Lucy Cooke and I pressed the button to send SECRETS TO EDITING SUCCESS: The Creative Story Editing Method book off into the world.
We both hope SECRETS TO EDITING SUCCESS will help everyone with their first draft. By having the creative story editing process laid out in a clear manner, we know we can help writers and editors everywhere. And you know, we love to help writers and editors.
SECRETS TO EDITING SUCCESS teaches you how to become an exceptional story editor. Whether you’re editing your own story or are an editor wanting your clients to succeed, this book shows you how to make all stories better.
In SECRETS TO EDITING SUCCESS, you will learn how to structurally edit a manuscript starting by evaluating at the story level and then focusing at the scene level, resulting in actionable advice.
SECRETS TO EDITING SUCCESS shows you the fastest, most comprehensive route to a successful story edit. You’ll discover the Fictionary Story Editing process and use the 38 Fictionary Story Elements.
GIVE YOUR DRAFT A CREATIVE STORY EDIT, SO IT OUTPERFORMS THE OTHER GREAT BOOKS BEING PUBLISHED TODAY. USE SECRETS TO EDITING SUCCESS WELL TO EDIT ANY NOVEL INTO A BESTSELLER.
Praise for Secrets to Editing Success
“One of the most frequent questions a novelist asks is “Does my draft contain a story?” Stanley and Cooke have written a practical guide that shows you how to answer that question. Secrets to Editing Success gives you actionable advice and a process to edit and revise your novel so that you can take your novel draft and turn it into a publishable book.”
Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month
“Secrets to Editing Success is every editor’s dream. Whether you’re a new author reviewing your first book or professional editor, this is without doubt, the most comprehensive and detailed guide to editing I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. This book will hold your hand, explain, clarify and give you step by step instructions for editing your novel. Paired best when using the incomparable developmental editing software Fictionary, this guide will change your editing life. Read it. Immediately.”
Sacha Black, Rebel Author Podcast
When we wrote the book, Kristina Stanley was the most generous co-author you can imagine. And being writers, you all have the best imaginations! Can you imagine how lucky I am? And all because I attended the Fictionary StoryCoach Certification Program in the fall of 2021! That’s where I met Kristina.
While we wrote the book, we had such fun enthusiastically exploring the Fictionary Story Elements. You may have noticed the 50,000 word drafting diary. It took a year of collaborating to create this, and most of what is in the drafting diary are discussions on how to best present the information to make it actionable for the reader.