Monday, January 27, 2014

Make Editing Fun Seminar

Another great NaNoWriMo find!

I know it is short notice but I thought this webinar sounded great on it's own but once you've researched the presenters you will be scrambling to sign up!


The first 200 writers who sign up by January 28 will receive invitations via email to participate in this webinar, which will take place on Wednesday, January 29, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Pacific. If you can’t join the webinar live, we'll happily send you a link to the recording afterward.
About the Webinar
One of the hardest things for NaNo writers is to take their beautiful but unshaped novel drafts and turn them into glorious works of art that agents, publishers, and readers will fall in love with. But what may seem a confusing and slightly terrifying task can actually be a systematic and easily understood process.
And yes, it can even be fun!
Join the Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, who have helped dozens of talented amateurs become professionally published authors. Between them, they have over 30 years of experience in the publishing business, and have authored, agented and/or midwived hundreds of books, including The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It… Successfully.
The Book Doctors will cover:
· Starting your novel with a bang
· Shaping character arcs
· Pacing
· Building suspense
· Opening and closing chapters
· Avoiding repetition
· Trimming fat
· Making the most of your title
· Knowing when to show and when to tell
· Avoiding clich├ęs
· Keeping dialogue real
· Reading aloud
· Killing your darlings
· Finding beta readers
· Achieving objectivity
· Using your pitch to perfect your plot
Professional Editing Demonstration
The Book Doctors will also randomly select a number of first paragraphs from attendees’ manuscripts during the webinar to demonstrate what a professional edit would look like.
Send your first paragraph in the body of the email to nanowrimo[at]thebookdoctors[dot]com when you sign up.
Register now!

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