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Writing Bestselling Fiction

Ken Follett

Writing Bestselling Fiction

Get your novel to the top of the charts with the help of the international bestselling author.

This course includes:

22 lessons

6 hours

32 exercises

What you'll learn

Join Ken as he teaches you everything he knows about writing bestsellers – from the importance of establishing a writing routine to getting your book published.

  • Get started with an idea
  • Create compelling characters
  • Use pace to create a page-turner
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Establish a writing routine
  • Get published

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Ken Follett is one of the world’s most respected and successful novelists. During his 50-year career, he has written 36 books with over 180 million copies sold worldwide. His work has been translated into 40 languages and is sold in 80 countries, earning him accolades from across the globe. As well as receiving a CBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to literature, he has picked up an Edgar Best Novel Award in America, Italy’s Premio Bancarella literary prize, as well as awards in Spain, Bavaria, and Hungary to name but a few.

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Lesson plan (22)

  1. 01

    Writing Bestselling Fiction Introduction

    07:57

  2. 02

    What makes a good idea for a novel

    05:06

  3. 03

    Developing ideas

    21:56

  4. 04

    Weaving the narrative

    16:59

  5. 05

    Research

    15:26

  6. 06

    The outline

    21:18

  7. 07

    Finding an agent or publisher

    31:28

  8. 08

    The first line

    17:32

  9. 09

    Outline to draft

    23:45

  10. 10

    Character

    36:04

  11. 11

    Pace

    22:00

  12. 12

    Sex and violence

    20:58

  13. 13

    Genre

    19:07

  14. 14

    Writing style

    13:16

  15. 15

    Fact-checking

    21:54

  16. 16

    My process

    10:18

  17. 17

    The rewrite

    20:04

  18. 18

    Publishing and promotion

    11:57

  19. 19

    Promoting your book

    20:26

  20. 20

    Reading

    04:01

  21. 21

    Conclusion

    01:47

  22. 22

    Ken Follett Q&A

    15:33

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