Editor’s First Aid Will Help You Write Better

Have you heard about the online class I teach that helps writers write better? Deets below. PLUS, if you gather ten writers (or more) for the same session, we’ll do a group class, and all participants will save 10%. Classes start April 4 and May 2.

Editor’s First Aid: CPR for Your Dying Manuscript

Maybe the horror stories about the hard road to publication are keeping you from finishing your novel. Maybe you’ve had one too many rejections with no explanation. No matter what is killing your writing, it’s time to breathe a little life into your manuscript.

Not sure where to start? As a freelance editor, I’m telling you there’s only one surefire way to avoid the dreaded rejection slip—know your craft. And I mean really learn it. Knowing your craft inside and out is the only way to identify and correct the problems in your writing.

Feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you think editing just isn’t your strong suit? Don’t worry. You don’t have to do it alone. I’ll walk you through some of the most common mistakes writers make so you can apply CPR to your dying manuscript.

In Editor’s First Aid, you’ll learn about dialogue dilemmas, plotting problems, and bad beginnings, including:

• The 13 most common dialogue mistakes.
• How to avoid dialogue blunders.
• How to correct episodic writing.
• Understanding poor execution of GMCs (goals, motivations, conflicts).
• How to turn up the emotion.
• When (if ever) to add a prologue.
• All about the inciting incident, and why it’s the best place to start your story.

Other benefits of Editor’s First Aid include:

• A professional editor to answer your questions.
• A chance to see real examples of how an editor looks at a manuscript.

Cost: $30 US

Duration: 4 weeks

Contact Lynnette Labelle at: labelle@labelleseditorialservices.com to register.

Lynnette Labelle
2015 Daphne du Maurier Finalist
2015 Molly Winner

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