Master Self-Editing & Story Revision, taught by Rob Parnell

Master Self-Editing & Story Revision

The Definitive Guide to Creating Bestselling Books | taught by Rob Parnell

Course description



Finally, a definitive course to help you prepare your stories for self-publication, saving you - literally - thousands of dollars on professional editors and book doctors!


An important message from Rob Parnell

Dear Fellow Writer,

We live in extraordinary times. 

Writers are now more truly independent than they have EVER been throughout history.

There's only one thing standing between your writing and your reader - and that's a good edit.

But who wants to pay a minimum of $1500 a manuscript to get their work edited professionally?

The only thing that makes economic sense is if writers learn to edit their own work - and do it so they look slick, professional and AS GOOD AS traditionally published work - something that is not quite as difficult as you'd imagine.

Especially if you take this course to get you up to speed.

In this FULLY ACCREDITED Self-Editing and Story Revision Masterclass, you will discover: 

* The basic errors all new writers make - and how to fix them so you always look great!

* Discover the THREE secret questions to ask yourself when editing your work.

* Learn the FIVE most important polishing tips that will make your story soar.

* Ensure sales and credibility by always looking your writerly best.

* Immediately master spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

* Learn to revise: perfectly pace, handle logic, create suspense and get your reader to love your characters.

* Create impact by using only the best and most powerful of words.

* And so much more...

Gain a clear understanding of how to edit fiction successfully with my "paint-by-numbers", easy to apply process!

Here's what else you'll learn :

MINDSET: Editing requires wearing an editor's hat, which is different from a writer's. Learn how to switch off the hypercritical side of your brain so you can see and think objectively.

BASICS: Learn new ways to quickly master punctuation, grammar, and spelling with a host of pro tactics and techniques developed over years of practice and discipline.

IMPACT: How to assess your own manuscripts for pace, logic, empathy and entertainment value by asking the right questions. Learn how to recognize the good and effective in your own work - and gain the courage to delete what's not working.

 CLARITY: Discover when and where to develop your material through show don't tell, exposition, extra description or through trimming the fat. How to balance action, dialogue and narrative to create transparent prose.

SENSE: Have the courage to pull apart each sentence, paragraph, and chapter to ensure your reader never loses the thread of your stories. Make sure your fiction is always compelling by using the hard-won and effective strategies of professional editors and book doctors.

HABITS: Ensure you're not making all the simple, amateur mistakes that will hold you back.  How to always come across as confident and assured.

All of the above is dealt with during the videos. The following is valuable BONUS text-based material  

EDITORS: A listing of the best editors - along with their prices

SOFTWARE: Assess the best of what's out there to help you edit and improve your manuscripts using technology. We've come a long way since the spellchecker!

CHECKLISTS: Included are a selection of editing and story revision checklists developed by fulltime editing professionals and educational institutions.

ARTICLES: Rob Parnell has collated an array of useful information on style, good practice and secret literary tricks to help your fiction move to the next level.

SELF PUBLISHING: To complete your education, there are useful resources on self-publishing requirements for Amazon, including how to format an ebook for Kindle and other related topics.

Course Content:

Welcome to this course
First we look at context. The modern writing world has changed, especially in regards to publishing. The Net is the new Caxton. I outline the five main ways this course will help you: sharpening your abilities, increasing your knowledge base, showing you new strategies, pointing out new tactics, and making sure you know all your alternatives before you venture into self-editing and then self-publishing.   

Introduction
The need for good editing is increasingly paramount though the cost of freelancers is expensive. Here we weigh the pros and cons and consider which way to favor. Fact is, writing well-edited books is the best and most profitable way for the modern author to make money. Therefore we have no choice but to learn how to edit well ourselves.

The Importance of Editing
Editing and revising IS writing. They are not separate activities. Flawlessness is how we are judged. This is because when our writing is error free, it appears effortless. This is the illusion we all must aspire to create. Over a million manuscripts are published every year. How can you break through and be taken seriously?.

Editing Basics
The Basics: Spelling
The Basics: Capitals
The Basics: Punctuation
The Three "Marks" - and how to use them
Dashes
Ellipses
Grammar
Common Problems
Common Mistakes ONE
Common Mistakes TWO
Common Mistakes THREE
Finishing Your First Draft
Reading & Editing Your Story
Asking The Right Questions
Editing For Your Next Draft
Editing For Impact
Editing For Clarity
Editing for Sense and Logic
The Final Checklist ONE
Edit Checklist TWO
Edit Checklist THREE
Conclusion

The Bonus Section

* The Full Text Version of The Master Self-Editing and Story Revision course

* The BEST Self-Editing QUICK Checklist EVER

* The Top 25 Self-Editing Tips

* 9 Manuscript Editing Software Programs Reviewed

* How to Format a Book for Kindle

* Master Guide to Selecting the Best Book Editor

This course is the best and most complete resource for mastering self-editing and revising stories.

Get it now!


Rob Parnell
Rob Parnell
Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell has been teaching online since 2002, specifically helping writers earn money from their passion. He is the proud founder of The Writing Academy, an online school dedicated to student success and authorial excellence.

Rob has published over thirty number-one best-selling books on genre fiction authorship, freelance writing, motivation, productivity; getting rich, staying thin and healthy. When it comes to making a living from writing, composing music, and creating film projects, Rob is a man who knows what he's talking about! You'll enjoy his down-to-earth style and the feeling Rob somehow knows you like a friend!

Rob has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's a compulsion - and he still hasn't run out of things to say... His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers - including his Purge detective novels and the popular Sherlock Holmes: Zombie Slayer series. Also a musician and composer, an accomplished singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior, and the popular best-selling children's author.

They live miles from anywhere in their beautiful country farmhouse, its eleven acres tucked within inches of the stunning Flinders Ranges, with their beloved pets, Wally the dog and the cats: Jessie, Iggy (because he's The Wild One) and their latest, Lucky.

The Academy

Course Curriculum

Editing & Revision - Introduction to The Course
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Conclusion
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Reviews (3)

Editing

by Shirley Kennedy
This course is comprehensive, concise, professionally presented and makes editing seem less daunting. The discussions, examples and layout are easy to follow and understand.

Great Lessons!

by Alice Seidel
I am enjoying these lessons. They are short and to the point and give just the right amount of information. By all means, grab your own copy of Master Self-Editing & Story Revision. Rob really goes into detail in this course and I love the bonuses.

by Ineke Kruger
Perfect, just what I need to help me write better and better. I'll use this information over and over again. Thanks for the clear and short intensive clips and information.

Editing

by Shirley Kennedy
This course is comprehensive, concise, professionally presented and makes editing seem less daunting. The discussions, examples and layout are easy to follow and understand.

Great Lessons!

by Alice Seidel
I am enjoying these lessons. They are short and to the point and give just the right amount of information. By all means, grab your own copy of Master Self-Editing & Story Revision. Rob really goes into detail in this course and I love the bonuses.

by Ineke Kruger
Perfect, just what I need to help me write better and better. I'll use this information over and over again. Thanks for the clear and short intensive clips and information.