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.
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
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 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
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