So, you're finished with NaNoWriMo...Now what?
Come join published author and editor Jaimie M. Engle during her FREE 2-part REVISE AND SUBMIT SEMINAR on December 2nd and 16th at 6:30 in the Albertson Room of the Orlando Public Library located at 101 E. Central Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Revision is the most important component to crafting your novel. This step, done properly, will separate the amateur hobby writer from the author with an agent and book contract. Editing is not a simple process that requires some grammar and mechanics to be tweaked. It is a complete overhaul that requires many layers of purposed storytelling that must read and sound natural and organic. Many authors know about the main pillars of novel construction, such as character, plot, setting, and theme. In this course, we will discuss implementing minor touches that transform novels into best sellers, such as plotting coincidence, forcing character change, motivation and lies, tension, parallels, the storm before the calm, and characters seeing their story god. Incorporation of a seven step revision process, basic query letters, and submission practices will be included.
Students will learn:
1) a written, tested process for editing their own manuscripts through revising, reading aloud, and playing back recorded clips before submitting to beta readers for final stage revisions;
2) how to incorporate techniques that will deepen the reality of the story world and the real life existence of make believe characters using characters in literature as example;
3) to understand the proper formatting and purpose of a query letter, how to construct one, and how to submit to agents and editors
Engle has written professionally since 2003. In 2013, she published her first middle-grade novel along with more than 100 short stories and articles in journals and e-mags throughout the world. She is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of D4EO Literary and is a regular conference speaker with the Space Coast Writer’s Guild, the Empower 500 Symposium, the Orange County Library System, and the Society of Children Book Writer’s & Illustrators, where Engle is a confirmed faculty member for the 2015 SCBWI Conference in New England alongside guild president, Stephen Mooser.
Engle offers a mentor and editing service for aspiring writers at www.awriterforlife.com. Check out the site to read several of her clients' testimonials.