So much actionable advice. I took pages of notes, and I've been writing for years! I went in hoping for a gold nugget or two of information. Instead, I'm leaving with a handfuls. Very excited I took this class! Was a last minute decision, and one I don't regret.
I found this webinar extremely helpful. Liz broke down the first pass edit very clearly and offered some amazing tips which I will be putting to practice in my editing process. I always feel a class or workshop is worth your time and money if you can come away with at least one new tip and I came away with several!
This is an incredibly valuable class of tips and tricks for self-editing any book, any genre. I love Liz's candor and humor, and the peeks she gives inside her personal work with authors & the books she loves.
Miss Pelletier explained the important beats vital to a trope driven plot. How wonderful that she took suggestions from students and created a synopsis step-by-step. Really wasn't expecting to see the magic. All said and done, it was a fantastic way to spend the evening with an expert, fellow writers and learn more about our craft. Thank you for offering this lesson!
The content was very good but the sound quality was poor. The crackles and pops drowned out words which made it difficult to understand Liz. She read excerpts very quickly and made reading mistakes which made comprehension more difficult. I had to rewind often to decipher what Liz said. As a result it took me 2.5 hours to complete the recording. Suggest to Liz that she reads less quickly and more clearly in future.
Excellent! Liz very generously shared her checklist of the highlights in structure that she looks for in a submission. Loved her shortened version of Save the Cat beat sheet and how she uses a visual W to plot these points. And I took lots of screenshots, which was a wonderful feature to have on the Join.us tool she used. Also enjoyed hearing the examples of these plot points from two new books she recommends, one by Amy Andrews and the other by Kira Archer. Lots of great information that I think I can use to write faster and better including fixes in the heart or pulse of the story when something feels missing. Well worth the price. Will take more from Liz. Thank you.
I found the webinar very informative and interesting. the high concept portion reminded me of a class I took some time ago with Lori Wilde. I'm certainly going to approach writing category from this viewpoint.