The Forest and The Trees: Editing Your Own Work

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The Forest and The Trees: Editing Your Own Work


Writing is hard. Editing what you’ve written can be even harder. Even worse, while there seem to be countless classes and books on how to write, there’s comparatively little on how to edit your writing and make it the very best it can be. Many published writers talk about playing it by ear and simply learning how to edit their own work through trial and error on their first few books. But it shouldn’t have to be that way.

Come spend an afternoon with professional developmental editor Elisabeth Chretien and learn about the different types of editing and strategies to look at your own work with an editor’s eye. We’ll learn how to look at our writing at the sentence level, the scene level, and the universal level and how those three levels affect each other.

By the end of the class, you’ll have the tools to effectively edit your own writing and take it to the next level.

When: Sunday, May 19th, 2019; 1:30pm-4:30pm

Where:  Iowa Writers' House, 332 East Davenport St

Cost: $75

All course information is sent to participants upon registering including confirmation of workshop times, location, and materials.

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