Rewriting, Revising, and Fine-Tuning Your Fiction

How to Rewrite and Know When a Story is Ready to Go

Want a process that lets you take a shapeless draft and create a finished story out of it -- and that lets you know when the story is ready to be sent out? This class is for you.

Revising, Rewriting, and Finetuning Fiction will teach you to:

  • Relax and just write while drafting, knowing that you will be able to make it awesome later.
  • Examine a story and rewrite it so its strengths are stronger while addressing its weaknesses.
  • Move through a series of rewrites to a point where you can trust that the story is ready to be submitted.
  • Move from encouraging rejections to actual acceptances by showing you how to ensure your prose is at a professional level.

Prefer a live class where you can interact with the instructor and other students? Here's the next one.

Your Instructor

Cat Rambo
Cat Rambo

A teacher for over three decades at institutions including the Johns Hopkins University, Clarion West, and Indiana University, Cat Rambo is engaging, personable, and supportive, providing insight, encouragement, and inspiration to students who want to pursue writing and publishing speculative fiction.

Her credentials include a MA in writing from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where she studied with John Barth and the Clarion West Writers Workshop and the Clarion West workshop, where she studied with Octavia Butler, L. Timmel DuChamp, Andy Duncan, Gordon van Gelder, Michael Swanwick, and Connie Willis. She has been nominated for the Compton Crook Award for First Novel, as well as Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and is the former editor of Fantasy Magazine. Her own work includes over 200 short stories, several novels, a cookbook, a guidebook to Baltimore, and Creating an Online Presence for Writers. She is a two-term former President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Her upcoming works include Carpe Glitter from Meerkat Press (11/2019), Exiles of Tabat from Wordfire Press (5/2020) and You Sexy Thing (Tor MacMillan, 11/2020).

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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