National Novel Writing Month is over. Now you've got a giant mess of words. Take the steps toward shaping that mess into a book under the guidance of Delilah S. Dawson. December is NaNoFixMo.
Your Instructor: Delilah S. Dawson, author of SERVANTS OF THE STORM
Where: Online — Available everywhere!
When: This class is not currently enrolling. To be notified when it is offered again, Click Here
Enrollment: 25 students
Congratulations! You hit your 50,000 word goal in NaNoWriMo!
So... what now?
Do not start querying. Seriously, don't. Literary agents dread December. It's the month they get flooded by amateur authors who don't understand one simple, but undeniable fact: Writing is rewriting.
What you have now is a rough draft. There's still work to be done before you can call it a book.
Welcome to NaNoFixMo. In this short, sweet, kickass boot camp, you'll learn the keys to turning a hot mess into a second draft. You'll cover the basics of stuff like plot, pacing, character, motivation, description, and worldbuilding.
Here to help you is Delilah S. Dawson. Delilah is a seasoned LitReactor instructor, as well as the author of the wildly-imaginative Blud books, and the critically-acclaimed Servants of the Storm. She'll help you get your footing so you can move forward with confidence—and she'll even critique your work, so you can get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses.
The hardest part is done. The words are on the page. Now you can make them work for you. Delilah will show you what comes next.
What This Class Covers
Delilah will deliver two written lectures. The first will be a primer on the building blocks of a novel, covering the basics that every writer needs to think about: plot, pacing, character, motivation, description, worldbuilding—and most importantly, killing your darlings.
The second lecture will look at the big picture of publishing. Delilah will share her own experiences in the business, as a traditionally-published and a self-published author. She'll let you know the common pitfalls and give you a sense of what's coming up next in your journey toward a final draft.
Delilah will critique the first 2,000 words of your book. She'll give you a sense of your strengths and weaknesses, so you'll know how to prioritize your efforts moving forward. Those 2,000 words will be delivered the first day of class, and Delilah will return them before the end of class. Students will also be encouraged to read and critique each other.
Got questions for Delilah? She's here to answer them. And you'll have a classroom full of like-minded readers and writers to work with, so you can support and challenge each other.
Goals Of This Class
- Cover the basics of plot, pacing, character, motivation, description, and worldbuilding
- Get input on your strengths and weaknesses from a published author
- Find support in a community of like-minded readers and writers
- Move into your second draft on sure footing
LitReactor offers a unique approach to a writing education: You study what you want, when you want, at your own pace. We bring in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible. You get detailed feedback on your work and take part in discussions in a judgement-free zone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, our workshops are about working together to achieve your writing goals.
Where do classes take place?
Entirely online. So, anywhere you have Internet access.
Are there certain times when the whole class needs to "meet" online?
Nope. Our students come from all over the globe. Everything is posted online and accessible 24/7. (We do occasionally schedule phone chats, but try to reach a consensus on timing.)
What does a typical class consist of?
It varies, but nearly all our classes include weekly lectures, homework assignments, peer reviews, critiques from instructors, and discussion forums.
How much experience do you need to take a class?
Beginner or pro, everyone is welcome. We encourage all skill levels.
Got more questions? Click here for an extended FAQ.
And click here to explore a sample class that shows our layout and features.