Here's what's in the curriculum ...
- Book: Editing Fiction at Sentence Level
- Book: Making Sense of Point of View
- Book: Making Sense of Punctuation
- Book: Making Sense of 'Show, Don't Tell'
- Booklet: Fabulous One-Liners in Fiction
- Booklet: 7 Chapter Endings that Hold Readers in Suspense
- Booklet: How to Use Beats in Crime Fiction and Thrillers
- 5 things you need to know about line editing crime fiction and thrillers
- Moving from traditional to indie publishing. With John A. Connell
- Writing screenplays and novels. With Rich Leder
- Creative writing tips. With thriller writer Andy Maslen
- Story creation and revision. With author David Unger
- From the printed page to audio book. With author David Unger
- Video: Crime fiction subgenres (18:05)
Not sure how to fix poorly crafted suspense in fiction?
Suspense is an opportunity to engage. When it misses the mark, readers lose interest. I'll teach you how to fix that.
This course introduces fiction editors and authors to the suspense trifecta – a user-friendly frame of reference that helps you identify suspense points at scene level, evaluate their success and revise with confidence.
Stuff you might be wondering about
How long does my course access last?
All my courses come with lifetime access. You learn when it’s convenient for you, not me!
Why do I have to pay tax on courses?
Online self-directed courses, like the ones I offer, are classified as digital products/services in most countries, and adding tax is a legal requirement. Teachable calculates the correct rate of tax for your jurisdiction and remits it to the appropriate authority.
Can I choose the order in which I study the modules?
Of course, though I recommend you follow the order of play the first time you do it because I designed the structure in a way that builds your knowledge logically.
Can I learn on my mobile device?
Absolutely! Teachable has a gorgeous app for iOS and Android that means you can access the course content on your phone and tablet if that’s more convenient.
About your instructor
Hello! I’m Louise Harnby, a commercial fiction editor who specializes in working for independent authors of crime, thrillers and mysteries. I write books and create courses that teach editors:
- the craft of stylistic line editing in fiction
- how to make their businesses visible and compelling.
When I joined the industry in 2006, there was very little instruction dedicated to line editing and business building. Not much has changed, and so I hope that by learning with me, you’ll feel better equipped to tackle both!