About this Course

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Beginner Level

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

Approx. 70 hours to complete

Suggested: This course is 26 weeks long with about five hours a week of actual writing....

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    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

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

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

Approx. 70 hours to complete

Suggested: This course is 26 weeks long with about five hours a week of actual writing....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

Week One: Creating the idea for your novel

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

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Week Two: Create your character profiles and outline Chapter One

4 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

Instructor

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David Wheeler 

Creative Research Faculty, The Hub for Innovation
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Michigan State University

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