This follow-on course to the popular Extreme Novelist is intended for writers serious about their publication goals. Participants will focus on revision of a complete (or nearly complete) book-length manuscript. They will learn ways to avoid the most common issues that result in rejection. Plotting pitfalls, slow beginnings, and weak endings are just a few of the topics tackled as each writer works independently on revising and polishing their draft. The goal is to give authors of novels, short story collections, and memoir the tools they need to self-edit and fine tune their manuscripts, thereby increasing their chance of commercial publication. Instructor critiques and guidance provided throughout the course.