I recently discovered a valuable Instagram account that offers free writing classes, writing prompts, giveaways, support and community, and other resources. It’s called YouAreHereWriters, and I was honored to teach a 10-minute self-editing class on their IGTV channel.
In my mini writing class, I shared five tips to help you whip your manuscript into shape. My tips centered around:
1. Point of View
4. Passive Words
5. Crutch Words
If you browse through the channel’s past free writing classes, you’ll find workshops on topics such as historical research, writing book recommendations, handling rejection, dictating your draft, book marketing, book launches, writing from both sides of the brain, researching and writing nonfiction, getting published in magazines, and much more. What a gold mine of free content!
Here is the link to my mini free writing class on IGTV.
If you’d like to take another free class, be sure to sign up for my course Line Editing Made Simple: 5 Days to More Polished Pages. It features bite-sized concepts and assignments to help you kick-start your line editing.
Stacy Juba, the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, is a freelance editor and online course creator who teaches authors how to simplify the self-editing process and fit their writing goals into a busy life. Her books include the Storybook Valley chick lit series and the Hockey Rivals young adult sports novels.
Sign up for her free, on-demand masterclass, How to Create Your Editing Game Plan and Fast-Track Your Book: 3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid.