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Developing Characters That Your Readers Will Love

What separates flat, forgettable characters from the marvelous fictional creations who you remember years after you've closed the book? And more importantly, how can you make sure the characters you write fall on the right side …

Taught by Hannah Sandoval

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Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Algorithms

Amazon is more than just a retailer: it is a search engine as well as a book discoverability website. In fact, it’s the world’s leading search engine for books, where the majority of buyers go …

Taught by Ricardo Fayet

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Book Marketing 101

All successful independent authors have one thing in common: they've found a way to build a loyal readership who raves about every single one of their books. All this takes time and dedication, on top of a …

Taught by Ricardo Fayet

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How To Validate Your Book Idea

Only 14 books show up on the first page of Amazon's search results. So wouldn't it be great to start writing your novel knowing you'll be one of those 14 with an audience? Too often authors …

Taught by Dave Chesson

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Inside a Traditional ‘Big 5’ Publisher

Many authors dream of getting signed by one of the world's biggest publishers — but a lot of what that entails is still shrouded in mystery. In this course, editor Dominic Wakeford (formerly of HarperCollins, …

Taught by Dominic Wakeford

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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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