How to Write a Novel

Everything you need to know to start writing your first novel

Learn novel writing from a master! In this 4 hour major course, Dave Lambert explains the fundamentals of writing a novel.

In his easy-to-follow, accessible way, Lambert will show you the craft of fiction writing. You'll learn how to make compelling characters, nail your setting, use dialogue effectively, and more. He also teaches you firsthand how to think like a novelist, add emotions to your manuscript, and place yourself in your readers' shoes.

One of the most comprehensive novel-writing courses available!

Your Teacher

Dave Lambert
Dave Lambert

Dave Lambert is the author of ten published books. He has received numerous awards for magazine articles and short stories published in such places as Virtue, Moody, Story, Christian Parenting Today, Sweet Sixteen, Decision, Montana Magazine, Campus Life, Outreach, and many other periodicals.

David has an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Montana. He has held a variety of positions in publishing, spending eighteen years as an acquiring editor at Zondervan, most of that time as executive editor for fiction, and three years as senior fiction editor at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. David is the editorial director for Somersault.

Somersault Group (Somersault), a partner-managed LLC with offices in downtown Grand Rapids, is a publishing strategy and services agency committed to exceptional creativity, right-now technology, and old-fashioned personal care. Somersault Group believes that the extraordinary changes taking place in the world of publishing provide “a playground of possibilities” for Christian authors, agents, publishers, and ministries, and in that spirit of fun and optimism, Somersault Group provides an array of outstanding publishing services such as writing, editing, branding, marketing, promoting, and social media networking, all crafted to engage the broadest possible audience. Its online dashboard SomersaultNOW ( is a resource of information for marketing and publishing professionals. For more information about Somersault, visit (@smrsault).

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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