THE WTA plotting and planning 



I'm glad you asked!

If you're not sure about writing an entire novel yet (which I get, believe me) but want to make a start, this is the course for you! I'll show you (show, not tell) how to plot and plan your novel, from choosing your genre to creating fleshed-out three-dimensional characters, from world-building to coming up with plots and subplots, and from structuring your novel to creating a full, detailed outline – ready for whenever you want to take the next steps and get writing.​

This is perfect for people who want to write a novel but don't know where to start, and as well as skills and practical advice, I'll also be giving you something much more important: motivation and inspiration!

Watch my computer screen in real time as I take you through the whole plotting and planning process, so that when you do come to write your book, you'll have everything you need right at your fingertips.

You will come away with knowledge, skills, and detailed resources (including worksheets for every module) – everything you need to get your book all planned out now. No more waiting!

And, most importantly, you'll have fun – because that's what writing is all about (I promise!).

If you're not sure whether the Full Novel Writing Course or the Extensive Virtual Internship are the right courses for you, you can purchase this Plotting & Planning course to see what it's like. Then, if you want to upgrade to the main course, we'll give you £99 off the price of the Full Novel Writing Course or the Extensive Virtual Internship essentially giving you this course for free. Not bad, right?



Many online novel writing courses consist of a few videos or slideshows, some worksheets, and some quizzes. They include a lot of helpful information, and if you're able to learn that way, they're a great way of finding out how to write a book. If you're not into learning that way (if it reminds you of boardroom meeting presentations and revising for school exams, for instance), they might not be worth your time. In fact, you might need a different approach entirely.

A lot of us don't learn anything by simply reading something and taking notes – myself included. A lot of us learn by doing, by actually watching someone do something and then following suit. That's what I had in mind when I was creating this course. I was actually thinking of when you start a new job or go on a work placement, and you spend the first few days following people around and watching them do their jobs – shadowing them. If someone were to just hand you a long, boring manual, telling you to memorise it and get on with the job, you'd likely have a breakdown on the spot (at least, I would). Having someone physically show you how to do things is so much more effective.

It’s the same with writing and self-publishing a book. It suddenly becomes a hell of a lot less daunting if you can actually watch someone carrying out the whole process on video, with access to their computer screen, and with them explaining what they’re doing every step of the way. 

Finally, as with all our courses, 5% of the profits that the WTA makes from this course will be donated to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – which, every month, sends out free books to children aged 0-5 in the US, the UK, and several other countries. 


  • __ hours of video content of me, Jessica Grace Coleman, plotting and planning my book, ready to get down to the main writing. You'll be able to see both my myself and my computer screen as I talk you through exactly what I'm doing (and why), every step of the way.


  • __ worksheets for you to complete and keep.

  • Lifelong access to the course content.


  • Access to the private Write Together Academy group on Facebook.

  • A Certificate of Completion.


  • Introduction

  • Mindset and preparation

  • Planning

  • Plotting

  • Structuring

  • World and Character-building


The modules featured in this course are the same ones that are taught in the Full Novel Writing Course and the Extensive Novel Writing Virtual Internship – if you've already purchased either of these courses, do not enrol in this Plotting & Planning course.


All Write Together Academy courses are housed over at our Teachable HQ. There you'll be able to access every one of our courses, as well as seeing all available modules for each course (and previewing some of them for free). All courses come in the form of pre-recorded videos, and each module comes with its own course notes or resources – usually PDF files. You get lifetime access to any course you purchase, and you can take the courses at your own pace, as none of it is live. While some modules include slideshows or other teaching aids, the majority of these modules feature videos of my (Jessica Grace Coleman's) computer screen – with my face in the corner – so you can follow everything I do. That way, I can show you what I mean rather than simply telling you, which I believe is far more effective.


The cost for this course is £99 – and remember, that includes lifetime access, all the worksheets and resources, an invitation to the private Write Together Academy Facebook group, and a Certificate of Completion. To purchase, just press the red button below or head over to the Write Together Academy Course HQ at Teachable!


If you like the look of this course but feel you want to learn more, we also offer our Full Novel Writing Course for £1,499 or our Extensive Novel Writing Virtual Internship for £3,999. These involve far more modules, far more hours of content, and far more goodies!

If you do purchase the Plotting & Planning course and then decide you want to go ahead and do either the Full Course or the Extensive Virtual Internship, let us know and we'll give you £99 off whichever course you choose – essentially giving you the Plotting & Planning course for free.


Head on over to the Write Together Academy Course HQ to see the full course module list, payment options, and some previews of a couple of the modules so you can 'try before you buy'. And, as ever, if you have any questions about this course that we haven't covered here, you can email us at

Total cost inc. all extras: £99


If you know someone who would love to take part in this course, we have a range of gift vouchers available to buy – the perfect gift for those creative people in your life (and it makes a nice change from toiletries or a pair of socks)!


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