From Idea to Draft
Hi! I'm Christina Yother.
Writing and storytelling are essential arts for the creative mind. My passion for helping aspiring authors stems from a belief that writers of all stages should share ideas, resources, and knowledge with other creators. We can all learn and improve no matter where we are in the journey.
I've struggled in the past to complete the first draft of a novel. It's the most difficult part of the process for me and I've learned over time that there are tips and tricks that make the process much easier.
Yes, it is a process. And it's an essential one.
Nothing can happen with your writing career or your publishing aspirations until you have words on the page. It's that simple.
Have you ever said...
"Hey, I have this great story idea. Can you tell me how to go about getting it published?"
"I've always wanted to write a book, but I don't know how to find an agent."
"This idea I have would make a great book!"
"I want to write, but I just don't have the time."
"I don't think I have the skill to write a book."
"I don't know where to start!"
Writing your first draft doesn't have to be a struggle!
What is INSPIRE?
INSPIRE is a self-study course created to help you take a basic idea and turn it into a completed first draft of a novel. It is designed to help you overcome the beginning hurdles and typical struggles writers face when trying to get words on the page.
I have a background in English Education and a Ph.D. from a Tier 1 Research University. I also have several years experience teaching students from the high school level to the graduate level. Writing is my passion.
I'll be honest - writing is not easy. I've faced the struggles with my own writing. I've made mistakes and used my experience to become a better, more focused writer. I want to teach you the same techniques. I want to show you that with a solid process and a clear goal, you can complete your first draft.
INSPIRE will teach you the necessary steps to take a simple, basic idea and develop it into a completed first draft of your novel.
Module ONE - Conceptualize
This first module will ask you to take the time to think through your idea as well as your strengths and weaknesses as a writer. In this module you will:
PREPARE YOURSELF TO WRITE
EXAMINE YOUR PHYSICAL SPACE
EXAMINE YOUR MENTAL SPACE
REFLECT ON WHO YOU ARE AS A WRITER
UNDERSTAND YOUR GOALS AND MOTIVATIONS FOR WRITING
THINK THROUGH YOUR IDEA USING DIFFERENT BRAINSTORMING TECHNIQUES
HOW TO MINDMAP YOUR IDEA
HOW TO DISCOVER THE PREMISE OF YOUR NOVEL
UNDERSTANDING YOUR AUDIENCE
DEVELOPING YOUR SETTING
HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH TO DEVELOP SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF YOUR NOVEL
DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTERS, SETTING, AND PLOT
Module TWO - Create
This second module will teach you to fully develop several aspects of your story. In this module you will:
LEARN HOW TO CREATE AND DEVELOP MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS
EXPLORE THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL GOALS OF YOUR PROTAGONIST AND ANTAGONIST
UNDERSTAND THE EXTRINSIC AND INTRINSIC MOTIVATIONS AS WELL AS WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR YOUR CHARACTERS
DEVELOP YOUR STORY'S UNIQUE POINT OF VIEW
THE PROS AND CONS OF PLOTTING VS PANTSING
HOW TO OUTLINE YOUR STORY USING A VARIETY OF METHOD
Module THREE - Compose
This third module will focus entirely on drafting your story. In this module you will:
THE TYPES OF DRAFTING
GENRES AND WORD COUNT
WRITING A STRONG OPENING
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET STUCK
SETTING WRITING GOALS
WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN DRAFTING
This bonus module is filled with tools and resources to assist you as you write your draft. In this module you will find:
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR WRITERS
A VARIETY OF TEMPLATES FOR YOU TO USE AS YOU WRITE
INSPIRE will give you all the tools you need to finally develop and finish a draft of your story!
It's okay if you've never written a novel before.
It's okay if you've started and stopped writing in the past.
It's okay if you're worried about how you're going to do it.
You have to start somewhere. And, by the end of INSPIRE, you'll know what you're capable of because you will have written the first draft of your novel!
WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR INSPIRE,
YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BONUSES
Access to a Members Only area of my website where you’ll find videos coordinating to each module
25 % OFF a complete Beta Read of your draft
And much more!
ARE YOU READY TO ENROLL?