Novel Writing 101 - A Guide to the Creative Writing, Rewriting and Self-Editing of Your First Novel

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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27 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Novel writing 101 promo skillshare

      2:00
    • 2. WRITING - An Introduction to the Writing Process

      0:21
    • 3. WRITING - The Importance of Writing Quickly

      1:50
    • 4. WRITING - The Factors that have Increased the Speed of My Writing

      0:56
    • 5. WRITING - The Must have Application for All Self published Authors

      1:46
    • 6. WRITING - The Importance of Researching Your Book and the Rules of the Genre

      5:33
    • 7. WRITING - Researching Characters and Settings

      2:21
    • 8. WRITING - The Importance of Outlining Are You a Pantser or a Plotter?

      1:31
    • 9. WRITING - Why an Elevator Pitch is Still Good Practice

      2:30
    • 10. WRITING - Mapping Out Your Scenes and Chapters

      1:10
    • 11. WRITING - Distraction Free Writing

      1:05
    • 12. WRITING - Setting Daily Writing Targets

      1:17
    • 13. WRITING - The Importance of Project Statistics

      0:47
    • 14. WRITING - The Importance of Project Targets

      0:55
    • 15. WRITING - Remember the First Draft Doesn't Have to Be Perfect

      1:33
    • 16. POLISHING - So What Exactly Do I Mean by Polishing?

      0:22
    • 17. POLISHING - The Rewriting of Your First Draft

      2:00
    • 18. POLISHING - With One Eye on the Rules of Writing

      1:22
    • 19. POLISHING - And Another Eye on the Elements of a Story

      1:53
    • 20. EDITING - The Importance of Editing

      1:36
    • 21. EDITING - The Different Types of Editing

      1:00
    • 22. EDITING - Self editing Your Book

      1:27
    • 23. EDITING - Substantive Editing

      1:04
    • 24. EDITING - Copy Editing

      0:52
    • 25. EDITING - Proofreading

      1:40
    • 26. EDITING - What You Can Do if You Can't Afford an Editor?

      4:32
    • 27. Your Class Project

      1:21
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About This Class

Novel Writing 101 is a Step-by-step Guide to the Writing, Polishing and Editing of Your First Novel.


The class begins with a look at how you should go about WRITING your first draft, where the focus is very much upon writing quickly, writing in a structured and organised manner, following the rules of your book's genre, the setting of daily writing targets and the general philosophy that your first draft doesn't have to be perfect.


The next part of the class looks at the REWRITING of that first draft or the Polishing of Your Manuscript. In this section, I also cover The Rules of Writing and the Elements of a Story.


The final part of the class looks at the all-important EDITING of your book and here I consider the 4 different types of editing that every novel should go through before being published, namely the self-editing of your book, the substantive editing of your book, the copy editing of your book and finally the proofreading of your book.


The class then concludes by taking an in-depth look at the process you will need to follow, if you are unable to afford professional editors.


Novel Writing 101 really is a MUST-watch course if you are currently writing your first work of fiction and will even be of interest if you happen to be writing a non-fiction book, as well.


So why don't you enrol in the class today and learn how to Write, Rewrite and Edit your first novel.