Writing Course

Next course starts 27 September 2020

In this 10-week live online & recorded course, you'll join a group of new writers in an exclusive Facebook group. During our weekly live online sessions, you'll share and discuss your own writing goals, questions, issues and successes, and receive individual and group coaching.  Together we'll cover it all, from how to get started, to overcoming common obstacles to honing your craft. Get ready to get cracking on your book! It's your time.


Live sessions will be held via Zoom at the following times: 

  • US/Canada: Sunday afternoon, between Noon and 3pm (depending on time zone)

  • UK/Europe: Sunday evening, 8pm

  • India: Monday morning, 12.30am (not a great time to attend live, but recordings and materials are made immediately available)

  • Australia (Eastern): Monday morning, 5am 

  • New Zealand: Monday morning, 7am 

(NB: Times will alter at some point through the course as daylight saving starts and ends in various parts of the world. Times will stay consistent with UK/Europe 8pm. I will endeavour to inform participants of these time changes ahead of each lesson.)


Course Content

Introduction. What, when, how, who – all the details of the course, its outline, times of day, what you’ll need, etc. ​

Getting started. The "call" to write and what that's all about. Honouring the call. Deciding what to write. The creative process. Creating a regular writing habit. Procrastination & other obstacles. Keeping going. 


Plot & Characters. Creating a story arc & timeline. 10 key points about plot. 10 key points about your characters. Plot holes. Flat characters. Writing that gets in the way of plot & characters. Flow. Sub-plots.


Point of View. Which one? Advantages and disadvantages. Common mistakes & how to avoid them.

The 20 mistakes that all new writers make, and how to avoid/fix them.

Writing non-fiction. Clarifying your goals. Figuring out content. Creating structure & flow. Do's and don'ts. 

Writing memoir. Choosing a point of view. What to leave out. Making it meaningful. Do's and don'ts. 


What you should expect from an editor. Types of editing. Time & fees. What to avoid. Questions to ask.

Publishing. Carpetbaggers & charlatans. Self-publishing vs traditional publishing. How to. Pitfalls.


Marketing your book. Social media, websites, email, and the whole nine yards. 


More… Your questions answered. Throughout the course, you’ll have questions – I’ll make sure these are all answered by the end of the course.

Plus! I'll review and edit a piece of your work during the course, giving you valuable feedback and insight into your own writing style, what you do well, and with suggestions for improvement. 


Course Fee


$US79 (equals approx. £60, €70, NZ$120) 


I am so grateful for this program! This course has made me think differently about my writing process. I am thankful for Sue and for her ability to make me look at things in a different light. A must for all writers.

C. Ara Campbell, Canada

The Rebel Magic Writing Course is giving me the skillful knowledge I've lacked, and most importantly, returning my confidence - enabling me to continue a journey I'd almost given up on. Sue is not just a brilliant writer/author, but a generous teacher; encouraging, inspiring, and best - truthful! I have been blessed by the crossing of our paths. 

Elizabeth Herd, Michigan

The best decision I ever made was to join Rebel Magic, Sue is very informative and is excellently supportive throughout the course.

Jacqui McAvinney, Northern Ireland

What can I say? About a thousand things really. But here is the reader’s digest version. Networking - First and foremost the connections you make with other writers is worth the fee all by itself. The community of writers was very inspiring for me. Old dogs and new tricks - The lessons were valuable mostly as a refresher to all those things we were once schooled in. Notwithstanding, I learned new skills which have helped me to improve my writing. Atmosphere - the environment is rich with encouragement and comradery which makes this course priceless. Good Luck in your writing.

Pamela Key Vinton, Texas

Two Reasons to sign up for Rebel Magic Writing Course:


1) Sue will teach you how to make your writing more readable and interesting. She fills each class with tips, techniques and examples of what to do (and what not to do) to write well.


2) Sue will inspire you as she generously shares her skill, expertise and creative talent. In each session, she will encourage you to write, to change your point of view, to edit, to market, to finish well. If you’re serious about honing your writing, whether you intend to publish or not, this class is for you.

Jorie Kramer, Colorado

I was so happy to see the Rebel Magic Writing course offered online. I have always wanted to become an author, but I lacked the confidence and didn’t know how to get started. Taking this class definitely helped me by not only moving me forward, but also with discussing how to get published. Sue is amazing and instructs her class on the latest writing, publishing, and editing skills. She is funny and kind and puts the student in an environment with other likeminded people from all around the world. An added bonus is that there are follow-up courses that have allowed me to stay on track. I highly recommend this course for anyone who’s been stuck in trying to write their story. It has been an amazing journey and one that I can keep pursuing.

Jeryl Lloyd, Florida


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