Lessons learned from a first time author

Diane Darling, Author & Speaker

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16 Videos (38m)
    • Intro to author workshop

      1:17
    • What to expect from this course

      1:40
    • Reasons to publish

      1:27
    • Create your book team

      3:25
    • Self publish or get a publisher

      2:37
    • Getting an agent

      1:23
    • What does a publisher look for

      1:43
    • Publishing house process

      1:25
    • Query and proposal

      2:31
    • Legal

      3:39
    • Writing

      2:54
    • Staying on track writing

      2:21
    • Writer's block

      1:03
    • Prep manuscript

      1:23
    • Marketing, publicity, sales

      5:27
    • Finances

      3:39

About This Class

Want to write a book? Many people do. It's very exciting but also daunting. 

In this course, you'll hear my experience about getting a call from McGraw-Hill and being asked to write a book. Yes, it's true.

I'll share with you what I do differently and what I did well.

Relax - Your class project won't be to write a book. I'll give you some interim steps to help you decide if it's right for you.

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Diane Darling

Author & Speaker

Welcome! I'm new to Skillshare and look forward to seeing you in my classes.

Most of the time I'm speaking around the world sharing insights on communications, networking, public speaking, and football. Yes you read that right, I teach people how to understand football. Why? If you can't speak sports, it's tough to connect with others.

I took standup comedy in order to overcome my fear of public speaking. That's a course for another day. I enjoy sharing insights both online and...

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