Most writers have some sort of notion that their manuscript will require a structural edit, but often they have little understanding of what this actually means. This workshop explains structural editing, what role it plays in manuscript development, how to go about it, and how to survive it. Structural editing involves looking at the story as a whole and considering aspects such as story arc, expression of themes, character development, point of view, backstory, voice and pacing. It concerns recognising what is working well in the manuscript and what needs further attention. I offer practical strategies to guide writers through a step-by-step process that covers finding fresh eyes, developing critical reading skills, preparing for a detailed read through, the questions to ask as you read your latest draft, and how to approach the next draft. The workshop also explores the sometimes challenging inner terrain that underlies the manuscript development process. This workshop is designed for writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction who have a complete draft of their manuscript. Participants will work on the first 10,000 words of their manuscript during the workshop to practise different structural editing strategies and tools discussed.