Training Authors of the Digital Age

W.A.N.A. University – Pros Not Profs

W.A.N.A. University is uniquely designed for authors of the modern publishing paradigm. All classes are led by seasoned professionals who are demonstrated experts in the subjects they teach.

Our mission is to offer superior and affordable training to shape emerging writers into successful commercial authors who are continually growing and improving.

The current publishing environment is more competitive than any other time in human history, which is why proper preparation is critical. We deliver cutting-edge instruction on craft, publishing, branding, platform-building, social media, blogging, marketing and more.

W.A.N.A. University leaves theory in the 20th century where it belongs. We are the future of author instruction and have been since 2012. Publishing is in constant flux, changing and evolving at record speed. To be competitive, you need classes that don’t just keep pace, they set it.

Regardless the publishing path you choose, W.A.N.A. University is committed to training authors for advantage.


W.A.N.A. International supports whatever pace suits your needs, but for those who yearn for the fast track? To be pushed to be the best they can be, then pushed some more?

Nothing compares with working one-on-one with our W.A.N.A. instructors.

Have a plot that’s a mess? A book that isn’t selling? Querying and getting nowhere? Do you have a great idea for a novel, but want to work hands-on with a pro shaping that idea into an actual plot? Need help crafting a brand and platform uniquely yours? A brand with the power to drive sales? W.A.N.A. Consulting is the answer.


W.A.N.A. stands for We Are Not Alone. Writing is no longer a solitary profession. The lone wolf author cannot survive in the modern publishing climate.

Writers need community, but we also need a place where we can be held accountable, pushed and mentored. In a world of endless distractions, W.A.N.A.Tribe delivers a virtual meeting space with the benefits of community without the distraction. No politics, videos, memes, spam, ads, or family drama…just writing.

We meet every day in the W.A.N.A.Tribe Main Room IM and do forty minute sprints all day, all week M-F (and sometimes Saturday). Starting at 7:30 A.M. CST we start and sprints can be used for anything writing related—word count, editing, revision, research, blogging, etc.—but at the end of every sprint, we report what we accomplished. Peer pressure is a powerful thing.

Join up and experience the professional pace of the professional author.