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How To Write A Novel In 100 Days

John Coyne, Author & Novelist

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

      5:55
    • Class Project--Your project in this class will start you on finishing your novel in 100 days

      1:17
    • What Genre is Your Novel?--Types of fiction, from mystery to science fiction

      8:30
    • Choosing Your Point of View--Who is telling your story? The right point-of-view

      9:39
    • Characters in Your Novel--How to reveal your characters to your readers, and more

      12:44
    • Plotting Your Novel--Plotting out your narrative

      11:46
    • Editing Your Manuscript--Rewriting your novel

      12:00
    • Publishing Your Novel--Ways to publish your novel

      9:32

About This Class

This class will slowly and carefully walk a new novelist through the process of writing their first book. It is a class for everyone who has a story to tell and wants to learn how to do it. It is a step-by-step method based on the techniques I have developed as a writer, and used in the writing of my 13 novels. Students have the advantage of posting their own prose on-line and receiving positive feedback from other students. This is invaluable. You learn what ‘works’ and what ‘doesn’t work’ while still writing your first draft.

18 of 20 students recommendSee All

This is a very good course by an extremely talented and experienced novelist. Ok, John Coyne may not be a name on everyone's lips these days, but he is a pretty famous writer back in the day. He's got very practical tips here and the examples from his books shows that he is not only a gifted writer, he's also a superb teacher. I wish the course were longer, but it's still top notch. One of the best I've seen on skillshare. Thank you John Coyne for sharing your experienced, expertise and encouragement to rookie writers!
Zack Urlocker

Always learning

Very helpful information! I especially liked the posts he made on the community page. Only criticism is that the title is clickbait. You would assume this class was about how to write a novel quickly, but it is mostly just about the basics of how to make sure you set your novel up for success. For me, his clickbait sin was forgiven because if you know how to go into writing your novel successfully at the outset, then this leads to writing a quick first draft anyway. Also, he has the writing credentials to back up his advice so that's encouraging.

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John Coyne

Author & Novelist

John Coyne knows how to write books. He has published 25 of them, including 13 novels. Several of his novels are award-winners and best-sellers on sports, historical fiction, mystery, horror and romance. A former Dean at SUNY Old Westbury, he has taught creative writing at the college level in the United States and Africa. He grew up in rural Illinois and has lived in Ethiopia, Spain, Washington D.C., Michigan, and New York City. His BA degree is from Saint Louis University and his masters in...

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