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How to Submit a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

If you've written a non-fiction book — or if you have a dynamite idea that you are uniquely qualified to write — you might want to consider pitching it to a traditional publisher. That means …

Taught by Katy Hamilton

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Writing Dialogue That Develops Plot and Character

Dialogue can make or break your book. At its best, it can transform your story into a gripping tale populated with interesting, layered characters; when dialogue is bad, it can be downright unreadable. This course will …

Taught by Bridget McNulty

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How to Write a Novel

So, you want to write a novel? That's great news, but where do you go from here? Bestselling fantasy and historical fiction author Ben Galley will show you how to plan out your book, before revealing …

Taught by Ben Galley

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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

The ability to self-edit is a skill that needs to be in every author's tool belt. But why should you self-edit? Just send your manuscript to a freelance editor instead! Well, it’s a foolish use of …

Taught by Lisa Lepki

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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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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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