Welcome to your best start: create the right mindset for author success!


You've probably seen countless courses promising the secret sauce to author success. They preach about marketing, cover design, and even how to write. But when you dig deeper, you find something missing: the foundational mindset and relationships that truly drive success.

NOT ANYMORE.

This course, led by a seasoned indie author who's navigated the highs and lows of publishing, focuses on what really matters:


  • Optimizing passion so it serves you for a long-term career
  • Mastering the mental game of writing
  • The not-so-secret ways to flourish under stress



Through detailed lessons and real-world applications, you'll learn...


The importance of personal and business relationships in your author journey


How to maintain professionalism and kindness in the business

Strategies for dealing with negative feedback and making your author life more fulfilling


"Michaelbrent has an encyclopedic knowledge of genre and a talent for sharing that information in a fun, engaging, and wonderfully  nerdy way." - Jonathan Maberry (NY Times bestselling author and creator of V-Wars)



Michaelbrent's books have been translated into multiple languages, sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, and racked up tens of millions of page reads on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program.


In short: Michaelbrent sells more books than most New York Times Bestsellers.


And he wants to teach YOU how he gets in the "write" frame of mind to accomplish everything he does!

MbC and his work

have been reviewed or featured on...

NPR
Publishers Weekly
The San Francisco Book Review
TEDx
The Big Thrill: The magazine of the International Thriller WritersBPR
The Creative Penn
News on ABC affiliate
Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson
About The Authors TV on Tubi TV (fall 2022)

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Transform Your Mindset!


Best known for thrills (and voted one of the top 100 Greatest All-Time Horror Writers in a Ranker vote of nearly 20,000 readers), he's written bestsellers in a dozen genres, ranging from romance to horror; from sci-fi/fantasy to humor and beyond. 



He's helped thousands of people how to up their writing game, from brand-new writers to multi-million-selling #1 New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.



What Students Are Saying

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5 star rating

Great course!

James Beers

Michaelbrent's course on story and the art and craft of writing was fantastic! I particularly enjoyed the sections on the myth of writer's block and on marke...

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Michaelbrent's course on story and the art and craft of writing was fantastic! I particularly enjoyed the sections on the myth of writer's block and on marketing. Also of note was Michaelbrent's ability to deliver the course - I could tell by the way he naturally delivered his message that he really knew his stuff. Well done, Mr. Collings!

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Solid Guidance From Michaelbrent

David Loynd

I've been working through Michaelbrent's lessons, and the key is _working_. He gives you plenty of solid guidance and direction to practice various aspects ...

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I've been working through Michaelbrent's lessons, and the key is _working_. He gives you plenty of solid guidance and direction to practice various aspects of expressing your written creativity. Well worth the time and money for anyone looking to improve their writing from hobbyists to students to aspiring masochists, er, writers. If you're serious about learning the craft, let Michaelbrent guide some of your steps along the way.

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If you ae aspiring writer don't pass this by

Brian Switzer

Chock full of actionable ideas and meaningful info.

Chock full of actionable ideas and meaningful info.

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Great course!

Dennis Smith

Very well done course. It taught me so much I never knew before. Highly recommended.

Very well done course. It taught me so much I never knew before. Highly recommended.

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Good course

Rebecca Lyons

Great. He's an entertaining speaker and the exercises were thought provoking and varied In all honesty I haven't finished (this is a normal thing for me not...

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Great. He's an entertaining speaker and the exercises were thought provoking and varied In all honesty I haven't finished (this is a normal thing for me not reflective of the course.)

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Experts agree: mastering your mindset and nurturing key relationships are the first steps toward indie publishing success.


Dive deep into essential strategies for building supportive personal and business relationships, embracing professionalism, and handling feedback constructively with "Creating a Bestseller Mindset From the Start."



With tens of thousands of ratings and reviews of his work by readers all over the world, critics, authors, and audiences agree: Michaelbrent knows how to tell a story...


...and how to sell a story.



But it all starts with a winning and professional author mindset...and he wants to share the secrets that have driven his long-term career with YOU!

Discover the blueprint for indie author success, tailored for those ready to transition from storytellers to storysellers. 

Learn to nurture relationships, handle feedback positively, and foster professionalism on your path to becoming a bestselling indie author.

In Creating a Bestseller Mindset, you'll get...

  • Insightful Lessons: From personal support systems to handling feedback like a pro.
  • In-depth Analyses: Defining "success" and how to make it work for YOU.
  • Unique Perspectives: Creating a business that thrives because of HOW you treat people as much as WHAT you write for them.
  • AND MORE!




So sit back, grab a pen and paper for notes...


...and let's get started!


Start learning now!

World-class superstars agree:

Michaelbrent Collings is THE teacher for your writing!

About your teacher

Bestselling author and screenwriter

Michaelbrent Collings

Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, produced screenwriter, and speaker. Best known for horror (and voted one of the top 100 Greatest All-Time Horror Writers in a Ranker vote of nearly 20,000 readers), Collings has written bestselling thrillers, mysteries, sci-fi and fantasy titles, and even humor and non-fiction. In addition to popular success, Michaelbrent has also received critical acclaim: he is the only person who has ever been a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award (twice), a Dragon Award (twice), and a RONE Award, and he and his work have been reviewed and/or featured on everything from Publishers Weekly to Scream Magazine to NPR. An engaging and entertaining speaker, he is also a frequent guest at comic cons and on writing podcasts like Six Figure Authors, The Creative Penn, Writing Excuses, and others; and is a mental health advocate and TEDx speaker.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Begin

    • Lesson 1--Introduction

    • Lesson 2--Overview

  • 2

    Personal Relationships

    • Lesson 1--Overview

    • Lesson 2--Why You NEED Personal Support

    • Lesson 3--Business Benefits

    • Lesson 4--Cultivate and Nurture

    • Lesson 5--Mental Health Perspective

    • Lesson 6--The Author Journey

  • 3

    Business Relationships

    • Lesson 1--Overview

    • Lesson 2--Benefits of Business Relationships (part 1)

    • Lesson 3--Benefits of Business Relationships (part 2)

    • Lesson 4--Defining "Success" in Relationships

    • Lesson 5--Creating Business Relationships (Part 1)

    • Lesson 6--Creating Business Relationships (Part 2)

  • 4

    Attitudes

    • Lesson 1--Intro

    • Lesson 2--The Business of Kindness (Part 1)

    • Lesson 3--The Business of Kindness (Part 2)

    • Lesson 4--Professionalism (Part 1)

    • Lesson 5--Professionalism (Part 2)

    • Lesson 6--Dealing With Negative Feedback

    • Lesson 7--Conclusion

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