A PATH TO PUBLISHING

Our goal is ensure you understand concept, plotting, character development, scene development, action and emotional arc development, as well has how to pitch your work to agents, editors, and readers.

  • "The amount of time, heartache, frustration, and hell that these videos are saving me from is immeasurable." ‪Kirsten Walgren Tulsian‬‬
     
  • "I've made it through 4 of the videos and I'm loving them. I'm not sure why I spent thousands on a creative writing degree when I could have learned it all for $75! Thanks Jill and Martha!"  Mikey Brooks

http://vimeo.com/ondemand/reviseyournovelinamonth
(Entire program is 8 videos, 5.5 hours + 30 hands-on exercises)

Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson's  PlotWriMo: Revise Your Novel in a Month with Literary Agent Jill Corcoran

PlotWriMo: REVISE YOUR NOVEL IN A MONTH
I.    TRAILER
a.    Introduction 

II.    OVERALL STORY LEVEL
a.    Video #1: HOW TO REVISE + CONCEPT & CHARACTERS 
•    Welcome
•    How to Approach Revision
•    Organization
•    Concept
•    Characters
•    Story Titles

III.    PLOT AND STRUCTURE LEVEL
a.    Video #2: TRANSFORMATION + GOALS 
•    Review
•    Layers of Plot
•    Transformation / Change
•    Goals 

b.    Video #3: CONCEPT + ENERGETIC MARKERS 
•    Review
•    Concept
•    Energetic Markers 
•    Plot Planner

IV.    SCENE LEVEL
a.    Video #4: SCENES AND THEMES
•    Review
•    Scene and Summary
•    Themes
•    Character Motivation
•    Antagonist

b.    Video #5: CLIMAX 
•    Review
•    Preparation
•    Anticipation
•    Event
•    Reaction
•    3 Major Plot Lines
•    Antagonist Crisis

c.    Video #6: BEGINNING & END 
•    Review
•    Beginning
•    Traits, Skills, Knowledge, Beliefs
•    Cause and Effect
•    Antagonists

V.    WORD LEVEL

a.    Video #7: MANUSCRIPT VOICE + CHARACTER & ACTION 
•    Voice
•    Transformational Journey
•    Backstory Wound
•    Subplots and Theme
•    Crisis


b.    Video #8: FIRST PAGES + FINAL TEST 
•    Every Word Perfect
•    Sentence structure
•    Dialog
•    Prepare for Rewrite
•    Rewrite

  • "Don't let the title fool you. This is not only a revision course. It's a fully comprehensive writing course for PB, MG, YA, and ADULT writers, at any point in their career." Dolly D Napal
     
  • "I have been writing, writing, writing, and reading about writing, but I knew I was still missing the mark. How I write and rewrite books will be forever changed for the better." Wendy McLeon MacKnight
     
  • "I felt overwhelmed with my latest revision. I feel like a weight has been lifted and I'm just on day one." ‪Rick Rowe‬‬


After you watch the video(s), come on over to the A Path to Publishing Facebook Group to ask Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson, Literary Agent Jill Corcoran and over 1,300 other agents, editors, writers and illustrators your questions. Created by Martha and Jill, the APTP FB Group is a safe, smart, fun alcove for writers and illustrators to share and learn about the craft of writing and the book biz. This is NOT a place to sell your books but a wonderful forum for us all to advance our skills, our creativity, and our dreams.