April 27, 2013
CONTACT: Maureen Lynas
North East Network
York Central Library, York, England - Sat 27th April 2013 (and 5th Oct 2013) Time: 11am - 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 is the author of teen novels Dark Parties and Half Lives and a new series for seven-to-nine year olds titled Magic Trix and a former senior commissioning editor at Working Partners. While writing and editing more than 75 books for ten series for children and teens, Sara 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 27th April
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 and last chapters of their novel. Be prepared to review and dissect their own work and provide feedback to other participants.
Cost: SCBWI members - £40 for 2 workshops.
Non-SCBWI members £45 for 2 workshops.
For more information visit: http://britishscbwi.jimdo.com/events/professional-series-north-east/