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Our July 16 Webinar Event Features: Stuart Horwitz
Learn to Edit Yourself (and Others!)
As writers, we think about writing more than we do editing. Whether you are working on a novel, a piece of short fiction, or creative or prescriptive non-fiction — editing is something done by other people. But what about if you want to learn to edit yourself? Or if you are asked to help edit the work of others, whether as a sideline, or as a beta reader in a trade-off of efforts? This session is designed to give you some of the training and confidence to know if you are doing the right set of editing tasks in the right way. Topics will include: the editing mindset, of helpfulness and neutrality; knowing what draft a work is in to know how general vs. how specific your focus should be; macro editing topics to consider, from diction to order to narrative arcs; and examples of editing that show a conversation between editor and author. Or if you are editing yourself, between you and you! The presenter, Stuart Horwitz, is an editor with two decades of experience editing NYT bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. He has writing three books on writing which together comprise the Book Architecture Trilogy. Stuart has presented to the Phoenix Writer’s Network before and is delighted to be back. He only wishes it was in person! Click HERE for tickets!
About the event
This event is a WEBINAR.
Where: The comfort of your own home! When: July 16, 2020 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (PST)