Developmental Edit

In a Developmental Edit, I work with you over the course of 4-8 weeks to develop your story into a full scene-by-scene outline based upon your protagonist’s conflicting internal needs in optimum plot design.

We discuss storytelling issues, your protagonist and their story, three-act plot structure, your supporting cast of characters and their relationships to your protagonist. We work with the events you plan, brainstorming about them, developing new ones and putting the most intriguing into powerful logical cause-&-effect for gripping storytelling. I teach you the process of developing a one-sentence concept into a full-length book that will fascinate readers and build strong reader loyalty. And we discuss my professional techniques for polishing your writing into quality prose.

I calculate a Developmental Edit by wordcount. A manuscript of @80,000 words takes approximately 40 hours.

Wondering what other writers have thought of my Developmental Edit? See Stu Wakefield, Kindle #1 Bestseller, describe on video our Developmental Edit of his second novel in Five Brilliant Things About Working With Victoria Mixon, along with a video interview by Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn.