Bookings are now open for an Online Writing Retreat August 14th – 16th, co-tutored with Alison May. Details can be found here.
A new venture
I’m about to start on a new venture.
I teach writing, and run workshops and retreats. In my day job, I do online training for a technology firm. So I now get to combine the two and launch my first Online Writing Lab
This course is being carried out under the banner of the Romance Writers of Australia – and I thank them for inviting me to teach this .
It’s about self editing. We all do it – but do we do it right?
Here’s the blurb…
Self editing is the key to giving your work the best possible chance in a highly competitive environment. This course outlines a four step approach to polishing your work: from big picture structural edits to the fine detail of line edits and proof reading. Make sure your plot and characters work. Tighten that saggy middle. Find your voice and your characters voices. Fine tune point of view. Avoid repetition, cliché and inconsistency.
The course will include tips and tricks to help you find your strongest and weakest points. Crutch words, repetition and extra sparkle are all on the table in this four week course. You may even find yourself moving scenes and chapters.
Offering a logical four step approach, with exercises and feedback, this course will give you the tools you need to send your manuscript into the world and make it stand out for all the right reasons.
Does that sound like it would work for you? You don’t have to be an RWA member to join. Nor do you have to be in Australia (I’m not). There are no particular computers skills needed – just sing up and then start download the course. I’ll also be offering feedback on exercises.
I’m really looking forward to this – I hope you can join me. Go on… you know you want to.
There more details and a booking form here….
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