Take your manuscript from rough draft to ready for submission in a weekend without second-guessing yourself.
Develop practical, story-enhancing skills in just 10 quick lessons in this online course from Anne Victory, editor for NYT and USA Today best-selling authors.
Raise your hand if...
✋ You've ever looked up a writing technique and gotten one of two things:
- Generic articles—does the author even know what they're talking about, or are they just regurgitating what they've read somewhere?
- Links to 300-page books. Who has time for that when you're on a deadline?
✋ You've typed The End but you still have niggling doubts as to whether your manuscript is ready for the next step.
✋ You've ever been on a deadline and would've killed for a short list of things to double-check in your manuscript before sending it on to your agent or editor.
The Manuscript Makeover has been been carefully designed to help you polish your manuscript FAST because I know what it's like to be rushing to deadline. But you can grab this right now, get instant access, and get actionable tips you can put to work immediately.
Typing The End is a big deal—you should be proud of yourself. But that’s not the end of your publishing process—it’s just the beginning. The next step is self-editing so that you’re ready to continue the production journey, whether that’s submitting to agents or self-publishing. But regardless of which route you choose, you’ve probably got this goal:
To put out the most polished book you possibly can and to make your readers happy.
No author wants disappointed readers, am I right? Not a single person who writes for a living is dreaming about 1- or 2-star reviews citing poor writing or that the reader just wasn’t able to get into a story. And I’m not promising that you’ll get awesome reviews across the board—that’s impossible. But what I am promising is that you’ll be able to sidestep the most frequent pitfalls that will sabotage your story.
And that’s why I’ve created the Manuscript Makeover, a quick course designed to let you self-edit your manuscript in a matter of days. You’ll learn techniques in a single weekend that will help you take your story from rough draft to polished manuscript. You’ll have new tools to put in your writer’s toolbox, tools that will take your work in progress from rough draft to polished manuscript.
Worried you're not ready for agents, editors, or beta readers? Well, stop. I'll show you how to spot—and fix!—the common writing mistakes that sabotage a great story.
These are the same techniques I share with my clients, including...
Ten bite-sized lessons that focus on:
- Lesson 1: Infodumps
Three quick ways to avoid infodumps
- Lesson 2: Dialogue mechanics
A primer on how to punctuate and group dialogue, plus two key techniques to declutter your characters' convos
- Lesson 3: Show vs. tell in dialogue
Four tips to instantly beef up your dialogue and make it more immersive
- Lesson 4: Carrying show vs. tell forward to your narrative
Four ways to identify told prose and how to fix it
- Lesson 5: Point of view
Learn a vital trick to deepen your point of view and avoid head-hopping
- Lesson 6: Overwriting
Overwriting is clutter in your story. These seven key areas will have your narrative tidier in no time.
- Lesson 7: Saying it once—trust your reader!
Learn this key concept and strengthen your storytelling immediately
- Lesson 8: Tense issues
Spot tense issues in your story and nuke them—no English degree required!
- Lesson 9: The dreaded play-by-play
Take a scalpel to unnecessary action and tighten your pacing
- Lesson 10: Make your life easier by using styles in Word
A quick overview on how to make Microsoft Word's Styles feature help you
Hi! I'm Anne Victory!
You may be wondering who the heck I am, and that's okay. 🙂
I'm a freelance editor, and I've been editing fiction books for over a decade now. I absolutely love stories and writing and the English language, but I'm also just one person and I cannot possibly edit all the books that are out in the world. But I still want to help as many authors as I can, and that's where my classes come in.
I may not be able to edit your book, but I can share techniques that will help you produce the most polished manuscript you can. Stories help people cope with the craziness in their lives, they teach, and they provide comfort. And that's always important, but now more than ever.
All the Tools You Need to Polish Your Manuscript
🔖 Ten quick lessons that will help you focus on key places to polish your writing
🔖 Audio for each lesson except for the resource list and preformatting guide
🔖 Downloadable audio files of the main lessons so you can listen anywhere, anytime
🔖 Bonus: The companion e-book, How to Polish Your Manuscript in 10 Days
🔖 Bonus: An essential guide to the must-haves for your bookshelf. There are literally thousands of books on writing on Amazon. But I'll give you a list of the ones that are actually worth the time to read.
Total value: $117.00
But you can get it now for just $27.00!
How long is this class? I'm on a deadline!
Is this really going to help me polish my story?
Can I buy this and get a refund if I don't like it?
What if I haven't finished my story yet?
Who is this for?
This is for you if you're...
A Veteran Author
I won't lie to you—a lot of this class will probably cover things you already know. But what if you learn one thing that's a light bulb moment for you and gives you a new technique to put in your writer's toolbox? I've been doing this for over a decade, and yet I learn new things all the time. Sometimes you just need a concept presented in a new way for it to click!
So What's Next?
Click below to sign up for the class. If you're already a member of Victory Academy, you'll be asked to log in and you'll see the class immediately in your library. If this is your first class with me, you'll be prompted to set up an account. (Check your inbox for your log-in info!)
Grab your beverage of choice, something to take notes with, and your computer, tablet, or phone.
Take the class whenever you're ready! It's that easy, I promise!
Ready to do this?
Sign up now and have your manuscript polished and ready to send to your agent or editor in just a couple of short days! You'll get:
- Ten short, easy-to-implement lessons
- A walk-through on using Styles with Microsoft Word
- Audios of the writing lessons
- A bonus resource list!
- The companion e-book
Valued at $117, but yours for only $27!