Writing Your First Novel

Learn the basics of the novel writing process...everything from creating great characters to writing dazzling dialogue.

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Have you always dreamed about being an author?
Do you have an idea for story already?

If so this class is for you.


It will show you how to develop good writing habits from day one, how to get the book started and finished, but teach you what makes a great story, great characters, and a plot that will have an editor or agent thinking you’ve been writing for years.

 This class will show you-

How to plot
How to create characters readers will love
How to choose the right person to tell the story
How to write dialogue so that your readers will think they’re eavesdropping on a real conversation.
How to show and not tell
How to make sure your character has a goal and there’s enough conflict throughout your story
Ways to up the emotional impact
And lots more…

If you feel now is the time to start writing a novel, why not enroll in the class today and be on your way to writing a story that who knows, could be the next bestseller.
Intended Audience: Beginning novelists.

Course Curriculum

Lesson One-Getting Set to Write and the Keys to Success
Lesson Two-Choosing Your Genre
Lesson Three-Outlining and Plotting
Lesson Four-Characters
Lesson Five-Point of View
Lesson Six-Dialogue
Lesson Seven-Pacing
Lesson Eight-Conflict and Emotion
Lesson Nine-Showing Versus Telling
Lesson Ten-Narration
Lesson Eleven-Setting, Time and Place
author

Susan Palmquist

Instructor

Susan Palmquist is the bestselling author of 100 plus books, including non-fiction, romance and mystery novels. For the last ten years she's been tutoring for an online school and teaching workshops for chapters of The Romance Writer's of America. In 2017 she launched her coaching and mentoring service and runs a writing blog. Find out more at www.susanpalmquist.com and www.thiswriterslife.com.