Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan with John Lim

Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan with John Lim

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Course Title: Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan

Instructor: John Lim, Bus '13

Brought to you by Odyssey  

September 01, 2023 - October 06, 2023 (6 Sessions)  

Friday, 6 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Writing a book is one of the top "bucket list" goals of people around the world: across generations, backgrounds, and cultures. However, few ever see their dream come to fruition. If you've ever wanted to write a book but don't know how or where to start or maybe you've started in the past but never got past the blank screen in front of you, I'll teach you how to get over your fear, doubts, and procrastination habits and get that first book done. Taking on a big project like this can be intimidating so I'll teach you a framework to break this down into small, reasonable, and realistic steps that you can use to make writing and publishing a book an achievable goal. You'll learn the "anatomy" of a book, how to get your ideas organized into a succinct roadmap, and how to overcome writer's block. Finally, I will show you how to approach the editing process, how to format your manuscript, how to design a cover, and how to self-publish on Amazon KDP; one of the biggest publishing platforms in the world.

Note: This course focuses primarily on non-fiction books rather than fiction; however, I will share some tips on writing a novel.


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 Event Date
Friday, September 1, 2023
6:00pm EDT

Friday, October 6, 2023
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)