Editing Short Stories and Novellas



$90 (Members: $81) | How to edit short stories and novellas | 4 lessons | Self-paced | Intermediate

This class discusses the basic expectations for various types of short fiction, ranging from flash fiction up through novellas and focuses on how DE differs when it is applied to short fiction and novellas as opposed to full-length novels.

It also shows:

  • Strategies for editing short fiction that seeks to capture a moment or an emotion instead of the connected narrative we look for in full-length fiction.
  • The increased importance of line editing in short fiction – and how to use it wisely.
  • Audience expectations of short fiction and novellas, including but not limited to genre considerations.
  • The demands, challenges, and rewards of editing literary publications
  • . . . and more!

Each lesson includes a homework assignment to help you practice the principles. Answer keys help you review your work.

Intermediate classes are intended for those with some developmental editing experience or who have taken the Beginning + Intermediate DE for Fiction classes or the self-paced DE 1 through 6 classes.

The class is entirely online and asynchronous (you don’t have to be in any particular place at any particular time to participate).