Details & Class Content

Fee includes:                                                      

  • Professional critique of up to 50 pages of your manuscript
  • 8 hours of classroom instruction
  • Up to 8 hours of interactive teaching and discussion
    • using manuscript evaluations
  • Private consultation time with Steven James or Robert Dugoni
  • Extensive seminar notes, writing activities, and self-editing tips
  • All participants' submissions with detailed critique notes
  • 100-point novel writing check list


  • Tentative Class Content:
  • Session 1- STRUCTURE: Getting Started in the Right Direction, by Robert Dugoni
  • Session 2- HEROES AND VILLAINS: Bringing out the Best and Worst in Characters, by Steven James
  • Session 3- PLAYING GOD: Creating Memorable Characters, by Robert Dugoni
  • Session 4- THE ESSENCE OF STORY: The Pathway to Transformation, by Steven James
  • Session 5- SUSPENSE ESSENTIALS: Secrets to Tapping into Tension Whatever Genre You Write, by Steven James
  • Session 6- DIALOGUE: Stop All That Thinking, by Robert Dugoni
  • Session 7-TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR NOVEL: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems, by Steven James
  • Session 8- RAMBO EDITING: You have to be Ruthless, by Robert Dugoni