Peeling Away The Flaws: Self-Editing In Layers

September 30, 2017 – September 30, 2017

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Instructor: Lisa Hall-Wilson

Price: $40.00 USD

Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017. 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Editing is about choices, about finding that mot-juste, shoring up your weaknesses, filling out the bare bones, trimming the fat, fixing plot holes, tightening characterization, etc. Early drafts are often about exploring your story and getting to know your characters, storytelling happens in the revision process. This process can be overwhelming and time consuming. What if you could cut your revision phase time in half and come away with a stronger story in just five read-throughs?

As a dedicated pantser, I would spend countless hours pouring over each chapter and the entire book in pass after pass, editing willy nilly. Don’t work harder, work smarter. I have learned the value of planning and have reduced my editing phase down to just five passes. By identifying these strategic layers, I can edit faster, more efficiently, and create a cleaner and more engaging story that’s ready for beta readers or an editor.

This class will explore:

  • The five editing layers I work through to get a manuscript ready for outside eyes
  • How to define YOUR editing layers
  • How editing in layers works to systematically target your strengths and weaknesses
  • Why editing in layers makes you more efficient and generates a cleaner story

A recording of this class is also included with purchase.

What Others Are Saying About Lisa’s Classes

“It was well worth every penny. Lisa’s relaxed manner and approachable spirit in teaching this class motivated me to ask questions and find ways to spot the weaknesses in my work and apply the concepts that could shift my story from mediocre to marvelous.”

“Your notes are exceptional. Full of info and very easy to understand and follow. Thank you for that. The webinars were a nice touch and they added that personal touch that enhances the class…You are an amazing teacher!”

“Thank you, Lisa for running this awesome class and for all the lessons, resources, advice and tips. You are a great teacher. I have learned so much.”

“Like all 3 WANA classes I’ve taken, it has been outstanding. Relevant information by an awesome instructor who is patient with even the most technophobic people (like me)! You rock, Lisa Hall-Wilson!”

“This class has changed my writing style, and I feel like my characters are stronger for it.”

About the Instructor

Lisa Hall-Wilson is an Award-Winning Author and Journalist and she LOVES to mentor writers. She’s been a freelance writer for ten years turning her love of words into an income. Her passion is to help beginning writers hone their skills and become published storytellers, so look for her classes to go beyond basics and challenge you.