Fiction Writing - Write, Polish and Publish Your First Novel

Learn step-by-step what it takes to write your first novel with the help of a bestselling author.
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

There are four things that we are going to talk about in this course. The first is how to get started. We'll start from the very beginning and talk about where to get ideas, how to get your story going, and the best tools you should use that will make writing and formatting your book a breeze.

Then we'll talk about how to get your story finished. Writing a novel is a huge challenge, and I'll provide some tips and tricks that will make sure you get that first draft completed.

After we've gotten through our first draft, well go over how to polish your book to perfection, and how and where to find editors. I'll even provide a sample template you can use that should save you a lot of time in finding the right editor for you.

Finally, we'll cover how to get your book and to all of the four major online bookstores. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo. As well as how to distribute your book even further.

What are the requirements?

  • No fiction experience required. Just bring BAM (Brains And Motivation)!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Come up with a story idea, get started writing, have the motivation to finish, and publish it on all the major bookstores.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in getting started writing fiction. Non-fiction writers would be better served with a different course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Preliminary

Here we cover just a basic overview of what you'll learn in this fiction writing course.

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of This Course!
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We cover a few different ways you can get story ideas for your next novel.


In depth way to come up with story ideas based on books you've already read.


How you can take objects around your house and make story ideas out of them!


Even more ways you can come up with novel story ideas!

Share Your Story Ideas

The big question, should you plot in advance or make it all up as you go along.


An interesting way to plan what you write for your next story.


The best tools and software you can use to write a novel. Note: It's NOT Microsoft Word!

Section 2: Sitting Down to Write

Once you understand this, your entire future in writing will change!


A formula you can use to write any novel in any genre.


Various plot outlines you can use to write your novel.


These tricks will make you look like an expert, even if it's your first novel.


Recaps what we learned in how to write a novel.

Sitting Down to Write Quiz
3 questions
Section 3: Getting it Finished

Every excuse you have on why you can't write a novel is debunked!


Basic math on just how much time you need to write a novel.


How you can create more time to write a novel.


Lots of different tools you can use to make you more productive.


Even more tools that can take you to the next level!

Getting it Finished
3 questions
Section 4: Getting it Polished

Here we discuss how important grammar is in fiction. It's not what you think!


A few things you can do to make your writing sharper.


How many edits should you do? What do the pros do?


Websites/resources you can use to find editors.


Copy/paste the exact description I use when finding editors.


Recap on all that we learned when it comes to doing drafts and finding editors.

Getting it Polished Quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Bonus: Getting it Published

Traditional or self-published... that is the question!


Where to get a quality covers CHEAP!


How and where to submit your books.


How and where to get a paperback version of your novel.

Getting it Published Quiz
3 questions
Section 6: Wrap Up

Recap on all that we learned, and where you can go to learn even more.

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Instructor Biography

Ryan Wiley, #1 Bestselling Author and Udemy Instructor

Ryan Wiley is an online entrepreneur and fiction writer. Working at one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the United States, he's helped several multi-million dollar brands improve their search rankings and traffic. He's also consulted and taught countless individuals wanting to grow their online businesses.

As a mystery/thriller writer, he has several books to his name. His second novel, Spending Spree, was the #1 Overall Free on Amazon, with over 36,000 downloads in one day! And he continues to crank out novels at a blistering pace.

Teaching is what Ryan considers his greatest passion. In all of his courses, he's very active in the discussion boards answering every single question that comes in.

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