DE 1: Foundations of Storytelling




$79. How to edit novels. This self-paced class contains four lessons and starts at the beginning: what a novel is, how genres work, how readers read. You’ll learn not just the definition of story conflict but how to identify it when you see it. You’ll learn what GMC stands for and you’ll understand what editors and writers mean when we talk about:

  • character development
  • point-of-view and perspective (they’re not the same thing)
  • pacing and other plot problems
  • world-building
  • show versus tell
  • And more!

The class also discusses how to develop an editorial eye and what we’re trying to accomplish when we perform a developmental edit on a novel. Each lesson includes an exercise to help you practice the concepts. Where relevant, an answer key has also been provided.