How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story

The only writing course that helps you develop your character

Do you know a character who simply doesn’t work?

Maybe they’re unrealistic, flat, unlikeable, unmotivated, inconsistent, annoying, or just plain boring?

Have you tried fixing them?

Have you… failed?

If you have, chances are you were concentrating on changing characteristics, when characteristics are only a small, superficial part of the picture of WHO WE ARE.

Think about yourself…

You’re “creative”.

Is that enough to define you?

Even if you listed a hundred characteristics, would it be enough to generate in the mind of someone else, the beautiful, unique, seeing, smelling, touching, breathing, hearing, tasting creature that is YOU?

Agonisingly long character profile sheets would argue, yes.

But I think something essential is missing.

Right below the surface of that single characteristic – “creative” – floats an intricate web of reasons, motivations, memories, people, places, experiences, excuses, circumstances, and feelings… all tightly interlocked with other aspects of your being.

Right below the surface is the story. The story of WHY you’re creative.

And it isn’t the “creative” characteristic that is defining you, but the STORY you tell about being “creative”.

You are the STORY you keep telling about who you are.

The STORY you keep telling yourself. The story you keep telling others.

Change your STORY, and you can change everything.

Change your STORY, and you can stop trying to “fix” things at a superficial level.

Change your STORY, and you can become the heroine you long to be.



  1. How to create the entire cast for your story (including the main character!) on 1 sheet of paper.
  2. How to ensure that your character fits your plot.
  3. How to quickly create round AND flat characters, and why they’re both essential to storytelling.
  4. The simplest trick to creating three-dimensional characters.
  5. How to set minor characters up for spin-off stories.
  6. How to construct rock solid character arcs.
  7. How to write character flaws.
  8. How to unlock the hidden powers of POV.
  9. How to pick the perfect narrator for every story.
  10. How to write relationships that help characters grow.
  11. How to create a character engaging enough to sustain a series.
  12. How to make characters memorable, likeable, and relatable.
  13. How to easily discover your character’s voice.
  14. How to create difficult villains and antagonists.
  15. How to create teams, crews, pantheons, and dynasties that work well together.
  16. How to discover your (character’s) true name.
  17. How to write (or rewrite) your own story.

How to Be the Heroine of Your Own Story is an online course for character development and self-development.

When you enrol, you will have instant access to:

  • 15 video lessons that walk you through the simple, one-page character creation method.
  • Downloadable audio recordings of the lessons to listen on the go. (MP3)
  • Written transcripts of all of the lessons. (PDF)
  • The full course textbook - over 100 pages of concise, actionable articles for developing your character. (PDF)

In addition, you will receive:

  • Lifetime access to the course.
  • All future course updates.
  • Membership to the Lady Writers League, including access to training, the library, and the community. ($100+ value)

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To celebrate the launch of How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story,
for a limited time, you can sign up at the low, introductory price.


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2 Course Bundle

How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story
The One Page Novel


Sign up for The One Page Novel and How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story now and pay $294 instead of $394.

Single Course

How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story


Sign up for only How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story right now and save $50 on the final course price – $147 rather than $197.

What is
the One Page Novel?

The One Page Novel is the Lady Writers League’s course on plot, story structure, and outlining. It was designed to interface beautifully with How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story.

If you sign up forThe One Page Novel at the same time as Heroine, you ensure the best price.

What Students Are Saying...

I cannot put into words how enlightening it was for me to analyze myself in a similar way to my character.


I would recommend your course to any and all. I feel character creation is my strength and I now feel steadier and more ready to begin creation than I did before. Your one page character tool is brilliant and a great sidekick to the one page novel tool.



When does the course start?

How to be the Heroine is a self-paced course, meaning you can start as soon as you enrol, and work as and when you have time.

How long do I have access to the course?

Access to the course is for life. You can view all of the lessons as soon as you enrol, in any order.

What if this doesn’t work for me?

No worries! Contact me within 30 days and I’ll issue you a full refund.

What are the technical requirements?

The Lady Writers League is an online community. If you can view this page, you should have no trouble accessing your course content.

All videos are high quality and stream directly from the web (using HTML5). Audio files are in MP3 format and will play on all modern mobile devices. The textbook and any supplementary text-based material is in PDF format, which can be viewed with any PDF-reading software such as Preview on Mac and Adobe Reader on Windows.

Can gentlemen join?

Of course! We have many gentleman members, and everyone is welcome!

What can you do with just one page?

Character sheet
create your character on one page
  • The Heroine Frame is a unique, one-page framework for creating, developing, and studying characters.
  • You can create a Heroine Frame for a new or existing character, and use it as a cheatsheet to your entire cast.
  • This one-page cheatsheet will include only information relevant to the story, thereby saving you unnecessary work.
  • You can also use the framework to help troubleshoot your own problems, and reach your own goals.

What Does the Course Look Like?

  • The course is web-based. When you join the Lady Writers League you will be granted access to the virtual League headquarters where you can view and download materials, and interact with your fellow members.
  • How to Be the Heroine of Your Own Story consists of 15 video lessons that guide you through the process of creating your character.
  • Work along with the lessons and you can create your entire cast in just a few hours.
  • Once you're familiar with the method, take the audio recordings with you so you can write anywhere.
  • Whenever you need more guidance on a subject, refer to the course Textbook which gives in-depth, actionable advice on character-building.

Ready to start?

2 Course Bundle

How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story
The One Page Novel


Sign up for The One Page Novel and How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story now and pay $294 instead of $394.

Single Course

How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story


Sign up for only How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story right now and save $50 on the final course price – $147 rather than $197.

$5 of every order is donated to our favourite writing event: NaNoWriMo.

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