The Year-long Workshop to Write Your Novel or Memoir

Which Version is Best for Your Writing Project?

How to know if A Novel Approach to Fiction or Memoir is right for you:
How to know if ANA Second Draft is right for you:
  • You’ve wanted to write a particular story for years, but don’t know how to turn it into a full length manuscript
  • You’re great at starting book-length projects, but run out of steam part way through
  • You’re tired of making excuses when people ask “How’s the book coming?”
  • You’ve always wanted to write a book, but lose confidence in yourself and give up
  • Your internal editor is too loud: you write a chapter, think it’s terrible, then rewrite it again and again and again
  • You’ve successfully pitched your project to an agent or editor and now it’s time to write it!
  • You’ve already finished the first draft of your novel or book-length memoir
  • You’re ready to polish your story, but you lack self-discipline and/or confidence
  • You need another set of trained eyes on your manuscript to help identify what could make it more publishable
  • You’ve shown your book to an agent or editor who has suggested a rewrite and you need help negotiating that process
  • You intend to pitch or query your book to an agent or publisher and need professional assistance to perfect your presentation
  • You intend to self-publish and you need self-presentation training and the best version of your novel or memoir to present to the public
This is what ANA to Fiction or Memoir will do for you:
This is what ANA Second Draft will do for you:
  • You will receive the structure & discipline to produce a first draft of at least 70,000 words
  • You will learn and practice the fundamentals needed to write a book-length work of fiction or memoir
  • You will receive regular feedback from your facilitator
  • You will receive a substantive review of the manuscript at 21,000 words to help refine your direction
  • You will have the support and camaraderie of the other participants throughout the process
  • You will have a password protected backup copy of your work at all times on our author website
  • Your manuscript will be reviewed in detail and you will receive individualized feedback on what’s working well and what could be improved.
  • You and your facilitator will develop a unique plan to refine, complete and polish your manuscript
  • You will receive regular feedback on all new material developed in the course
  • You will share the journey with other writers, but you are not expected to read and critique each other’s work
  • You will learn the skills to strengthen any future book-length project
  • The structure and discipline of the course will keep you on track
  • You will receive professional assistance in preparing pitches, synopses, queries and promotion materials that will generate confidence in yourself and your manuscript
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