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How to Write Your First Novel

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    1. Getting Started as a Novelist
    A lesson with Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
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    Learn what it takes to write a novel, including the 3 P's of writing and the tools you need to produce a book and establish a writing space and schedule.

    Learn what it takes to write a novel, including the 3 P's of writing and the tools you need to produce a book and establish a writing space and schedule.

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    2. Researching & Outlining Your Novel
    A lesson with Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
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    In this lesson, learn why research is important, even for fiction writing, review different outlining methods, and discover why you should save all drafts.

    In this lesson, learn why research is important, even for fiction writing, review different outlining methods, and discover why you should save all drafts.

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    3. Writing Your Novel's Beginning & Ending
    A lesson with Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
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    In this creative writing lesson, learn how to begin your novel with compelling action and characters, as well as gain tips on ending your novel.

    In this creative writing lesson, learn how to begin your novel with compelling action and characters, as well as gain tips on ending your novel.

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    4. Choosing a Point of View for Your Novel
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    In this lesson, learn about different point of view options for novels, discover how to choose the right one for your story, and review how to use tense.

    In this lesson, learn about different point of view options for novels, discover how to choose the right one for your story, and review how to use tense.

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    5. Creating Great Characters for Your Novel
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    In this lesson, learn how to develop your main character by discovering who he/she is and what he/she wants, and picking an appropriate name, age, and gender.

    In this lesson, learn how to develop your main character by discovering who he/she is and what he/she wants, and picking an appropriate name, age, and gender.

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35 Comments
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Kat C
7:37 PM 03 July 2018
I just can’t understand it because of the sound
Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
2:37 PM 05 July 2018
Some people are having trouble with sound, some are not. I'm not sure why. We've tried lots of things. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Some people have said the sound is better with ear buds.
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Margaret H
Is there a transcript available?
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Margaret H
Anyone else having trouble with the sound?
Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
I've had a couple of people say the sound is difficult for them, but other people say it's fine. So I'm not sure. I've been told if you use earbuds it's better.
Eleanor F
Sound is terrible
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Ha T
I always want to write, and this video helps me a lot. Great!
Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
I'm so glad! I'm always very happy to hear that people want to write. And I wish you all the best!
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Robert J
The audio is to poor to understand what you are saying. I would like to hear it, but I can't. There's an echo which makes it sound like a cylon from the 80's version of battlestar galactica.
Robert J
I did try a few headphones and found a pair that makes the audio ok. Some headphones don't work either. For those that are struggling, try different headphones.
Robert J
The content is great though, it's just the audio with issues. Thanks.
I apologize for the problems with the audio. We've tried several things on our end and are not sure why some people are having trouble and others not. I'm so pleased you are finding the content helpful. Thanks for hanging in there!
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