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The Novelist’s Guide to Professional Story Editing

  • 29 Oct 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom



Story editing for your novel is more important today than ever before. Agents and publishers no longer consider amateurish manuscripts, given so many fully polished submissions, and readers of self-published novels expect quality stories and a thoroughly professional presentation.

This workshop is geared to new and emerging fiction writers, whether you’re seeking traditional publication, self-publishing, or hybrid publication. Story coach and editor Lisa Poisso will cover everything you need to know about the working with an editor, giving you actionable steps to get the editing you need.

  • How to tell what kind of editing you need
  • How to revise for an edit
  • Are you ready for editing yet?
  • Where to find an editor who gets your book and your writing
  • What to tell a prospective editor about your book
  • Do you need a sample edit?
  • How far ahead to schedule your edit
  • What to expect when working with a professional editor

Lisa will be taking your questions about developmental editing and manuscript critiques, preparing for an edit, working with an editor, and more.

Lisa Poisso Biography

Lisa Poisso, who specializes working with new and emerging authors, abhors the idea that writing a debut novel can feel like throwing darts wearing a blindfold. A classically trained dancer, her approach to creativity is grounded in structure, form, and technique as the doorway to freedom of movement. Via her innovative Plot Accelerator and Story Incubator coaching, she fast-tracks authors through story theory and development in just weeks while facilitating an author-paced “developmental edit in a bottle.”

She holds a journalism degree and has decades of professional experience as an award-winning magazine editor and journalist, content writer, and corporate communications manager.

In addition to story coaching, she is a developmental and line editor, aided by an industrious team of retired greyhounds. Her popular Baker’s Dozen newsletter offers 13 tasty tidbits for emerging authors every month. Find Lisa at LisaPoisso.com, download her free Manuscript Prep guide, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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