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Friday, November 11 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Master Class 5—Shine On, You Crazy Manuscript: Easy Self-Editing Tips and Techniques

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Your manuscript is finally finished...now what? Whether you're a beginner trying to attract an agent or editor, or a seasoned professional wanting to make less work (and more brownie points!) for your editor and publisher, or you're preparing your work to send to an independent editor for your indie publishing project, learning to self-edit will help you go beyond Spell Check and put your best work forward. In this workshop we'll discuss: the most common grammar, syntax, and word choice mistakes authors make, and how to identify and root out overused words, phrases, and physical movements, head hops, POV issues, and passive language. We'll also talk about which rules can be bent or broken in the name of literary license. Finally we will touch on tension and pacing, story structure and plot holes, and characterization. You will come away from this workshop with the specific tools to shine up your own manuscript to a dazzling finish.
Class limited to 50 attendees
Additional payment required
Preregistration required

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Jane Haertel aka Sadie Hartwell and Susannah Hardy

Author, A Killer Kebab, Yarned and Dangerous
Jane Haertel is the CFO (Chief Fussbudget Officer) of Crazy Diamond Editing Services, a developmental, line/copy, proofreading, and coaching service for writers in any genre, fiction and nonfiction. She has worked with authors at all levels, from beginners to USA Today and New York... Read More →

Friday November 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:45pm EST
Westwood Room