Most writers know their manuscript will require a structural edit, but have little understanding of what this means. This three-day course explains structural editing, what role it plays in manuscript development, how to go about it, and how to survive it. Breaking the process into stages, participants will learn strategies and tools to apply to their own work, with the course format guiding writers as they work on their current draft.
The course is for writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction with a complete draft of their manuscript who are willing to explore the challenging inner terrain that underlies critical engagement with one’s own work. Each participant will have a one-on-one session with Laurel through the course.
When: Three Saturdays 9, 30 October & 20 November, 10am – 4pm each day
Where: Byron Writers Festival Office, 2/58 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
Tickets: $265 Members / $295 General
Limited to 10 places. Book early to avoid missing out.
Laurel Cohn is a developmental book editor passionate about communication and the power of stories in our lives. She has been helping writers prepare their work for publication since the mid 1980s, and is a popular workshop presenter. Laurel has a PhD in literary and cultural studies. www.laurelcohn.com.au
‘Laurel is a passionate and engaging teacher, a consummate professional with a depth of experience across genres. I am indebted to her for her significant contribution, seminal really, to my growth as a writer!’ Lynton Berger (Lynton’s manuscript has since been picked up by Penguin Random House)
‘I have always been overwhelmed trying to edit my work but Laurel’s Structural Editing course provided me with the ‘fresh eyes’ I needed to be able to help my story.’ Amie Browning
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