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July, 2015
31 Fri 6:30pm - 9:30pm July 31st: Self-Editing: Revising your words
August
4 Tue For 4 weeks Creative Writing Flying Start 4wk 04.08.15
September
22 Tue For 6 weeks How to Write a Novel 6wk 22.09.14
    For 10 weeks How to Write a Novel 10wk 22.09.14
    For 6 weeks Writing for Children 6wk 22.09.15
29 Tue For 4 weeks Picture Books 4wk 29.09.15
October
6 Tue For 6 weeks Writing from Life 6wk 06.10.15
    For 4 weeks Screenwriting 06.10.15
    For 6 weeks Self-Editing 6wk 06.10.15
    For 4 weeks Creative Writing Flying Start 4wk 06.10.15
    For 4 weeks Reading for Writers Start 06.10.15
    For 4 weeks Step-by-Step to Self-Publication
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July 31st: Self-Editing: Revising your words

Friday, 31 Jul 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Waterstones Piccadilly. Tickets are on sale at £45 (cost includes a glass of wine on arrival).

Revising and Editing This workshop presents practical suggestions on revising your own work as well as prompts and tricks for self-editing. It will be useful for writers preparing to submit to agents or editors as well as self-publishing authors.

Andrew Wille was a senior editor at Little, Brown UK, acquiring and editing critically acclaimed and award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. He has tutored for Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and Falmouth University, and is a book doctor and freelance editor. More info at www.wille.org.

Prose Microscope: Which Words? What Order? Writing a novel is about choosing the best words and putting them into the best order. Easy, right? But which words do you choose? And how do you decide when and where to use them? This workshop covers all aspects of prose style: vocabulary, sentence construction, point of view, when to show or tell, how to use dialogue to good effect and much more. This practical workshop will help you to explore how sound, rhythm, words, images and sentence structure can make your storytelling come more alive than you thought possible.

Debi Alper is the author of gritty, funny, contemporary novels with Orion - and a hugely respected tutor and book doctor with the Writers' Workshop.

Breakout Group Work: In small groups we’ll put some of these ideas into practice, editing samples and discussing ways we can tighten and brighten our writing.