How I Became a Nationally-Published Author & How You Can Too

How to package and sell your writing ideas to editors using sure-fire methods and reach a national audience.
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

    This is a short but comprehensive course that is designed for aspiring magazine and book authors that will act as a practical guide to getting published again and again. The course covers:
  • How you can break into print even if you've never published anything before
  • Where and how to find writer's guidelines for any publication
  • How to approach an editor and get noticed!
  • Exercises for sharpening your writing skills
  • What to do when you get the job
  • What to do with your published clips
  • How to build on your success for a career in writing
  • All the tricks and tips for finding your writing niche
  • How to find a market for your work
  • How to get paid for your work
  • Building a body of work that you can apply to other writing projects
  • Teach you how to write winning query letters that will get you the job!

You will learn from a seasoned author and editor exactly how to target your market, sell your ideas to editors and get paid and get your name in print!

You have Udemy's 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from enrolling today.

What are the requirements?

  • A word processing program such as Word, Textedit or Openoffice and enthusiasm for getting published

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Become nationally-published authors and have a nationally-published body of work to apply to other, future writing projects

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for people with the drive, ambition and persistence to break into national and international print. This course isn't for you if you are easily discouraged or lack the patience for the manifold quirks of the publishing industry.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: You're on your way to becoming a nationally-published author!
00:27

Introduction and welcome!

Some of my work.
Preview
05:17
Benefits to being a nationally-published author
Preview
02:39
Goals of this course
02:52
What you will need for this course
02:39
My story
Preview
03:58
The writing trade
01:42
Section 2: Getting you published!
What you'll need before approaching a national magazine
01:26
Notes on choosing a topic
02:32
Breaking into print!
04:22
The world of blogging
03:06
Digital and online magazines!
02:27
Craigslist
03:13
Tips for successful writing
03:59
How to approach a magazine or newspaper with an article idea!
02:32
Your first published clip!
00:50
Section 3: Moving up to larger publications
Research your market!
04:37
Writers Market
11:28
Finding submission guidelines online
01:55
Look for features!
01:19
Writing exercise #1
01:59
Writing exercise #2
02:40
Editors as allies
01:40
What editors want
01:19
How to sell your idea to a national editor
01:56
Preparing your query letter!
03:08
Query letter clinic
03:26
1 question

Which one of these do you need for your query package?

A note on submissions
01:18
Dealing with an editor
01:19
What to do when you get an assignment
01:19
Writing and submitting your manuscript
01:36
When to use a pen name
01:39
Getting paid
00:56
Publication!
01:24
Congratulations! You are a nationally-published author!
02:07

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Instructor Biography

Jason Larkin, Author and editor

I began my nationally-published writing career with no real, relevant information on the publishing trade, and today I am an editor, publisher and a nationally-published author dozens of times over. If I can enter the publishing trade with no practical experience, so can you, and I tell you exactly how to do this in this short, informative course!

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