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From Idea to First Draft!

A 12-week, interactive novel-writing course led by an industry pro


Editor and writing coach Alicia Dean teaches From Idea to First Draft

Want to whip your ideas into shape and turn them into an exciting novel? Develop habits that will increase your productivity as you learn the secrets even the biggest names use to write their stories?

All this and much more in this 12-week, interactive course for beginners and seasoned authors alike.

Each week, you'll have the chance to ask questions. You'll also have 3 opportunities during the course to brainstorm with Alicia or submit scenes to her for feedback.




Module 1 is free for you!





Week 1 is all about PREPARING TO WRITE.

In just the first week, you'll learn:
  • How to condense your story idea into a few powerful sentences
  • Tips for turning off your internal editor and freeing your creativity
  • How to increase productivity and form a daily writing habit
...and more!

After you complete Week 1, you're invited to take the rest of the course, where you'll learn so much about what it takes to write a fantastic novel.



Module 1 is free for you!





Here's what you'll learn after the first week:

Week 2: CHARACTER

How to create an overview of your main character(s) and their role in the story


Week 3: STORY QUESTIONS

Questions to answer that will lay a solid foundation for your novel


Week 4: OUTLINE/SCENE LIST

The Inciting Incident, turning points, middle twist, black moment and climax. Even pantsers will benefit from sketching out these story parts, and plotters can go a step further and actually write out a list of scenes.


Week 5: SCENE CRAFTING

Elements to include in a scene


Week 6: SPRINTS

How to conduct successful writing sprints to increase productivity


Week 7: WRITER'S BLOCK

Tips to defeat writer's block


Week 8: OPENING HOOK

What is needed in your opening scene and what is not


Week 9: THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR NOVEL

Learn which parts of your novel are most important and how to make them shine


Week 10: THE CRAFT OF WRITING

Learn about showing vs. telling, head hopping, and more


Week 11: SELF EDITING

Tips on polishing and revising


Week 12: WHAT NOW?

An overview of what steps need to be taken, depending on your goal, once you finish your novel



Module 1 is free for you!








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