Need a Little Help with Your Writing?
Hi, everyone. It’s Wednesday, so I have a little hump day get-to-the-positive-side-of-the-week news.
I’m a mentor with Savvy Authors now, which means I’m going to be teaching a three month writing intensive, for beginners through advanced students. The course runs May 4 – August 2. It’s a one-on-one program, covering the following topics, and focused on where you need the most help.
- Setting goals;
- Learning the tropes (genre fiction);
- Character profiles;
- Genre-specific structure;
- Creating an outline for “pantsers”;
- Creating an outline for plotters;
- Great openings;
- Writing the first draft, including pre-editing tricks and tips;
- Word choice and sentence construction;
- First round of editing;
- Writing the second/final draft;
- Final editing;
- The importance of having a second editor;
- The importance of proofreading;
- Writing the synopsis (can be done at the outlining stage);
- Choosing a publisher or agent or self-publishing;
- Writing the one-page pitch;
- Submission standards.
It is not a free class, but having someone help you be more successful in your writing career pays for itself over the short- and long-term as well.
Here’s where you go to find out more, and to sign up: Mentoring Program at Savvy Authors. If you’re not a writer, perhaps you know someone who is. If so, pass this on. There are only two spots left in the class. Remember: this is one-on-one, so you don’t have to vie for instructor attention.