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Course Description

This course takes a deeper dive into how developmental editing for fiction manuscripts differs from that of nonfiction manuscripts; it is not a course for beginners. Students are introduced to the elements of fiction that inform every work of fiction, regardless of the genre, and how developmental editors work with authors to strengthen a manuscript. The elements of fiction explored include: plot and story line, conflict and tension, character development, dialogue, point of view, voice and tone, pacing and readability, and consistency. Each element of fiction must be identified and understood in the context of a given manuscript. This can be difficult when there are few hard-and-fast rules, but the challenge is also the reward.

"Online self-paced" refers to course start and end dates. "Online fixed date" refers to the synchonous session schedule fully available under "Section Notes."

Instructors

  • Christopher Lowe

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Section Title
Developmental Editing for Fiction
Type
Online, self-paced
Dates
May 06, 2024 to Jun 08, 2024
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
May 11, 2024 to Jun 08, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tution non-credit $1,320.00
Instructors
  • Christopher Lowe
Section Notes

Synchronous sessions are conducted on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am Central Time. 

Dates: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, and 8. 

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