Story Editing for Authors

Story Editing for Authors

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Want to learn how to perform your own story edit? You've come to the right place. Go scene-by-scene and evaluate each story element to learn how to improve your whole story and make everything flow together.

In this email course, author and Fictionary CEO Kristina Stanley shares her method for ensuring that your story is well-told, well-paced and highly effective. Over ten lessons, you will be guided through the process of reviewing your story, scene-by-scene, with the help of a downloadable resource that you will receive in lesson one.

What you'll learn in this course:

  • Why you need to perform a story edit
  • How to choose the best location for a scene
  • How to identify problems with tension and conflict
  • How to effectively deploy flashback and backstory
  • How to engage your readers with the story arc

Students can only enroll in one class at a time. If you’re currently taking a course, please wait until it has finished before signing up for a new one.


Brought to you by Kristina Stanley

Kristina Stanley is an editor, author, and CEO of Fictionary. Fictionary helps writers tell better stories with breakthrough online software that simplifies story editing. She's the best-selling author of the Stone Mountain Mystery SeriesLook the Other Way, and The Author's Guide to Selling Books To Non-Bookstores.

To learn more, visit Fictionary.co.

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Hunter Leachman

I want the course now. This is a great strategy until you make people wait. Trashed. Spam. Unsubscribed.

Sumera

I want to learn to edit stories because writing is my passion.

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