This course covers the key aspects required to take your book from its final draft to submission to an industry professional as well as an overview of dealing with rejections and acceptances.The eleven lectures consist of audio-accompanied videos, back-up resources (documents, pictures and videos) or quizzes.Starting with the manuscript's content and layout, this course then looks at creating a synopsis, elevator pitch and tagline, creating a cover letter then looks at the submission process, how to handle rejections and what to do when you are accepted.This course is ideal for anyone who has completed - or is nearing completion of - a novel, non-fiction book or collection of short stories or poetry. It provides encouragement for anyone who has been rejected - or fears it - with statistics of authors who have made it despite the odds being against them.
Ensure your manuscript so that it has the correct content including an introduction, prologue, epilogue, and table of contents.
Choose the right title, know whether to include a table of contents, distinguish chapter endings and section breaks, lay out the manuscript correctly.
Step-by-step instructions on how to create a table of contents.
Know what to include, when to write a synopsis, and how long it should be.
Create taglines that speak volumes and elevator pitches that will have the agent, editor or publisher wanting to know more.
Morgen checks in to see how you are getting on.
Create a polished cover letter looking at its contents, how agents deal with submissions, and making the writing pop!
Submit to the correct market, choose between an agent or publisher, and what they look for.
Pitch to an agent or publisher with confidence.
Handle rejections and know what to do once you are accepted.
Morgen checks in again to see what you thought of the course.
Conclusion, Morgen's other courses and her thanks!
Which four famous authors were mentioned in this course?
Hello. I'm Morgen With An E, a writer for over ten years (although I do remember writing a story about an ampersand when young and dabbling with limericks in my 20s, and I've always had my head in a book; formerly Stephen King but my tastes have softened somewhat… to crime and humour). Apart from killing people on paper, I also blog, am a freelance editor, and tutor for Northamptonshire County Council's Adult Learning team providing evening / Saturday creative writing and I.T. classes to the general public aged 19+.