Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Words of advice on writing and revising, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] One last note about writing and revising…before we move on.…Completing a full-length novel…is a very different experience for everyone.…As business-minded and organized as I believe…you should be to make a successful career out of it,…writing is still an art form, and art is personal.…For some people, it takes years to finish their first draft.…For others, it takes only a few months.…I advise you to put pressure on yourself…to write as often as you can, every day if possible.…But don't pressure yourself into a deadline…that's not realistic.…
A novel written well is worth much more…than a novel written quickly.…You'll have plenty of deadlines…implemented by your publisher later on…when you're writing your second, third, and fourth books.…For now, take whatever time you need…to perfect your manuscript…and get it to a place where you can be proud of it.…The first book I sold took two years to perfect…before I got an agent to represent it.…I rewrote it four times, and it was 400 pages,…but I believed in the story,…
- Comparing traditional publishing and self-publishing
- Writing and revising your novel
- Finding an agent
- Perfecting your pitch
- Writing a query letter
- Researching agents
- Submitting to agents
- Reading your book contract
- Negotiating advances and royalties
- Understanding the publishing process
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of the Publishing Process
Why I created this course2m 32s
2. Writing and Revising Your Novel
3. Introduction to Literary Agents
4. Creating and Perfecting Your Pitch
5. Writing Your Query Letter
6. Researching Agents
7. Submitting to Agents
8. Selling Your Novel
9. Navigating Your First Book Contract
10. The Publishing Process
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