A Novel Approach 2: How To Edit And Sell Your Novel

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone who has either written a first draft of a novel or would like more industry insight on how novels are edited, pitched, and sold. This course is perfect if you want to gain industry knowledge on the steps that go into creating a final draft of a novel, as well as polishing, querying, and pitching. This course is also perfect for anyone interested in self-publishing or in building a career as an author.

What does this course cover

-How to create a final draft
-How to query agents
-How to decide whether or not to self-publish
-How to build connections in the publishing industry
-How to understand the publishing industry and its rules
-How to pitch your novel the right way
-how to follow the rules of your genre
-How to build your author brand and platform in advance
-How to promote yourself as a writer

What will it be like

This course will be taught by an industry professional who can provide custom industry insight. It will be a mix of workshop style, pitching exercises, feedback, and industry relevant lectures.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students will need access to a computer and software such as Word or Pages.(Other writing software is acceptable)

What this course could lead to

After this course you can move on to 'Self-publishing- A Guide for Beginners,' which will teach you how to successfully self-publish your novel.

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’