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
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
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.