Monday, March 25, 2013

Learn to Edit Your Novel in a Month

The May Edition!
  • Have you got a "trunk novel" sitting around, just waiting for you to spit-shine it to perfection? 
  • Did you finish NaNoWriMo, but don't know what to do with the completed first draft? 
  • Have you sent out the first chapters of your book over and over and keep getting rejections that complain about the quality of the writing? 

Then this class is for you!

Writers often have completed manuscripts lying around in drawers which the writers do not know how to edit into better drafts. This class will teach you how to edit you own writing for smoother, more readable prose.

The emphasis of EIAM (Editing in a Month) is quality, not quantity. The idea is that after a completing a  first draft, a writer needs to be able to revise it into a better second or third draft. EIAM helps writers re-work that first draft. This class is aimed at people who want to edit a novel by participating in a deadline-driven, community-supportive atmosphere.
At the end of the class, you will have at least fifty pages of edited manuscript (more than enough to send as samples to editors at major publishing houses) and the knowledge to spit-shine the rest of your book. 
The last class will feature a  discussion about what to do now that you have an edited novel.

Pre-requisite: One completed manuscript, first or second draft (novel or memoir OR 50 pages of narrative fiction).
Where: Rick's place cafe, 123 Main Street, Monmouth, Oregon
When: Thursday nights, 7:00- 8:30 PM, April 25, 2013, through May 30. Non-credit fee: $70 (includes required text)
(1) College course credit available for an additional $50
Email for further information. 

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