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“The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writer’s original voice or artistic self-esteem.”
― Pat Schneider (the 4th precept of the AWA Method)

A Novel Approach Second Draft

A NOVEL APPROACH SECOND DRAFT is designed to help you prepare your manuscript (and yourself) for the challenges of the publication process. It is available anytime during the year.

STEP 1: Obtain a SUBSTANTIVE EDIT of your COMPLETED FIRST DRAFT

We read your manuscript carefully, keeping detailed notes about what is working well and what could be even better. Although we will make recommendations in the manuscript if we identify any spelling, grammar, unclear phrasing or other writing errors, we do not perform a copy edit.

We offer two types of Substantive Edit.

VERSION ONE: A DETAILED REPORT: ($1,260 + hst)

A detailed report covers the critically important aspects of successful story-telling as outlined on our Substantive Edit page. This comprehensive approach is designed to educate new and emerging writers in the essential building blocks of novels or memoirs. We are available to meet in person if you live within a reasonable driving distance. Otherwise, our findings, including rewrite recommendations, are emailed in advance, and discussed with you in detail in a supportive, informative 90 minute online zoom or telephone chat format. (your choice)

VERSION TWO: BETA READY SUMMARY ($595 + hst)
This version is designed for authors who are versed in the writer’s craft and do not need detailed reporting.

If your manuscript is ready, but you would like a beta read of your manuscript before submitting to agents and publishers, this is the best option.

Instead of a detailed report, we prepare a one page Hi-Lo Summary. The report is emailed to you and discussed in a one hour overview online zoom or telephone chat format. (your choice)

If you choose to continue with STEP 2 of our SECOND DRAFT process (PLAN YOUR REWRITE and FINISH IT), our recommendations will guide your rewrite and improve your chances of finding an agent and publisher.

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR A NOVEL APPROACH SECOND DRAFT PART ONE

STEP 2: PLAN YOUR REWRITE and FINISH IT.

Your availability determines how the rewrite process will proceed, so we employ the A NOVEL APPROACH MENTORSHIP (online format) because it offers the most flexibility. Participants purchase 10 hours at a time ($700 + hst) which covers the time spent by your substantive editor reading your rewritten chapters, emailing them back to you with comments, then discussing them in an online zoom chat (or telephone) every two weeks.

This process is designed to work on a biweekly timetable like the First Draft workshop, but if you prefer to work more quickly, or prefer an extended timetable, we simply track the time spent and keep you informed of your progress. (All unused hours are refundable.) We have found that most writers need 1 or 2 Mentorship 10 hour blocks to complete a rewrite.

 

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR A NOVEL APPROACH SECOND DRAFT PART TWO: Finish Your Rewrite

Once your rewrite is complete, we are confident that you and your manuscript will be ready to test the publishing marketplace.
 
Many of out First and Second Draft authors increase their chances of publication by taking our NAVIGATE the PUBLISHING MARKETPLACE with CONFIDENCE workshop. This 8 WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP provides an in-depth focus on writing the query, synopsis, elevator pitch and tagline for your book that you will need to attract the attention of publishers and agents.