You have big dreams for your novel...

  • Reaching bestseller lists

  • Your book turned into a movie

  • Adoring reviews in newspapers and magazines

  • Celebrities reading your book

  • Earning loads of $$$$$$$$$

But writing a novel can be difficult

How do you know where to start? How can you keep going in the middle? It's difficult to create characters that readers love.

You need a guide to help you ...

Someone who knows the way, has helped others, and can help you avoid pitfalls.

Hi, I'm John Fox, and I've helped hundreds of authors like you.

This 36-video course offers step-by-step guidance.

Through handouts, videos, and quizzes, you will learn everything you need to write your book.

Join these authors

These authors applied my principles of storytelling, plotting, and characterization to write their book.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Master Story Structure

    It's difficult to figure out the twists of plot, but I'll give you step-by-step instructions to help you create a rip-roaring story.

  • Avoid Common Pitfalls

    So many authors make errors that ruin their book. Let me save you the trouble and guide you through the process.

  • Create Dynamic Characters

    Characters make or break books. As we examine famous characters, I'll help you develop characters that jump from the page.

By the end of the course...

  • You'll feel confident and proud about your novel.

  • You'll have joined an exclusive club -- people who have finished a book.

  • You'll be so excited you'll want to start your NEXT book.

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Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I'm John Fox, and I help authors write better fiction. Over the last ten years, through courses and editing, I've helped hundreds of authors publish their books and even win awards. My website Bookfox has nearly 1,000 posts to help writers, and I've published two books: "I Will Shout Your Name" (Press 53) and "The Linchpin Writer" (forthcoming late 2021). I've been published by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and won fiction contests at Third Coast and Shenandoah.

John Fox

FAQ

  • Do I have to take the course right now?

    Nope. It's an on-demand course -- take it whenever you have time.

  • Do the videos have activities?

    Yes, almost all the videos ask you to work on your novel in some way.

  • Is this course only for beginners?

    This course is meant for a range of writers -- from beginners to seasoned writers with books under their belt.

  • What if the course doesn't work for me?

    I offer a money-back guaruntee.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You have access for one year.

BEWARE: Without Help, Many Books Flop

  • You Waste Years

    It takes a long time, usually years, to write your book. Get some guidance to make sure that's time well spent.

  • Bad Reviews

    Once a few readers give it bad reviews on Amazon, it's so hard to convince other people to buy it.

  • Nobody Buys It

    There are 2 millions books a year published in the United States. How will you a write a book worthy of attention?

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Chapter #1

    • 1. Outline of the Course PDF

    • Quiz 1

    • 2. Simple Math of Writing Novel

    • Quiz 2

    • 3. Novel Blueprint

    • Quiz #3

    • 4. Checklist for Your Bestseller

    • Quiz #4

  • 02

    Chapter #2

    • Quiz #5

    • 6. Twenty Strategies for Your First Paragraph

    • Quiz #6

    • 7. Who Should Tell My Story

    • Quiz #7

    • 8. Point of View

    • Quiz #8

    • 9. Character Profile

    • Quiz #9

    • 10. Supporting Character

    • Quiz #10

    • 11. Twelve Ways to End a Chapter

    • Quiz #11

  • 03

    Chapter #3

    • 12. Chapter Outline

    • Quiz #12

    • 13. Dramatize Your Obstacles

    • Quiz #13

    • 14. Five Storytelling Guide ropes

    • Quiz #14

    • 15. Chapter Checklist

    • Quiz #15

    • 16. Early Characterization

    • Quiz # 16

    • 17. Two Ways to Create Suspense

    • Quiz #17

    • Quiz #18

  • 04

    Chapter 4

    • 19. Defeat Writers Block

    • Quiz # 19

    • 20. Escalate Your Plot in Middle Novel

    • Quiz #20

    • 21. Guide Ropes for the Middle

    • Quiz #21

    • 22. Middle Characterization

    • Quiz #22

    • 23. Plot Boxes - 3 Story Progressions

    • Quiz #23

    • Quiz # 24

    • 25. Vertical Elements

    • Quiz #25

    • Quiz #26

    • Quiz #27

  • 05

    Chapter 5

    • Quiz #28

    • Quiz #29

    • 30. Guide Ropes for the Climax

    • Quiz # 30

    • Quiz #31

    • Quiz #32

    • Quiz #33

    • Quiz #34

    • 35. Types of Endings

    • Quiz #35

Reviews of my Courses:

Emira Mahmutovic

5 star rating

“I took a lot of writing courses and read a lot of books on writing (which tend to overlap a lot and repeat the same things), yet so much of the advice and lessons in this course were completely new and valuable to me. The instructor is a natural t...”

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“I took a lot of writing courses and read a lot of books on writing (which tend to overlap a lot and repeat the same things), yet so much of the advice and lessons in this course were completely new and valuable to me. The instructor is a natural teacher, explains concepts wonderfully, not just the writing lesson but also the effect it will have on the story, which makes it much more interesting and easier to understand. More courses like this, please!”

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Rose Kleidon

5 star rating

“John is a friendly and enthusiastic teacher, with interesting and often surprising examples from life or literature. Once I saw how useful these ideas were, I slowed down to write new or revised scenes for each lesson. A great course--thank you, J...”

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“John is a friendly and enthusiastic teacher, with interesting and often surprising examples from life or literature. Once I saw how useful these ideas were, I slowed down to write new or revised scenes for each lesson. A great course--thank you, John--I will use these techniques forever!”

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Andrew Dransfield

5 star rating

“This course had so many useful, applicable skills, and actionable pieces of information that are really helping me become more productive with my writing and writing time. I also love the quizzes after videos! I think they are so helpful cementing...”

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“This course had so many useful, applicable skills, and actionable pieces of information that are really helping me become more productive with my writing and writing time. I also love the quizzes after videos! I think they are so helpful cementing what I have learned.”

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