Have you ever started writing a novel and quit halfway through? Or a quarter of the way through? Or two pages of the way through? If you’re like me, you probably have a whole file folder on your computer for unfinished novels.
In 2002, The New York Times published a survey that said 81 percent of people wanted to write a book. In my own personal survey, this number hasn’t gone down. Nearly every time I tell people I’m a professional writer, they tell me about the book they’re “working on.” And yet, how many people actually finish writing it?
Novels are especially tough. They take hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to write. And there’s very little chance that at the end of all that hard work you’re going to have anything publishable.
How do you become a real writer if you can’t write a book? And even if you do write a book, how do you become a real writer if you can’t even get your book published?
What if you didn’t have to write a book to launch a career in writing? What if there was a smarter way?
I don’t want you to have to start another unfinished novel. I don’t want you to have to fight against the odds to get your book published.
That’s why I developed Class In Session. This isn’t just a video series and a couple of eBooks. This is a step-by-step guide to write fiction, build a platform, get published, and begin to build a career.
CLASS IN SESSION teaches you everything you need to know about how to write, submit, publish, and use short stories to build your writing career.
If you ever wondered how to launch a career in short stories, Let’s Write A Short Story online video series will help demystify the process. —Pilar Arsenec, Writer
Why Short Stories?
Before Hemingway ever published a novel, he published short stories in literary magazines. Before Steven King wrote his first book, he published short stories. Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, they all started their writing careers, not with novels, but with short fiction.
If that doesn’t convince you, let me share something that might shock you. There are currently 4,445 literary magazines, anthologies, and writing contests publishing short stories. It’s easier than ever to get published.
On top of that, every major creative writing program in the country uses short stories to help students master the craft of fiction. If you want to become a better writer, you should write short stories.
Why not start today?
What You’ll Learn
Class in Session is a two-hour, thirteen video mini-course that’s broken up into four, easy-to-manage sections. Here’s what each section covers:
Section One: How to Dissect a Short Story
If you haven’t written (or read!) a short story, this tutorial will get you started. In this eight-part lesson, I go through the process of how to read, study, and imitate short stories using a short story by a prize-winning Chilean author as an example. Dissecting short stories will help you better understand the short story form, and thus, write better stories.
Section Two: How to Format Short Stories for Publication
If you format your story incorrectly, editors may not even bother to read it. Unfortunately, most magazines won’t tell you exactly how to format it. But don’t worry, this covers everything you need to know to get your story read.
Section Three: How to Build a Fiction Platform with Short Stories
So many people ask me how to build and manage a fiction platform, and they all ask, “Do I really have to write non-fiction articles to market my fiction?” The answer is, No, you don’t! Before the internet, authors built their platforms with short stories. You can too!
Section Four: How to Sell Your Short Story on Amazon
Interested in making a little money with your writing. I’ll show you how to format, upload, and sell your short story in under an hour. You can start to generate income and get your fiction into the hands of more readers today.
And There’s More
On top of the course, you’ll get:
Bonus 1: Let’s Write a Short Story!
The eBook with over 110 five-star reviews on Amazon.
If you can finish this book without quitting in the middle to write a short story, I’ll give you a medal.
Bonus 2: 15 Days to Write and Submit a Short Story.
If you follow this workbook, in two weeks or less you will have written and submitted a short story to a literary magazine. This workbook holds your hand through every part of the story writing process, from the first line to the moment you send your story to the press.
All that’s to say, you’re getting a good deal. I promise.
Joe’s book is both a manifesto and manual for cultivating a solid body of work. It’s become the first resource I recommend to aspiring fiction writers. —Keith Jennings, author & artist
If This Doesn’t Help You, Your Money Back
As a struggling writer myself, I know how difficult it is to give away your hard earned money on something that might not help. I’m so confident that this will benefit you, your art, and your writing career, that if this doesn’t help you, I will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Get In Class Today
You could spend $400 or more on a creative writing class at your local community college, and you would certainly get a lot out of it.
Or you could spend $47 on a mini-course that will give you all the tools you need to write and publish short stories.
It’s up to you.
Class in Session helped me learn to look more closely at the components that build a strong short story. Less expensive than a writer’s workshop or college course, Class In Session is worth the investment. —Beck Gambill, writer
Can’t wait to see you in class!