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How to Plot a Novel Using the 3-Act Story Structure

Behind every good story is a solid structure. That's a fact.So why, then, do so many writers shy away from using story structure when they're plotting their stories? Having a good structure in place is one …

Taught by Kristen Kieffer

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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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Children’s Books 101: Writing for the Right Age Group

So you want to write for children? That’s great. But before you take another step, answer this question: who exactly are these children you’re writing for?Four-year-olds and fourteen-year-olds like different kinds of story — that …

Taught by Anna Bowles

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How to Use Testing as a Self-Published Author

With the success of your book (and your writing career) on the line, why should you leave anything to chance? Could your title be more appealing to readers? Does your cover work for your market? …

Taught by Kim Kohatsu

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Book Design 101

Book design is that under-appreciated step of the publishing process that can make or break a book. A book's cover is going to determine whether the book gets picked up in a book store, or clicked …

Taught by Emmanuel Nataf

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The Ten Commandments of Writing YA Novels

It's strange to think how so many popular books have protagonists in their late teens—but there's something undeniably compelling about teenagers, caught in a web of fraught emotions and growing responsibilities. Perhaps this rich, emotional …

Taught by Kate Angelella

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