Finishing a Manuscript in 60 Days

"Learn how to write a first manuscript in 60 days using a method developed by Amazon bestselling author J. Thorn."
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (551 ratings)
14,338 students
Finishing a Manuscript in 60 Days
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (551 ratings)
14,338 students
Main Objective: Finish the first draft of a novel in 60 days using the best practices of project management. Additionally, students will be able to...
Write the manuscript using a customized workbook to keep track of plot, character and word count.
Identify genre-specific word count targets in order to determine optimal length for publication.
Utilize one of the seven basic story types to create a new novel.
Organize the manuscript into three acts.
Determine next steps in the publishing process, including editing, formatting and cover design.

Requirements

  • Students must have a desire to write a novel.

Description

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.

Who this course is for:

  • 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.

Course content

4 sections • 23 lectures • 1h 57m total length
  • About the course and the Udemy platform.
    05:05
  • So you want to be a novelist…
    02:32
  • Where to Begin
    02:24
  • The Tools
    01:24
  • The Plan
    01:09
  • The Secret
    03:35
  • Section 1
    5 questions

Instructor

An Amazon Top 5 Horror Author
J Thorn
  • 3.9 Instructor Rating
  • 553 Reviews
  • 14,342 Students
  • 2 Courses

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.