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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Novel Writing with a Bestselling Author

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Online experience hosted by Katy

60 mins
Up to 3 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you have a story inside of you waiting to come out? Maybe you have a character formed in your mind, or the premise of an intriguing tale, but you're not sure how to put it down on paper and turn it into a full book. Or maybe you want to write a book, but you don't know where to start.

All stories have a beginning, middle and end, and all stories follow a pattern. Together, we will brainstorm your idea, create dynamic characters that are larger than life, and learn the key components that go into a fully completed novel or screenplay.

This is an online experience, so an internet connection is needed. Other than that you'll just need pen and paper and of course, creativity. Allow for 60-80 minutes.
Other things to note
Class will take place on Zoom with audio and visual components.
Do you have a story inside of you waiting to come out? Maybe you have a character formed in your mind, or the premise of an intriguing tale, but you're not sure how to put it down on paper and turn it into a full book. Or maybe you want to write a book, but you don't know where to start.

All stories have a beginning, middle and end, and all stories follow a pattern. Together, we will brainstorm your idea, create dynamic characters tha…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What to bring

  • Paper
  • Pen (preferred over pencil)
  • Your ideas for characters and story line, if you have them
  • Creativity!
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/ person
Tue, Jan 19
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
$32 per person
$32 per person
Thu, Jan 21
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
$32 per person
$32 per person
Fri, Jan 22
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
$32 per person
$32 per person

Meet your host, Katy

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 79 Reviews
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As a bestselling author of more than 18 novels, I am excited to share my step-by-step writing process to future storytellers in this insightful and interactive online experience.

Growing up as an avid reader led me to start writing my own stories in 2009, selling my first novel in 2011. Since then, I have sold 17 more books to the writing industry's top publishing houses. Your time with me will put you on the path to your own writing success, whether for your own personal goals or for the market.

A past review from a student: "I learned more from my training with Katy than I have in any other course or book! Full of industry knowledge, craft expertise, and thoughtful insight, Katy equipped me to put her experience to practice in my own work. Fun and approachable, Katy's methods leave you inspired, educated and equipped to write!"
As a bestselling author of more than 18 novels, I am excited to share my step-by-step writing process to future storytellers in this insightful and interactive online experience.

Growing up as an avid reader led me to start writing my own stories in 2009, selling my first novel in 2011. Since then, I have sold 17 more books to the writing industry's top publishing houses. Your time with me will put you on the path to your own writing success, whether for your own personal goals or fo…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 79 reviews.

Christine
January 2021
Katy does a great job helping you imagine specific ideas for your story. I came with a few vague ideas and left with a general outline for my whole story after a couple of hours of working with Katy. I recommend this class :)
Joanne
January 2021
Such a great class. Katy shared a framework for drawing out an idea for a story, asked thought provoking questions to get you to think deeper, and provided some examples to illustrate her points. Left class feeling reenergized to get start and committed to writing. Highly recommend her class if you have an idea for a book. Thanks, Katy!
Such a great class. Katy shared a framework for drawing out an idea for a story, asked thought provoking questions to get you to think deeper, and provided some examples to illustr…
Chandra
December 2020
This time spent with Katy on nailing down my book structure and outline was priceless. Katy is so helpful and her process makes so much sense. I will definitely continue to work with her as my book takes form and I so appreciate her time.
Marybeth
December 2020
What a fun and productive experience! I highly recommend to anyone ruminating about how to go about writing a story. KatyLee is energetic, creative and engaging. It’s a highly customized hour and super targeted to the experience-er!
Becky
December 2020
If you’ve ever been interested in writing professionally, this course is for you. If you’ve ever been interested in how a story is set up and developed, this course is for you. If you ever wanted to truly understand that your life experiences are closely connected to your writing, this course is for you. Katy walks you through the steps of developing an idea into a plausible book. Her style is warm, comfortable and professional. She is encouraging and knowledgeable. This course changed my life! Katy will kick-start your meandering thoughts and get them organized and outlined for the proven method how to write a successful book. Don’t miss the chance to take this course!
If you’ve ever been interested in writing professionally, this course is for you. If you’ve ever been interested in how a story is set up and developed, this course is for you. If…
Juliane
December 2020
Dear Katy, I know this comes a little late, but I still really wanted to thank you! It was awesome to meet you and our individual lesson helped me a lot with my idea and especially with structuring the plot. My book would have missed some quite important details without you. You were super nice and funny and I would recommend this to everybody wanting to write/ writing a book. I sure will book this experience again, if I need any help with finishing the novel. Thank you so much! Luna
Dear Katy, I know this comes a little late, but I still really wanted to thank you! It was awesome to meet you and our individual lesson helped me a lot with my idea and especially…

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    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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  • Thu, Jan 21
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    $32 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    $32 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $32 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    $32 per person
  • Tue, Jan 26
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    $32 per person
  • Tue, Feb 2
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    $32 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.