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Your challenge begins on Monday, July 19th.
We all know the disappointment of finding a great story that’s bogged down by cluttered, unimaginative, or impenetrable writing.
And what’s even worse is when that story is yours.
Worrying about rejection, the savagery of critics, or a barrage of 1-star backlash from disappointed readers can lead even the most experienced author into a dead end.
Because it’s when you think your manuscript is finished that things really get scary.
But getting your book into professional shape doesn’t have to be a confusing process. With the Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge, we’ll take you by the hand through 10 days of intensive editing action that leads you out of analysis paralysis and onto new shores where editing is simple, worthwhile, and dare we say it… fun!
Following a tightly-knit 10-day schedule, you’ll be treated to daily emails and live lessons with your instructor. Focused on the core concepts behind the most impactful line edits that make your manuscript shine, each day we’ll help you gain the knowledge and motivation required to add some professional polish to at least 50 pages of your novel.
We’ll even send you a downloadable resource pack filled with checklists, reference sheets and editing guides to keep you company throughout the challenge and beyond.
Every challenge entry ticket also includes 14 days of unlimited access to the AutoCrit Pro editing platform – so you can put what you’ve learned into action and rocket your way through page after page of crisper, cleaner writing.
Doing what you love should be fun and rewarding, so we’ve factored in a few exclusive extras for challengers.
As part of the Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge, we’ll host a one-of-a-kind stream featuring a live edit of a challenger’s manuscript. Discover how to think like an editor and gain a whole new perspective on whether your novel is ready to take on the world.
Who knows… if you’re happy to share, we might just pick your manuscript to go under the knife!
And don’t miss our closing gala celebration, where a live draw will see every challenger placed in the running to win some fabulous prizes, including AutoCrit memberships, additional training resources, and even hands-on help with your writing.
With a single prize, you could win back the value (and more!) of your entry ticket.
That’s our way of rewarding you for your commitment to the challenge, and to your book.
Ready to go “all in” on the future of your book? Take the VIP route and we’ll treat you to additional support and personal feedback.
VIP challengers receive EXCLUSIVE access to live VIP office hours. Following our live lessons on select days, you’ll enjoy additional care and guidance and have your questions answered in VIP-only group sessions with your tutor.
In addition, as a VIP you’ll also receive hands-on editorial feedback on the first 1,000 words of your story or novel.
Once you have purchased your ticket, simply complete our upload form to send us your excerpt and our team will get to work on a thorough critique, including in-line comments on your document to help you uncover the key parts of your own writing that demand the most focus.
Note: To make sure our live VIP sessions aren’t too cluttered, spaces on the VIP list are strictly limited. VIP registration closes early, so don’t miss the deadline!
Any intensive challenge takes commitment. Not just from you, but also from us.
So first, we want you to make sure you’re committed to your book, and yourself.
Because if you truly believe it, then WE’RE committed to YOU.
By the end of this 8-day challenge, you WILL have achieved AT LEAST 50 fully line-edited pages in your manuscript, and feel primed and confident to follow up on that success all the way to “The End.”
This will not be like every other time you’ve said you would polish that book. There’s no more putting it off for another day, week, month, or year.
There’s no giving up, and no giving in. But we need you to confirm the following:
You understand this is a 10-day program with daily action required. You should be just fine with 90 minutes set aside per day, and we’ve also included “Do the Work” days to help ensure you make progress.
You have a novel, novella, or collection of short stories that is complete to at least the first draft. If you don’t, but you would still like to enjoy the lessons and activities, you are free to bring alternative material to edit, such as a copyright-free novel held in the public domain.
Your book is written in English.
You understand that the Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge focuses on what authors have the best chance of doing by themselves: line editing. This means that while you’ll be making your writing cleaner, more precise, more involving, and a better overall reading experience, we will not be focusing on developmental concerns such as plot, scene structure, character arcs, or dialogue authenticity.
You have access to a Zoom-compatible device. All live lessons will take place on the Zoom platform, though recordings will be provided for replay in case you happen to miss a session. Hey, life happens!
You will take it to the finish line once the challenge ends… and have a book you can be proud to publish.
All points confirmed? Great. You’re in!
So if you think enough is enough and it’s time to take action, then make that commitment real and click the BOOK NOW button below.
This is an intense challenge and we won’t hold off putting you through the wringer. But we won’t let you fail.
I loved learning about line editing in a very supportive environment.
Thank you so much for all of the hard work that was put into this. It was really helpful and fun!
This was absolutely amazing and super, super helpful in learning how to self-edit my books.
Live Lesson 1
VIP Office Hour
Live Lesson 2
Live Lesson 3
VIP Office Hour
Live Lesson 4
Do the Work Day
Do the Work Day
Do the Work Day
Live Lesson 5
VIP Office Hour
Live Lesson 6
The only self-editing platform built from real, best-selling books, AutoCrit is your perfect writing partner from first draft to finish line.
Developed by writers for writers and loved by professional editors and authors worldwide, AutoCrit adds a technological edge to your creativity. By comparing your writing to a vast database of best-selling books by some of the world’s most renowned authors, AutoCrit offers easy-to-follow guidance that helps you produce cleaner writing that also meets the expectations of today’s publishing landscape.
Through a series of interactive editing reports and simple-but-effective highlighting, AutoCrit delivers step-by-step recommendations for improving your manuscript based on what readers want to see.
Produce cleaner dialogue, eliminate needless filler, perfect your pacing, and even fine-tune the emotional tone of your writing. With AutoCrit, you can feel confident in your efforts and know your book is improving with every session.
Whether you’re self-publishing or taking the traditional route, AutoCrit is there to give your stories the polish they deserve.
Note: You do not need to be an AutoCrit member to take part in the Book Editing Breakthrough Challenge.
To speed up your progress, though, your entry ticket also includes a full 14 days of access to the AutoCrit Pro platform – so you can move at lightning speed during and after the challenge period!
Those pages won’t know what hit ’em.
“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”
– Mark Twain