Quarantine Quick-Start Novel Writing Course

A writing course to help you jumpstart your writing dreams (during quarantine!)

My writing career started in Siberia.

No, I’m not kidding.

It wasn’t quite world-wide quarantine, but it felt that way. I was a missionary with four small children, no car and lived in a 9th story apartment with no running water.

It was cold, and dark and I was often alone with the kids until late at night…just me and my dream to write a novel.

I had a degree in English from the University of Minnesota, but no idea how to put together an entire book. But I had a burning desire that refused to go away.

So one day…I just started. I analyzed the novels I’d brought from the states. I studied plot and characterization. I wrote paragraphs, then chapters.And then a novel.

Four years and four novels later, I was discovered by a national publisher.


Now, even though it’s been eighteen years and eighty published novels, even though I’ve won national awards and landed on best-seller lists, I well remember those early days. Days I longed for lessons, months and years I wished for a plan that showed me how to take my novel from an idea to publication.

Because I had questions. (A LOT of questions.)

Probably the same questions you have.

  • How do I create compelling characters?
  • How do I build a scintillating plot?
  • How do I write immersive scenes?
  • Am I creative enough to write an entire novel?
  • I wish I had a plan on how to get it done!
And…what do I do AFTER I finish my novel?

If this is you, then you’re in the right place.
It’s the exact same place I was in 20 years ago. I remember vividly the day I sat down, and with courage and faith said…”It’s time. I’m going to do it. I’m going to write a novel.”

Is now your time?

I can help. Ten years ago, I started a school for novelists. Today it's today the longest-running online school for inspirational novelists. I’ve helped hundreds of authors get published, stay published and build lucrative careers. And I promise, the same can happen for you.

It's Your Turn. And I want to help you. So, I have pulled my BEST lessons on storycrafting—from idea to characterization to writing to publishing—and put them together in a FREE course.

Yes, I said FREE. Absolutely Free. No strings.

Because let’s face it—the Covid-19 Virus took us ALL by surprise, and my guess is that you don’t have thousands of dollars tucked away to invest in the dream that is suddenly on your doorstep, knocking.

So, I’ve cut the price of this course to FREE for a limited time.

Will we offer you a chance to join our paid writing community to get encouragement? Yes.

Will we suggest more resources for you to dive deeper? Yes.

But there's no obligation whatsoever.

We're giving you what you need to get started at no cost.

Because we know that even if you are in St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Saint Paul, Sioux Falls, Syracuse, Savannah or St. Petersburg…right now it can still feel like you're sitting in Siberia.

You’re not alone. Your story matters.

Ready? This is your time. Let’s start on that dream you never had time to pursue…until today.

Susie May

USA Today bestselling, RITA award-winning novelist

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Included Courses

The Big 10: The 10 Essential Elements to a Riveting First Chapter
Learn everything you need to create a powerful first chapter
Susan May Warren
Basic Writing Classes - Scene Crafting
Susan May Warren
Cry Me a River: Creating Powerful Character Emotions
Learn how to layer in and create authentic and powerful character emotions
Susan May Warren

Your Instructor

Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren
Hi. I'm Susan May Warren. I started writing while I lived in Siberia (yes, you heard that right--cold, snowy, Siberia). Alone. No one to help me, overwhelmed and not a little discouraged. Eighteen years later, I've published over 80 books in five different genres, have landed on numerous bestseller lists (including USA Today), won the RITA, CHRISTY and CAROL awards (and others) and started a school for novelists.

I've learned a few things along the way (beyond techniques on how to stay warm in the tundra!) Most importantly I learned that if I wanted to be published, I had to figure out how to write a book, how to edit it, how to step back from my stories, look at them with a critical eye, figure out what a good manuscript looks like, and then use my unique voice to make that happen.

I'd like to teach you how to write a good book. Edit it...and then, we'll talk about selling it.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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 if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.