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Review Your Own Novel Like a Developmental Editor (ASYNCHRONOUS) [Beth Jusino]

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Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Intermediate | How clearly can you see your own work? In this series, you’ll learn how a professional developmental editor evaluates the “big picture” effectiveness of a novel—including plot, characterization, setting, pacing, and craft/style—and work through questions and exercises each week to apply that same perspective to your own work. We’ll explore ways to see your writing from a fresh perspective, common issues that trip up writers, and tips and tricks to help you tackle revisions.

Note: This is a class that will provide you with tools to review and evaluate your own work. The instructor will provide feedback on weekly assignments and will be available for specific questions, but will not be reading or critiquing your work directly.

If you’re looking for editorial notes, developmental editing, line edits, sensitivity reads, etc. you might schedule a consultation with one of our Writers in Residence or work one-on-one with an editor in our Coaching & Consultation program.

This class takes place online through our partners at Wet Ink, and sessions can be done at your own pace throughout the week.


Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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