Novel Writing: Get Published!
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Novel Writing: Get Published!

A Step by Step Guide to Getting into Print
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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.
165 students enrolled
Created by Steve Alcorn
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Create the marketing materials you'll use to contact publishers, agents and readers
Apply my "Manuscript Evaluation Checklist" to make sure your work is ready to publish
Use a Story Idea to pitch your novel
Create a Synopsis that sells
Learn how to write a Query Letter that won't land in the slush pile
Discover the ease and profitability of Self-publishing
Create an e-book in minutes
Get published!
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites
  • All you need to benefit from this course is a desire to write great fiction!
Description

Have you started a novel only to get part way into the manuscript and find yourself stuck? Or do you have an idea for a novel but aren't sure where to begin? Have you completed a first draft but feel it doesn't quite have the luster of professional Novel Writing?

In this lively and fun course Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success. You'll learn how to write a novel step by step.

During the past two decades, Steve Alcorn has helped more than 20,000 students structure their novels, and many of them are now in print. Steve's courses are rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

Writers write to be read! This course shows you how to get that novel finished and into print:

  • Create the marketing materials you'll use to contact publishers, agents and readers
  • Apply my "Manuscript Evaluation Checklist" to make sure your work is ready to publish
  • Use a Story Idea to pitch your novel
  • Create a Synopsis that sells
  • Learn how to write a Query Letter that won't land in the slush pile
  • Discover the ease and profitability of Self-publishing
  • Create an e-book in minutes
  • Get published!

Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story or an experienced author looking for ways to bring your fiction to life, Steve Alcorn's novel writing courses will show you how to succeed!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for unpublished authors who want to get into print
  • This course is perfect for beginning or experienced writers
  • These techniques apply to novels, short stories and screenplays
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Getting Into Print
7 Lectures 42:28

Here's what to expect in the course.

Preview 02:13

The most important thing to understand about conventional publishing is the different types of material you'll need to present to prospective agents or editors

Preview 08:02

When you can answer yes to each question on my Manuscript Evaluation Checklist, your novel is ready to go to press!

Manuscript Evaluation Checklist
11:17

To catch an editor's eye requires a professional and intriguing query letter. Here's how to create one.

The Query Letter
06:10

Major changes in the publishing world have shifted the balance of power to authors with the skills to get their work into reader's hands using the latest technology. Here's how you can benefit.

Self-Publishing
05:54

Whether you are conventionally published or self-published, you will need to market your book yourself. Here are my favorite techniques for selling your masterpiece!

Marketing
07:51

Now that you know how to get your novel into print, it's time to turn your attention to marketing that book to your readers. Good luck, and Happy Writing!

Next Steps
01:01
About the Instructor
Steve Alcorn
4.5 Average rating
497 Reviews
6,659 Students
14 Courses
Published Author and Educator

Steve Alcorn is a theme park designer, author, teacher, and the founder of Writing Academy. His novels include mysteries, young adult stories, historic fiction and romance. His is also the author of How to Fix Your Novel.

Steve has helped more than 20,000 aspiring writers structure their novels, through the online learning programs of 1500 colleges and universities worldwide. Many of his students are now published authors, and you can be, too!