Story Genius is designed to do – get you started!

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