The Fictionary Story Editing Masterclass

Don’t fear sharing your novel.

Learn how to edit your story using Fictionary.

Share with confidence.

First two lessons are yours to download. 

Lesson 1: How To Use Fictionary To Make Your Story Great

Identify and fix problems within your manuscript by focusing on your story, not just the words

Lesson 2: Characters And Novel Structure

You’ve finished your first draft, so most likely you know who your characters are, what they look like, where they work and so on. But what about how they fit into your story structure?

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Lesson 3: How To Improve Your Plot

Lesson 3 tackles plot and how you can evaluate and revise your scenes to keep your reader engaged and emotional.

Lesson 4: How To Improve Your Settings

Thinking about setting in terms of emotional impact will wake up your creativity. Setting can increase or decrease tension and conflict, set the mood, and show characterization.

Lesson 5: How To Use Word Count To Evaluate Your Scenes

Knowing your word count per scene helps you control the pacing in your novel. Sometimes you want to slow down the story, using the time to build tension and suspense. Sometimes you want quick action to drive the story forward.

Lesson 6: Connect Your Readers To Your Characters

Readers love to cheer for a character. Make them feel the sadness, the terror, the happiness your character feels, and you’ll keep them reading.

Lesson 7: Make The Most Of Your POV Characters

As the author, you are in control of how the reader experiences your story, so think carefully about who is telling the story. The POV you choose determines whose thoughts, emotions, and senses the reader will experience your story from.

Lesson 8: Story Arc And Engaging Your Readers

Having a structured story will keep your reader from getting lost along the way. This is why the story arc is so important.

Lesson 9: Finding Plot Holes

Your job as a writer is to evaluate how you’ve written the plot and to edit and rewrite until you’ve created a compelling story for your readers. This is the time to get rid of plot holes.

Lesson 10: Draw Your Readers Into and Out of Each Scene

Capturing the reader at the beginning of each scene and making them want to start the following scene could just lead you to writing a best-selling novel.

Lesson 11: Maximize Your Use of Tension And Conflict

You don’t need tension and conflict in every scene, but you should have either tension or conflict in each scene.

Lesson 12: Check For An Empty Stage

Try thinking of the setting in each scene as a stage. If you were watching a play, and there we no props on the stage or no backdrop, you might get a little confused or bored. In your novel, ensure your readers can imagine where your characters are, when they are at each location, and how the location affects their senses.

Lesson 13: Keep Your Timeline Clear

If several years or several seconds have passed in a character’s life, then the reader needs to understand that. If you’re jumping back in time or forward in time the reader needs to understand that, too. The quicker the reader gets the timing, the quicker they will be drawn into the scene.

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