This workshop provides hands-on experience doing copy edit on a potential manuscript submission. Participants will bring in 3-5 pieces that are ready for editing. The workshop leader will demonstrate copy edit on their own work using an LCD projector and Google Docs. Writers will bring their own laptops and are invited to have their work projected on the screen to be edited collaboratively with the group. We will examine submission guidelines and formatting options.
Whether you plan on writing 50K words in 30 days, for National Novel Writing Month, or are looking to do a personal writing retreat with a goal of “a lot” of words on the page, this is the prep session for you! Both pantsers and planners are more likely to succeed in a challenge like this with some mindful preparation. Now, this doesn’t mean plotting your book to death before November 1st and then no longer being inspired to write it. No. This is about the physical, mental, and writerly things you can do to help achieve your goals and remain motived.
You asked for it, you got it! WCYR is offering this special members-only workshop in real life at Taylor's in Newmarket facilitated by WCYR's own, Erika MacNeil. This interactive workshop is designed for writers who wish to develop their public speaking and oratory skills in order to bring dynamic and expressive value to their writing when reading it aloud.
The Image/Moment is a sure-fire technique to calibrate readerly anxiety and tension in fiction, creative non-fiction or even poetry. The Image Moment (a single element of Jack Grapes’ METHOD WRITING) is a stunningly effective and reliable way to manage the pacing of psychological tension for your reader. Experiment with and experience the effects of this incredible technique in this 2 hour workshop.
Did you miss the Following Rabbit Holes and Chasing Plot Bunnies workshop? Did you attend the workshop and had hoped to join MJ Moores for another session? Is this the first you’re hearing of a chance to work your own story issues? Do you recall us saying that membership has perks? The plot bunny is back by popular demand.