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How to Research a Historical Novel or Nonfiction Book

Historical research is a critical part of writing about the past. Finding the right details will augment the authenticity of your book. It may also act as a point of plot inspiration for historical novels. Historical research can involve anything …

Taught by Laurie Garrison

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How to Set up and Grow Your Author Mailing List

The mailing list is a central element of every author’s marketing strategy. It's the one main tool you’ll use to build a long-lasting relationship with your readers, turning them into repeat buyers and unconditional fans. …

Taught by Ricardo Fayet

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How to Write a Query Letter That Agents Can't Resist

For most new authors, signing with a literary agent is their first step into the world of publishing. But to stand out from the thousands of other authors seeking representation, you first need to capture …

Taught by Rachel Stout

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Writing Dialogue That Develops Plot and Character

Dialogue can make or break your book. At its best, it can transform your story into a gripping tale populated with interesting, layered characters; when dialogue is bad, it can be downright unreadable.This course will …

Taught by Bridget McNulty

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How to Publish Your Picture Book

So, you have a picture book in your hands? Fantastic. But now you're probably coming up against the most important question of all: how are you going to publish it?Going from a picture book writer to a …

Taught by Kim Fleming

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How to Run a Price Promotion

You've written and independently published a book, and now you're ready for people to start reading it. But with so much content out there you're struggling to make your book stand out. There are a number …

Taught by Written Word Media

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