Online Novel Writing Class


master classAugust 12–Sept 16, 7–9pm
Add to Cart

$445 for this 6-week online novel-writing course with live workshops August 12–Sept 16, 7–9pm. 100% safe and secure payment process.

This class is for those who want to push themselves beyond their comfort zone and take their writing to new heights. This novel writing workshop is for budding novelists who are ready for book editing as well as specific feedback on their work from a curated symposium of creative minds (not to mention your venerated instructor, Hollis Gillespie). When you take this online workshop, you won’t just have weekly reading assignments and/or online lectures — you’ll get to expand your writers group and focus solely on completing your novel.

In this course you’ll spend 6 weeks completing your manuscript—all while garnering the valuable feedback, encouragement and ass-kicking necessary to finish writing your novel. You’ll also learn specific tips for outlining and how NOT to write a novel.

Criteria for taking this class:
Just a decent internet connection!


Students are given access to a live 2-hour instructional session (via Skype) each Wednesday. This is an opportunity for live interaction with classmates and the instructor. The session will be taped and made available to those who want to revisit the instruction as well those who were unable to attend. Students will then submit their work to the instructor, Hollis Gillespie, to be uploaded on a private class blog for editing suggestions and feedback.

Instructor:Jay Leno, Hollis GillespieHollis Gillespie (seen here after her appearance on The Tonight Show) is an award-winning humor and travel columnist, and her column appears every month on Atlanta magazine’s back page. She is also a best-selling author, NPR commentator, professional speaker, and guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (“A very funny lady,” says Leno.) Her work has been optioned by Sony Pictures and Paramount, and she has collaborated with Hollywood hard hitters like Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, producers of Two and a Half Men, Amy Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls, Bill Haber (Rizzoli and Isles) and Sheri Elwood (Call Me Fitz). (George Clooney has also kissed her twice. Twice!) Hollis herself has been featured on scores of TV shows and news programs and runs Shocking Real Life Learning Center, the largest writing school in Atlanta, which offers workshops on book writing, blogging and social media. Her next book, titled The Unaccompanied Minor, is due out in August 2013.These days she gets most of her exercise running to catch flights.
Add to Cart

$445 for this 6-week online novel-writing course with workshop sessions each Wednesday, August 12–Sept 16, 7–9pm. 100% safe and secure payment process.


“Hollis Gillespie’s writing class is where my life was TOTALLY and COMPLETELY changed forever!” Christal Presley, author of 30 Days with my Father, who became a best-seller after taking this workshop. She’s been featured on NPR, Atlanta Journal Constitution and others news outlets. Click here to see her on Fox News.

“I had two things working for me that I believe made the difference: determination and Hollis Gillespie’s kick-ass work shop! The workshop gave me the confidence I needed to continue following my dream of becoming a published author. She was key to helping me fine tune my proposal and her personal involvement in my journey has been invaluable.” Lisa Baron, author of Life of the Party; a Political Press Tart Tells All, became an Amazon best-seller after taking this class. Recently she sold her film rights to NBC! Click here to see her feature in Atlanta magazine.

“I wanted to THANK YOU, Hollis, for your workshop. It played a crucial role in being able to complete and submit a successful book proposal.”Rachael Brownell, author of Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore, who became a best-selling author after taking this class. She has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and NPR.

Call 678-661-7080 if you’re running late or need more info!