Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing your novel, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] Because this course focuses…primarily on selling your novel rather than writing it,…I'm not going to go into too much detail…about the writing process…but I do want to take some time to offer a few tips.…Writing a novel is a complicated…and oftentimes difficult process.…It's a never-ending learning curve.…At the time of creating this course,…I've just finished writing my 14th novel…and I'm still learning more with every manuscript I tackle.…The best two pieces of advice I can give you is this,…read and write.…
It sounds overly simple, I know, but it's the truth.…Read everything in the genre you're trying to write in…and dabble in some other genres too for more inspiration.…Study the voice, the structure,…the character arcs of your favorite books,…try to figure out what makes them your favorite…and most important and I can't stress this enough,…read what's selling.…I hear a lot of people tell me…that they think the books on the top of the bestseller lists…are terrible or fluff or completely unreadable.…
- 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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