Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $55.00 USD/ GOLD $80 USD/ PLATINUM $90
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: Thursday, December 13, 2018. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST
GOLD LEVEL: Includes class and TEN pages of deep content edit on YOUR manuscript demonstrating what you'll learn in class.
PLATINUM LEVEL: Includes class and TWENTY pages of deep content edit (BEST VALUE: Double the pages for only $10 more).
***As always, a recording is provided FREE with class purchase***
A fallacy among many emerging writers is that authors only write the books. Then, once finished, agents will fall in LOVE and someone else will do ALL the editing.
*clutches sides laughing*
Many writers also---mistakenly---believe editing consists of one merely hunting for typos or correcting grammar or punctuation.
The hard truth is the onus is on us (writers) to make certain our manuscript is properly edited before sending a query. This means our story is solid and the prose is powerful.
Remember, agents are actively searching for reasons to STOP reading.
Self-editing skills can mean the difference between a sweet publishing deal or a spot in the slush pile.
Even if the story is amazing, agents know professional editing is time-consuming and costly. This means they’re more likely to wait for another ‘amazing story’ that doesn’t cost as much as a Caribbean cruise to get bookstore ready. They’ll be far more likely to sign an author who possesses solid self-editing skills.
But what was that old saying?
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Applies to agents and to readers.
Self-publishing is a whole new level and new devil. If we’re doing our job, the self-published novel should be at least as good as anything legacy published. This means we bear the burden (and cost) of making sure our manuscript is the best it can be.
Many emerging writers—once the novel is ‘finished’—publish too soon. No amount of marketing can make up for a miserable reading experience. Superior editing makes the difference between releasing a novel versus unleashing one.
This class will equip you with a new set of eyes and train you to look at your work critically and honestly.
About the Instructor
Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. She’s just released her highly acclaimed debut mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance.
Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.