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Getting Critical with Your Writing: How to self-edit your manuscript

9 November @ 10:00 - 16:00

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One event on 10 November, 2019 at 10:00


The first draft is done, and what an accomplishment! But where do you go next?

In this course we’ll break down elements to help you self edit your manuscript, looking at it from a constructively critical viewpoint. We’ll check for plot gaps, we’ll look at pacing, we’ll analyse natural dialogue, and we’ll talk about character dynamics. Bring a section of your work to play with over the course of the two days so you can put your self-editing into motion. Get in the moment feedback and see where you can add extra spit and polish to your manuscript to really make it shine.

In this course, you’ll develop the tools to self edit a current piece of work as well as any future works. You’ll get to know your own author bugbears and see how to tweak them. And you’ll have handouts to remind you what to look for the next time you head into the process.

About Victoria Villasenor

Victoria Villasenor has been a development editor for over a decade. She and her partner run Global Wordsmiths, a writing consultancy specialising in working with marginalised communities and aspiring authors. She was short listed for the British Writers’ Award and has published five novels, with a sixth coming out in winter 2019.

Book your place

This is a 2-day course running from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday 9th November and Sunday 10th November. Tickets cost £90 for NWS members and £110 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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9 November
10:00 - 16:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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