Self-Editing Techniques

When: June 5-30, 2017 (4 weeks)

Delivery Method: Private Yahoo Group

Price: $15/person

Description:

Being able to edit your own work is a skill every author should develop. It is a skill developed over time and incorporating experience. But where do you start?

This workshop will help authors of all experience levels develop a solid checklist to help them self-edit their own work before every sending to an editor. We’ll cover everything content editing, tightening, grammar clean up and more.

The workshop is broken into the following topics:

  • Week 1
    • Types of Editing
    • Start Big and Narrow
    • Goal/Motivation/Conflict (GMC)
  • Week 2
    • Pacing
    • Voice
    • Setting / Descriptions
  • Week 3
    • Passive vs. Active Voice
    • Dialogue
    • Cliches
  • Week 4
    • Telling vs. Showing
    • Overused Words
    • Redunant Words
    • Q&A

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