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WPGA - WRITE OF PASSAGE GROWTH ACADEMY

With over 20 years experience teaching literacy and nine published books to date, I am so looking forward to sharing some of my knowledge with you and helping you to really develop your own writing skills. I have written for numerous business and educational organisations, including internationally... as far afield as China!

I aim to give you a really personal service and am always on-hand to answer any questions you may have throughout your writing journey. However, I must warn you that writing a book takes commitment. There is no magic wand (despite what some may claim) and it is highly unlikely that you will write your book in a weekend (as others have claimed!) but, if you are prepared to put in the time and effort, holding your first published book in your hand really is the most wonderful feeling and will give you a sense of achievement like no other.

Choose the course that best suits your needs - I am always happy to answer any queries.

To enrol on any of the courses or to book a FREE discovery call, send me a 

DM on FB @karenstanleyauthor or 

email to [email protected] 

so that we can discuss the best way forward for you and your work....

If you aren't ready to commit to a full-on writing course at the moment, but would still like some help and support, that doesn't cost the earth and isn't shrouded in jargon, then why not join our community of writers in our Write of Passage VIP Members Group?

VIP 

Write of Passage Members Group

If you need a little more support and help with your writing journey then this great value group is the one for you! 

In this group..

  • I am on-hand to answer any of your writing questions
  • You can share your work and gain valuable feedback
  • You can network with other writers and like-minded colleagues
  • I can help you avoid costly publishing pitfalls
  • There is access to some great guest speakers from the writing and book marketing worlds
  • There are monthly training webinars  and writing prompts for you to hone your writing skills

All for just £10 per month

I wish I had been able to join a group like this when I started out!

Join VIP Write of Passage Members Group

Intensive 5 day courses

Intensive 5 Day Introduction to 

Business Writing

  • Daily webinar with focused writing tasks
  • Webinars will cover:
  • Motivation
  • How to get started
  • Finding your niche and writing style
  • Planning your content
  • Publishing options overview
  • LIVE Q&A session

Intensive 5 Day Introduction to 

Novel Writing

  • Daily webinar with focused writing tasks
  • Webinars will cover:
  • Motivation
  • How to get started
  • Finding your niche and writing style
  • Planning your novel & timeline
  • Publishing options overview
  • LIVE Q&A session

 6 Month Writing Courses​

There are plenty of writing course providers out there who will promise to help you write your book in 90 days and yes, this is completely possible - but probably a little unrealistic if you have never done it before, and also have a day job, family, dog, budgie and cat to look after, along with a life to live! 

So I would rather you took a little longer to create a great product, right through to publication, with enough time to perfect your skills and ask any questions you may have. I keep the groups small, on purpose, so you get real value and focused attention for your WIP. 

I also only run the courses twice a year for this same reason - so make sure you don't miss out if you feel that this is the path for you!

6 month 

Novel Writing Course

  • 6 months to published... (this also depends on your commitment to the course - I cannot write your book for you!)

  • 12 pre-recorded webinars to watch at your own pace
  • Webinars will include: MOTIVATION, AUDIENCE, PLANNING, WRITING STYLE, CREATIVITY, CHARACTERISATION, SETTINGS, PUBLISHING TIPS, TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Follow up practise activities
  • Bi-weekly live Q&A session with me
  • 1 x critique - max 2,000 words
  • FREE writing journal

COURSE IN-TAKE DATES...

MON 10 JAN 2022

MON 6 JUN 2022

(max 10 writers)

only £999:00

Visit the Mabel & Stanley Publishing page for details of pricing and publishing your work

6 month 

Business Writing Course

  • 6 months to published... (this also depends on your commitment to the course - I cannot write your book for you!)
  • 12 pre-recorded webinars to watch at your own pace
  • Webinars will include: MOTIVATION, AUDIENCE, PLANNING, WRITING STYLE, CREATIVITY, GRAMMAR & CONTENT -  STEP BY STEP FOR BLOGS, ARTICLES AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
  • Follow up practise activities
  • Bi-weekly live Q&A session with me
  • 1 x critique - max 2,000 words
  • FREE writing journal

COURSE IN-TAKE DATES...

MON 10 JAN 2022

MON 6 JUN 2022

(max 10 writers)

only £999:00

Visit the Mabel & Stanley Publishing page for details of pricing and publishing your work

Publishing your book...

We are able to publish your work under our fabulous publishing service. You still retain all rights, and royalties for your work, as a self-published author, but have the kudos of a publishing house logo to proudly adorn the back of your book.

Visit the Mabel & Stanley Publishing page to find out more about pricing and authors who are due to publish their work with us.

Standalone writing webinars -  only £49 each

If you subscribe to a course you will already have access to a number of these webinars relevant to your course length and genre

If you purchase a standalone webinar and decide to purchase either of the 6 month writing courses, I will refund £49 as a thank you!

Publishing

Learn about the different publishing options available and which might be best suited to your work. Avoid some of the costly mistakes and pitfalls with sound advice and tips.

Motivation

What is your motivation to write and how will you keep that motivation going? Learn some really useful tips and strategies to maintain your writing journey.

Non-Fiction

Learn about of non-fiction and how to structure a book of this genre. Get some tips on tone, planning and writing.

Planning (business)

Useful tips and strategies to help you plan your business book in order for it to have maximum impact and authority.

Planning (novel)

Learn some great tips to help you pan your novel from beginning to end, how to create story build up and resolution...

Writing Creatively

In this module we explore different ways to write creatively and the power of creative language and well-written sentences.

Audience

Know who you are writing and make sure that your tone, style, pace and language is suited to that specific audience.

Show don't tell

One of the most powerful components of great writing. Inferred meaning can draw your reader in by making their brain look for connections and meaning in descriptive text.

Punctuation

Good punctuation is crucial to ensure a great reading experience for your readers and for a polished end product. Learn about basic punctuation from apostrophes to speech marks, commas to colons.

1st and 3rd person

1st or 3rd person? - It is important to decide before you start writing and also to maintain consistency. Some works will be better suited to 1st person and others to 3rd. Learn about the how and the why. 

Characterisation

Strong characters are the very backbone of a good story. Learn how to create strong character profiles that your reader can really invest in.

Past & Present

It is very important to maintain consistency when choosing which tense to write in and there are several rules that will help you to do this. Learn to recognise mistakes and refine your use of the correct tense.

Settings

It is said that setting drives plot...understanding the importance of your story setting and being able to describe it in such a way that your reader is drawn in, is crucial to great storytelling.

Writing a blog

Writing a great blog that inspires, amuses or informs your customer is a fantastic way to maintain interest in your business, raise your profile and to keep your clients informed. These blog writing tips will help you to write great blogs.

Writing an article

Using formal language and an informative style can really improve your article writing. This webinar gives strategies for writing articles that will help to bring credibility to your bsuiness.

Mindfulness Writing

Mindfulness writing is therapeutic and a great stress-reliever. It is also a wonderful way to boost your creativity whether you are writing for business or pleasure.

1:1 Book coaching sessions

  • Have you already started your book but need some guidance to continue?
  • Are you still wondering where on earth to start?
  • Do you have an idea but are struggling to make a plan?
  • I can guide you through the process at your own pace during 1:1 sessions that you can take as and when you need them

only £49 per 1hr session with follow-up notes and next steps

Book via email: [email protected]

Ghost Writing

  • Do you have lots of notes but don't really have the time to write your book yourself?
  • Let me help you!
  • I can write your book for you and, once written you retain all rights...

Price on request dependent on length of project

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