It’s time to sharpen your focus. Choose the fiction or nonfiction track and delve deeper into your craft. Study advanced theory and hone your skills.
- Specialize your writing
- Receive exclusive instruction, encouragement, and support from an experienced mentor via email
- Become an expert in your writing field
Develop your writing through lessons written and mentored by industry professionals, handpicked by Jerry B. Jenkins.
The fiction track requires supplemental materials from our online bookstore, and you receive a 20-percent student discount.
Required Resources: Fiction Writing Demystified by Thomas B. Sawyer, Stein on Writing by Sol Stein, Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass, A Novel Idea Edited by Kathryn S. Olson, Caleb Sjogren, and Erin E. Smith.
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If you wish to take the Journeyman course, but have not completed Writing Essentials and Apprentice, you may test-in.
When you sign up you will be charged a $195 down payment. Your credit card will then be automatically charged 7 consecutive monthly payments of $155, transacted on the 20th of each month. The total tuition under this plan is $1,280. You’ll receive the curriculum after your down payment is processed.
Pay for the entire curriculum up front and receive a discount, making the total tuition for the course $1,150. Course materials will be sent after the payment is processed.
Journeyman Fiction Lessons
1. Advanced Characterization
2. Character Change
3. Advanced Dialogue
4. Advanced Topics in Point of View
5. The Three-act Structure
6. Designing the Novel: The Snowflake Method
7. Advanced Plotting 1
8. Advanced Plotting 2
9. Researching the Novel
11. The World of Your Story: Time and Place
12. Handling Flashbacks
13. Implication and Resonance
14. Finding Your Voice—and Your Story’s
15. Style in Fiction
16. Message Fiction
Journeyman Nonfiction Lessons
1. Discovering Your Market Options
2. Corralling Your Big Idea
3. Making the Most of Research
4. Interview Techniques and Tactics
5. Transforming Interview Notes into Gold
6. Fiction Techniques for Nonfiction
7. Effective Dialogue
8. Using Your Stories
9. Using Other People’s Stories
10. Turning Articles into Books
11. Turning Book Chapters into Articles
12. Catching the Book Reader
13. Engaging the Reader
14. Building a Structure that Organizes Content
15. Action Please
16. The Role of Co-author