In the very near future, I’ll link to Bonnie (Lynn) Johnston’s new editing course. I had a chance to preview it, and I’m so very impressed!
It’s like a full-semester college course and one of the best writing debug tools I’ve ever seen.
In the first lesson of that course, I immediately saw why far too many of my novels and novellas failed… if I even completed the first drafts.
The answer was so simple, I’m still amazed I didn’t see it. Apparently, I needed to take this course and, y’know, actually follow the steps in it.
So that’s exactly what I’m doing, instead of just breezing through the course thinking, “I’m pretty sure I did that step that during the outline process.” (Evidently, I didn’t.)
The rest of the lessons in the fiction editing course – around 50 lessons, I think – cover nearly every problem a story could have, and how to fix each of them.
Meanwhile, she’s is giving away a free, sample lesson from one of her earlier, shorter courses, Write Powerhouse Scenes. (I tried to link to this at Facebook, and they refused the link, even though I don’t use affiliate links. It’s one of many reasons I’m not posting so often at Facebook, and I’ll probably share more reviews & links, here.)
I liked that course, too. It’s not in the same league as her fiction editing course, but it’s very good. Take a look at the free lesson and see if it’s information you need.