Classes by JoAnn Sky
Before You Hire an Editor (Self-editing Tips for Authors)
An editor is a key resource for an author. But there's still much an author can and should do before hiring a professional editor. In this session, attendees will learn about the critical skill of self-editing. Macro (big picture) editing techniques and micro (sentence-level) editing techniques will be reviewed. Knowing these techniques will not only expand and enhance an author’s toolbox (resulting in improved writing skills), but will also save the author money. A bit of self-editing will help an author get the most out of a professional editor and achieve a better end product.
Super Simple Story Structure
What is story structure and why does it matter? Fear not! It’s really not that complicated! In this session, participants will learn the basic but critical plot points that form a story’s structure, with easy-to-understand explanations and examples that even a beginning writer can implement.
Super Simple Character Arcs
What is a character arc and why does your hero need one? Fear not! It’s really not that complicated! In this session, participants will learn the basic elements to develop a compelling character arc, to ensure a transformation (either good or bad) of your character over the course of the story that will engage readers.