Pre-conference

Self-Edit Like a Pro (Pre-Conference Workshop D) – req. separate registration


Commonwealth 2 September 8, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Allison Williams

Self-edit like a pro!  Most editors and agents see common, time-consuming but fixable issues in most manuscripts they receive. When a writer can identify these elements, their work will be cleaner, more readable, and more likely to receive an acceptance from an agent or publisher. By working technically, the “darlings” aren’t so hard to kill. By being mindful of writing habits and actively choosing techniques that serve the work, you can teach yourself to write better — for free.

Bring 3-5 pages of a work-in-progress on a flash drive *and* printed out, and your bravery. We’ll do some in-class editing with each other, and Allison will also do live sample-edits for some courageous volunteers.

EXTRA: Allison is also offering registered attendees of this workshop with the opportunity to schedule private consultation/critique session during the conference; you will receive an email closer to the conference with details, including pricing and scheduling details. This is optional.

Note: Pre-conference workshops are an optional add-on ($50) for registered conference attendees; you may add one when you register, or you may also add one later, but, remember, space for these intensive learning opportunities is limited. Workshops may not be taken independent of the conference.