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Fiction Writing: Write And Publish Your First Novel
4.8( 147 REVIEWS )
2h 55m

This course is designed for beginners that want to learn how to write their first novel and publish it.

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2h 55m


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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to write a novel
  • Anyone who wants to publish and distribute their books

What you’ll learn: 

  • An Introduction to Writing
  • Where to Get Ideas
  • Creating Plots
  • Story Beats
  • The Magic Story Formula
  • Advanced “Tricks”
  • Writing Schedules
  • Grammar and Style Tips
  • Publishing Options
  • Covers
  • Distributing Your Books

This fiction writing course will provide you with high quality and in-depth writing lessons to help you write and publish your first novel.

There are four things that we are going to talk about in this course. The first is how to get started. We’ll start from the very beginning and talk about where to get ideas, how to get your story going, and the best tools you should use that will make writing and formatting your book a breeze.

Then we’ll talk about how to get your story finished. Writing a novel is a huge challenge, and I’ll provide some tips and tricks that will make sure you get that first draft completed.

After we’ve gotten through our first draft, we’ll go over how to polish your book to perfection, and how and where to find editors. I’ll even provide a sample template you can use that should save you a lot of time in finding the right editor for you.

Finally, we’ll cover how to get your book and to all of the four major online bookstores. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo. As well as how to distribute your book even further.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to get started on writing and publishing your first novel.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and develop the skill of writing!

About the Instructor:

Ryan Wiley

Ryan Wiley is an online entrepreneur and fiction writer. Working at one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the United States, he’s helped several multi-million dollar brands improve their search rankings and traffic. He’s also consulted and taught countless individuals wanting to grow their online businesses.

As a mystery/thriller writer, he has several books to his name. And he continues to crank out novels at a blistering pace.

Teaching is what Ryan considers his greatest passion.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Preliminary
Intro 00:00:00
Where To Get Ideas 00:00:00
Alike But Different 00:00:00
Grandpa’s VHS Player As An Idea Generator 00:00:00
A Couple More Story Idea Tricks 00:00:00
Should I Plot Or Pants 00:00:00
Story Beats 00:00:00
Tools For The Job 00:00:00
Section 2 - Sitting Down To Write
The Lifeblood Of Every Story Is… 00:00:00
The Magic Story Formula 00:00:00
Plot Outlines 00:00:00
“Advanced” Tricks 00:00:00
Recap On Writing 00:00:00
Section 3 - Getting It Finished
Symptoms Of Excusitis 00:00:00
How Many Novels Per Year? 00:00:00
Writing Schedules 00:00:00
Tips On Eliminating Distractions 00:00:00
Bonus: More Tricks 00:00:00
Section 4 - Getting It Polished
Grammar Ain’t What You Think It Is 00:00:00
A Few Quick Style Tips 00:00:00
Editing Like A Boss 00:00:00
Where To Find Editors 00:00:00
Choosing The Right Ones 00:00:00
Polishing Summary 00:00:00
Section 5 - Bonus: Getting It Published
Your Publishing Options 00:00:00
Covers 00:00:00
Distributing Ebooks Like A Pro 00:00:00
Holding Your Book In Your Hands 00:00:00
Section 6 - Wrap Up
Wrapping It All Up 00:00:00

Course Review


147 Ratings
  1. Anonymous


    Ryan, your course was very good. I’m very new to writing, I haven’t even started but I found your sessions inspiring. They were very concise and clear, easy to follow. The only issue I had was that I wasn’t sure where the resources you mention were posted and they sort of balance out what you were presenting. Other than that, I would highly recommend this course. It is a clear guide for beginners. Thanks Ryan. I hope to read your novels.

    This was the first course I have taken with Skill Success. It was a great experience and I look forward to taking another one.

  2. Anonymous

    Wonderful Course!!!!


    Ryan – You were great and I appreciate your knowledge and you sharing that with the rest of us. I learned so MUCH that I didn’t know. You really helped put things in perspective and guide me to where I want to be. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that is a beginning writer that wants to know where to go next.

  3. Anonymous

    Excellent Course!


    Highly recommend this course!
    There is a lot of valuable information covered in this course.
    Thank you, Ryan!

  4. Anonymous

    Great information


    I learned so much from this and would highly recommend it to new writers

  5. Anonymous

    Fiction Writing


    Very thorough course on writing fiction made a lot of steps easier to approach. Very enjoyable lessons

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