Breaking Through with Your Final Draft

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There are a lot of online classes for writing fiction. Many of the best–or most popular, at least–are aimed at new writers. Final Draft, my online writing class for LitReactor, starting May 22, has a different target audience: writers who’ve honed their craft, worked hard, and perhaps even put in their ten thousand hours, but have yet to break through … Read More

You’ve Finished Your Novel. Now What?

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Many beginning writers believe that completing the first draft of a novel means completing the novel; experienced writers know that once the first draft is finished is often where the real work begins, and it sometimes it can feel like falling down the rabbit hole. Which way’s up, and which way’s down? What started off so clear and urgent in … Read More

Upcoming Classes!

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching not one but two different classes for writers of fiction come June: one on advanced novel revision and one on openings in fiction. The first class, on Saturday, June 11, is entitled Advanced Novel Revision: Problem Areas. It runs two hours and is designed to help authors get their novel in shape for publication … Read More