Third Trimester ::
Finish your book in 3 months.
Have you finished that book you’ve been working on and are FINALLY ready to make it something you can feel confident about when you send it off to fulfill your dream of publication?
This class is an affordable alternative to the one-on-one editing process. An intimate group of four writers will offer a range of feedback on your manuscript. We will extensively explore the themes, metaphors, symbols, and energy of each text, and assist each writer in sculpting and shaping their composition into a final product. Each new installment will build on the last until at the end of the course, 300 pages will have gone through an intensive, rigorous machine. Once the edits have been understood and applied, you will have a manuscript ready to send to agents, presses, and contests.
This is course does not mess around. It is for writers who have already completed a rough draft. Writing as you go is possible, but may be considered difficult. In order to stay on task, writers must be able to submit 50 pages every other week, and they will be responsible for reading 100 pages a week as well.
This class is for projects that have already grown past their seedling ideas and sapling structures into an intimidating forest sprawled across thousands of words.
This is the last stage before you send your book out to agents or presses. At the end of the twelve weeks, authors will leave with the clarity and confidence they need to publicize their book.
This class will help ensure your manuscript is as healthy and beautiful as it can be before it's released out into the wild world of publication, and will help take a manuscript out of the slush pile and into an agent’s hands.
12 week course :: $550
* NEW TIME! * Sunday afternoons from 1p - 3. May 19th - August 4th.
Limited to four participants.
NOTE: Prose only. This class is for both fiction and nonfiction. This is not a poetry course.
This course will be taught by Cathy Borders.