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FREE | The Art and Craft of Self-Editing. A Masterclass with The Write Salon

March 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Art and Craft of Self-Editing. A Masterclass with The Write Salon
Learn the ins and outs of successful self-editing with this 1-hour online FREE Masterclass run by Oxford tutor Susannah Rickards

About this event

Have you written a story and don’t know how to improve it?

Have you abandoned a novel because the plot doesn’t work and you don’t know how to fix it? Perhaps you have material you know is good, but it keeps just missing the grade with publishers, agents, or literary awards.

Join The Write Salon’s Art and Craft of Self-Editing.

This masterclass splits the task of self-editing into two distinct stages: the artistic edit and the craft edit.

In the Artistic edit:

-You will learn how to add depth and vitality to your material and how to untangle plot knots before you start tinkering and polishing.

-Dead scenes will spring to life; secondary characters will spread the load of the plot, giving variety and subtlety to your narrative.

In the Craft edit:

-You will learn how to sharpen every scene, every line of dialogue, every descriptive phrase without losing the will to live!

-You will come at the story will fresh vigor, knowing that with every change, you make the story more uniquely yours, recharging it with the passion that first prompted you to write it.

This class could save your book. It’s one hour of your time and it’s free!

This masterclass will be recorded. All attendees will receive a link to the recording 2-3 days after the Livestream to rewatch as needed.

SUSANNAH RICKARDS is an internationally award-winning short story writer, tutor of Creative Writing at Oxford University, and freelance literary consultant who has helped numerous authors secure agents, publish deals and win awards for their work.


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