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Author Education 2018-06-04T21:10:47+00:00

Author Coaching

Craft-focused primers and in-depth guidance and coaching on writing craft, based on your work-in-progress or completed manuscript

The Editorial Department’s author coaching services help writers of all experience levels hone storytelling craft and improve writing skills. Our editors and writing teachers provide hands-on, highly personalized feedback to help you identify what you’re already doing well and what you need to work on to improve as a writer. We use your manuscript as the basis for in-depth lessons on any techniques and principles to strengthen your writing and maximize your story’s appeal and interest.

Topics vary based on where you need the most help, but may include the following:

  • Plot and subplot
  • Structure and organization
  • Characterization
  • Dialogue
  • Scenes and scenecraft
  • Managing exposition and backstory
  • Self-editing techniques
  • Showing and telling
  • Narrative summary
  • Genre-specific conventions
  • How to write compelling description
  • Pacing
  • Finding your voice

Sample line edit of 50 manuscript pages with copious, craft-focused notes.

$.06 per word and up

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A crash course in the best practices of narrative style and writing mechanics, based on your work-in-progress or completed manuscript.

$775

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In-depth lessons on specific topics of writing craft, based on your work-in-progress or completed manuscript.

$750 and up

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An intensive course in advanced fiction-writing techniques, based on your work-in-progress or completed manuscript.

$2,200

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