Mastering the Art of Self-Editing

Details on the pre-conference intensive course I will be offering at the May 12-15 Pennwriters Conference are below.

I’ll also be teaching workshops on Story Arcs and Characterization.

For more information, check out the Pennwriters Conference 2011 page.



When: May 12, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For: Novelist and short story artists who wish to view their work with a sharp and critical eye in order to craft marketable and readable stories.

Prerequisites: Writers need a novel opening (3-5 chapters, up to 50 pages) or a completed short story; samples sent in advance by April 25 and an identical copy brought to the seminar; limit 15 students.

Description: Participants in this hands-on seminar will first explore strategies to craft technically perfect stories through sound technique and style. Second, writers will learn revision skills that focus on characterization and consistency; central ideas and story arcs; and the depth and relevance that capture readers.

Instructor: Ramona DeFelice Long is an author and independent editor who works in fiction and non-fiction in multiple genres. She’s been recognized as an Established Artist in Fiction by the Delaware Division of the Arts, as well as the Pennsylvania State Arts Council and the SCBWI.

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