How to Edit your novel like a professional.
What you'll learn
- Learn how to edit your fictional writing like a professional editor.
- This course is best for beginning and intermediate writers of fiction.
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
Subplots - What are your characters doing
Motivation, Goals, and Conflict
Using the senses
Beginning and Ending Hooks
Check for Inconsistencies
Active and Passive Verbs
Show VS Tell
Commas, Apostrophes, and Quotes
Words Duplicate, Weak, Overused, and Sentence Starting
Formatting for a publisher
Scrivener and Grammarly
** SPECIAL BONUS**
Marketing Plan To Sell Your Book
Marketing Plan Overview
Marketing Plan Setup and Execution
Marketing on Amazon
Who this course is for:
- This course is for fiction writers who want to learn how to self-edit their stories to make them clearer and easier to read. The end result is to find your reading audience and achieve the word of mouth that helps create a bestseller.
Randolph Winters is the author of several books.
Randolph Winters has been writing and self-publishing for over 20 years. Part of that journey was learning to self-edit his own stories to make them easier to read and understand. Putting all of that collective experience and knowledge together, he has written Edit Your Book Like a Professional. This book covers much of the editing process used by professional editors to make your book easier and more compelling to read. This will give it a better chance of creating the word of mouth that is necessary to create a best seller.
His latest endeavor is a Vampire series loosely based on the Ancient Alien theory. He has created Vampire Victoria, a modern-day super-hero that will defend the earth against some very spine-chilling vampires from the planet Baku that are intent on turning the earth into a blood farm to feed their own world.
Randolph Winters is also the author of The Pleiadian Mission, an investigative report on the UFO contacts of Eduard Billy Meier in Switzerland. This bestselling book reached top 10 in the New Age Book category in sales and sent him on a seven year promotional journey of talk radio shows, including the Art Bell Show, local and national TV shows, NBC UFO special, a Fox UFO Special and Strange Universe.
He is the creator of the first UFO Expo in Los Angeles and has been a headline speaker at hundreds of UFO Conventions, Expos, Book clubs, and bookstores.