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"FICTION WRITING BASICS"
Want to write fiction but don't know where to start? Perhaps you've drafted a manuscript and are not sure what to do next, or lack the confidence to publish that book you wrote years ago? If any of these sound familiar, then "Fiction Writing Basics" is for you.
In four coffee-break podcast lessons (75 mins. total), Matt shares his advice and experience of writing and publishing fiction, both as an author and an editor, covering the most fundamental topics, including:
- Why you are writing your book;
- Which format you should choose;
- How to structure your plot and use a 3-act formula;
- Different character types and how to use and develop them;
- Editing and proofreading your book;
- Preparing a synopsis;
- Submitting to publishers and agents;
- How and why to self-publish.
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What is the "Fiction Writing Basics" course? Find out here what to expect, who the course is aimed at and what you need to know to get started.
LESSON 1: PURPOSE AND BEST FORMAT:
Why are you writing? Is it for therapy, education or just pure creativity? Answering this question will help you decide which format is best for your book.
LESSON 2: GENRE AND THE 3-ACT STRUCTURE:
Which genre does your book fall into, and does the 3-Act Structure apply? Even if you don't know what it is, the chances are you've been using it.
LESSON 3: CHARACTERS:
Character creation and development is a vital component to quality fiction - some say the single most important element.
LESSON 4: PREPARING TO PUBLISH:
Think your book is finished and you're ready to publish? Think again. Writing is easy - now the real work begins!