Edit Your Novel in 20 Minutes Per Day is designed to help youand the skills you need to in
If you are editing your novel, you've asked yourself questions like:
- Where do I start?
- How do I fix my characters?
- Does my plot suck?
In this course we cover all these topics and more. The lessons are to-the-point, but thorough.
I always include examples to make it easier for those who learn better that way..
When you learn a new skill, reading about it isn't always enough. Guided practice is the key.
In this course, we've got you covered.
The quiz and homework components of each lesson help you practice the concepts you've learned.
You can find editing information anywhere. In the library. On the web.
What those sources lack is an organized structure that allows you to make solid progress in 20 minutes – without you having to take 10 minutes to figure out what to do next.
This course solves that problem. It’s organized into 20 minutes chunks of learning or doing.
When you have a moment, do the next chunk. You’ll spend more time making progress and less time wondering what you should be doing.
If you have any questions about the content of the lessons, just ask!
On each lesson page you will see questions from previous students and Nina's 1-1 answers.
It’s our job to make sure you are 100% satisfied and we take that commitment seriously!
“This editing course is darn near perfect. The text is crystal-clear, the interactive components engaging, and the ‘hints’ scattered throughout invaluable. I’m relatively new to fiction writing as opposed to academic, and I’m thrilled to have found such rock-solid support as I explore my craft."
Elizabeth - university teacher and new writer
"I just wanted to tell you how much I got out of the Scenes lessons. I’ve been writing for years and I just figured out that my writing wasn’t flowing as well as it should but NO ONE could put their finger on the problem. Now that I’ve gone back to the basics, I can see where I’ve slipped up and I can now make my writing tighter and flow smoother. It’s making a big difference. Thanks!"
Nancy - experienced writer
Each week you will get an email with a link to the lesson page.
From that page you can download your lesson — it’s in PDF format so everyone can easily read it.
The online quiz is also accessed from the lesson page.
Each week you will:
- Learn about a specific editing topic in the 8-10 page lesson.
- Practice the concepts taught in the lesson using our interactive online quiz.
- Apply the concept to one or two scenes from your own novel.
- Share your experience on our shared lesson page.
There’s no holding back in our courses. I don’t save the most important information until last to keep you hanging. In each lesson, you’ll get a complete understanding of a specific problem and learn how to see it and how to fix it.
Here’s a list of the topics covered in the course.
Lessons 1-4: Scene Structure
Lesson 5: Editing to Remove Repetition
Lesson 6: The Purpose of Dialogue in Your Novel
Lesson 7: Dialogue Problems
Lesson 8: Point of View
Lesson 9: Your Story Goal
Lesson 10: Plot/Conflict
Lesson 11: Evaluating Your Characters
Lesson 12: Setting & Description
Lesson 13: First Scene, Themes & More...
Lesson 14: Story Editing
Lesson 15: Scene Editing
Lesson 16: Sentence Editing
If you need to know more, check out the Course Dashboard or contact us.