The Course That Could Make Your Book Happen

The Course That Could Make Your Book Happen

Writing a book can be confusing. Where do you start? How do you actually write a scene? 

When I wrote my first novel, I read a ton of instructional books, but none of them gave me a simple, step-by-step explanation of the process. About a year ago, I decided to create an online course, a "Writing For Dummies" sort of guide, something that would make this crazy process a little more manageable, and hopefully save someone from making all of the head-scratching I did, on my first novel. 

That course is finally READY! Here's a short video that gives a preview of the course:

Interested in learning more about it? Check out the course here, and explore its free trial! 

Here is the course's full curriculum:

INTRODUCTION

Welcome! FREE

Two Words That Will Change Everything... FREE

Your Course Workbook

Assignment 1: Set a Goal FREE

What You Need To Write FREE

Decide What to Write FREE

FINDING YOUR STORY

Section Summary FREE

Finding Ideas FREE

Assignment 2: Find Ideas

Your Idea Checklist

Assignment 3: Pick An Idea

DEVELOPING YOUR STORY IDEA

Section Summary

Are you an Outliner or a Pantser?

Creating Your Outline

What If...?

Assignment 4: What-if-ify

The Stages of Your Book (video)

Discussion: Outlining

Are You Done With Your Outline?

HOW TO ACTUALLY WRITE

Section Summary

How a Book is Built

How to Write a Scene

Your Tackle Box

Using Your Characters

Mini-Cliffhangers

Flashbacks

Time Breaks

Foreshadowing

Using XXX

Dialogue

Assignment 5: Dialogue

Characters & Dialogue

Dialogue Quiz

Descriptions

STARTING TO WRITE

Section Summary

Scrivener vs Word

Assignment 6: 4 Important Questions About Your Book

Types of First Chapters

Assignment 7: First Chapters

Discussion: First Chapters

First Chapter Myths

Assignment 8: Write Your First Chapter

First Draft Thoughts

It's Time to Write!

THE LONG HAUL

At 15,000 words

At 30,000 words

Discussion: Your Novel

At Your Climax

When You Reach The End

Picking a Pseudonym (or Not)

How to File Your Copyright

REWRITES AND FINAL STEPS

Section Summary

How to Rewrite

Beta Reader 101

Discussion: Rewrites

Self-Published vs Traditional Publishing

When You REALLY Reach the End!

 

Interested in learning more? Check out the course here, and explore its free trial! 

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