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How to Stop Talking About Writing a Book and Actually Start Doing It

You have a great idea for a book but don’t know how to start. Or you’ve started, but you keep getting stalled out. It’s making you crazy and you yearn for a way forward. In …

Taught by Jennie Nash

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Growing Your Influence as a Non-Fiction Author

To stand the best (or any) chance of success, a non-fiction author needs to build what's called a platform: an ability to reach readers and sell to them. They need to have a base of …

Taught by Stacy Ennis

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Traditional Publishing 101

Almost every author’s dream is to get a book deal and a big advance from a famous publisher. But how can you get your foot in the door, how much money can authors expect, and …

Taught by Scott Pack

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How To Get Your Books into Libraries

US libraries spend hundreds of millions on new materials like books every single year. If you're not with a publisher and you aren't listed with a wholesaler, how can you convince librarians that your book is …

Taught by Amy Collins

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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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Novel Revision: Understanding the Craft

The first draft of a novel is just that — the first stage of a process. It's where you get all your ideas out onto the page. After you're done, the real craft of writing …

Taught by Gotham Writers Workshop

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