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How to Write a Suspense Novel

Learn how to write a gripping suspense novel in this free 10-day course from novelist and book coach Christina Kaye.

Taught by Christina Kaye

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How to Turn Up the Heat in Your Romance

Ready to turn your romance steamy? Kelly Palmer's free course takes you through the essentials of hot writing; from creating sexual tension to writing appealing sex scenes and what to call body parts, we've got you covered!

Taught by Kelly Palmer

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Inside a Traditional ‘Big 5’ Publisher

Editor Dominic Wakeford (Hachette, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House) reveals the inner workings of Big 5 publishers in this fun, free course.

Taught by Dominic Wakeford

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How to Find Your Target Readers

In this free 10-day course for beginners, book coach Belinda Griffin shows authors how to identify and reach their target readers.

Taught by Belinda Griffin

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How to Get Your Book Covered by Mainstream Media

If you think that only celebrities and traditionally published authors can get their book covered by mainstream media, then you're in for a nice surprise. In this course, you'll learn how the media outlets really work and how you can use that knowledge to get blogs, magazines, newspapers and eve...

Taught by Matt Rudnitsky

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How to Build an Amazing Author Blog

If you're an author, you know that blogs are one of the top book marketing tools in this day and age. But what you may not know is how to create and maintain one successfully! A great author blog should attract new readers while preserving a faithful audience, offer interesting content that "fill...

Taught by Jessica Festa

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