The Next Draft – Structural Editing for Writers with Dr Laurel Cohn
Have you got a finished manuscript? Are you bogged down in the revision process? Are you resisting approaching the next draft because it all feels too hard and you don’t know how to go about it?
This course helps writers understand the role of redrafting in the development phase of a manuscript, 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 designed to guide and support them as they tackle the next 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.
When: 4 x Fridays
Fri 13 Oct – Session 1, 10am-1pm
Fri 27 Oct – Session 2, 10am-1pm
Fri 10 Nov – Session 3, 10am – 4pm
Fri 1 Dec – Session 4, 10am – 4pm
Where: In person at the Byron Writers Festival office Cost: $520 / $450 Members or students
Group size: 10 particpants max. Please note all BWF workshops require a minimum 80% enrolment to cover costs.
About Laurel Cohn
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