Start writing your book

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

Taught by - 6 Comments

Start this course

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 this short course, book coach Jennie Nash shares the secrets for how to start strong so you can move forward with confidence. It’s a powerful way to stop talking about someday writing a books, and to actually start doing it, by getting the idea out of your head and onto the page.


Students can only enroll in one class at a time. If you’re currently taking a course, please wait until it has finished before signing up for a new one.


What you'll learn in this course

  • The importance of knowing why you're writing, and letting it show in your work
  • How to find your "raving fan," the one who you'll need to keep in mind every time you write a page
  • How to find your voice and use the right narrator for your story
  • How to envision your entire book, so you know always know where you're going
  • How to start the book, and how to know when to end it

Brought to you by

jennie nash writing a bookJennie Nash is a private book coach, whose clients regularly land top New York agents, national self-publishing awards, and book deals with houses such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Random House. Jennie is the author of four novels and three memoirs. She is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Author Accelerator, which offers weekly accountability and feedback from specially trained book coaches so you can finally finish your book. Reedsy Learning students can get $50 off their signature Blueprint for a Book course — just drop Jennie a line first!

Start this course

Discuss this course

6
Leave a Reply

6 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest
Notify of
Louise Goulet Willis

Nice article, love to read beginnings of books. Question. How does one start the second book of a continuing series? So difficult to figure what to re-introduce and what to leave behind.

Hastin Roba

I am interested in this course

Sally Lavergne

I am interested in taking this course but not sure if it is the right time to droit.

Jon dixon

Im writing a book already but need help to publish my first book

Dr. P

I am very interested in taking this course. However I am in a public library and not able to sign up on this computer.. I must get to my own laptop, today.

Dr. P

Totally interested

Continue learning

People who enjoyed this course also looked at the following:

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

View course

The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue

One of the biggest tell-tale signs of non-professional writing is the way in which dialogue is represented on the page. Readers are used to seeing spoken words formatted in a certain way. Failure to adhere …

Taught by Tracy Gold

View course

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

View course

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

View course

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

View course

Understanding Point of View

Point of view (or POV) is one of those tricky, technical elements in writing that can be a challenge for many writers. Together with voice, point of view helps establish the narration for your writing, and …

Taught by Gabriela Pereira

View course