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No More Writer's Block!

Image Description Marcia Yudkin
20 lessons
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1h 20m
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90%

Whether you've put off work on your firm's annual report or the Great American Novel, the "No More Writer's Block!" course gives you the practical tools and attitudes you need to cast off your habitual excuses for not writing and lick procrastination for good. Discover the five elements of discipline, the five elements of inspiration, and five writing techniques that enable you to get a lot of writing done in a small amount of time. Based on years of creativity research, the techniques and concepts in this audio course were tested at dozens of workshops and in one-on-one coaching with...

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Creative Thinking

Image Description Drew Boyd
10 lessons
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37m
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92%

Creativity is a skill, not a gift that you're born with. Anyone can learn creative thinking no matter where they are starting from on the creativity scale. The secret is in patterns that have been used by innovators for thousands of years to produce novel ideas. Join Drew Boyd, the leading practitioner of Systematic Inventive Thinking, as he teaches five techniques and key principles to using this amazing method to "think inside the box."

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How to Get Your Photobook Published

Image Description Jennifer Yoffy
8 lessons
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34m

This course will explore the ins and outs of photobook publishing and help photographers determine their best path forward to get their work published. Over the course of eight lessons, it will cover how to edit and sequence your work for a book, creating a book dummy, discovering the best-fit publishing model, approaching publishers, fundraising, printing, and promoting your book. By the end of the course, you will have an in-depth knowledge of how the photobook publishing industry works and the information you need to get your photobook published.

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Secrets of the Creative Mind: Tips to Boost Your Creativity

Image Description Paul Sloane
10 lessons
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47m
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100%

Creative thinking is an essential skill which we can all develop. Creativity means finding new ways of solving problems and new ways of seeing the world. This isn't a special talent restricted to artists, musicians, or writers; it is a useful skill for everyone, and it can help in all walks of life. You can use the techniques and tips in this course to approach challenges in new ways and to find better and even brilliant solutions. Creativity will make it easier to express your ideas effectively. This course will inspire you to start on your creative projects.

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How to Market Your Book Online

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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43m
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100%

Are you about to publish an e-book? Whether you’re self-publishing or taking the traditional route, if you want to learn the fundamentals of marketing a book online, this 10-lesson course will help you optimize sales and build long-term relationships with your fans.

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How to Create an Enjoyable Podcast

Image Description Ashley Lewis
9 lessons
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47m
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100%

In this course, you will learn the basics of creating a podcast from idea to publication. The goal in creating an enjoyable podcast lies in your relationship to what you're creating regardless of how others may react to it.

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Brainstorming a Better Book Title

Image Description Marcia Yudkin
19 lessons
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1h 37m
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92%

What to call your book? It's a dilemma with many novelists, nonfiction authors, and writers of children's books gnashing their teeth. Others give their book title little thought, only to discover later that they've made a massive error. This course gives you an effective title-finding process to follow. More than a hundred analyzed examples make the stakes of this search very real. Discover how to avoid titles that could cause problems for your book, and learn how to identify, select, and refine your best options.

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Ten Editing Techniques to Perfect Your Fiction Writing

Image Description K.C. Finn
10 lessons
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35m
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91%

We’re all looking for that perfect, clean edit when we’ve completed our masterpiece novel or story, but how do you get it just right? This course teaches techniques for spotting typos and semantic errors, as well as how to replace useless speech tags, adverbs, and passive verbs with more dynamic text. It also employs dramatic techniques to check your dialogue and sentence length, as well as analytical tests to organize, structure, and simplify your work to its very best form.

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Sizzling Sound Bites

Image Description Marcia Yudkin
9 lessons
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53m
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91%

Earn public attention with condensed, captivating, memorable phrases. Whether you're a public speaker, writer, advertiser, entrepreneur, or advocate for change, learn a step-by-step process for thinking up newsworthy slogans, tag lines, titles, monikers, and sound bites for the media. Discover the best methods for brainstorming, extending and refining your message, arranging a catchy rhythm, and applying essential criteria for selecting the wording that works best. Use the resulting sound bites for social media, investor pitches, ads, blog headlines, and more.

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How to Make a Podcast

Image Description Adam Yee
8 lessons
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50m
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89%

This course is a quick technical guide on how to make a podcast, starting from the idea to what you need to buy (and what budget) and how to market and monetize it. This course uses real examples of the lecturer's experience podcasting and what is currently out in the podcast world.

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