Finishing a Manuscript in 60 Days
- Students must have a desire to write a novel.
You have a story inside and yet every day you stare at the keyboard, paralyzed and unsure of how to begin. You’ve tried to get your thoughts organized but you don’t have a strategy, and that leaves you feeling empty and defeated.
My name is J. Thorn and there was a time when I didn’t know where to begin either. It can be frustrating trying to organize your project. I know how hollow and helpless that feels because I've been there. I can teach you what you need to know in a way you'll understand, so you'll be able to finish that manuscript in 60 days and feel like a champion.
The hard truth is that to write a novel, you must write. No shortcuts or fancy software will do it for you. If you wanted to get in shape, you’d ask a trainer to teach you a workout. You’d want to learn the process from a professional so you could do it for yourself.
A little help with organization and you can do what you thought was impossible. I’ve written more than ten novels and I’m going to share my process with you, which means you’ll feel confident and ready to finish that manuscript.
Sure. You could search Google for the best way to write a novel. You'll get thousands, if not millions, of hits and most of them will contradict each other. Some will be written by people claiming to be authors, yet they've never written a single book. You'll waste countless hours and never get exactly what you need.
Or you can take my course and start writing that novel today. Right now.
- This course is best suited for a student who has a passion for writing novels but struggles to write it due to a lack of organization or structure. This course is not about creative writing or book marketing although the new appendix is full of proven book marketing techniques and tips.
- About the course and the Udemy platform.05:05
- So you want to be a novelist…02:32
- Where to Begin02:24
- The Tools01:24
- The Plan01:09
- The Secret03:35
- Section 15 questions
- The Seven Story Archetypes04:51
- The Three Act Story05:38
- Section 23 questions
- Writing Environment and Habits05:44
- Using the Workbook03:16
- What's next?00:37
- Section 31 question
- The Appendix - Introduction03:02
- The Product Description09:14
- The Title and Cover07:42
- Author Website, Branding & List Building07:49
- Social Media08:41
- The Mailing List14:31
- Lecture 19: Five Things I Did to Become a Career Author, part 1.08:47
- Lecture 20: Five Things I Did to Become a Career Author, part 2.06:15
- Lecture 21: Five Things I Did to Become a Career Author, part 3.04:31
- Lecture 22: Five Things I Did to Become a Career Author, part 4.05:23
- Lecture 23: Five Things I Did to Become a Career Author, part 5.04:01
J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). He has published two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror alongside his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King (at #4 and #2 respectively). He is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.
Thorn earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He is a full-time writer, part-time professor at John Carroll University, co-owner of Molten Universe Media, podcaster, FM radio DJ, musician, and a certified Story Grid nerd.