Self-Edit Your Novel - Online Course with Caitlin Alexander

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM until Monday, November 27, 2017 at 05:00 PM

Online Course

Instructor: Caitlin Alexander
Length: 5 sessions, $450


“Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.”—Raymond Chandler
“SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.”—Ambrose Bierce
Revision is an exhausting, maddening, utterly transformative and essential part of the writing process. In this five-week online workshop, you’ll learn how to revise smarter.
With an emphasis on self-editing your own work in progress, we’ll delve into the keys to plot and structure; the nuances of character development and dialogue; how to engage readers with voice and point of view; must-know grammar and simple ways to sharpen your prose; as well as mastering the process of revision. You’ll end the workshop with the skills in hand to take your fiction writing to the next level, and a head start on making your manuscript the best it can be before submitting it to agents and publishers.


Caitlin Alexander spent eleven years at Random House, where she edited New York Times bestsellers such as The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond, Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper, and the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series by Andy McDermott, as well as RITA Award winners, Thriller Award winners, and Edgar Award nominees. She’s continued to edit bestselling and award-winning books as a freelance editor and can be found at

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If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email


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