editing

  1. Dawn_McClure

    Editing Be Your Own Developmental Editor with Jackie Cangro

    Be Your Own Developmental Editor will provide the tools and techniques to help you see your manuscript the way an editor or agent might see it. We’ll ask the tough questions to guide you in making your manuscript the best it can be. You’ll use these tools to assess your story’s strengths and...
  2. JasonWrench

    Editing The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know

    WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what...
  3. Leslie

    Editing Intuitive Editing by Tiffany Yates Martin

    After you’ve completed your manuscript and you’re standing at the foot of Revision Mountain, climbing to the summit can feel impossible. It’s hard to look at your own writing with the objective eye needed to shape it into a tight, polished, publishable story—but just like writing, self-editing...
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    You’ve finished your rough draft—great! Here’s how to quickly and easily revise it to show off your true writing skills. From the award-winning author and educator who brought you the Fast Drafting method comes an easy, effective way to approach the often daunting task of revising your work. It doe
  5. Kate McMurray

    Craft Fine Tune Your Manuscript with Kate McMurray

    Want to take your manuscript from good to great? A few simple things can help your story shine and stand out from the pack. Our goals for this workshop: · Cut wordiness to make your manuscript clearer and more readable. · Check for other grammatical sins like excessive sentence...
  6. Beth Daniels

    Editing The Fine Art of Killing Words: Editing for a Lean, Mean Manuscript with Beth Daniels

    Not long ago my agent gave me what sounded like an impossible mission. Trim a 100,000+ word manuscript to under 90,000 words. That’s approximately 35 pages worth of words. Words I sweated to string together. Words I loved. “I think it will interest more editors at the shorter length,” my agent...
  7. Brenda Chin

    Editing MASTER CLASS: Self-Editing with Brenda Chin

    Award-winning editor 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. Brenda is offering her expertise to help authors go...
  8. Brenda Chin

    Series Editor Brenda Chin's Master Class Series

    Award-winning editor 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. Brenda is offering her expertise to help authors go...
  9. Angela Knight

    Editing MASTER CLASS: Spells of the Heart: Editing Your Romance for Maximum Magic with Angela Knight

    You’ve just typed The End. Sigh! You’re done… Not so fast. You can be absolutely sure that somewhere in that stack of pages are: embarrassing plot holes; limp love scenes; sentences that clank instead of ring; conflicts that go nowhere; colorless cardboard characters; and fight scenes with...
  10. terrimain

    Editing Post-Nano Editing. Macro Editing with Terri Main

    There’s an old Zen proverb that reads, “After Enlightenment comes the Laundry.” Perhaps you feel like that after NanoWrimo. After the rush of writing a novel in a month the adrenaline is still pumping and then you read what you wrote. You’ve been to the mountain top, you looked out over the...
  11. Vicky Burkholder

    Editing The End: What do I do after I've written the book? with Vicky Burkholder

    As an editor, I spend an inordinate amount of time instructing authors in the basics. What makes a good plot? Have I used the right words? The End: What do I do after I've written the book? is a class that answers these and other questions for fiction writers. From word choice, punctuation and...
  12. CassandraCarr

    Editing Layering as an Editing Tool with Multi-Published Author Cassandra Carr

    Have you ever finished the first draft of a book and thought it was missing something, but you weren't sure what? That "what" is probably layering - the process of adding details to your story, from character traits to body language to descriptions of the environment surrounding your story. Each...
  13. Katherine McIntyre

    Editing Self-Edit Your Way to Success with Katherine McIntyre

    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...
  14. Kate McMurray

    Craft Beyond Spellcheck: Self-Editing Before Submission with Kate McMurray

    You’ve written a book and you want to give it one last spit polish before submitting to editors and agents, but grammar isn’t exactly your strong suit. No problem! Two professional editors give some tips and tricks for how to self-edit, including checking for common errors, to help you make your...
  15. Mary DeSantis

    Craft Self-Editing from Page Zero with Mary DeSantis

    If you’re anything like me, you’re a pantser, which means outlines make no sense and you hit the ground running on page one. Everything chugs along beautifully up to your inciting incident. Suddenly, there are multiple possibilities for your plot and so many choices for your characters to make...
  16. Angela Knight

    Craft The Art of Editing with New York Times Bestselling author Angela Knight

    *** Registration is now full. *** This is a LIVE webinar scheduled for Friday September 11 at 8 p.m-9 p.m. EDT * Don't know what time that is in your timezone? Check out HERE. This hour-long PowerPoint presentation covers how to effectively work through the drafting process to make sure you...
  17. terrimain

    Craft Macro-Editing: Become Your Own Plot Doctor with Terri Main

    Once you have written your first draft, you know you are not done. You understand that you need to fix everything from plot holes to punctuation. The starting point is Macro-Editing - Editing the Big Picture. Many spend $1000s on Book Doctors, Finishers, and Developmental Editors to do this work...
  18. SuzanneJefferies

    Craft Tighten Your Writing with Suzanne Jefferies

    Show don’t tell, deep point of view, too many adverbs! How do you make your writing tighter, punchier, and hit all those tick-boxes? In this week-long workshop I’ll take you through the six steps to make sure your romance writing is everything you want it to be.
  19. F.T. Bradley

    Craft Getting the ‘Send It!’—Perfecting Your First Five Pages with Fleur Bradley

    When submitting to agents, you often get to include five sample pages with your query. This workshop will teach you how to get those pages to shine, from character introduction, conflict, voice and formatting—to ensure that agents will want to read more. Instructor will provide feedback on query...
  20. Angela Knight

    Craft Spells of the Heart: Editing Your Romance for Maximum Magic with Angela Knight

    You’ve just typed The End. Sigh! You’re done… Not so fast. You can be absolutely sure that somewhere in that stack of pages are: embarrassing plot holes; limp love scenes; sentences that clank instead of ring; conflicts that go nowhere; colorless cardboard characters; and fight scenes with...