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An Introduction to this Course on Writing Productivity2:10
A Look at the Class Project0:41
An Introduction to the Writing Process0:30
The Importance of Writing Quickly1:57
Factors That Have Increased the Speed of My Writing1:05
Scrivener and Why it is a Must for All Self-published Authors1:56
The Importance of Researching Your Book and the Rules of the Genre5:57
Researching Characters and Settings within Scrivener2:35
The Importance of Outlining - Are You a Pantser or a Plotter?1:42
Why an Elevator Pitch is Still Good Practice2:45
Mapping Out Your Scenes and Chapters1:18
Distraction Free Writing in Scrivener1:13
Setting Daily Writing Targets1:28
Project Statistics in Scrivener0:51
Project Targets in Scrivener and Write or Die 21:02
Remember the First Draft Doesn't Have to Be Perfect1:46
Class Wrap Up and Additional Tasks2:33
About This Class
This class on WRITING is Module Five of the "17 'ings' of Self-publishing" course
In this class, I discuss the writing process; from the initial idea right through to completing the first draft, as well as the importance of writing quickly.
Specifically, I shall look at:
- The Writing Process
- The Importance of Writing Quickly
- Factors That Have Increased the Speed of My Writing
- Scrivener and Why it is a Must for All Self-published Authors
- The Importance of Researching Your Book and the Rules of the Genre
- Researching Characters and Settings within Scrivener
- The Importance of Outlining - Are You a Pantser or a Plotter?
- Why an Elevator Pitch is Still Good Practice
- Mapping Out Your Scenes and Chapters
- Distraction Free Writing in Scrivener
- Setting Daily Writing Targets
- Project Statistics in Scrivener
- Project Targets in Scrivener and Write or Die 2
- Why it is Important to Remember that the First Draft Doesn't have to be Perfect
So go ahead and enrol in my class and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.
The 17 'ings' of Self-publishing
You can find direct links to the other classes in the series below:
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This was an excellent course for generating ideas about building word counts and setting goals. It served as a good refresher and motivator.
Small but formidable
I also teach classes about course creation, online learning platforms and teaching, and recently, I launched the Writer Teacher Facebook Group as a place where self-published authors and online teachers can hang out to discuss how to make a significant income from your writing through the repurposing of content that you have already written in the form of online courses.
Some of my most popular Skillshare classes include:
A Little Bit More About Me
My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.
Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.
In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.
During the last 15 years, I have written non-fiction books in a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time Writer Teacher within the next couple of years.
I have an eclectic range of interests, including languages, writing, history, online marketing, design and travel. I also have a passion for cooking and eating healthy food, as well as the traditional Slovak dishes I have discovered, whilst living in the heart of Europe.
I have created a number of online courses for many of my niches and I have set up both the How To Publish An eBook and the Teach Someone A Lesson websites to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.