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Novel Writing Master Class
4.9( 12 REVIEWS )
970 STUDENTS
5h 5m
Steve
Steve

This course is designed for those interested in learning how to write their novels.

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Course Skill Level
Beginner
Time Estimate
5h 5m

Instructor

Steve
Steve

Steve is the author of many novels and non-fiction books. He has helped more than 30,000 aspiring authors structure their novels.


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About This Course

In this lively and fun course, author and mentor Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success.

Perhaps you’ve started already on your novel and have stalled out with “writer’s block.” Don’t worry – we’ll help you bust the block and get you writing again. Or maybe you’ve finished your manuscript and are shocked to find it simply lacks the pizzazz that’ll put it on the bestseller list. No problem – we’ll help you polish your manuscript ’til it shines!

Here’s what will be covered in this course:

Master Point of View
Get inside the heads of your characters and narrators by conveying their unique perspective. Learn to limit the scope of what each character sees and define the world for your reader. Using “Point of View,” you can create horizons and funnel your readers’ attention where you want it to be.

Use Dialogue that Engages
Not all dialogue is created equal. In this online course, you’ll learn how to create cracking dialogue that can’t be ignored. Here, you’ll use dialogue to define character traits and perspectives. You’ll also craft unique and definitive voices to match each persona.

Create Conflict, Mystery & Suspense
Unanswered questions are what keep readers interested. This section will show you how to develop lucid complexity, strategic foreshadowing, and fascinating relationships to entice readers to keep turning the pages.

Develop Structure and Pacing
Learn to save countless hours of revision by outlining plot points in the beginning. Write your novel using the tried and true “Three Act Structure” to control pacing and plot. The Three Act Structure gives your novel a polished and professional appeal, and you’ll learn how to use it properly.

Be Your Own Editor
If you want your book to be taken seriously, you need a clean, compelling, error-free manuscript. This section will help you turn your draft into a polished and professional manuscript that agents are keen to read.

Get Published
These days it’s not enough just to complete a novel. Every author needs a platform to sell their story. This section will outline the pros and cons of agents, and self-publishing/self-promotion, so you can choose the path that’s best for you.

Take this course today and create your own novel masterpiece.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned to get started with your 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 learn how to write your novel!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Planning Your Novel
First Steps 00:00:00
Plot Vs. Story 00:00:00
Dramatic Elements 00:00:00
Section 2 - Characters
Character Building 00:00:00
Your Protagonist 00:00:00
Your Antagonist 00:00:00
Other Characters 00:00:00
Section 3 - Story Structure
Three Act Structure 00:00:00
Act One 00:00:00
Act Two 00:00:00
Act Three 00:00:00
Section 4 - Creating Your Manuscript
Scene and Sequel 00:00:00
Conflict 00:00:00
Suspense 00:00:00
Mystery 00:00:00
Pacing 00:00:00
Viewpoint 00:00:00
Voice 00:00:00
Tense 00:00:00
Setting 00:00:00
Dialogue 00:00:00
Beginnings And Endings 00:00:00
Section 5 - Polishing Your Manuscript
Writing Big 00:00:00
Writing Well 00:00:00
Section 6 - Selling Your Novel
Collateral 00:00:00
Manuscript Evaluation Checklist 00:00:00
Getting Published 00:00:00

Course Review

4.9

4.9
12 Ratings
  1. Anonymous
    Georgiana Oancea January 5, 2022 at 02:28 AM

    Great course

    5.0

    A really great course, structured in a clear way. The instructor is fun to watch. The small “home works” made the course engaging. The content is exactly what I needed to know. I enjoyed every minute.

  2. GREETINGS AND BLESSINGS... FROM THE AMERICA´S HEART!!! EL SALVADOR!!!

    5.0

    HOW SO INTERESTING… IT IS TO LEARN FROM A MASTER!!!
    WHO LEADS YOU STEP BY STEP TO WALK, JOG AND RUN TO GET YOUR GOAL.
    THANKS FOR THE UNIQUE EXPLANATIONS!!!

    PS. I HAVE WRITTEN in Spanish A SPORT NOVEL: #CentroAmérica2020…
    and 4 DETECTIVES NOVELS such as: Muerte en La Recámara, Pirratas de la Educación, Paparratzitos de la Sociedad and Red de Clonaciones.
    My Artistic Name is Caslo Zangel!!!

  3. Anonymous

    Succinct class that covers all the bases.

    5.0

    I enjoyed the class and Steve’s lectures. The length was just right and it covered all the key elements. Also appreciate the supplements.

  4. Anonymous

    5.0

    This is an excellent course even if you’ve already written a novel. The information was valuable and useful. The instructor broke down each part of a novel into sections and then those sections into sections. Now I have the building blocks to write a great novel. Looking at writing from this perspective makes it less terrifying to start or complete a full-length novel.

  5. Anonymous
    Jennifer Hanson May 19, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    5.0

    Worth the time! Steve presents relevant information in a clear and organized way, reading great examples and turning an on-demand course into a highly personalized workshop. The tools offered have helped me reframe my perspective as a writer (and a reader), to be able to see what my novel is missing, AND how to take it to the next level. Thank you for putting this course on SkillSuccess. It is a gem, and one of the best writing workshops I have taken. The content is clear, organized, accessible and interesting. I loved the colorful shirts!

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