The How to Write a Novel Lesson Sampler — Part One

How to Write a Novel

Sometimes it’s tough to explain what a class is, how it works, why it isn’t like every other class out there.

Sometimes (well, most times) it’s a lot easier to SHOW…

So in this PART 1 demo of my How to Write a Novel class, I’ve taken the first 7 to 9 pages of each of the first seven lessons, exactly as they are in the live class.

This includes typos — and I need to mention that because I’m currently writing this class one lesson ahead of the first group of students, at a pace of one lesson per week, and I don’t at the moment have time to go back and fix typos.

All the students in my classes get all in-version updates of their classes at no extra charge — and the folks in first get a better price, because they know there are going to be splinters — typos, places where I could have done better showing them how to do something.

Once I finish the whole class in this version, I’ll go back through it with a group of students who will help me find all the bugs, and I’ll fix it. And when that’s done, it’ll will become the finished version, at the finished-course price.

Because PDFs hang around forever, you may receive this PDF after that process is complete.

But perhaps not. In either case, I apologize for the typos, the little grammar misses, and the other errors that come with publishing raw first draft.

I hope you find the content helpful in showing you part of what you’ll need to know to write novels well.

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This is not an overview of the course lessons.

This is the first 7-9 pages of each of the first seven lessons of the course. This sampler does NOT include worksheets, demos, videos, or the forum, of course. It’s JUST the first part of each lesson.

As long as you leave the material in its existing form (including the PDF format), you’re welcome to share this course sampler with anyone you like.

Download your excerpts from the first seven lessons of How to Write a Novel.





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jan little
jan little
4 years ago

I have a young cousin who loves fantasy novels. I’ve been sending her information on writing, and your suggestions, how-to tips are invaluable. Thank you so much!
Jan Little

Heidi Human
Heidi Human
4 years ago

Thank you Holly! I am a novice writer and have been devouring those courses of yours that are available on Kindle (in between devouring your novels).
Your insights, examples and humour have made my journey so far well worth it!

One day when I am a “grown up” writer, I might be able to afford your live courses.
Until then, your generosity of spirit in sharing your wisdom in other ways is keeping me going.

Thanks again!

4 years ago

Thank you, Holly. I have loved your teaching ever since the first Mugging Your Muse, but How to Think Sideways was the very first writing class that taught me how to recognize and work the actual ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing! I can’t buy How to Write a Novel right now, but this sampler will be very helpful. Just the fact you give away so much of your teaching speaks many volumes.

4 years ago

Thank you so much! 🙂

Lizzie Merrill
Lizzie Merrill
4 years ago

Thanks, Holly. I’ve read through these sample pages and found them to be very useful. I’m sure when combined with the work sheets this will be an excellent course.

Holly Lisle
Reply to  Lizzie Merrill
4 years ago

The full lessons run twenty to thirty pages on average (with just a couple of doorstops running past that so far), so these really are small samples.

The worksheets break every lesson into smaller, single steps that can be mastered quickly with practice.

DS Kane
4 years ago

I’ve written 9 Amazon Bestselling espionage technothrillers, and Holly, you taught me much of what I use in my books. Thank you. This course’s handhout is a reminder of what I now do in my books.

– DS Kane, author of the Spies Lie series (Bloodridge, DeathByte, Swiftshadow, GrayNet, Baksheesh, ProxyWar, CypherGhost, MindField and brAInbender)

4 years ago

Thank you, Holly. I love your classes!

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