Writing Trauma so Your Characters Lead Your Story

Have you ever sat back after writing and realized you don’t remember the hours passing? The characters had been leading themselves and may have changed where the plot was going. You might have to rewrite the ending but—oh this is going to be so much better now.

I crave that feeling.

By having a fully developed character you unlock their ability to drive the story, change the plot, and make the story a breeze for you to write. This strategy is how I’ve been able to complete four manuscripts, three of which I drafted in less than a month.

But what if you don’t have a plot, a well-rounded character, or the motivation to finish writing?

This course teaches you how to tell the stories of people. The most impactful stories are those about change and overcoming challenges both external and internal.

As a youth support and advocate, I know first hand how trauma shapes the rest of someone’s life story & I know how writing trauma-informed characters can change the way you write. By following along in this course you’ll not only learn how to fully develop a character but also the plot, and the difficulties your characters have to overcome. All the while, we’ll be drafting scenes to add to your story and get your novel underway!

$12 Beta Course Sale

I’m only human and I’m bound to make mistakes. By signing up for this course now you’re able to leave comments on the PDF’s, homework, video and audio quality and help me learn what is the most useful for you. This will help me to clean up the course so it best helps those who come after you. This is only available for the first 10 people who sign up- after that you’ll still have access the updated course and it will appear as full price.

So what do you think?

Ok, real talk guys, I’m really excited about this. It’s a little dorky and so am I BUT I spend my days talking with young adults about their trauma and coping mechanisms so that we can bring joy back into their lives. My full time job is as a peer coach!

I write snarky, gay fiction for the same reason; sometimes we just need a reason to laugh.

Of course, I love to write and have been doing so for most of my life. I’ve written four manuscripts to completion and am actively working to publish the series. All the while I’ve been reading up on writing, blogging, creating content, writing fiction, and read more than my fair share of YA fiction.

I’ve been wanting to create affordable online classes the distill the knowledge I’ve found and also bring some points to light so that they may never be forgotten.

But of course, my main goal is to support you! If there’s something you’re looking for information on I’d be happy to make some recommendations or offer my thoughts! Reach out to me on insta @thegayjasperjay

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