Tutorials for today's writer

DIY First Draft Edits

Start: APRIL 8, 2020

at 09:00 AM Eastern Time

End: APRIL 14, 2020

at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

  • Classroom opens 24 hrs before
    workshop begins
  • Classroom remains open for 20
    days after end of workshop

I’ve worked with the top editors in publishing and, hands down, Jodi has been a great addition to my editing team. She’s the first one to read my first draft and quickly key in on things every author misses while being deep in creating the story She’s absolutely surgical in her approach and nails key areas to fix or improve upon every time.

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love


All Levels



Registration Fee



Apr 07 ~ 11:59 PM
Eastern Time

Description of Workshop:

You know you should get a developmental editor, but your budget doesn't stretch that far.

Or you're trying to sign an agent. Agents and editors do not content edit your story. They don't have the time. So if you're publishing your own books or submitting to New York, your book has to be solid.

What are they looking for? Powerful character arcs, strong story lines, fast pacing, tight plot and universal theme, Do you wish there was a do-it-yourself alternative guaranteed to fix your manuscript and some way to know you're on the right track?

Here's the answer to your question: Join professional content editor Jodi Henley in DIY First Draft Edits to fix your story quickly and easily, so you can spend more time writing and less time stressing.

Note: The classroom and lecture halls for this workshop will remain open an additional 20 days after the workshop ends. You'll have plenty of time to go back to review and/or download material.

What is required to be prepared for this class?

Please have a partially or fully complete manuscript in progress. While First Draft Editing can be enjoyed in theory, it is of most use to people able to fully utilize it immediately.

Will there be homework and feedback?


Additional Information:

Please be clear on the type of editing we'll be discussing in this workshop:

While this workshop covers many issues, it does not cover changing genre during the revision process, specific structural armatures, or experimental lit. It is also not a copy edit workshop. This workshop deals with tightening up a story that will engage readers and bring them back for more.

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level?
Great! Click the button to register before the class fills up