20 Feb Kitty Sheehan: Revise and Edit Your Writing
When it comes to writing, who needs to revise?
You do. We all do. But where do you start? What are you looking for? How do you decide what to rewrite, what to cut, what to add?
In this one-day workshop, editor and writer Kitty Sheehan will walk you through the revision process, a step at a time.
Revision and editing are the final polishing steps before you submit a manuscript.
If both are done well, your work will have a much better chance to rise above the rest, when it hits the agent’s desk.
Here are a few skills you’ll gain after your day with Sheehan:
• New confidence in your writing voice
• Quick recognition of the “junk” words in your writing
• Knowing how and when to add details
• Using dialogue to move your story forward
• Making your dialogue match your characters
• Narrowing down your themes and writing to them
• Moving your content around to tell a better story
Sheehan will also explain the different kinds of editing your work might undergo, even after you’ve done all the revising you can.
You still may need line editing, copy editing, or developmental editing.
None of these are the same as proofreading. It’s crucial to know the difference.
Come join us and learn how to make your writing instantly better, with some simple revision. Then learn how the proper editing will make it infinitely better.
When you cut out the noise, what will you find?
Writer, editor and photographer Kitty Sheehan is a former teacher, corporate trainer, consignment store owner, and graphic designer. Kitty is the founder and director of the annual Dartbrook Writers Retreat in Keene, NY. A freelance copywriter, she is also a social media editor and consultant for several brands. She’s been part of several panel discussions on social media trends. Kitty is a frequent contributor to Hudson Valley Magazine, and like almost everyone she knows, is working on a book. Visit her blog at kittysheehan.com and find her on Twitter at @KittyASheehan.
Just $250 per participant, your day includes a delicious lunch delivered to your workshop, Friday night’s Little Bites and Big Libations (appetizers, spirits and desserts) at a social evening with other participants, our instructors and panelists.
Or treat yourself to The Whole Shebang for $450. Here’s what you’ll get:
Take in the Story Slam on Thursday night. Join the One Day Intensive of your choosing on Friday, in one of Woodstock’s beautiful private homes, complete with a fabulous lunch. Then sail into the weekend: attending all the wonderful panels, breakfast, both Little Bites and Big Libations Cocktail Parties, both evening events: the keynote and The Donahue Interview. And share the bounty from our always-stuffed goody bag.