In this webinar, geared towards developmental editors, Andrew Hodges and Genevieve Clovis will guide you through approaches to worldbuilding theory and practice.
Want to get your fiction manuscript into top shape, but don’t know where to start? Start here! This short series breaks down the fiction editing process into understandable and accessible chunks.
Self-editing can be a daunting task for fiction writers, whether they are new or seasoned authors. This webinar is for fiction writers at any stage in their career and for editors looking to help fiction clients with self-editing. In this session you will learn general revision strategies, specific methods for large-scale editing and sentence-level editing, when to send a manuscript to an editor, and how to apply feedback when revising.
Editing science fiction and fantasy genres is not as similar to editing other genres of fiction as you might think.
Copyediting fiction is like being the continuity director for a film, watching for little mistakes that pull readers out of the story. In this session, we’ll discuss (1) language bloopers: pet phrases, sound bloopers, danglers, redundancy; (2) action bloopers: Chekhov’s gun, drop-in characters, bad scene breaks, remembered elements, “As you know, Bob…”; and (3) factual bloopers: physics, body position/parts, anachronisms, geography, deliberate obfuscation, and just generally How Things Work.