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Course Name: How to Plan and Outline Novels (Using Scrivener)

Subtitle: Learn the Step-by-Step “Story Beats” Process That Two Bestselling Writers Use To Publish 1.5 Million Words a Year

Instructor: Taught by The Smarter Artist, #1 Amazon Bestselling Authors, Podcasters, & Authorpreneurs

Category: Business

Subcategory: Media

Provided by: Udemy

Price: $19 (before discount)

Free coupon code: See above (no charge for coupon)

Review info & popularity

As of March 9, 2016…

Students: 5475 students enrolled

Ratings: 11088 reviews

Rank: ranked #169 in Udemy Business Courses

Brief course description

In this course, Smarter Artist co-founder Sean Platt will show you the step-by-step process our 3-person bestselling author team uses to plan and outline over 2 million words per year of high-quality, reader-loved fiction without hassle, delays, or the frustration most writers face.

The most important thing any independent author must do to sell more books and make more money is to “write, publish, and repeat,” getting new work to market fast. In this course, we’ll show you how to get faster while making your stories richer, deeper, and flat-out better.

Through ten videos and just under 3 hours of content, you’ll learn a pre-production process we call “story beats” — a way of planning that combines the thoroughness of traditional outlining with the flexibility and high creativity of “seat of the pants and trusting the story” writing. Having the very best beats in place before writing will take the frustration out of daily writing because you’ll always know your characters, their world, their motivations, and their conflicts. You’ll know what they look like, how they act, and what they’re up to. Sean will show you this process using our favorite writing program: Scrivener. He’ll show you what to put where, how to use images and the different sections to define your project, and how to show up at the desk tomorrow ready to kick butt and take names.

(Read more about this course on the official course page.)

The Smarter Artist bio

SEAN PLATT, JOHNNY B. TRUANT, AND DAVID W. WRIGHT (the Smarter Artist team) are the co-hosts of the top-rated Self-Publishing Podcast and the co-authors of the #1 Marketing bestseller Write. Publish. Repeat: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success. Sean is also the author of Writing Online, the writing how-to that has helped thousands of writers. Together the trio have published well over 4 million words of popular fiction.

(Learn more about this instructor on the official course page.)

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Final details for this Udemy course

Languages: English

Skill level: All Levels

Lectures: 10 lessons

Duration: 2 Hours of video

What you get: Plan your entire story from Day One starting with a no-fuss, stepwise outlining process … but WITHOUT locking yourself in and cutting off creative expansion as happens with most outlining methods.

Target audience: Authors who want to write better stories faster.

Requirements: Scrivener software (not required for planning process, but recommended to get the most out of it).

Access: Lifetime access

Peace of mind: 30 day money back guarantee

Availability: available online, as well as on iOS and Android

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