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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
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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
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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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Suzy G
Got headphones now. Good learning. Thank you.
Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
Yes, the headphones help a lot. I'm so pleased you are enjoying the videos and I hope they help you become the writer you want to be!
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Suzy G
Can't hear. Can't learn:(
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Malina B
I can't hear the lesson #1. Is it only my problem?
Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
Some people are having trouble, others are not. We are not sure why. If you can use headphones, the problem should go away! Hope that helps, because the content is strong! Enjoy!
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Joan W
Please correct the sound. This is interesting content but so hard to hear
Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
If you are experiencing any trouble with the sound on this video, we apologize. Some are noting trouble, some are not. For those having trouble, please try using your headphones and that should take care of the problem. I'm glad you are finding the content of high value!
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Jody B
Sound is terrible and very low
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