ENROLL NOW: Craft Compelling Characters

For Novels or Screenplays

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Enroll now and learn how to develop unforgettable characters for your book, screenplay or memoir. Still not sure? Preview class content below.

This course is perfect for anyone trying to create commercial characters for literary fiction, YA novels, mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi/fantasies, romances and more.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do you have payment plans to make your course more affordable?
Yes, we do! We want to make this class as affordable as possible so we have set up a way that students can pay in 3 easy installments. Just scroll down to the course enrollment and click on the payment plan option.

Your Instructor

Ayn & Sam Gailey
Ayn & Sam Gailey

Ayn & Sam are critically-acclaimed authors, writing coaches, ghostwriters and editors. Their own work and projects on behalf of authors and publishers has been praised by notable critics of The New York Times, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Elle, Kirkus Reviews, Good Reads, Esquire and by author Stephen King, as well as by editors at Harper Collins, Random House, Running Press and Penguin. They have helped writers of all ages find their voice, write their stories and make their literary dreams happen.

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“Ayn & Sam helped me find the heart of my story and guided me through the writing and publishing process with expertise, passion and a lot of patience. Without them, my book would not have made it onto the New York Times Bestseller list.
— Lenny Dykstra: Memoir of Life on the Edge (Harper Collins 2016)

“Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I’ve ever read. It comes from the heart.
— Author Stephen King on "Memoir Of Life On The Edge"

“Novel Lab was just what I needed to move my writing project forward. I started with an unwieldy amount of raw material and by the end, I had a much better grasp on the story I wanted to tell and the tools to structure it.

— Theresa H.

“Novel Lab has been instrumental in helping me understand how structure, character, and themes intersect to create a powerful story. Sam and Ayn are inspiring, motivating mentors... They have reawakened in me the deep, sleeping passion to start writing again and find my true spirit. I am forever grateful to them...
— Charles S.

“Ayn and Sam created simple stepping stones as a way to approach the intimidating web of storytelling.

— Chelsea H.