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Writing a novel or a creative nonfiction book? Join over a thousand satisfied students who have given dozens of five-star reviews in this course where you'll learn how to draw in agents, editors, and readers with your voice.
Narrative Voice for Novelists: How to Suck in Readers From Page One
This is part of a series of writing courses, taught by literary agent Sally Apokedak, that will help you if you are trying to get an agent, sell to a publisher, or sell your self-published books directly to the reader. After reading thousands of queries, Sally has come to believe that four things are essential if you want to write novels that will sell.
VOICE is one of those essentials. It's the first thing agents notice when they open your manuscript or book.
Whether you're writing novels or creative nonfiction books, this writing course can help you. If you're unpublished and having a hard time breaking in or if you're published but having a hard time breaking out, this course will help you. You get the voice lectures that Sally gives at writers' conferences around the United States, but you get them at a fraction of what they normally cost. Plus, you can take them in your own home, at your own pace, you don't have to pay for a hotel, and you have lifetime access to these lectures.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING about this course:
THIS is the course that will shower you with confidence and give your voice the punch it needs.
Sally is a wealth of knowledge . . . I'm looking forward to taking more of Sally's classes on Udemy.
Sally is a great teacher and is obviously extremely knowledgable . . . The topics move quickly, and you won't be bored.
Sally is a very enthusiastic and involved instructor and makes the course valuable and enjoyable for everyone.
I can understand why Sally Apokedak is a sought-after teacher at writer's conferences. First, Sally (if I may) knows her stuff. . . .
This class shows you both the science and art of writing. . . . If she produces another course, I will be sure to return!
~ Rebecca R.
The material is fun and easy to learn . . . I highly recommend any writer or aspiring writer take it to improve their writing.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING about Sally's conference classes, retreats, and online courses:
. . . thank you again for a fabulous weekend. I left encouraged and energized . . . It was a wise investment and fun.
~ Jean Wilund
We had so many wonderful comments about you and your class on our evaluations. We hope you'll be able to join us again next summer.
Blessings, Lindy Jacobs, OCW Summer Conference Director
I hope you realize how much wisdom and knowledge you imparted during your time at the wik13 conference in Birmingham. . . .
~ Heather L. Montgomery Assistant Regional Advisor Southern Breeze SCBWI
Thank you for your incredible class. It was a valuable, valuable learning experience. . . .
Thank you so much. I got a lot out of the class and it gave me a lot to think about. I'm grateful for all the feedback.
Thank you so much for your feedback . . . throughout the course. I appreciated how much you know about this field and your willingness to share your expertise.
In Sally's video lectures, she made me think about writing like I hadn't before, especially the weeks about voice and theme.
~ Margo L. Dill
What this course promises:
To teach you how to make your voice more interesting and compelling in the fiction and creative nonfiction you write.
What this course does not promise:
That you'll get a book contract.
Some questions this course answers:
- How do I write in the close-third-person point of view?
- Should I be writing in past tense or present tense?
- How can I improve my narrative voice when I write fiction or creative nonfiction?
- How can I make up fresh metaphors in a novel I'm writing?