Take out your scissors and sharpen skills in editing in this workshop for experienced fiction and non-fiction writers. Zoom out to look at structure and coherence, then zoom in for close work on syntax and effect. Consider what works, what doesn’t and repair it. Concerted effort produces a refined, persuasive end product. Improve editing skills in a friendly, supportive environment.
Bring 3-5 pages of typed prose that needs tweaking – bring at least 4 copies. Or we can create a draft to work on. Bring pen and paper or laptop.
What we will cover?
– gaining perspective – seeing your work objectively
– identifying and solving problems
– narrative – improving style
– omitting needless words – snip, snip
– overall unity – structure – ensuring coherence and logic
– theme – creating and sustaining a tone
– providing constructive critique for others
– making your piece more marketable
– gaining confidence in self-practice
Lisa Robbins has published short fiction and her novel is making the rounds. She edits for The Literary Consultancy, the UK’s premier manuscript editing service, and for the Bridport Prize. She has worked as a staff and free-lance and radio journalist in the UK, US and on the continent. Lisa teaches Creative Writing, Journalism and Academic Writing. In Florence she edits for EUI and teaches English and Presentation skills for Polimoda.
A message from Lisa: https://youtu.be/