Transform your "random" ideas into a solid draft you and your readers will love!

Got a story stuck inside? It may be your process! Learn how to research, organize and creatively connect ideas to write a solid draft thanks to Stacia's expert insights for developing a writing habit, gathering raw material, trusting your editing instincts, and much more! Access helpful handouts, checklists, and rubrics, and enjoy celebrating your wins along the way. Not only will this course make you an organized researcher and empowered writer, it will also bring you one step closer to publishing and profit.

Here's what you'll learn

An easy step-by-step process to get your thoughts organized and your writing flowing

  • Research & Structure

    Discover multiple ways to gather raw material through research and real-life observation and pre-select the most suitable structure for your story guided by a custom blend of the Three-Act and Seven-Point Structures and Hero's Journey.

  • Topic & Content Development

    Define the characters and thematic goal of your story by establishing the centering question/situation that will lead to a powerful resolution, and then revise and refine your work to enhance the structure, sensory detail, and style.

  • Writing Habits & Tools

    Dive into the writing habits, tools, and software available that boost creativity and help you manage your writing schedule to stay organized and focused on one task at a time to complete a finished draft you can be proud of.

“I think I've really improved as a writer. I learned ... there are endless themes, structures, and styles to use. I was able to take this and translate it to my own writing. It also helped me make sure that every sentence I wrote served a purpose. Some of the things that stuck with me the most are "rate of revelation per page" and giving the reader 2 and 2 instead of 4. These were techniques and ideas that I knew worked but I didn't know exactly what they were or why they were so effective. It was really helpful to learn about them ... and discover why they worked, and I know that these are things that will stick with me as I continue my writing career.”

S.K., Past Student

“I sparked a new love for short fiction, and learned that there can be so many hidden details and themes in good short fiction pieces. I never knew that I could uncover such a deeper meaning in stories. I loved the way you structured [the course]; well organized. As for my writing, I thought it improved greatly when I learned about how the smallest details can add the most details about characters.”

E.G., Past Student

Course curriculum

Make writing longer drafts easy

    1. Introduction

    2. Conscious Participation Form

    1. Objective

    2. Video Lesson

    3. Audio Lesson

    4. Tipping Points

    5. Worksheets

    6. Recap Quiz

    1. Objective

    2. Video Lesson

    3. Audio Lesson

    4. Tipping Points

    5. Worksheets

    6. Recap Quiz

    1. Objective

    2. Video Lesson

    3. Audio Lesson

    4. Tipping Points

    5. Worksheets

    6. Recap Quiz

    1. Objective

    2. Video Lesson

    3. Audio Lesson

    4. Worksheets

    5. Recap Quiz

    1. Objective

    2. Video Lesson

    3. Audio Lesson

    4. Recap Quiz

About this course

  • $69.00
  • 51 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content
  • 60 mins of audio content
  • 11 downloadable worksheets
  • Full lifetime access

Meet the course instructor

Stacia uses Thinkific to empower new writers to move confidently from brainstorm to publishing possibility!

Stacia Yearwood

Writing Educator & Empathic Writer

Stacia Yearwood is a Writing Educator, Founder of the empathic writing service, I Hope This Message Finds You Well, and Creator of the Write Therapy Workshops. Her work has been published in the Bellevue Literary Review and Beltway Poetry Quarterly, award-winning journals focused on the human experience, health, and healing, to name a few. Stacia specializes in helping creatives effectively translate their visions into visual and verbal storytelling that captivates the heart of their target audience. Blending teaching experience with her expertise in writing, she teaches others how to easefully unlock and unleash their core message to connect with and positively impact their readers.

Discover your creative potential, start writing today!

FAQ

  • What is Fragment to Full Draft?

    Fragment to Full Draft: The Building Blocks of Writing is a 9-Module, self-paced writing course for aspiring writers who want to identify, plan, develop, and refine their stories through an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process that provides a clear path forward and keeps them on task. Whether you are at the brainstorming or editing stage, Fragment to Full Draft will help you separate research and writing to get your ideas organized and your writing flowing. To see the course breakdown, including our core curriculum, see the "Course Curriculum" section above.

  • How is Fragment to Full Draft different from other online writing courses?

    Fragment to Full Draft is designed by a published writer and professional educator who understands the full scope of the writing process from both the teacher's and writer's perspectives. Fragment to Full Draft is comprehensive, action-oriented, and, most importantly, easy to follow. We care deeply about our students and purposefully designed a course for all learners with a mix of video, audio, and text content throughout. And it doesn't end there. The BONUS worksheets, handouts, rubrics, checklists, and tips keep you focused as you move into the world to create your best written work. Fragment to Full Draft gives you a proven step-by-step roadmap to make writing longer drafts easy.

  • What will I learn?

    Fragment to Full Draft covers: Planning and Structure, Topic and Content Development, and Writing Habits, Software, and Tools. You'll explore how to develop a writing habit and design your writing space; gather raw material through research and observation; consider the most suitable structure for your story; balance exposition ("telling") and description ("showing"); decide what to include and what to cut when editing; listen to the rhythm and sound of your sentences; trust your natural creative instincts, and much more! We outline the course breakdown, including our core curriculum, in the "Course Curriculum" section above.

  • Is Fragment to Full Draft right for me?

    Our self-paced course is designed for those committed to their writing process — but new to the journey. This course is for those who want to write Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and their way to healing. More importantly, Fragment to Full Draft is for values-driven creatives who: identify as self-motivated and independent learners, desire a distraction-free learning environment, perform best with a clear roadmap that prioritizes action and results, prefer to learn by doing and experimentation, and have a burning narrative ready for translation to the page. If this sounds like you, Fragment to Full Draft is perfect for you.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    Yes. We offer 100% refunds within the first seven (7) days and on a case-by-case basis. If at any time within the first seven (7) days you're not completely certain that the course is for you, you may withdraw by emailing a refund request which carefully details the reason(s) for your decision. We ask that you do this because a refund will NOT be granted for simply changing your mind without first thoughtfully exploring the course and attempting some portion of the coursework. We believe so deeply in the quality and effectiveness of our program that we encourage you to set a solid intention to complete the course in its entirety. Remember, you can take your time as you have full lifetime access! Give it your best try; your writing will thank you.

  • How do I request a refund or connect with the instructor?

    Sign in to your Dashboard, open the dropdown menu next to your profile image, and select "Support" to contact us by email.

  • What if I decide to withdraw after the first seven (7) days?

    Eligibility for a refund has a firm seven-day deadline, which means you will be ineligible for a refund after the first seven (7) days.

  • Do I have lifetime access?

    Yes. You receive lifetime access to this course, provided your Thinkific account remains in good standing.

  • How do I stay connected after completing the course?

    Connecting and co-creating with like-minded people are how we become super-charged. Coming out of the Fragment to Full Draft course, you are welcome to register for monthly The Write Therapy guided group journaling sessions with the course creator at mywritetherapy.com.