Loved this course. Best value on the market and best ever advice from both sides of the publishing fence. It doesn't get any better!
The amount of time, heartache, frustration, and hell that these videos are saving me from is immeasurable. Kirsten Walgren Tulsian
Don't wait until you have a first draft to get the video series. If you have an inkling of a CONCEPT, get the VIDEO SERIES. The videos will show you how to define your ENERGETIC MARKERS. You'll learn the difference between CRISIS and CLIMAX. The EIGHT VIDEOS constitute a 'top to toe' WRITING COURSE. Jill Corcoran & Martha Alderson, thank you for giving me the opportunity to call myself a writer with pride. 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
Just finished video 8. I'm forever grateful for what has been the most impactful learning experience in my 50 years, and for the kind words of encouragement Martha and Jill shared throughout the series. You have made me stronger, wiser and more determined.
As I worked through all the videos I realized there were some things I knew, but there were plenty of ah-ha moments too. But the most important thing I walked away with was a wonderful sense of structure. All these things need to be done in revision, and Jill and Martha set you on the path to do it in a logical way. Positive results will follow, so my thanks to you both.
I tend to write straight ahead, but going back through for my revisions with these videos is INVALUABLE!. Jill and Martha have been so generous with their knowledge on the FB page and I have wanted to buy this series for a while now, I am so excited. The homework is awesome. I can't recommend this any stronger. I have already told people about it and I am just on video two. Great stuff!
Just from setting up the Plot Planner alone, weaknesses in my plot and overall story jumped out at me. As a visual person, this one exercise has helped tremendously to pinpoint needed rewrites. Thanks, Jill and Martha!
Dianna Lynn Goodpaster
These videos are amazing and worth their price. They are perfect for all genres. Between Jill's and Martha's picture book intensives and their videos, my writing has improved dramatically. Jill and Martha tell you EVERYTHING you need to know to become great at your craft. The classes and the videos are a perfect marriage. I highly recommend these videos to anyone who wants to become an incredible writer.
I just finished video 8 and all I can say is: WOW!
I want to thank Jill and Martha for developing and delivering such a wonderful, informative video course. Last year, I retired early, at age 50, to pursue my lifelong dream of writing books for children and young adults. I didn't know what I didn't know (well, I likely still don't!), but I trusted that with hard work and perseverance, I would magically become a published author.
It didn't quite work out that way. I live in a small place in Canada and my access to conferences and courses is very limited. I discovered Jill Corcoran when searching for names of agents accepting unsolicited manuscripts (I still cringe to think of what is in her slush pile or deleted into the ether!) and through Jill, Martha.
I have been writing, writing, writing, and reading about writing, but I knew I was still missing the mark and I knew my work was not as good as the work of the authors I so admire. So when I saw that Jill and Martha were offering this affordable course, I jumped on it - I think I was one of the first ones in.
The beauty of this course is that they take you step by step, day by day through the process. And when you start having those "oh crap, I made THAT mistake, too?" moments, they seem to already know they are coming, and they encourage you to keep going, keep working through the process. I truly believe that the money I spent for this course is the best money I have ever spent on anything to do with writing. And not only do you get hours of content, you are able to go backwards and forwards and keep going back to the videos for a 6 month period. That is amazing!!!
As I start my final rewrite I am more confident than ever. Do Jill and Martha promise that if you take this course you will become a published writer? Of course not. But if you are like me, and you are wondering why your baby is not being met with widespread enthusiasm and dancing in the streets, well this course is for you. I believe that by the end of this rewrite, I will have many agents asking to see the whole manuscript. And how I write and rewrite books will be forever changed for the better. Sorry to be so long-winded, but I really have to gush. If you are like me, money is tight. But this course is going to get you where you need to go!
Wendy Mcleod Macknight
In this 8 Video (5.5 hours) Series, Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson and Literary Agent Jill Corcoran provide step-by-step instruction on how to revise your
• Structure and design
• Tension and conflict
• Character growth and transformation
• Cause and effect
in preparation for a major rewrite of your novel.
Great for Pre-Plot, Pre-Fast Draft, Plotting, Structuring, Character Development, Dramatic Arc, Character Arc, Revision, as well as discovering and solidifying your Beginning, Middle and End including the all important Crisis and Climax.
To complete the course in a month, watch two videos a week. Or, work at your own pace and take more or less time on the step-by-step exercises. You decide your revision pace as you explore and complete each video exercise based on your own individual needs in preparation for a major rewrite.
• 8 videos
• 30 writing exercises- one for each day of the Revise Your Novel Month
PLUS, an agent's insider tips to create books that agents, editors and readers will love.
PlotWriMo: REVISE YOUR NOVEL IN A MONTH
II. OVERALL STORY LEVEL
a. Video #1: HOW TO REVISE + CONCEPT & CHARACTERS
• How to Approach Revision
• Story Titles
III. PLOT AND STRUCTURE LEVEL
a. Video #2: TRANSFORMATION + GOALS
• Layers of Plot
• Transformation / Change
b. Video #3: CONCEPT + ENERGETIC MARKERS
• Energetic Markers
• Plot Planner
IV. SCENE LEVEL
a. Video #4: SCENES AND THEMES
• Scene and Summary
• Character Motivation
b. Video #5: CLIMAX
• 3 Major Plot Lines
• Antagonist Crisis
c. Video #6: BEGINNING & END
• Traits, Skills, Knowledge, Beliefs
• Cause and Effect
V. WORD LEVEL
a. Video #7: MANUSCRIPT VOICE + CHARACTER & ACTION
• Transformational Journey
• Backstory Wound
• Subplots and Theme
b. Video #8: FIRST PAGES + FINAL TEST
• Every Word Perfect
• Sentence structure
• Prepare for Rewrite
All homework appears on-screen in the PLOTWRIMO: Revise Your Novel in a Month Videos. However, if you would like to have a PDF of all the homework you can purchase it here.