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Revise for Publication: Revision Strategies That Will Improve Any Draft — June 26 Webinar (w/Critique!) by Jordan Rosenfeld

So you want to be published? It’s been said that after the wild creative outpouring, real writing happens in the art of revision. Your best chance of attracting readers is through strong revision, or “re-seeing” of your work, to appeal to readers of all stripes. Writers who learn to love revision are more likely to write publishable work that wins readers and leads to deeper satisfaction in the writer’s craft. This live webinar, called “Revise for Publication: Revision Strategies That Will Improve Any Draft,” will help any writer with the goal of publication learn to love revision. You can learn to enjoy revision by breaking it down into simple, successful “waves,” and easy-to-use “tools” that you’ll use over and over.

By the end of this webinar you will not only have tackled revision issues within your work but will be able to embrace remaining revision with a positive attitude. The webinar happens at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, June 26, 2014, and lasts 90 minutes.

 

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ABOUT THE CRITIQUE

All registrants are invited to submit the first page of your work (300 words max) to assess whether it works or needs revision. All submissions are guaranteed a written response by Writing Coach and Author, Jordan E. Rosenfeld. Sign up for Jordan’s webinar here.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

— Four fun strategies that give each stage of revision a “personality”
— How to inventory what you have before you begin to revise
— How to allow access to your wild creativity
— Pleasurable methods for sharpening and tightening
— The difference between “tinkering” and “transforming”
— A painless plot overhaul
— How to identify what’s missing from your manuscript
— How to add page-turning tension on every page
— A final checklist on whether you’re ready to seek publication. Sign up for Jordan’s webinar here.

INSTRUCTOR

Jordan is a writing coach, freelance editor and author of the writing guides Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, and, with Rebecca Lawton, Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life. She has also published two suspense novels, Forged in Grace and, under the pen name J.P. Rose: Night Oracle. Jordan is working on two forthcoming writing books from Writer’s Digest Books: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: A Toolkit to Build & Bolster a Lasting Writing Practice (Spring: 2015), and, with Martha Alderson, Deep Scenes: Plot Your Story Scene-by-Scene Through Action, Emotion & Theme (Fall, 2015).

Visit her website: www.jordanrosenfeld.net. She leads Plot & Scene retreats with author Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer. http://www.Writerpath.com and will be presenting two workshops at the Writer’s Digest West Conference in Lost Angeles August 15-17, 2014.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

– Writers who are confused about where or how to revise
– Writers who are ready to revise but need support
– Writers who want to go more deeply into their work
– Writers stuck in a particular spot in their manuscripts
– Writers who want to be published in any form
– Writers who are self-publishing
– Writers who are seeking traditional publishing through an agent or publisher
– Writers who are beginning a new project
– Writers who have completed a draft
– Writers who consistently get feedback that your writing is good but are still not published
– Writers who want to put their best work forth
– Writers who want to be able to self-edit their work

 

Sign up for Jordan’s webinar here.

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