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

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

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

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

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

    • Plotting Your Novel--Plotting out your narrative

    • Editing Your Manuscript--Rewriting your novel

    • Publishing Your Novel--Ways to publish your novel

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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.

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This class has helped my writing a lot, especially the class on Plotting Your Novel. I highly recommend it!!
Grace Crosina

God's Girl

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





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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