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Editing & Publishing an Award-winning Novel with A.M. Dassu

17 February @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event

A. M. Dassu will show you what it takes to get published. From reading within your genre, to the importance of critique, editing, rewriting, submitting your work to agents and then waiting for publisher responses. She’ll show you how she developed her manuscript, sharing some of the ‘zero’ draft opening chapters, which eventually became other chapters within the book. She’ll cover working with an editor, choosing a cover and the whole marketing process.

She’ll show you how ‘writing is actually rewriting’ and how certain chapters in her book were developed and improved with each stage of editing. We’ll look at adding description, distinctive details, showing and telling. You will then write a short scene and then edit it under her expert eye!




Throughout this course you will…

  • Learn exactly what it takes to get published and how to navigate the industry.
  • Learn the art of micro editing and macro editing, and then apply it to your writing.




About A. M. Dassu…

A. M. Dassu is a multi award winning writer of both non-fiction and fiction including the internationally acclaimed novel Boy, Everywhere which was one of The Guardian’s, Bookriot’s and BookTrust’s Best Children’s Books of 2020 and has been given a much coveted star from Kirkus, Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly in America.

Boy, Everywhere featured as one of The Guardian’s Children’s Best New Novels on publication and has been listed for 12 awards including the prestigious Carnegie Medal and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

A. M. Dassu is the 2021 winner of The Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction.

She is Deputy Editor of SCBWI-BI’s magazine, Words & Pictures, and a Director of Inclusive Minds, a unique organisation for people who are passionate about inclusion, diversity, equality, and accessibility in children’s literature. She is also one of The National Literacy Trust ‘s Connecting Stories campaign authors which aims to help inspire a love of reading and writing in children and young people.

Her work has been published by The Huffington Post, Times Educational Supplement, SCOOP Magazine, Lee and Low Books, DK Books and Harper Collins.

You can also find her on Twitter @a_reflective or Instagram @a.m.dassu




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This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. A link with access instructions will be emailed to you shortly before the workshop is due to start. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please email us at admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk


17 February
18:30 - 20:30
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