Writing Class

Greetings!

I have been pondering the possibility of creating a writing class to help those who aren’t sure how to start writing, get into writing, etc. Udemy is a website that I use quite frequently to take classes for my other hobbies and really liked the idea of sending out another perspective on writing.

Obviously, I would like to be as in-depth as possible. My goal is to cover everything a new or struggling writer would need to know. I’m brainstorming different ideas but would like your input as well! What are some topics you would like me to cover? Here is what I have so far.

  • Introduction (Who I am, How I got into writing, my recent novel, etc.)
  • The Writing Process
    • Finding Inspiration
    • Creating Characters
    • Creating a New World
    • Outlining your novel
      • Creating scenes, big moments, and plot twists
      • Character Growth
      • Foreshadowing (for future books or later in the novel)
    • First Draft
    • First Edit (Content)
      • Content – Quality vs. Quantity
      • Descriptions
      • Character Speech
    • Second Edit
      • Grammatical Edit (can use an Editor for this)
      • Reading Paragraphs backwards.
    • Third Edit
      • Prose Edit
      • How different from First Edit
      • Flow of Story
    • Additional Edits
  • Beta Readers
    • What are they and how do they help?Questions
    • Do you have to change everything they suggest?
    • Taking Constructive Criticism
  • Publishing Process (Self-Publishing)
    • Writing Software (Google Docs -> Microsoft Word -> Scrivener)
    • Why Scrivener? Publishing Outlets (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Goodreads)
    • Book Cover (Fiverr.com vs. professional cover artists)
    • Writing a Synopsis
    • Finishing Touches
  • Marketing a Book
    • Pinterest
    • Writer’s Blog
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Author Events
    • Connecting with Other Authors & Readers
  • Getting Started on your Next Book and Conclusion

Any other items that you think should be added on the list? Thank you in advance for the comments! 🙂 I will do my best to finalize the outline and get started on making the videos!

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