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Beginner Level

No experience necessary, just a passionate desire to write a novel.

Approx. 127 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

What you will learn

  • You will learn how to write and complete a full-length novel of 50,000 words. You will have a finished manuscript in hand at the end of the course.

Skills you will gain

Creative WritingNovel WritingStory Telling
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Beginner Level

No experience necessary, just a passionate desire to write a novel.

Approx. 127 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Week One: Creating the idea for your novel

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 11 min)
3 videos
Create Your Logline3m
Create The Dramatic Question2m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week Two: Create your character profiles and outline Chapter One

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min)
2 videos
Outline Chapter One2m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Week Three: Write Chapter One

5 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min)
2 videos
Write Chapter One6m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Week Four: Write Chapter Two

6 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min)
2 videos
Write Chapter Two2m

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