Editing Fiction II

This is a continuation of Editing Fiction I, delving deeper into fiction than the basics; therefore, Editing Fiction I (or having taken TCP’s Editing Fiction course in the past) is a prerequisite for this class. Through concise lessons with lots of examples, the participants will plunge deeper into the elements that are essential for helping writers reach write award-winning fiction.

In this course, participants will learn about:

  • Floating Body Parts
  • Scene and chapter breaks
  • The five senses and beyond
  • Metaphors, mixed metaphors, similes, malapropisms, spoonerisms, and hyperbole
  • Foreshadowing, flash-forwards, and red-herrings
  • Book titles
  • Prologues and Epilogues
  • Writing style
  • Purple prose and stilted writing

Instructor Jeanne Marie Leach is the author of five fiction books and one non-fiction writers’ help book. She is a full-time freelance editor, who lives in Colorado with her husband of 39 years and their large Alaskan Malamute who weighs 125 lbs. She enjoys teaching workshops for beginning writers and has mentored numerous authors who have since gone on to win writing awards and are now published authors. She is the Coordinator for The Christian Pen, and a member of Christian Editor Network and the American Christian Fiction Writers.

Six lessons
FEE: TCP Contributing Members $90 / Online-only members $100 / Nonmembers $120

The next course begins on March 24, 2014, and runs for six weeks. Sign up by contacting Jeanne Leach, Coordinator, through our Contact Us page.