Editing From The Outside In Workshop

editing from the outside in masterclass

Does the thought of revising hundreds of pages from beginning to end plunge you into analysis paralysis? Are you so deep in the story that you don’t trust yourself to turn your rough draft into a story that readers can’t put down? Join us for the 12-week Editing from the Outside In masterclass, where we’ll work with you to eliminate overwhelm by breaking your story into logical components that will help you build a better book.

Loaded with professional editing tips, each hands-on session will show you how to cast an objective, critical eye on your work. These weekly goals save you time by focusing on specific techniques and enabling you to make choices you trust with each subsequent book that you write.

Who is this class for?
Anyone writing novels, short stories, non-fiction (including memoirs), and screenplays.

What if I’m still drafting?
No problem—the weekly discussion will keep you involved in and inspired by your current work, then you can use the handouts as guides to improve your writing skills as you progress.

What’s covered?
Getting your book revision-ready
Revising with your super-reader in mind (following on from Lisa’s Finding Your Authentic Voice workshop)
Theme & Premise
Plot & Structure
Conflict & Motivation
Voice & POV

Pacing & Suspense

Show vs Tell
Proofreading and line editing
Plus, what to look for when hiring a pro

February 6th – May 1st. Most classes will take place on Saturday, though some will be on Sundays (March 1st, March 8th).

What if I can’t make each session live?
All our sessions are recorded and loaded onto the site—along with handouts—ASAP after the event, so you can catch up whenever it suits you.

Will I get to discuss my work?
Definitely! We reserve time in each session for your questions. If we run out of time, we’ll move over to the Facebook group to continue the discussion.

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Feb 06 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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