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Manuscript Editing & Revising Workshop (Reading and Writing)
Lopez Library Community Room, Lopez Island
September 21, 2019, 10:30am
Posted by Lopez Library (Lopez Island Library), Lopez Island
360.468.2265
Join visiting author Betsy Hanson for a one-day manuscript editing and revising workshop.

Hanson will share what she has learned about prose craft, including:

Streamlining beginnings
Developing "hooks" and "cliffs"
Consistency of setting
Timelines
Crafting dialog that is individual to each character
Checking for historic accuracy
Conforming the manuscript to standard submission form
Preparing samples for contests and grants.
Tips for preparing to write a novel

The morning hours of this workshop will be spent covering the above revision suggestions, and the afternoon session will be devoted to taking specific questions from the writer participants, and also applying revision techniques to some pages of the participants’ manuscripts.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, September 21st, beginning at 10:30am - 2:30pm with a 30 min. lunch break.

This workshop is free and open to all writers. Please pre-register with Malia Sanford (malia@lopezlibrary.org) to secure a spot in the class.