Editing Your Novel
Guest tutor: Author and writing coach Emma Darwin
Date: Tuesday June 30
Time: 11 am – 1pm
All writers know that the most important stage of writing is actually the re-write. Most know that it’s about a whole lot more than tidying up the sentences – but what does that actually mean? What should you be looking for and what do you do about it?
In this two hour tutorial Emma will start with ways to think about your plot and structure, and then drill in to explore how to bring your characters to more vivid, story-driving life. The crucial issue of your narrative’s voices and dialogue comes next, then we’ll explore the power of psychic distance, before finishing with a close-up to look at how all this plays out at the sentence level.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions through the chat box and you should go away with plenty of tips for diagnosing problems, lots of tools for solving them, and a clear plan for how to set about the revising process. There will also be a handout available so that you can focus on the tutorial and not worry about having to make extensive notes.