Start on any Monday
4 to 20 weeks
In the WHOLE NOVEL COURSE writers load one to five chapters (limit 2,500 words per chapter, 12,500 words per week maximum) every Monday, and I have them edited and back to the writers by Friday.
You’ll get line-by-line comments on your chapters, and then you’ll get an edit letter that will cover:
- Positive aspects of this work
- Elements that need attention and improvement include
- Character Development
- Chapter Openings
- Chapter closings
- Rising action
- Next Steps
- Additional comments
Each week you’ll revise your next chapters, taking into consideration what I told you during the previous chapters. This helps you learn how to become your own editors.
You will work one-on-one with me, via email. At the end of every five chapter you will get a half-hour Skype visit with me to discuss your work.
If you pay on the installment plan you can pay per chapter, or in five-chapter chunks. Either way, each chapter is edited in depth and Sally will discuss each chapter’s opening hook, conflict, resolution, and closing hook.
For those of you with longer manuscripts, there will be an option for you to sign up for a second course as needed.
Why Have Critiques?
Good stories are made great when they have meaningful themes, compelling voices, and when they are clear and easy to read. Characters need to motivated, dialogue needs to be crisp, and the story arc needs to be focused. Critiques will help you improve in these areas.
Using what you’ve learned in the FOUR FIRST-CHAPTER ESSENTIALS lectures, go through your novel and revise. Each Monday, load chapters (limit 12,500 words total) and I will critique them and return them by Friday.
- Email capabilities
- a polished draft of a novel
Price includes four hours of audio lectures, one-on-one instruction, weekly e-mail critique and one half-hour Skype meeting at the end of the course.
WHOLE NOVEL COURSE, by Sally Apokedak (4 to 20 weeks, starting any Monday of the year)