June 9, 2012
CONTACT: Maureen Oakeley
Theodore Bullfrog Pub, London, 12:00 for lunch and networking. Class will start at 12:30pm and last until 3:30pm. Possible Q and A until 4pm
You’ve finished a first draft of your novel. It’s got a beginning, a middle and an end. But your first draft is only the first step on your road to publication. Reading and re-reading your manuscript is not enough. How do you get beyond line-editing and really roll up your sleeves and make a good story great? Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties and senior commissioning editor at Working Partners, has developed a series of tips and tricks to help writers review and re-build their manuscripts. During two, four-hour sessions, she will share how to bring a fresh eye to your story and find and correct what’s not working.
Part One – This first session will consider the big picture of plot, setting, pace and character while keeping an eye on the heart of your story. Through discussion and hands-on activities, Sara will help participants revise their story at a macro level. Participants should bring a print out of the first three chapters of their novel. Be prepared to review and dissect their own work and provide feedback to other participants.
Sara Grant was born and raised in Washington, Indiana, a small town in the Midwestern United States. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with degrees in journalism and psychology, and later she earned a master’s degree in creative and life writing Goldsmiths College, University of London. Sara is senior commissioning editor for Working Partners, a London-based company creating series fiction for children. She has worked on ten different series and edited more than 75 books. Dark Parties is her first young adult novel.
Places are limited, so please don’t hesitate to register by sending in your cheque and this form as soon as possible. A waiting list will be kept and people on the waiting list who do not have the chance to attend this masterclass will be given priority should there be enough interest to run an additional masterclass. The event is subject to change, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Maureen Oakeley at email@example.com
Cost: £28 per class for SCBWI members , £35 for non members, £100 special SCBWI member discount when you book for 4 classes- £125 for 5 classes (all prices include a pre-ordered light lunch and a beverage).
Download a registration form at: http://britishscbwi.jimdo.com/events/masterclasses/