The world needs your story now more than ever.

Stop waiting for permission to publish your book. Start your Path to Published™ now.

Your story has lived inside your computer for too long. It’s time to get it into the hands of the readers who need it.

Path to Published™ is currently only available to my Write Your Friggin’ Book Already participants.

Why publish a book?

Less overwhelm, more support.

Feeling completely lost in the publishing process? I get it! I spent decades trying to figure out how to get my stories out into the world.

Then, I found a program that gave me a clear roadmap to getting my book out into the world and within six months I had an agent. Not just any agent – Barack Obama’s agent! 

I’d spent DECADES dreaming and in six months of following this roadmap to success, I made that dream come true.

That’s the power of having a clear Path to Published™.

Publishing Stats:

689.45 million

Books sold in 2019.

$19.5 billion

Made off of print and audiobooks in 2019.

$12.32 billion

Made off of ebooks alone in 2019.

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Your Path to Published™ includes:


Step-by-Step Customizable Path to Published™ Roadmap


Stop wasting time going down the Google rabbit hole or wondering what’s your best path forward. Path to Published™ offers an easy to follow guide to support you along every step of the publishing process – from deciding what type of publishing is best for your book to knowing when your book is ready to be out in the world. I charge my coaching clients $10,000, plus 15% commission on their book sales, to take them through the roadmap I’m giving you in this course!

$10,000+ value

Virtual Classroom with Educational Resources and Bonus Content


I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and decades of my life learning the skills and gathering the resources that I’m sharing with you in this program. From handouts about the legalities of publishing to tips for writing what agents want to read, your class material provides holistic support throughout the publishing process.

$2000+ Value

8 Weeks of Group Coaching Calls – only for people who enroll before Aug. 3

Every other week for eight weeks, gather with your fellow writers to have your questions answered, check in on your progress, and get the personalized support you need to make your writing dreams a reality. I normally charge $500 an hour for my coaching calls, and I only offer coaching through my programs.

$2000 value

BONUS: Access to my Interview Vault

Get exclusive access to Q&As and interviews with agents, best-selling authors, full-time writers, publishers, and other experts in the field.

$200+ Value

BONUS: Lists of Editors, Graphic Designers and Literay Agents

Stop spending hours searching online trying to find the support you need to get your book out into the world. I have a list of trusted editors, agents, graphic designers, and other experts to help you produce the highest quality book, whether you are self-publishing or hoping to go with a publisher.

$100+ Value

BONUS: Get a Literary Agent You Love Course

Want to get a publisher for your book? Then you’re going to need a literary agent. As a bonus for enrolling in Path to Published, you’ll get my How to Find a Literary Agent You Love course, which I sell separately for $222.

$222 Value

BONUS: Community of Writers Like You to Support You Along your Path

The key to success as a writer is community. Writing is a solitary act, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one! Join my Writers Squad and be a part of a group of writers dedicated to helping each other get your stories out into the world.


Total value of the course: $16,000+


Save time, money, & energy.

If Googling worked you’d be holding your book in your hands by now. You don’t need to spend hours searching the Internet or years reading through all the books.

You need a proven blueprint to take you through the whole publishing process. You need a roadmap to show you the way. You need a Path to Published™.

Path to Published™ is currently only available to my Write Your Friggin’ Book Already participants.


About your instructor

Lauren Marie Fleming is the founder of Business School for Writers, a company that helps storytellers ditch the starving artist cliché and thrive.

A storyteller since birth, Lauren has written seven books, been featured in prominent publications like VICE and the Huffington Post, and spoken at prestigious conferences and colleges including Yale and BlogHer.

For over two decades, Lauren has coached writers and other storytellers to make more money telling better stories, working with some of the world’s most distinguished speakers and authors, including Tony Robbins.

A graduate of both film school and law school, Lauren’s goal in life is to encourage entrepreneurs to be more creative and artists to think more like entrepreneurs. Lauren is a nomad at heart, but currently lives in San Diego with her sister, one dog, two nieces, and countless books.

Path to Published™ is currently only available to my Write Your Friggin’ Book Already participants.

What others are saying about Lauren:

Lauren is one of the brilliant maestros. She knows how to direct you to your most powerful story. How to lead you to bringing out the magic in every aspect of your work. I am so grateful for Lauren’s support and guidance … She helped to beautifully weave things together to have the most profound impact. Lauren is incredible at truly stretching us to reach that higher level of performance. Thank you Lauren, so grateful for your guidance.
Siri Lindley – World-Champion Triathlete, Coach and Speaker, author of Surfacing: Winning Big and Living Fearlessly

I’ve gained so much from my coaching sessions with Lauren. She has helped me move from feeling stuck to finding a way forward by offering a wealth of knowledge, actionable steps, and encouragement. Her thoughtful yet direct feedback is refreshing and it has made a world of difference in my life!

