Self-Editing: Do What You Can & Then Pay a Pro to Do the Rest

This is a workshop on editing your own writing. Whether you’re just getting starting with writing or have already published, you’ll get tips that will enable you to improve your writing craft, improve the quality of your written work, and save money on editing. You’ll do short exercises in class and then practice on your own during the break between the two sessions of this workshop. Topics covered include the following:

  • Journey of a manuscript
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue: realism, formatting, and punctuation
  • Showing vs. telling
  • Characterization and world building
  • Punctuation and grammar tips
  • Publishing law

Bonuses:

  • All participants will receive discounts on future services
  • All participants will receive handout versions of the slides
  • One lucky participant will receive a free book related to self-editing

Open for Registration:

  • Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:30 am–11:30 am and 1:30 pm–3:30 pm (break for homework and lunch on your own), Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC 28806 (map)

Price: $120
Special Offer: $75
The information covered in the two sessions is cumulative, so please attend both.
To sign up, click here.

Past Dates:

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 and Saturday, February 18, 2 pm–4 pm, Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Future Dates:

  • TBD—Additional dates will almost always on Saturdays, 9:30 am–11:30 am and 1:30 pm–3:30 pm (break for homework and lunch on your own)

Price: $120
Special Offer: $75
Early-bird pricing may be available.

Additional sites and videoconferencing are planned for future dates.

Click here for testimonials from participants in past classes.

How to Revise Your Book: The Book Architecture Method

Are you stuck in a revising loop or even having trouble getting started? Learn the Book Architecture Method, developed by Stuart Horwitz, a framework for taking a draft, breaking it into component scenes, identifying the threads that weave through it, discovering its theme, and putting it back together into a better whole. You’ll do short exercises in class and then practice during the break between the two sessions of this workshop.

Bonuses:

  • All participants will receive discounts on future services
  • All participants will receive handout versions of the slides
  • One lucky participant will receive a free book by Stuart Horwitz

Open for Registration:

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017, 9:30 am–11:30 am and 1:30 pm–3:30 pm (break for homework and lunch on your own), Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (map)

Price: $120
Special Offer: $75
Early-bird Offer: Sign up and pay by June 15th, and pay only $59 (save $16)!
The information covered in the two sessions is cumulative, so please attend both.
To sign up or get more information about the workshop, email me.

Future Dates:

  • TBD—Additional dates will almost always be on a Saturday, 9:30 am–11:30 am and 1:30 pm–3:30 pm (break for homework and lunch on your own)

Additional sites and videoconferencing are planned for future dates.