You don’t want to meet readers’ expectations.
You want to surpass them.
Your dream is to craft fiction that takes readers on a thrilling journey and leaves them breathless.
But right now you have a messy work-in-progress and feel lost about how to turn it into the story you long to tell.
We’ll help you transform your chaotic first draft into a story you can be proud of.
Through these recordings, you’ll unlock the necessary tools for revising your story, including…
A step-by-step plan that helps you structure a confusing & complex process.
Guidelines for how to exceed readers’ expectations–and even your own!
The motivation & drive you need to whip your novel into shape.
“If you’re looking for quality training from stellar speakers, then look no further. This is not Christianese fluff but practical advice to show readers how the faith and hope we have applies to real life.“
“Story Embers has become my primary resource in the craft of writing Christian fiction. I came away feeling more confident about editing my drafts.“
Learn from Experienced Authors & Editors
Conquer the Villains of Revisions
Too many writers finish their first drafts and have no idea where to begin the revision process. We’ll give you a proven roadmap so you can gain direction and focus.
Inability to Spot Tough Story Issues
If you’re struggling to pinpoint the problems dragging your story into the slush pile, we’ll use targeted questions to help you shine the light on your story and clean out plot holes and more!
Confusion When Repairing Problems
Fixing a gaping plot hole or flat character isn’t easy. Learn how experienced authors tackle complex challenges with workable solutions.
Lack of Story Focus
Feeling Drained & Uninspired
Unit One: Creating Your Revision Game Plan
Opening Keynote: Revising Your Story to Wow Readers
James L. Rubart
Do you want to leave readers awestruck? In this keynote address, James Rubart, a member of the Christy Hall of Fame, will cast a vision for how you can approach your revision process with the right goals and strategies.
Presentation: How to Blow Past Readers' Genre Expectations
Interview: How to Find a Story’s Problems (Even If You’re Blind as a Bat)
Presentation: Create a Simple, Robust Revision Plan
“The opening keynote session was so helpful that I plan on rewatching it as the first step after finishing the first draft of any novel I complete in the near future!”
Unit Two: Executing Your Revision Game Plan
Presentation: How to Discover & Hone the Core of Your Novel
Interview: Writing a First Chapter That Immediately Hooks Readers
Presentation: Adding Dimension to Pancake-Flat Characters
Presentation: How to Spot & Fix Plot Holes
Unit Three: Troubleshooting Problems
Interview: How to Think Outside the Box and Brainstorm Effectively
Panel Discussion: Using Others' Feedback to Revise Your Work
Paul McCusker, Melanie Dobson, and Irene Chambers
Interview: How to Approach Editing as a Discovery Writer
Closing Keynote: Reclaiming Inspiration
Wayne Thomas Batson
Just as magicians astonish crowds with well-rehearsed sleight of hand, writers have a remarkable opportunity to rock readers’ worlds. In this closing keynote, bestselling author Wayne Thomas Batson will help you remember that the revision process doesn’t need to be a grind. It’s where the magic happens.
Bonus: Our Session Notes on How to Ace the Revision Process
We’ve condensed our notes from each session to provide you with a roadmap to skillfully edit your current work-in-progress.
The full meat of the talks is, of course, contained in the recordings. But our playbook will outline a strategy to effectively level up your rough draft.
All writers who purchase the recordings will receive a complimentary copy of our Riveting Revisions Summit playbook to help them apply what they’ve learned.
Elevate Your Revision Process
Fixing the problems in your first draft is the minimum.
The revision process can be so much more than that.
It can be the stage where your characters come alive, your plot takes you on a thrilling journey, and your theme resonates with readers’ souls.
Our goal with this summit is to help you rekindle that vision and improve your editing strategies.
Are you ready to discover what your messy first draft can become?
The Riveting Revisions Summit Recordings
10+ Hours of Teaching Content
Playbook to Help You Apply the Lessons
Lifetime Access to the Recordings
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
What Attendees Said about the Summit
“To say that this was an unforgettable experience would be an understatement. The speakers gave practical step-by-step tips for some of the toughest editing questions and inspired me and others to keep pushing through this hard process.”
“These power-packed sessions help to demystified the looming specter of the revision process.”
“The summit gave me fresh approaches to problematic areas in my novel through fantastic speakers and encouraged me by fun discussions with other attendees who understood the writer’s perspective.”
“The Riveting Revisions Summit has helped me with my own novel beyond anything I expected! I doubt I would have the motivation or ability to get through the revisions process without this summit.”
What would you miss if you skip the Riveting Revisions Summit?
Our sessions from award-winning writers and teachers explore in-depth topics with practical advice & guidance.
Top Writers & Speakers
Our summit features several award-winning writers, editors, and coaches coming to your living room at an affordable price
A Roadmap for Application
Don’t leave the event overwhelmed about what to work on. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step manual for how to apply everything you learn to your current story.
“We resolve to be teachable, weighing the advice of others because we always have room to grow, and to be humble, acknowledging that we are not writing the greatest story but merely pointing readers to it.“
– Christian Storytellers Manifesto