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Learn how to create a killer book pitch, effeciently organize your writing, drafting, and revision of your book, and sell the manuscript in six weeks.
Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. — Kurt Vonnegut. | Develop the essential elements of your story in less than 250 words. The elevator pitch compresses your entire story into a brief statement that guides drafting, revising, and selling your book.
I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph. — Ken Kesey | A good idea is any idea no matter how hackneyed, no matter how original, as long as that idea excites you enough that you want to be the one who wants to see it as a finished book in the store.
I can’t work without a model. — Vincent Van Gogh | You will take the elevator pitch and create an outline of the essential events in your novel.
I came to explore the wreck. The words are purposes. The words are maps. — Adrienne Rich | The events of your novel can be organized into chapters. Chapters are built of two parts, scenes and summary. You will learn how to draft excellent scenes, and effective
Character is action; dialogue is action. | You will learn how to write effective dialogue that moves your plot forward and expresses your characters.
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