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Auction Item 18a: Private Class: Editor’s First Aid by Lynnette Labelle

Tuesday, 14 July 2015  |  Posted by Brenda

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About this item: One free private class: Editor’s First Aid – CPR for Your Dying Manuscript.

Here’s a description of the class:

CPR for Your Dying Manuscript

Maybe the horror stories about the hard road to publication are keeping you from finishing your novel. Maybe you’ve had one too many rejections with no explanation. No matter what is killing your writing, it’s time to breathe a little life into your manuscript.

Not sure where to start? As a freelance editor, I’m telling you there’s only one surefire way to avoid the dreaded rejection slip—know your craft. And I mean really learn it. Knowing your craft inside and out is the only way to identify and correct the problems in your writing.

Feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you think editing just isn’t your strong suit? Don’t worry. You don’t have to do it alone. I’ll walk you through some of the most common mistakes writers make so you can apply CPR to your dying manuscript.

In Editor’s First Aid, you’ll learn about dialogue dilemmas, plotting problems, and bad beginnings, including:

• The 13 most common dialogue mistakes.
• How to avoid dialogue blunders.
• How to correct episodic writing.
• Understanding poor execution of GMCs (goals, motivations, conflicts).
• How to turn up the emotion.
• When (if ever) to add a prologue.
• All about the inciting incident, and why it’s the best place to start your story.

Other benefits of Editor’s First Aid include:
• A professional editor to answer your questions.
• A chance to see real examples of how an editor looks at a manuscript.

Donated by …

Lynnette-Gray-Box-Smaller-FELynnette Labelle

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E-mail: labelle@labelleseditorialservices.com

Lynnette Labelle is a freelance editor, developmental/content editor, and copy editor with over thirteen years of experience. She’s the owner of Labelle’s Writing on the Wall, an editing and coaching service for writers.

Lynnette specializes in substantive/developmental editing for romance (romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic thriller, contemporary romance, and romantic comedy), mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, crime, paranormal/supernatural, fantasy, urban fantasy, dystopia, women’s fiction, NA, and YA. She also helps writers create hooky query letters and strong synopses, and she teaches several writing classes.

Lynnette has a bachelor of education degree from the University of Manitoba, where she specialized in English and French. She excelled in Advanced Creative Writing in university and studied writing for children and teens through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She’s a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Romance Writers of America, and Savvy Authors.

Lynnette’s clients range from new writers to best-selling authors like Roni Loren, Rebecca Hamilton, and Cristin Harber. Lynnette works with writers seeking traditional publishing and indie authors.

STARTING BID: $10

TURNAROUND TIME allow two weeks for query critiques + 1st chapters, four weeks for partials, and six weeks for full critiques. Donors will discuss turnaround times with winners. All winning bids are guaranteed. Should some unforeseen event happen, money will be returned to winner or the winner may choose to have Brenda Drake provide the critique.

 

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