Diving Deep into Developmental Edits
January 4 - March 1; Fee: $185
Your words shine and each line glisten. But you’re still getting rejections!
Pansters and plotters, at some point you’re going to have to step back from the words, the lines, and even the paragraphs, and look at the big picture issues.
Diving deep into developmental edits is an intense fourteen lecture course for those writers who have finished at least one draft of a novel.
This course is all about seeing your work as an editor, and learning how to analyze what you have on the page, so you can make the big decisions that will take your novel from fine to powerful.
This two-month course is packed full of tips, ideas, and learning opportunities not only aimed at helping writers make their current work in progress shine, but also teaching writers how to make future novels stronger.
With a completed draft in hand, writers will work independently or with a partner to hone their big picture editing skills and learn techniques for:
How to tackle a first read:
How to tackle the second read:
Third read focuses on:
And so much more!
Be sure to visit the class and read how to get started before class begins.
With a plethora of examples, assignments, and Rhay’s--Let’s think about this--we’ll explore, discover, and unlock the mysteries of developmental edits.
About Rhay Christou: Two of the things I love are teaching and creative writing. With my MFA in writing from Vermont College, I have had the great fortune to combine them. I’ve taught everything from creative writing to academic writing at the university level as well as writing workshops in the USA and on the lovely island of Cyprus, in Greece, where I live.
I teach three other courses online for Lawson Writer's Academy: Create Compelling Characters, From Blah to Beats: Giving Chapters a Heart and Diving into Deep Point of View.
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