You’ve thought about it. You’ve dreamed about it. You’ve talked about it.
Now is the time to make it happen.
Tell your story
In one semester, you will turn your idea into your book. One word a time, one little bit at a time, you will craft the story you want to tell.
Each week, you will work through the process of writing the words while building the momentum so you will have a completed manuscript that you can get published (or publish on your own).
Map it out – what are you writing (genre/focus), who are your writing (character sketches), where will it go (rough outline)
Define your target reader – detailed description of who you are writing TO
Create a writing plan – a business plan tilted to your focus on writing
Think about publishing paths – indie, hybrid, traditional
Plan your writing platform – website, social media, in-person events
Consider Alpha and Beta readers
Discuss rewriting process and review filler words and phrases
Work through editing techniques, editing types, and the benefits of hiring professionals (along with costs)