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Holly Lisle Offering A Crash Novel Revision Course For Free (or $5)

by Jennifer on February 18, 2010

By Jennifer Blanchard

Author Holly Lisle sends out an amazing free e-mail newsletter. It’s full of all kinds of tips and information about writing and what it takes to write for a living.

Lisle’s e-mails are always inspiring and always useful. But the e-mail she sent out on Monday blew me away.

On March 28 through April 1, Lisle will be teaching a Crash Novel Revision course on SavvyAuthors.com.

The cost is free for SavvyAuthors.com members or $5 for non-members. Pretty affordable considering the vast amount of information she’ll be giving out.

Here are the details straight from Lisle:

Here’s the scenario: Well-Known-Writer Britta Brigga blows her deadline, and leaves the lead slot for her category in the month her book was to be published wide open. So your editor, who has your manuscript sitting on her desk, emails you, saying, ‘If you can get the revisions done for me in a week, I can get YOU into that slot—with the lead slot budget and advertising and promotion.  IF you can turn the book around in a week.’

This is not a hypothetical situation.  It’s happened to me once (and in lesser situations, where the move up was simply to a better sales month, SEVERAL times)…and it happens to everyone from beginners with their first manuscript sitting on an editor’s desk, to old-timers who’ve published a dozen or more novels in their careers.  It’s the equivalent of having a star pitcher in baseball blow a rotator cuff, and being the rookie who gets The Call up from the minors to pitch in the pros.

And it happens frequently, because there are a LOT of writers who can’t or won’t hit their deadlines.  Bad for them.  Great for you. It’s a fantastic opportunity to move your book into a better position to be seen.  If you can do it.

In Crash Revisions, you’ll learn how to do an editor’s revision in seven days.   And how YOU become the pro who doesn’t blow deadlines.

Course Outline:

Day One

The FIRST Day: The Fast Target, and How You Build It

*What Your Editor Wants
*What You Want
*What You DON’T Have Time For
*Assumptions That Kill—Your Editor’s AND Yours
*Putting It All In Order

Day Two

The NEXT THREE Days: The Focused Cut, and How You Prep It

*What You MUST Fix
*What You WANT To Fix
*What You MUST Avoid
*The Prep
*The Cut

Day Three

The LAST THREE Days: The Lightning Write-In, and How You Control It

*What You’ll See
*What You Have To Ignore
*Using Target And Cut To Get What You Want
*The Type-In
*Final Moments

I’ve been a Holly Lisle affiliate for almost two years now and I can say with complete confidence that this woman knows what she’s talking about and is great at teaching others what she knows.

That’s why I highly recommend this course, and the price is a steal!

If you have a novel you’ve been wanting to revise, now’s the perfect opportunity.

About the Author: Jennifer Blanchard is founder of Procrastinating Writers. Be sure to follow her on Twitter.

Ed note: This is not an affiliate promotion. I will make nothing if you sign up for this course. I just wanted to let you know about it because it’s totally awesome. -jb

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linda February 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Thanks for sharing these links!

2 David Kassin Fried March 2, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I totally want to do this, but I can’t find anything that says how long the sessions are, or what time they are. Do you know?

3 wendy April 2, 2010 at 9:17 am

Will there be a download of the course available if we missed it? I would gladly pay $5 to get it.
Thanks!

4 John Dray May 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

The course is as good as Jennifer says. As with all the Holly Lisle courses, it is excellent. What can you buy for $5.00? A burger and some fries? or a really well-written course.

There is a link to the course on my blog at http://www.flirdy.co.uk, and a few of her other courses. I think as a starter it is a good idea to start with this course, you will then be encouraged to look at the other ones. I am currently on week 9 of her ‘How to Think Sideways course’. One of the things that I like about it is that I can look at the novel I have been writing and think ‘Oh, that’s where I am going wrong’.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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