Editing and Enhancing Your Work

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A portrait of Ellen Van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven
23 September 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Ellen van Neerven
Rewriting, redrafting, teasing out, pulling apart, focusing, and enhancing your work. These are all valuable stages of the writing process that often get left behind as we look for the magic fix-all editor.

Suitable for writers of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, this workshop aims to guide you on methods of turning a critical eye to your own writing as you go through the drafting process.

You will learn

  • How to recognise repetition and ‘literary crutches’
  • how to reengage with scenes and characters
  • how to enhance your voice
  • common grammar and spelling errors
  • formatting your work.

About Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven is a Mununjali person from the Yugambeh language group of South East Queensland.  Her first book ‘Heat and Light’ (UQP, 2014), a collection of interlinked short stories, won several awards including the NSW Premiers Literary Award for Indigenous Writing. ‘Comfort Food’ (UQP, 2016), a collection of poems, is her most recent release. Until 2016 Ellen was the Managing Editor of 'black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project at State Library of Queensland. She received the 2017 Queensland Writers Centre Johnno Award and the 2015 Express Media Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Young Person in Literary Arts.

Find out more about how Ellen goes about tackling the editing process and what writers can do to make their work appealing to publishers.

Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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