Get Your First Draft Written Right!

Learn how to make the big changes and the tiny tweaks that will make YOUR novel stand out.
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (130 ratings)
6,817 students
Get Your First Draft Written Right!
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (130 ratings)
6,817 students
Create a good first draft
Write page after page even when you don't feel "inspired"
Understand what inspires and motivates you
Understand the importance of characters in a story
Different writing modes
Point of View (POV) in a story
Theme and Style
Beat procrastination and fear

Requirements

  • Understanding of the web
  • Basic understanding of software
Description

THESE TIPS & TOOLS HELPED ME GET MY SEVEN NOVELS WRITTEN AND THEY WILL WORK FOR YOU, TOO!

Have you always wanted to write a novel, but not sure you can do it?

Do you have a love of language, but are afraid you'll get stuck with only a few pages written?

Are you suffering from fear or procrastination when it comes to writing a novel?

Well, then you've come to the right place!

If You Can Follow Simple Directions, Here's How To Get Your Novel Written In Your Spare Time — And Have Fun Doing It!

→ → → WHY THIS COURSE? ← ← ←

This course is for every writer who wants to write but finds that days go by and still they are no closer to their dream of writing a novel. This course requires only three things:

  1. The love of writing
  2. The love of exploring your own mind
  3. The love of a job well done

If you have these three (and I'm pretty sure you do), then this course will help you reach your goal of having a finished novel in your hands, ready to ship or email to an agent, or publish on your own!

This is a fast and fun course that will guide you gently through the creative process covering such areas as:

  • How to conquer procrastination
  • "Top secret" software that will keep you writing
  • Techniques to meet your word count that “they” don’t want you to know about
  • POV - why it’s important to pick one in your first draft

and much, much more!

Why Listen To Me?

I have a Masters in Creative Writing and have taken many, many courses on writing, and I have studied literally hundreds of books about the craft of writing. As far as I am concerned, I have earned me the equivalent of a PhD in writing! I've also been a judge on an international writing contest, so I know what I'm doing and people respect my judgement.

My teachers (for both the books and in the courses) have been the best of the best. In other words, I've learned from the experts. In addition, I have written all my life: I've been a technical writer, scientific report writer, proposal writer, and aftermarket software writer (you know, the books you buy at bookstores that really tell you how to use software, with tips 'n' tricks and all that).

But always and foremost, I am a creative writer—a novelist. I currently have three novels and a collection of short stories available online everywhere. One of my books was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award finalist. By early 2017, I will have ten books out—five more novels and another collection of stories.

Try This Course TODAY!

This is a brand new course for AUTHORS. I'm sure you will love the course and immediately benefit from what you learn. As with all of the WRITERS' SUCCESS SERIES courses, ask as many questions as you need to in the discussion area. I'll answer promptly.

No-Risk Trial If you are interested in finding out how to take this essential step to becoming a REAL writer, try my course risk-free. This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Should you decide it's not for you, no problem and I thank you for giving it a try.

Sign Up Now, And Be On Your Way to Great Writing

Scroll back up and click the green Take This Course button in the upper right of the udemy screen and enroll. Don't wait another day to turn your dreams of being a successful writer into reality. See you inside!

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Fully up-to-date as of November, 2015

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for every writer at any stage in their career
Course content
7 sections • 20 lectures • 55m total length
  • Welcome
    01:17
  • What You'll Learn
    01:20
  • NaNoWriMo
    02:40
  • Camp NaNoWriMo
    01:39
  • Writing By Hand
    02:11
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
    03:20
  • Writing on Your Phone
    05:09
  • NaNo
    2 questions
  • Write Every Day?
    03:21
  • Don't wait for Inspiration
    01:46
  • Pantser or Plotter?
    02:36
  • Inspiration
    1 question
  • Theme
    01:47
  • Style
    02:15
  • Point of View: First person
    01:08
  • Point of View: Second person
    01:44
  • Point of View: Third person
    01:48
  • POV
    1 question
  • Write or Die
    07:16
  • PaceMaker
    01:53
  • Procrastination, Productivity, & Time Management
    05:43
  • Learn the Habit of Writing
    05:57
  • Conclusion
    01:09

Instructor
Author, Teacher, Screenwriter, Podcaster
Carl Plumer
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 279 Reviews
  • 12,045 Students
  • 4 Courses
CARL S. PLUMER was born in so-called New York City, holds advanced degrees in writing (and he's not intending on letting go), and has spent his life surrounded by words (mostly on his tee shirts). He's delivered some of the first known newspapers, worked on the original printing press, managed the first bookstore established in America, taught writing back when it was known as "runes," wrote for literary magazines back when they were dreadful, and has always considered himself a writer (although many have strenuously disagreed). He is an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (based on weight) Quarterfinalist and a National Indie Excellence Award (based on bribes) Finalist.