Fiction’s Big-Picture Fundamentals is a 5-week dive into the 8 essential aspects of telling a compelling story (whether it’s a novel or short fiction). Includes 8 video modules and 2 group coaching sessions with Pat. Timed writing prompts relevant to character, plot, scene dynamics, pacing, tension, premise, and structure will get you from blank page to complete draft with a minimum of wheel-spinning and rewriting.
“This course single-handedly developed my writing ability and technique more than anything else I have done in recent years.”
Chris Woodland, England
This course is for you if:
You want to know 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.
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Developmental Editing for Fiction is an intense and value-packed 6-week Zoom course through Editorial Arts Academy. Takes you step by step through a full developmental edit of a novella manuscript.
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 Then, step-by-step, we will do a developmental edit of an unpublished novella manuscript.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 was an all-around fantastic course. The hands-on editing project was the perfect way to learn the editing process. The instructor, Pat Dobie, was truly outstanding.”
Melinda Morang, USA
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