Each month, students in the Naked Editing class read a published novel and discuss what we, as developmental editors, think works effectively as well as what could be improved. Our goals are to learn more about storytelling techniques, connect with other developmental editors, and improve our ability to identify developmental problems and their solutions.

We’ll be reading both indie published and traditionally published novels, literary and genre fiction.

Join the Naked Editing class

Enrollment in the Naked Editing class is month-to-month. Conversation about the month’s pick begins on the first Monday of the month and ends on the last day of the month.

To register, click here.

For a list of questions to help you with your reading, click here.

Naked Editing Reading Schedule

September 2022: Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell

October 2022: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

November 2022: Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie

December 2022: The Cicada Tree by Robert Gwaltney 

January 2023: Opium and Absinth by Lydia Kang

February 2023: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

March 2023: Ice Out by Susan Speranza

April 2023: Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen

May 2023: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

June 2023: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

July 2023: We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

August 2023: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry