Writing Courses

Manuscript Mentoring offers downloadable courses for writers who want to improve their writing. Each module prioritizes practical advice over theory; examples and step-by-step techniques are included in every course.

How to Write a Novel   course

Do you want to improve the mechanics of your writing? Not just how ideas are structured, but your actual writing? In education, literary theory often takes precedent over sentence and paragraph composition. But how is the writer supposed to turn a great idea into words if he or she does not have the tools to do so? Manuscript Mentoring’s How to Write a Novel focuses on the core elements of writing: sentence composition, transitioning techniques, active and passive voice constructions, and word-class use. 

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How to Write a Novel (Part 1)

$2.99

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How to Write a Novel (Part 2)

$2.99

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How to Write a Novel (Part 1 & 2)

$5.98

$4.99

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This module covers the structural aspects of fiction writing: idea organization, outlining, point of view, and plot. It also elaborates on the stylistic considerations of sentence construction: the impact of certain word classes, active and passive writing, showing and telling, and repetition. Part 1 is ideal for (a) writers who want to write a book but don’t know where to begin, and (b) writers who need help enlivening their prose.

Word Count: 7,020     File Format: PDF

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This module focuses on the technical aspects of fiction writing: the four sentence types, transitioning techniques, and literary devices. Editing, proofing, formatting, and querying are also covered. Part 2 is ideal for (a) writers who need detailed structural advice on sentence and paragraph construction, (b) writers who have finished their first draft but need help making their manuscript the best it can be before approaching a literary agent.

Word Count: 8,363     File Format: PDF

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This version contains both Part 1 and Part 2 of Manuscript Mentoring’s How to Write a Novel course. From outlining to writing, editing, and querying, this product covers all aspects of the novel-writing process. Naturally, this includes detailed analyses of writing at sentence level.

Word Count: 15,383     File Format: PDF