Courses

Fiction’s Big-Picture Fundamentals

“This course single-handedly developed my writing ability and technique more than anything else I have done in recent years.”

Chris Woodland, Student, Fiction’s Big-Picture Fundamentals

This 5-week “learn by doing” course, Fiction’s Big-Picture Fundamentals: Create Stories that Work, takes you on a direct route from idea to finished draft.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to understand how to create a story or novel that works before you invest hundreds of hours in writing, scrapping, and rewriting;
  • You’re ready to write with more confidence and less wheel-spinning;
  • You have a project in mind.

Starting Soon!

Next course runs October 7 to November 5, 2022
8 self-paced video modules with writing exercises
3 Zoom Q&A / Co-working Sessions led by Pat
Maximum 12 participants

Get 30% off the full price if you register by Sep. 30

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Developmental Editing for Fiction

Pat is an amazingly skilled teacher, and I’m so grateful she shared her process for completing a developmental edit. I’d taken DE classes before but never really figured out a method for working with a client on a DE. I felt like Pat was letting us look over her shoulder as she worked—that was the perfect approach.

Toni Weeks, Pismo, California

This is hands-on training in the art and craft of developmental editing for book-length fiction. We will cover how and why writers work with developmental editors and how a writer’s publishing goals will influence the type of editorial feedback they seek. Then, step-by-step, we will do a developmental edit of an unpublished novella manuscript.

This course is for you if you are:

  • An avid and discerning fiction reader who wants to turn your passion for novels into a rewarding income stream
  • A writer who wants an inside look at how developmental editors assess your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses
  • An editor working in other fields (trade nonfiction, academic, corporate, or institutional) who loves fiction and wants to learn more about it so you can expand your offerings
  • A copyeditor or proofreader who wants to add big-picture developmental editing to your toolkit

Offered through Editorial Arts Academy
6 weeks via Zoom
Each class is recorded and comes with a workbook that you can access forever
Includes feedback from Pat on your editorial letters and manuscript markup
Maximum 12 participants

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