Course Title: Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan with John Lim
Instructor: John Lim Bus '14 (MBA)
Brought to you by Odyssey
March 28, 2024 - May 02, 2024 (6 Sessions)
Thursday, 6PM 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 tried in the past and couldn't get past the blank screen in front of you, I'll teach you how to get over your fear, doubts, and procrastination habits to get that first book done. Taking on a big project like this can be intimidating so I'll show you a framework to break this down into small, reasonable, and realistic steps to make writing and publishing a book an achievable goal. In this course, 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 teach 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 is open to both non-fiction and fiction writers.
Reviews from prior students:
“I thought that John did a phenomenal job both in planning content and presenting the course. His significant resources were very helpful and I will continually refer to them as I move forward in writing my book. He is very knowledgeable, having written several books on diverse topics.”
” John was thorough and engaging. His handouts were extremely useful. His organization was remarkable. This was a great class.”
“Very organized and methodical approach to self-publishing, John's course makes the whole process seem very doable."
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