Build A Book with Brenda Chin

Craft Build A Book with Brenda Chin

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Premium Members $90 & Basic Members $100

Register by September 19th and save $5, use code BUILDABOOKCHIN2022 at checkout!
  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Editing
  4. Structure
  5. Genre
  6. GMC
  7. Plotting
  8. Voice
  9. Worldbuilding
  10. Writer's Life
$5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts
Class Length
6 Weeks
Want to learn how to craft a bestseller from an award-winning editor?

A great idea will only get you so far. Learn the tricks of the trade from an industry professional who has seen--and fixed-- it all. While writers tend to focus on trends and tropes, they often forget about story, about characters, about voice--and that's what keeps readers turning the pages. Join Brenda Chin, award-winning editor, on a six-week journey that will teach you how to construct a page-turning story that editors won’t be able to turn down.

Brenda Chin has worked in the romance industry for more than 32 years. Throughout her many years with Harlequin, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best writers in the business, often buying their first book. Several of the 74 new authors Brenda introduced to Harlequin have gone on to hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

A six-week course outlining step-by-step instructions on crafting a work of fiction. Don't pass up the opportunity to learn from an industry expert how to craft your book!
Classes will cover the following:

  • Week 1—Learning about the markets, doing the research for targeting publishers, or tips for self-publishing.
  • Week 2 – Revised Beat Sheet – Act One. Introduce storyboarding
  • Week 3 – Act 2-A
  • Week 4 – Act 2 B
  • Week 5 – Act 3
  • Week 6 – Next steps, self-editing

Students of this course will receive feedback after Week 1, and after Week 6, as well as receiving a 20% discount on Brenda Chin’s freelance editing services, if they choose to take their work further. (
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Brenda Chin
Start date
Sep 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Nov 7, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Sep 29, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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