PLOTSTORMERS II
THE EDITING STRIKES BACK
DECONSTRUCT. RECONSTRUCT.
TURN YOUR MANUSCRIPT INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.
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Exclusively available to members of Writers' HQ

Learn how to take your story apart and put it back together in a more awesome way

Emerge triumphant with a detailed, watertight plan for redrafting your story.

Join our lovely little online community to support you through plotstorming, editing, and beyond.

You know what makes great writing?
Really great editing.

Let us give you the tools and techniques to deconstruct your work and rebuild it again, taking it from ‘hmm this is a bit meh’ and elevating it to ‘aah this is amazing!’

We get it. You’d rather cut your own hand off than get down to editing your work. But you have to do it because otherwise what was the point of slogging it out through the first draft?

Whether you’re contemplating a new project or at the end of a 150,000 word manuscript, you need to know how to venture into the magical world of redrafting and editing. Guess what? We can help! Spend six weeks (or however long you need!) learning how to transform a rough, vulnerable, wibbly-shaped writing project into a majestic beast of a finished manuscript.

Our approach to editing isn’t just about correcting typos and tweaking sentence structure (though we do cover the proofreading process too) – this is an elbows-deep practical method of deconstruction and reconstruction to help you develop your story’s structure, narrative and characterisation right down to its fundamentals.

When it comes to writing, one size does NOT fit all, so we’ll give you a tonne of editing options and techniques to suit your particular story. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss and brainstorm your plot with your fellow WHQers throughout the course, so you won’t be going it alone. And when you’re done, you’ll emerge triumphant with a solid, detailed outline plan for the redrafting process and all the resources you need to get your manuscript to the submission stage.

NOTE: You DON’T need to have done Plotstormers 1 to take this course, but you DO need a zero or first (or sixth) draft.

LESSONS IN
THIS COURSE

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
Dig deep to find out what your story’s really about, pull out all the subplots, check in with your conflict and learn how to pitch your story to eager ears

WHO DAT? WHAT THEY DOIN’?
Character development, growth, arcs and the ultimate transformation

BREAK IT DOWN, BABY
Time to pull your story apart, bit by bit, and start putting it back together again – better, stronger, awesome-er

BACK TO BASICS
Reconstruct your story from all the tiny little bits you’ve now got floating around

NEW FRICKIN’ DRAFT!
Fill in your plot holes, find your voice, plan your work and get ready to redraft that bad boy

EDIT LIKE A BAWSSSSS
Editing techniques, scene by scene editing, chapter editing, editing editing editing

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