How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story

The creative writing course that helps develop alongside your character...

HOW TO BE THE HEROINE OF YOUR OWN STORY CAN SHOW YOU…

  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.

The hours we spend with our favourite literary characters are sacred. They make us forget time and space, our chores and our trials. In subtle and beautiful ways they make us who we are, and help us realise our vocation as writers.

We know them better than some of the people we see every day. Maybe even better than we know ourselves.

This course is based on the premise that there is no real difference between real and fictional characters, or between creating your character and creating yourself.

 

Try this simple exercise:
Pick up the book that contains your favourite heroine, turn to a random page, and read the first paragraph.

What is she up to?

Would you be doing the same thing if you were in her situation?

Now, what if she could inhabit your story for a day… what would be the first thing she would change?

Perhaps you should listen to her.

After all, she knows how to be the heroine of her own story.

Do you?

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)

Don't Miss
the Special
Introductory Pricing!

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.

Sign up for 2 courses to save even more...

2 Course Bundle

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

$394

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


$197

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.

Mandy

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.

Beth

QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE

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.

Start Learning Now...

2 Course Bundle

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

$394

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


$197

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.

Should You Enrol?

This is a question I consider deeply when I’m creating my courses, so I wanted to write this down in case by sharing it with you I can alleviate some of the stress of decision-making.

DO enrol if...

  • You're excited to get started RIGHT NOW! I don't think there can be any better indication that you're ready for this.
  • You like the idea of a unique, one-page solution, and you know you would use it.
  • You find the aesthetic pleasing. It might seem superficial, but working with beautiful things can be very motivating. I spend time making my course materials as neat and appealing as I can because it motivates ME to do my work. If you're drawn to the colours and symbolism, I think you'll enjoy your time studying this course.
  • You like to have resources available when you need them, even if you don't need them right away.
  • It feels right. It's really that simple!

DON'T enrol if...

  • You're worried that you might be disappointed. I don't think you will be disappointed, because I'm careful to represent my offerings fairly and to make them the best training that I can. However, I think it's best to trust your emotions, and if you're worried rather than EXCITED, then perhaps this isn't the right direction for you.
  • You feel that it is too great an investment for you at this time. While I think that lifelong learning is (literally) vital, I don't want you to suffer any deprivation in another part of your life. These courses will be available for a long time to come. Don't worry, but trust that the resources you need will come to you when you need them, without the struggle. And remember, writing is always free!
  • You're honest with yourself and know you won't use it. Are you considering buying something in order to offset your guilt for not writing? Go remind yourself how much you LOVE the process of writing first, and then come back and take this course.

Ready to start?

2 Course Bundle

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

$394

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


$197

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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