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Self-Editing for Beginners

Learn the skills you need to take your writing to the next level.

2021 will be the 8th year to offer this class. 

 Se;f-Editing has gone to one-on-one classes ONLY. 

You are the only student in your class. Rolling registration.

 Pick a start date Monday-Friday in either February, March, or April of 2021

Your class goes for 4 consecutive weeks. 

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.

She is a 2014 Carol Award winner and a 2019 Holt Medallion Award winner.

 Self-Editing for Beginners is targeted at novelists (no nonfiction or memoirs).


  •    Self-paced-that means you do not have to show up live. Lessons will be waiting for you.


  •   Virtual classes in your own private Facebook Chat Room.  


  •   This is a beginner class, however many published authors have participated in the past.


  •   Classes are 2-5 times a week with handouts for all classes. 





All participants may submit a proposal for a detailed critique within two months of the end of the class.


Course Topics (Not necessarily in order of presentation and subject to change)


Theme and Premise
 Revisiting Plot Part 1 & 2
 Revisiting Plot Part 3 & 4
 The Synopsis
 Your Book Opening Part 1
 Your Book Opening Part 2
 Scene & Sequel/Episodic Writing
 Characterization Part 1 & 2

 Pacing & Sentence Structure
 Self-Editing Kitchen Sink Issues
 Final or Not So Final Read Through
 Revision & Rejection. Bonus: Real Editorial Letters.

 Query Letter Workshop

 Optional Class on the Romantic Arc for Romance Writers



Let's chat! Email me with your questions. If you're ready to enroll, let's discuss dates.


Registration is $75.00 and includes a proposal critique.

(3 chapters, a one-page synopsis, and a query letter.

Join with a buddy (limit to a two-person class) and the registration fee is only $60.00 each. Payment is via PayPal. Once we determine a start date, I'll invoice you via Paypal.

Because of the critique portion of this class, enrollment is limited.  




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