HOW TO WRITE YOUR NOVEL — FROM JUST GETTING STARTED TO GETTING PUBLISHED
The BEST INTRODUCTION for those with a book idea and a desire to get published!
In this lively and fun course, author and mentor Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success. During the past two decades, Steve has helped more than 20,000 aspiring writers structure their stories, and many are now in print. You can be next!
Books by your instructor, Steve Alcorn
Do you have a great idea for a novel, short story, play or screenplay, but don't know how to get started?
In this lively and fun course, Steve Alcorn shows you how to turn your idea into reality. Learn the basics of:
- Story Structure
- Character Development
- Viewpoint & Tense
- Writing Scenes
- Crafting Dialogue
- Manuscript Polishing
- Getting Published
More than 1000 students have taken this course and rated it 5 out of 5 stars!
Beginning Writer's Workshop shows you how to become a professional author while having fun and learning the tricks of the publishing trade. It's a fun and exciting class for all aspiring writers!
What are the requirements?
- Open to all aspiring writers, young or old, experienced or just getting started
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 16 lectures and 3 hours of content!
- Downloadable, printable handouts and exercises
- 16 Discussion Areas where you can share your work and get feedback
- Turn Your Idea Into a Novel
- Discover Your Dramatic Elements
- Develop Interesting Characters
- Construct Your Novel in Three Acts
- Learn How To Write Effective Scenes
- Explore Viewpoint and Tense
- Polish Your Manuscript
- Get Published!
What is the target audience?
- First-Time Authors
- If Your Manuscript Needs Polish
- If Your Manuscript is Unfinished
- Authors Who Want to Get Published
Steve Alcorn is the author of many novels and non-fiction books. His publications include mysteries, young adult novels, a romance novel, children's books, history and non-fiction about theme park design, and the writer's guide How to Fix Your Novel.
Steve is also the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc, the company that provides the audio and video systems used in nearly all of the world's theme parks. In his spare time he enjoys world travel, sculpture and music composition.
During the past decade he has helped more than 30,000 aspiring authors structure their novels. Many of his students are now published authors.
What people are saying...
"It was exactly what I needed, a clear and closer look at the process of writing a novel from beginning to end. Very enlightening, helpful, and enjoyable."
"The course was short and thorough. The material presented was excellent, especially the tips and tricks to improve your writing by eliminating excess adverbs, adjectives, and the like. Even though I have written several books, I still found useful information in this course and would recommend it to anyone seriously considering writing and publishing a book."
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A few of our favorite student reviews:
"If you have an idea for a book, but just can't get it together, this is the class for you. Steve Alcorn gives you the tools and the confidence to pull your ideas together and give them structure. Before you know it, you are inspired and writing. What a class! Steve Alcorn is a gifted instructor."
"It was nice to have an instructor who wasn't afraid to have fun right along with the students. For me, it created a relaxed environment where even the smallest question never felt out of place or foolish."
"I've told people that this class was life-changing when it comes to my ability to structure and complete a work of fiction. I always became blocked and wondered how people knew where their story was going next and how to make sure they were headed in the right direction. This answered all my questions and forced me to get to work on my idea. All around fantastic - worth every penny!"
"Can you see me? I'm giving you a standing ovation! Haven't done this much thinking, rethinking, breaking pencils, and eventually cheering since I graduated from college. Thank you for an inspiring and brilliant class!"