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Confused about narrative/psychic distance?

Narrative (or psychic) distance is a complex topic. This course demystifies it.

With it, I teach professional fiction editors and commercial fiction authors how to recognize narrative distance, edit with confidence and deliver a better reader experience.

In this introductory course, you'll learn about:

  • what narrative distance is
  • common narrative styles
  • why authors and editors need to understand distance
  • the narrative distance continuum framework
  • frequent problems with distance
  • stylistic tools that offer solutions

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!