Self-Editing for Beginners
Learn the skills you need to take your writing to the next level.
This is the SIXTH year to offer this once a year only class!
Limited Class Size.
Enrollment closes until 2020 when we're full.
Your instructor, Tina Radcliffe, is an RWA and ACFW Honor Roll member and a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist. Tina is also a four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist and a three-time ACFW Mentor of the year finalist.
Self-Editing for Beginners is targeted at novelists (no nonfiction or memoirs).
30-day online course September 1-30, 2019
Virtual classes on a Group.io platform.
Live Webinar Q & A.
Private Facebook Group Access.
This is a beginner class, however many published authors have participated in the past.
Classes are 3-4 times a week with handouts for all classes.
All participants may submit a proposal for a detailed critique within three months of the end of the class.
(A proposal equals a query letter, 3 chapters and a short synopsis-total max of 60 pages)
Course Topics (Not necessarily in order of presentation.)
Evaluating Your Story’s Theme
Revisiting Plot Part 1 & 2
Revisiting Plot Part 3 & 4
Evaluating Your Book Opening Part 1
Evaluating Your Book Opening Part 2
Emotions in Your Writing & in the Writer
Scene & Sequel/Episodic Writing
Characterization Part 1 & 2
Creating Your Story World
Pacing & Sentence Structure
Self-Editing Kitchen Sink Issues
Final or Not So Final Read Through
Revision & Rejection. Bonus: Real Editorial Letters.
**New This Year: Query Letter Workshop**
Previous students may audit this class, but are not eligible for any critiques offered during the course of the class.
Registration is $40.00 for new students and includes a proposal critique valued at $75.00 at My Critique Partner.
Because of the critique portion of this class, enrollment is limited.
Our 2019 class is full. Subscribe to
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