How to Write Your Next Draft

In our new editing class, you'll learn exactly how to revise and rewrite your book.

How to Write Your Next Draft

In this 2-part class, you'll learn

  • The 10-step editing process I use with my editing clients. If you’re developmentally editing a novel, you need a process. This is the process I use with my one-on-one clients to turn rough drafts into un-put-down-able stories.
  • How to set the RIGHT goal for your next draft—and how having a goal will make your editing process easier, clearer, and more successful.
  • How to craft unforgettable characters and make sure they’re driving your plot.
  • The EASY way to test dozens of editing ideas WITHOUT writing thousands of words. This is the fun part of editing! Plus, doing this before you edit will save you hours of wasted writing.
  • My favorite strategy for creating a foolproof editing plan. So much of the editing process happens before you change a single word. I’ll show you how to make the most of the time before you edit.
  • And more!

Here are the topics we’ll cover in each lesson:

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How to Write Your Next Draft: Book Editing Class by Alice Sudlow

About Alice Sudlow

Alice Sudlow is a certified editor who specializes in working with authors to craft transformative character arcs in young adult novels. She also has a keen eye for comma splices, misplaced hyphens, and well-turned sentences, and is known for her eagle-eyed copywriter skills.

Joe Bunting

Learn from Alice Sudlow and Other Authors Today

At The Write Practice, our mission is to create experiences that help you transform from aspiring writer to published author.

That’s why we’re so excited to host monthly classes to give you the training you need to get published and accomplish your writing goals.

Sign up now, or learn more below.

2024 Class Schedule

Find out what classes we have planned for the following year. Note: This schedule is subject to change.

March

Book Writing Tools
Instructor: Bestselling author Joe Bunting

April

Characters
Instructor: Sue Weems

May

Book Study: Still Life by Louise Penny (mystery)
Instructor: Bestselling author Joe Bunting

June

Dialogue
Instructor: Jeff Elkins, the "Dialogue Doctor"

July

Book Sales Tactics
Instructor: Jamie L. Biggs

August

Book Study: Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (fantasy)
Instructor: Bestselling author Joe Bunting

September

Plot Type Mastery
Instructor: Bestselling author Joe Bunting

October

Book Study: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (literary)
Instructor: Bestselling author Joe Bunting

November

Point of View
Instructor: TBD

December

TBD

Past Classes

All past classes may be purchased individually, and some are included with your classes membership.

Book Writing Software Class

Book Writing Software Class

There are certain tools that pro writers won't even start writing a book without, tools that make write, publishing, and even marketing their books so much easier. Now, in this new class from The Write Practice and bestselling author Joe Bunting, you'll learn how to...

Boys in the Boat: Book Study for Writers

Boys in the Boat: Book Study for Writers

The Boys in the Boat is one of the most successful historical nonfiction books of all time and was recently adapted into a blockbuster film by George Clooney. How does the book work though? And what can writers learn by studying this bestselling book?

Write from the Start: Novel Prep Essentials

Write from the Start: Novel Prep Essentials

Have an idea? Ready to write? Learn everything you need to get started the write way so you can actually finish your book.  By the end of this 3-part class taught by bestselling author and founder of The Write Practice, Joe Bunting, you will be ready to...

Plot Type Mastery

Plot Type Mastery

Do you know which of the 9 types of story you're writing? Do you know how plot type works with form to create stories that just work? Learn everything you need to understand what's really going on at the heart of your story. By the end of this class taught...

How to Get a Literary Agent

How to Get a Literary Agent

Want to get a literary agent for your novel or nonfiction book? Learn how from bestselling author and founder of The Write Practice, Joe Bunting. It can be intimidating to begin the search for a literary agent, but in this class, you'll learn the simple system for...

Self-Publishing Course: Basics and Beyond

Self-Publishing Course: Basics and Beyond

Want to publish your book with confidence? Learn how from bestselling author and founder of The Write Practice, Joe Bunting. Joe has been publishing books for nearly a decade in every path, and he will show you both the basics of self-publishing, plus ways to go...

Membership Bonuses

You can sign up for individual classes, but when you sign up for a membership, you’ll also get all of the following.

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The Write Structure Course

Master book structure for fiction, memoir, and nonfiction and learn to write or edit your masterpiece.

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Foundations in Publishing

How do you get published and become a professional author? In this extensive course, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to become an author in the 21st century.

Professional Editing

Book Writing Library

10+ hours of video lessons on the ins-and-outs of writing a great book.

There’s more though. You’ll also get:

Community Access

Build your writing team in a community of writers who want to help you succeed.

Get Feedback in Our Writing Workshop

Post your writing and get feedback from your fellow writers in our writing workshop.

Get Published in a Literary Magazine

You’ll have exclusive submissions to our partner literary magazine, Short Fiction Break.

Join Our Writing Contests

Put your skills to the test in our regular writing contests.

Pricing

Sign up for one class or join as a member and save 50 percent, plus get bonuses!

Pricing

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question not covered above? Find it here or contact us.

I don't know if I can make it to the live lessons. Will they be recorded?

Yes! All the lessons will be recorded, so if you can’t make it live, make sure to sign up for the paid course to watch the recordings.

Plus, if you sign up for a memberhsip, you’ll have access to many past courses, including Foundations in Publishing and The Write Structure Course.

What if don't live in the United States?

This course is open to all authors and aspiring authors, whether in the United States, Europe, Australia, India, or elsewhere. If you want to write a book, this course is for you. Keep in mind that you’ll gather live on Zoom several times a month with your mastermind cohort, and let us know in your application which of our available time slots works best for you.

When do the payments for the membership end?

You can continue to receive the classes, access to the community and workshops, and access to past classes indefinitely. If you’d like to end your payments, just let us know at admin [at] thewritepractice [dot] com. 

Do the classes include individualized feedback?

The membership plan includes access to our writing workshops where you can receive feedback on your writing.

Our instructors always make an effort to connect with students, but they’re not able to provide feedback. If you’d like coaching and feedback on your writing, please consider signing up for 100 Day Book, our book coaching program, or 1 Year to Publish, our writing mastermind. Thanks!

You Need to Learn the Craft.
Let’s Do It Together!

If you want to get published, there’s no way around it. You have to learn the craft of writing. You also need to learn how the publishing industry works. Plus you need a team who can support you along the way.

At The Write Practice, we want to support you in every facet of the writing process, starting with learning the craft. 

Our unique, practical approach will help you put what you’ve learned to use immediately so you can start becoming a better right away.

Then, we’ll give you the tools to get feedback and share your writing with the world.

Sign up for classes and let’s get started transforming into a published author today.