Online Self-Editing Workshop

On its own, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, now in its second edition, has helped thousands of writers since its first publication in 1992. But if, after your diagnostic reading report, you'd like extra help and encouragement from the co-author, this workshop, based on the book, is just what you need.

The Course

This thirteen-week course explores principles of stylistic mechanics from the basics — "show, don't tell" — to complexities of the art, like how to encourage your emerging writer's voice. You'll also have a chance to ask questions and make comments just like you would in a college writing seminar.

Here's how it works.

Each Friday of the course, you'll receive an e-mail of material on a given stylistic point, with examples and exercises drawn, where possible, from your own manuscript. You read the material, do the exercises and e-mail them back to me for commentary by the following Wednesday. You can e-mail your questions or comments at any time.

The cost of the course is $500.