Criteria for Master Workshop Program
There is no manuscript, or the work is typically not understood within any context
There are extreme tense issues that affect context in terms of space/time of characters, story
There are numerous punctuation/spelling/grammar issues throughout o There are structural issues, i.e., sentence, paragraph, narrative, dialog o Other issues that will probably require a complete rewrite of the manuscript
Both program processes generally consist of the following:
intense close reading one-on-one with the writer, usually once a week for 3 hours each week, utilizing video conferencing tools to view manuscript together
critique of plot, context in story, chapters, characters, sentence and paragraph structure, narration and any other aspect of the manuscript that may need to be understood by prospective readers
real-time editing on the spot, as the writer sees it happening with explanations along the way, to help the writer to understand the necessary components for good writing.
Coaching and reinforcement throughout the process – no coddling, sincere and thoughtful guidance through to completion of a successful manuscript.
You may be considered for the Close Editing Coaching or Master Workshop program if:
You are working with your first manuscript
You believe it lacks focus and contains context, space/time and other issues
You are unsure of your ability
You understand the basics of grammar/punctuation/spelling
You have written a manuscript but you are not satisfied with it as is
In order to be considered for Close Editing Coaching or Master Workshop programs, please do the following:
Email the first 3 chapters ONLY to for consideration
Allow 2 to 3 weeks for review
You will be notified via email of your acceptance and the next steps. After I have reviewed your manuscript, I may request to speak with you in person to discuss the options, if any. or an explanation why you were not accepted. In all cases, I will always be honest with you, sometimes painfully, but fair.
Contact me for more information.