Before You Hit Send (the self-editing course run by Angela James) is wrapping up now and I’m about to launch myself into my May workshop. Angela’s course is fantastic and I highly recommend it. It’s a rare opportunity to learn how to look at your work from an editor’s perspective—no more wondering where you went wrong, sobbing in a corner or eating your hair. It’s changed the way I look at my writing and how I edit and, hopefully, anyone who reads my work in the future will benefit from it too. If you’re interested, keep an eye out here for her next one.
As I mentioned before, I’m about to start my May workshop. This one is with Carol Hughes and is called What Does Nora Roberts Know That You Don’t? I’ve only ready the first handout but I’m excited about what’s to come. Do I want to make my reader cry like a baby? Yes. Yes, I do. And deep story is how you get there. Carol’s all about the HOW and the how is just what I need to know.
So, that’s my workshop for this month but there’s plenty more to choose from, including:
Instructors: Becky Martinez & Sue Viders
Layering—It’s Not Just for Cakes! How to start with a page of dialogue and build a scene, adding setting, emotion, action.
Instructor: Chris Redding
Instructor: Laurie Schnebly
Instructor: Mary O’Gara
So, what are your plans for May?