Novel Writing: Manuscript Editing
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Novel Writing: Manuscript Editing

"Show" rather than "Tell" to get your manuscript ready for publication!
4.3 (24 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
271 students enrolled
Created by Steve Alcorn
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Current price: $23.99 Original price: $39.99 Discount: 40% off
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This course includes
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to "Write Big" so that your prose leaps off the page
  • Learn to "show" rather than "tell"
  • Kill all the adverbs
  • Eliminate lazy words
  • Polish your manuscript to get it ready for publishing
Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites
  • All you need to benefit from this course is a desire to write great fiction!
Description

Have you started a novel only to get part way into the manuscript and find yourself stuck? Or do you have an idea for a novel but aren't sure where to begin? Have you completed a first draft but feel it doesn't quite have the luster of professional Novel Writing?

In this lively and fun course Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success. You'll learn how to write a novel step by step.

During the past two decades, Steve Alcorn has helped more than 20,000 students structure their novels, and many of them are now in print. Steve's courses are rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

It's time to polish that manuscript and ready it for publication! This course shows you how:

  • "Write Big" so that your prose leaps off the page
  • Learn to "show" rather than "tell"
  • Kill all the adverbs
  • Eliminate lazy words
  • Polish your manuscript to get it ready for publishing

Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story or an experienced author looking for ways to bring your fiction to life, Steve Alcorn's novel writing courses will show you how to succeed!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is perfect for beginning or experienced writers
  • These techniques apply to novels, short stories and screenplays
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 39:52
+ Completing Your Manuscript
4 lectures 27:42

Here's what to expect in the course.

Preview 01:29

Sometimes it's as much about what's not there as what's there

Preview 04:54

We've all heard the adage. Here's how to do it.

Preview 10:32

Dialogue is much easier and more fun to read than exposition, and by its very nature it is always showing.

Dialogue as Showing
10:47
+ Perfecting Your Manuscript
3 lectures 12:10

You don't need them. Here's why.

First, Kill All the Adverbs
06:34

Clean up that manuscript by eliminating lazy words

What You Don't Need
05:12

Once your manuscript is polished to perfection, it's time to get it into print.

Next Steps
00:24