Hey there. You’ve found the course road map. Good job.
I realize you’re not all at the same place in your writing life. Some of you are old pros looking for a kick in the pants. Some of you are completely new to writing and don’t know a word doc from an epub (that’s okay. I didn’t either).
Wherever you are in your career, you’re in the right place.
Feel free to skip the chapters and lectures you don’t need. If you’re a Duotrope veteran and crunch numbers in your sleep, you probably don’t need to listen to me for those precious minutes of your life. But if you’ve never used a market search engine before, well, that’s a different story.
This course is designed with a broad scope in mind. Other courses will be narrower in focus. I figured you were clever enough cupcakes to sort yourselves out that way.
Of course, visit the Forums. Make some friends. Find a writing partner.
Your Road Map to Selling Some Flippin’ Frackin’ Stories
If you want to dive right in and start writing:
The Number One Secret to Selling A Story
Flash Fiction: Story Structure in a Microcosm
Choosing the Right Hardware and Right Software
Writing Prompts & Exercises
Writing Prompt #2 – Escalating Tension
Anna’s Rules for Giving a Professional Manuscript Critique
Anna’s Rules for Receiving a Manuscript Critique like a Pro
When you’re ready to submit
- Using Duotrope (Part 1)
- Using Duotrope (Part 2)
- Using Duotrope (Part 3)
- Using The (Submission) Grinder Part 1
- Using The (Submission) Grinder Part 2
- Using Submittable
Breaking Through to the Professional Level
Always a Semi-Pro & Never a Pro
Resonance – A Surefire Way to Make Me Buy Your Story
What I Look for When Buying Stories
For more detailed lectures on rewriting, revising, and the business of writing, check out Write Stories That Sell Part II.
For a manuscript critique from me.
To jump in with both feet and become one of my personal writing students.