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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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Crowdfunding for Authors

What if you could publish a book, and get your readers to pay for all the editing, design and production? Well, that's what crowdfunding is all about. You get readers to purchase your book before you publish …

Taught by Bethany Joy Carlson

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How to Craft a Killer Short Story

So, you've decided to write a short story! Many a published author got their starts from publishing short stories. It's the perfect medium for so many authors: succinct, clear, character-driven, and brief. Compared to the …

Taught by Laura Mae Isaacman

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How to Create the Ultimate Book Marketing Plan

What if you could KNOW your book will be a success before you launch it? Most authors spend 80% of their time writing a book, but only 20% preparing to market their book. Yet, it’s the …

Taught by Rob Eagar

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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 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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