Co-Writing A Book

Collaboration and Co-Creation For Authors

Do you want to successfully co-write a book? Do you want to save time, money and heartache on your co-writing journey?

Co-writing can be an amazing experience when two (or more) minds come together to create something new in the world. Or it can be an expensive, painful process that ends in disaster!

In this mini-course, bestselling authors J. Thorn and Joanna Penn share tips on how to successfully co-write a book (both fiction and non-fiction) and avoid the pitfalls along the way.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to co-write a fiction or non-fiction book and make it through to publication
  • You want to save time, money and heartache by learning from writers who honestly share their mistakes
  • You want to discover the practical steps for working together — before, during, and after the collaboration
  • You want useful tools that will help you collaborate better
  • You enjoy a conversational presentational style between two friends who have co-written several books together

What's in the mini-course? Joanna and J explain


Learn from two experienced co-writers

Your Instructor

Joanna Penn and J. Thorn
Joanna Penn and J. Thorn

Award-nominated, bestselling author Joanna Penn has co-written dark fantasy with J and other writers, sweet romance with her Mum, and non-fiction for authors.

International bestselling author, J. Thorn, has co-written dozens of books with a number of authors across fiction and non-fiction genres. He also co-hosts several podcasts and spent years in bands, so he is very experienced at collaboration! He's also a podcaster and a certified Story Grid nerd.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you purchase it and you can finish it in your own time. It is a completely self-paced online mini course/lecture. You decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own – for as long as the course is available. This will be for at least a year after purchase. You can also download all the materials so you can keep a copy.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund. Email: [email protected]
Do I get a discount if I am enrolled in your other courses or if I am a Patreon supporter?
Yes, you get a discount if you are enrolled in any of my other courses, or if you support my podcast on Patreon. You will find the discount codes within the course you are registered for or on your Patreon welcome email. Or please email me to find out: [email protected]
How long will the course take to go through?
You can play all the videos or listen to the audio in around 3 hours, but you might also want to work through the questions and worksheet, so blocking out time to focus on how you can leverage the material for your own situation will be helpful.
What if I have more questions around the course?
Please email me: [email protected] and I'll get back to you within 48 hours.
Do you have courses on other things that might help me?
Yes :) I have other courses available. Just click All Courses on the top right of this page, or go to to see them all.
Why is there sales tax added to the price?
Each country has different legally-required digital sales tax applied to courses. Teachable manage these taxes so they need to add the respective sales tax per region onto the course. Your final price will be determined by the digital sales tax of the country you reside in, but you will see this before you authorize the purchase.

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