I’m Carol Test, an editor who turns ideas into art with craft. Ready to get a novel, memoir, or personal growth book publication-ready?
Start with inspiration and self-editing exercises on the BLOG. Then consider a custom outline from a writing coach.
When your rough draft is ready for feedback, consider a developmental edit to master story structure in your own voice and line-editing to polish your book for print.
Along the way, let this ever-expanding library aid you as you shape the story you were born to share.
Looking for strategies to improve both your writing process and work-in-progress? Answer the five questions in this PDF.
Connect in more depth to the artists and sources cited in the presentation, and be sure to pause the webinar to do the exercises in this workbook to overcome trauma-writing challenges.
Need a new way to tell a trauma story? Or help healing from complex & collective trauma? This presentation, debuting at the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers' Conference, offers inspiration + insight. Be sure to rewind!
If you haven’t yet read
Take a moment to understand why the most important craft element is your voice, and how to find yours by identifying your passion, purpose, and distinctions.
Does your opening line raise the three questions required to hook readers?
Break down your book's climactic scene moment-by-moment.
Improve opening scenes by stealing secrets from the screen and stage.
Get your manuscript publication-ready with my developmental and line-editing services.