Summer School: Editing Your Novel

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Paddy O'Reilly
21 January 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Paddy O'Reilly
Take your first draft to the next level. Examine the core of the work, structure and pace, language and voice. Learn techniques for stepping away from your work to get a clearer view.

Bring your own laptop or manuscript to work from, and tackle the editing process with practical insights to strengthen your writing.

You will learn

  • Techniques for stepping back from the work
  • to identify your personal tics
  • differences between using paper and electronic editing
  • structural vs copy editing
  • to recognise vulnerabilities in your work.

About Paddy O'Reilly

Paddy O’Reilly is the author of three novels and two short story collections. Her work has won awards and been published in Australia, the UK and the USA.

Paddy shared her thoughts about the editing process with us in a Q&A. You can read it on this website.

Read more about our Summer School workshops:

Summer School: Writing for the Education Market, 12 January
Summer School: The Art of Criticism – Giving and Receiving Feedback, 13 January
Summer School: Short Story, 14 January
Summer School: Crime, 15 January
Summer School: Writing Picture Books, 16 January
Summer School: Going Indie – Successful Self-Publishing, 17 January
Summer School: Ekphrasis – The Art of Writing from Art, 18 January
Summer School: New Year, New Novel, 19 January
Summer School: Mastering the Personal Essay, 20 January
Summer School: Memorable Romance Characters, 22 January
Summer School: Writing Conflict in Literary Fiction, 23 January
Summer School: World Building, 24 January
Summer School: Pitching Memoir and Non-Fiction, 25 January


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

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