How To Write A Novel In 100 Days

John Coyne, Author & Novelist

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8 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. Introduction--Overview of what the class is about and what you will accomplish

    • 2. Class Project--Your project in this class will start you on finishing your novel in 100 days

    • 3. What Genre is Your Novel?--Types of fiction, from mystery to science fiction

    • 4. Choosing Your Point of View--Who is telling your story? The right point-of-view

    • 5. Characters in Your Novel--How to reveal your characters to your readers, and more

    • 6. Plotting Your Novel--Plotting out your narrative

    • 7. Editing Your Manuscript--Rewriting your novel

    • 8. Publishing Your Novel--Ways to publish your novel


Project Description

Write the first draft of the opening chapter to your novel.


Write the first draft (of any length) of your novel, and share your first chapter in the project gallery.

What makes Skillshare a terrific website is that you will have a community of other writers who will comments on your chapter, and tell you what ‘work’ and wasn’t doesn’t. Writers like you will pointing out great lines that you wrote. And I hope they will tell you---nicely--wasn’t doesn’t quite work for them. We can all learn from each other, that is the real value of the class and this experience. And I promise you, with everyone writing and comments, your novel will improve from the very first sentence.



  • Title of Your Novel
  • Brainstorming
  • A short description of your main character
  • Write the first draft of the opening chapter and as you write it, post your prose on-line.