Self-Edit Your Novel or Memoir—Online Course with Caitlin Alexander

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 09:00 AM until Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 05:00 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Caitlin Alexander
5 weeks, $450
Wednesdays, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern for real-time video discussion

“SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.”—Ambrose Bierce
Revision is an utterly essential part of the writing process. In this five-week online workshop, you’ll develop the skills to revise your novel more effectively.

Each week we’ll gather for a live video discussion and explore excerpts from published novels to pinpoint the keys to compelling plot and structure; the nuances of memorable character development and dialogue; how to engage readers with voice and point of view; and must-know grammar and techniques to sharpen your prose. You’ll focus on one of those elements each week as you self-edit up to ten pages of your manuscript, which you’ll then receive feedback on from your fellow writers and additional edits from the instructor. By the end of the class, you’ll have up to forty pages of your novel self-edited and edited by the instructor, and a major start on making your manuscript the strongest it can be.

Caitlin Alexanderhas been editing books for more than fifteen years. She spent much of that time at Random House, where she acquired and edited New York Times bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction. She continues to edit bestselling and award-winning books as a freelance editor and can be found at

Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

Step 2 - Payment: Once you click submit on this form, a new page will appear in your browser with a payment link. Click on the payment link, complete the required information, and submit your payment. 

Payment is required for your registration to be confirmed. If we don’t receive your payment within 48 hours of submission of this form, your registration will automatically be cancelled. You will have to complete the form again if you wish to register for the class.

Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

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

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