How to Write a Great Book Fast
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How to Write a Great Book Fast

A fun and easy-to-follow course on writing and publishing delivered by Mindy Gibbins-Klein, founder of The Book Midwife.
3.9 (103 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,290 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2013
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to decide whether it is the right time to write your best book.
  • You will learn the key steps involved in planning and writing a book that you can be proud of, and that will sell in the market.
  • You will understand the different publishing options available and feel comfortable choosing the right one to meet your needs.
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Description

This course is for people who want to write a book and get it published, but don't know where to start.

Led by Mindy Gibbins-Klein, founder of The Book Midwife, the modules take students on a step-by-step journey from initial idea all the way to finished and published manuscript.

Consisting of 8 modules with approximately 75 minutes of video and slides, this course will give the aspiring author a good grounding in the subject of writing a great book fast.

Message from Mindy:

I have authored and co-authored 6 books, but more importantly, my clients have written and published over 500 books!  After 10 years of working exclusively with business leaders and aspiring authors, I know quite a bit about the process of idea generation, writing, getting a book that you are happy with, and getting that book into print and selling.

I share some of my best tips and advice in these videos, and have tried to make them as friendly and accessible as possible.  Some people believe that not every book deserves to be written or published, but I believe it does.  Your book DOES deserve to be written and published, and I hope this is a good place for you to start. 

Best of luck with it and please get in touch if you have any questions or need further help!


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for anyone who has even a faint desire to write a book. You do NOT need to have any degree or further education to be able to write a great book.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:06:45
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Writing and Publishing a Book in 5 Easy Steps
8 Lectures 01:06:45
In this process, there are 5 steps to writing and publishing a book.  You will learn what they are, and why they need to be done in a particular order.  You will also learn to assess your reasons for writing a book, and what possible outcomes you could expect.
Preview 12:31

Before we go any further, we will explore the common fears and doubts that plague most would-be authors, and we deal with each one.  Whatever may have come up for you in the past when you thought about writing your book, or even when you tried to write - that is all behind you now!
Getting Over the Common Fears and Doubts
09:00

Before you even start, it is good to understand how you may want to get your book published.  There are 3 main options available today.  In this module, we look at each one, the advantages and disadvantages, and give you a set of criteria so you can make an informed choice for you and your book.
The 3 Main Publishing Options
09:51

Planning is our middle name, here at The Book Midwife!  We are known for helping clients create a great plan which leads to a great book.  You will learn how and when to plan each part of your book, what level of detail to go into and how to know when your plan is finished.  You will also learn how to save up to 50-100 hours during the writing phase, simply by having the right plan!
Planning Your Book
05:48

Over the past 10 years, Mindy and her team have helped over 500 aspiring authors to plan, write and publish great books fast.  Mindy has a wealth of information and experience to share with you, and she is passionate about supporting you through one of the most important projects of your life.  You will learn things in this module that will make you think and make you smile because you will have an edge over many other people trying (and failing) to write their books.
Mindy's Best Writing Tips
10:12

Editing is such an important part of the writing and publishing process, yet it is often misunderstood. Some people don't understand the need for professional editing, and their books show that.  We know you want to have a book that looks great, reads well and makes you proud.  A good understanding of the editing phase will empower you and motivate you to get a great book out there.
Effective Editing
04:54

"Don't judge a book by its cover".  We have heard the expression many times, but unfortunately people do judge books by their covers. If the cover does not promise a good read and does not grab the reader's attention, the book may never get bought or read!  Learn some of the tricks of the trade, as well as Mindy's opinions and pet peeves, in this important module.
Your Best Book Cover
07:02

After all the hard work of planning, writing, editing and publishing your book, you want to sell a few copies, don't you?!  In this module, we explain some of the areas to look at, how to get help, what to focus on and when.  
Promoting Your Book
07:27

If you have watched all of the videos, you probably have a good level of understanding about what it takes to write and publish a book.  Take this simple quiz and see if now is the right time for you to do it.

If you get all of the questions 'correct', that means I feel you are ready to write that book.  Check out my other course here on Udemy, and in fact here is a link to get the entire 68-module course for just $99 instead of $199 , while stocks last.


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About the Instructor
Mindy Gibbins-Klein
3.9 Average rating
127 Reviews
2,801 Students
2 Courses
Author, Speaker, Thought Leadership Strategist

Mindy Gibbins-Klein is an International Speaker & Executive Coach specializing in turning experts into thought leaders and published authors. Mindy has authored and co-authored seven books, and her flagship book, 24 Carat BOLD has been called ‘practical and inspiring’ by Seth Godin.

A native New Yorker, Mindy currently resides in the UK where she operates two businesses. She is Founder and CEO of The Book Midwife® book coaching company and Panoma Press publishing house. She has an enviable list of than 500 published clients who have become real thought leaders and successful authors.