Liz McVoy

Multimedia Storyteller

Lauren is a master in helping you feel comfortable and confident telling your story. With patience and kindness she listened to me talk and then helped me draw out the most impactful and powerful parts of my story. In everything she does, you can feel Lauren’s passion and love for helping people tell their stories, especially people who are often silenced in our world. I’m so glad I met Lauren and so grateful that she is my story coach and friend.

Alejandro Chaban – Actor, Telenovela Star, Television Host, New York Times Best-Seling Author, Founder & CEO of Yes You Can!™

Spend time with, listen to, or read the words of Lauren Marie Fleming and she’ll do one thing – serve you the permission you’ve been looking for on a decadent golden platter. Her work allows all of us to be unapologetically ourselves, no matter what size, shape, color or flavor we come in. The world needs more Lauren Marie Fleming.
Steph Jagger

Coach and author of Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

I’ve had the honor of working alongside Lauren creating different speeches for various topics around the world. One of her super powers is being able to bring out the creative genius in others so that they can express themselves to their fullest!

Nick Santonastasso – Motivational speaker and bodybuilderauthor of Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love

Lauren is one of the most beautifully sincere people I have ever had the gift of meeting. Her experience runs deep, her perseverance is inspiring. Whether dancing in the sunshine or weathering the storm of life, she is a friend and a mentor – her words are music to my soul. 

She ignites a tiny spark inside me to fan the flames into the seldom reached corners of my mind rife with insecurity and doubt, making my uncertainties vanish as my self confidence reemerges and I begin to realize my individual potential and accept myself as I am. I am grateful to her!

jessica drake

AVN award-winning actress, activist, and creator of the jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex series

Is Path to Published™ right for you?


  • You’ve dreamt of holding your book in your hands for far too long. It is time to stop procrastinating and start your Path to Published™!


  • You feel overwhelmed by all of the options out there for getting your book published. Don’t spend another minute searching the Internet for the answers to your publishing questions. Instead, follow this easy to comprehend and follow Path to Published™.


  • You’re interested in getting a publishing deal.To get a publisher, you’ll need a literary agent, so we have every detail you need to do find an agent and get a publisher.


  • You want to self-publish your book. You’ll be handed a step-by-step guide to self-publishing to make sure you put out a quality book that you’re proud of.


  • You love expert advice. You’ll have access to literary agents, published authors, and experts in the field of publishing to answer your questions.


  • ​You don’t want to go at it alone. With Path to Published, you’ll have the support and encouragement you need to get your book out into the world.


  • You’re looking for help WRITING your book. This program focuses on publishing a book, not writing it. For help writing your book, check out my Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™program.


  • You want a quick fix. Getting your story out into the world is going to take time and energy. But don’t worry, in Path to Published™ we make the book publishing process easy to understand, and you’ll have the support you need when times get tough.


  • You hate books. You might laugh at this one, but I’ve met too many people who hate books and yet still want to write one. This program isn’t for them. Instead, it’s for book nerds like you and me who believe in the power of stories.

Got Questions?

How long is the course? How much time will it take?

Because the course helps you create your own personal roadmap to publishing success, how long the course will take each person varies.

The course has hours of videos for you, but the goal is to not overwhelm you with information but instead provide you with the exact support you need depending on your writing goals.

So, for example, if you plan to self-publish, your roadmap will have you skip over the section on how to get a literary agent. 

Think of it like a Choose Your Own Adventure  program designed specifically for your and your book’s specific needs.

Do you offer scholarships?

Because we know writers have been hit hard financially due to COVID, we have a special COVID pricing available here.

I also reserve 10% of the spots in my programs for scholarship to people from marginalized communities who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. You can find out more about scholarships by emailing courses@laurenmariefleming.com with “Path to Published Scholarship” in the subject line.

How long do I have access to the course?

Once you enroll, you have lifetime access to the course material, including any additional content, bonuses, interviews, or coaching calls we add.

Take yourself through the course with each book you write, over and over again until you have a shelf lined with your stories!

All of this means that the sooner you sign up, the better the value for you! So enroll today!

Do I have to have a completed manuscript to be in Path to Published™?

Path to Published™ focuses on publishing, not writing, so if you’re looking for writing help, check out our Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™ program, or our upcoming Write More Challenge.

However, you do not have to have a fully written book to be in Path to Published™.

In fact, I highly encourage people to think about their publishing goals while they’re writing their book. Knowing how you’ll publish your book now will help you focus your writing to fit that goal.


Have more questions? Email courses@laurenmariefleming.com .

Path to Published™ is currently only available to my Write Your Friggin’ Book Already participants.