Polishing the First Draft
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About the Event
Gone are the days when one could submit the first (or even fifth) draft of a manuscript to an agent or publisher and hope to be taken on purely on the basis of your excellent potential. Nowadays one must polish one’s manuscript until it shines before daring to submit. So, if you’ve finished your first draft and want to prepare for publication, this workshop will give you the skills to edit your novel to the necessary standards.
In this day school we’ll discuss the stories we’re currently working on and talk about when might be the right time to edit. We’ll consider the rules for excellent editing and start to develop the skills of professional editing in practical exercises. As a result of the day school students should feel confident about editing their own work. We’ll also share effective strategies for submitting to agents once the editing process is complete.