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Want to make your manuscript as polished as it can be? Learn a variety of self-editing techniques from an editor to fix pacing issues, eliminate wasted words, and attain better flow. By the end of this class, you'll have a checklist of tools to handle any hurdles in the early drafts so you can revise your manuscript until it truly shines.
Beta Readers and Crit Partners: The Whys and Hows
-How to find the ever-elusive beta readers and crit partners
-Dive deep to differentiate good and bad criticism.
-Resources for both beta readers and critique partners.
Content Revisions: The Meat and Bones Edit
-Pacing: a foolproof method to fix both too-quick and too-slow scenes
-Characters: make them consistent AND compelling.
-Plot: patch up holes and revise off-the-rails sections
Garbage Words: Taking Out the Trash
-A list of garbage words to eliminate and revise, and why
-How to identify your personal repetitions and garbage words
Passive Voice and Filtering
-The dreaded was/were
-Filter words, mortal enemy of deep POV
Line by line
-Basic Grammar 101
-Cliches: search and destroy (like the one listed here)
-Vibrancy edit: make every word count
-The importance of reading your work aloud
Final Class Feedback Session- Group Critique