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FREE | Write like a Pro: 10 writing mistakes to avoid

August 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Write like a Pro: 10 writing mistakes to avoid

Stop making amateur mistakes!

About this event

How This Workshop Will Help You

I sent off my manuscript to a well-known literary agent. She’d requested it because she’d “heard great things about me” at a workshop. Months later, I received a rejection letter, and she told me, “You’re not ready.” Over the next 10 years I learned that I’d made amateur mistakes in my first few pages that ruined my chances with her.

I’ll teach you what I didn’t know and maybe YOU’LL get the chance I missed!

Some of these are simple; others will make you work harder and dig deeper, but it’s so worth it. Readers might not know exactly why your writing feels “like it was written by a real writer,” but you’ll know!

What You’ll Do in the Workshop

• Look at 10 mistakes you can avoid as a writer

• Practice spotting these mistakes

• Practice fixing them.

• See how avoiding these mistakes instantly improves your writing

Who Should Attend

• Writers who want to improve their skills

• Writers who hope to find an agent/traditional editor

• Self-published writers who want to be respected and admired

• New writers who want to save YEARS of frustration


• There will probably be too many participants to share our writing, but you can email your prompts to Myra for personal (free) feedback.

About Myra

Myra Levine is on a mission: to make sure that nobody dies with their story still inside them. She shows people how to turn their memories into interesting stories—even novels—with techniques not taught in school. And her classes are FUN. To Myra, writing isn’t about grammar or spelling or knowing where to put the commas; it’s about capturing a moment in a way that brings it to life. As a writing coach, she challenges her clients to dig deeper into their lives to find the germ of an idea that will become a great story, or a dozen great stories, or a terrific novel. Her favorite students fall into two categories: people who are sure they can’t write, and people who are sure they can!

Before turning to fiction, Myra spent decades writing television and radio scripts, instructional videos, and corporate marketing programs. She won many local and regional advertising awards before leaving corporate life to become a wife and mother of two adopted kids. Stay-at-home-motherhood rekindled her ambition to write fiction.

As Myra puts it, “If you turn the truth into fiction, you’re less likely to get sued.”

Written under the name M.E. Levine, Myra’s first novel, Revenge of the Soccer Moms, is available on (print & e-book) and (audiobook). Her second novel, The Dead Mothers’ Club, is available on in print and e-book and will soon be available as an audiobook!


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Myra Levine

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