Plotstormers II: The Editing Strikes Back
DECONSTRUCT. RECONSTRUCT. TURN YOUR MANUSCRIPT INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

This is so helpful I can’t recommend it enough. WHQ know what they’re talking about, down to the smallest details. I found it particularly helpful on the subject of breaking down editing into types and objectives. Fab!

Jan McCarthy
Plotstormers II
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I wish I had found this course sooner.

Seriously. This course never felt like it talked down to me and gave me the swift kick in the pants that apparently, I needed.

Thank you.

Cheryl Werber
Plotstormers II
Brilliant!

I started this having spent about a year trying to edit. I had cut a couple of chapters I knew needed to go but mostly I fiddled with my manuscript on a sentence level, not really sure what needed to go and nothing really progressed because the the size of the problem I felt lay ahead and a bit intimidated by not knowing where to start on it. This has been a massive step forward and although I’m still not 100% confident I’m on the write track, I feel I’ve built myself a template and a checklist and it’s now in more realistically bite-sized chunks which feels a lot less daunting.

Anna Biggs
Plotstormers II
Plotstormers II

A perfect follow on from Plotstormers. After having problems with my own novel, this course has allowed me to believe in my writing again. Top marks all round

Della Griffiths
Plotstormers II
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Learn how to deconstruct your story, edit the ever-loving crap out of it, and put it back together again in a better, shinier, more awesome way.
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Emerge triumphant with a detailed, watertight plan for redrafting your story.
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Join our lovely little online community to support you through plotstorming, editing, and beyond.
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Sarah Lewis

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Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel

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PLOTSTORMERS II: THE EDITING STRIKES BACK

DECONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT. TURN YOUR MANUSCRIPT INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

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£20/month. Access all WHQ membership courses. First month half price!

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£90. Six months access.

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Six week course. Rolling access with membership, or one-off fee for six months single course access.

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[/us_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069335-6de171b6-a2c0c098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”COURSE HOME”][vc_column_text]You know what makes great writing? Really great editing. The Writers’ HQ online creative editing course will give you tools and techniques to take you step-by-step through deconstructing your work and rebuilding it, taking it from ‘hmm this is okay’ 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 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 tutors and a small group of writers throughout the course, so you won’t be going it alone. And by the end of the six weeks 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069387-b07b8985-01f7c098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”CURRICULUM”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WEEK 1: WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Dig deep to find out what your story is really about, pull out all the subplots, check in with your conflict and learn how to pitch your story to eager ears WEEK 2: WHO DAT? WHAT THEY DOIN’? Character development, growth, arcs and the ultimate transformation WEEK 3: BREAK IT DOWN, BABY Time to pull your story apart, bit by bit, and start putting it back together again – better, stronger, awesome-er[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]WEEK 4: BACK TO BASICS Reconstruct your stories from all the tiny little bits you’ve now got floating around WEEK 5: NEW FRICKIN’ DRAFT! Fill in your plot holes, find your voice, plan your work and get ready to redraft that bad boy WEEK 6: EDIT LIKE A BAWSSSSS Editing techniques, scene by scene editing, chapter editing, editing editing editing[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293565423-d19a321c-16cec098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”HOW IT WORKS”][vc_column_text]1. Enrol Once you’ve joined you’ll get an email confirming your place and explaining how you access the course. Spoiler: you click a link. Super simple. 2. Read, watch, do The lessons are a mix of text, images, videos and exercises. To get the most out of the course, try to give yourself at least an hour a day to read or watch the material and do the exercises. We’ve made them as bite-size as possible but also if you wanna do the thing you gotta do the work. 3. No rush This course is written to be done over six weeks but if you miss a day or something comes up, don’t panic! Go at your own pace. We’ll be waiting for you in the community forums when you’re ready to catch up. 4. No money? No problem Membership is the cheapest way to access this course, alternatively, if you can’t wait and have no cash, have a look at our bursary scheme. 5. Milk no sugar Drink plenty of tea, stock up on biscuits, gin for later. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Love you. Mwa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570294476168-e2773d62-62e5c098-32556bcb-cba3″ title=”WHAT YOU GET”][vc_column_text]
  • Daily online classes and exercises to lead you, step-by-step, towards a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter, scene-by-scene outline of your story, ready and waiting to be first drafted.
  • Lessons from brilliant authors who are at the top of their game, including Costa Award winner Emma Healey, Polari Prize winner Paul McVeigh, and Bridport Prize winner Vanessa Gebbie.
  • Lessons on story structure and how to make your story fit or break the rules.
  • To finally get going with your next draft and peer off into the distance to see the finishing line.
  • Access to our private forum to discuss ideas and techniques, and get advice from fellow writers and WHQers.
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Learn how to deconstruct your story, edit the ever-loving crap out it and put it back together again in a better, shinier, more awesome way.

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Emerge triumphant with a detailed, watertight plan for redrafting your story. Plus, a tonne of tools, tricks, tips and techniques for editing to suit whatever kinda writer you happen to be.

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Join our lovely little online community to support you through plotstorming, editing, and beyond, plus peer feedback

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