Editing and Rewriting Your Popular Fiction Manuscript (Melbourne Writing Workshops)

The Australian Literature Review is offering 5 week editing/rewriting workshops for popular fiction manuscripts in the Melbourne CBD at 9:30am-12:30pm Friday mornings beginning May 25th.

Weekly topics

Story elements and structural editing

Character dynamics

Story and plot dynamics

Writing in scenes

Narrative voice

Before you begin

You must have completed the first draft of a novel or novella, or must have completed the first draft of at least two 2000-3000 word short stories, for use in the workshops.

Those who use a novel or novella manuscript must also have a one page draft plot summary.

The story and plot summary don’t have to be polished and free of problems; they just have to be complete, so you have a full story to work with.

Time and place

Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm, Level 2, Melbourne Central Executive Suites, 212-222 La Trobe St (across from Melbourne central shopping centre/train station in the CBD).

From Fri May 25th to Fri June 22nd (5 sessions).

Price

$300

Session Plan

Lesson 1 (with worked through examples) – 20 min

Practical exercise (with guidance available): Self-editing/rewriting (2000-3000 words) – 30-40 min

Group sharing and feedback – 15-25 min

*10 min break*

Lesson 2 (with worked through examples) – 20 min

Practical exercise (with guidance available): Editing another’s work (2000-3000 words) – 30-40 min

Group sharing and feedback – 15-25 min

General chat/Q&A – 20 min

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Express your interest or ask any questions via auslit@hotmail.com.

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ABN: 96 236 786 730

The Australian Literature Review
www.auslit.net

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2 Responses to Editing and Rewriting Your Popular Fiction Manuscript (Melbourne Writing Workshops)

  1. Shaun says:

    Sounds great. Unfortunately, I’m a new writer preparing to write my first draft in November. I hope you run this course next year.

  2. Kirstie says:

    Let me know when something like this is available up in Brisbane. I’m about to revise the first draft of my new novel so this course would be wonderful. Sadly I haven’t quite got the money to fly down to Melbourne every Friday to catch the lessons.

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