NaNoFixMo with Delilah S. Dawson

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!

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Enrollment: 25 students

Price: $99

Class Description

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
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