This workshop will address some of the common structural issues found in manuscripts by editors and publishers. A story is like a creature; it can have a multitude of limbs and unusual features, but it needs to be able to stand on its own and deliver its creator’s intent. In order to be viable, your story needs to have healthy vital organs and a strong spine.
Participants practise using the tools introduced through readings distributed on the day as well as on their own work, so they can continue to use these skills as they develop their manuscript.
Laurel Cohn is a book editor passionate about communication and the power of stories in our lives. As a developmental editor she has been helping writers since the 1980s prepare their work for publication. Laurel has a PhD in literary and cultural studies and publishes in the academic world.
When: Saturday 23 February, 10am – 4pm Where: Byron Writers Festival Office, Level 1 – 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay Tickets: $115 General / $95 Members