How to Edit your novel like a professional.

Learn how to create a bestselling book using professional editing techniques.

The course begins with a brief description of the editing process publishing companies go through to improve a book. Their goal is to make the book easier and more compelling to read. This will give it a better chance of creating the word of mouth that is necessary to turn it into a bestseller.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to edit your fictional writing like a professional editor..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 9min.
  • Getting Started –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • First Read – The Opening Page –> 3 lectures • 16min.
  • Edit Act1 –> 4 lectures • 21min.
  • Edit Act 2 –> 1 lecture • 9min.
  • Edit Act 3 –> 2 lectures • 14min.
  • Reading for Character –> 4 lectures • 19min.
  • Reading for Dialogue –> 3 lectures • 19min.
  • The Sentence –> 3 lectures • 17min.
  • Grammar –> 2 lectures • 10min.
  • Additional Information –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Marketing Tips –> 3 lectures • 15min.
  • Marketing Tools –> 2 lectures • 17min.

How to Edit your novel like a professional.

Requirements

The course begins with a brief description of the editing process publishing companies go through to improve a book. Their goal is to make the book easier and more compelling to read. This will give it a better chance of creating the word of mouth that is necessary to turn it into a bestseller.

The course contains 28 video lectures and includes several pdf worksheets to assist with the understanding and application of the process being discussed.

Lecture titles are:

Introduction to the concept of self-editing

How to Become the Editor

Creating a Comments sheet

Using an Event Sheet to monitor the story and character arcs

The Importance of The Opening Page

Sample Opening page checklist and Analyze

The 3 Act Play Model of writing

Edit Act 1 Examine The Opening Pages

Edit Act 1 Creating Your Characters

Edit Act 1 The Inciting Incident

Edit Act 1 Recap Edit Ideas

Edit Act 2. The Confrontation

Edit Act 3. Resolution and Ending Template

Edit Act 3. Review of important elements

Character Development

Subplots – What are your characters doing

Motivation, Goals, and Conflict

Using the senses

Dialogue

Beginning and Ending Hooks

Check for Inconsistencies

Active and Passive Verbs

Tighten Sentences

Show VS Tell

Commas, Apostrophes, and Quotes

Words Duplicate, Weak, Overused, and Sentence Starting

Formatting for a publisher

Scrivener and Grammarly

ProWritingAid

** SPECIAL BONUS**

Marketing Plan To Sell Your Book

Marketing Plan Overview

Marketing Plan Setup and Execution

Marketing on Amazon

 

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