They say, “Good writing is rewriting.”
It’s true that your first draft is just that: your first draft. After the words are down on paper, you must begin the important process of honing, revising, and rewriting your work to eliminate weak writing and make your prose come to life. Rewriting is a process of polishing your words and eliminating all needless elements that can slow a manuscript down. Most work gets rejected simply because the novel/memoir is not where it needs to be in terms of quality. The writer just needed more revision and guidance! It’s with this important fact in mind that we’ve enlisted talented literary agent Michelle Brower of super-agency Folio Literary to teach a new 90-minute webinar called “The Art of Revision: Perfecting Your Book For Submission” on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Every attendee of the webinar gets a personalized critique of their work.
Michelle is offering a choice of critiques for attendees. Those who sign up for the webinar can either submit 1) their one-page synopsis, or 2) their first two double-spaced pages. (Sign up here.)
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How to look over your finished work and evaluate structure, character, plot, and more.
- How to line edit and identify where you are repeating yourself with needless text or spending too much time with description and/or backstory.
- How to find feedback from talented writers and how to analyze & incorporate their feedback.
- And more. All details on the official webinar sign-up page.
Literary agent Michelle Brower of Folio Literary represents writers of fiction and nonfiction, including debut novelists. She enjoys digging into a manuscript and working with authors to make their project as saleable as it can be, and her list includes the authors S.G. Browne, Rebecca Rasmussen, Jason Mott, and Michele Young-Stone, among many others.
KEEP IN MIND!
At the very least, literary agents Kathleen Ortiz (New Leaf Literary), Louise Fury (L. Perkins Associates) and Barbara Poelle (Irene Goodman Literary) have signed clients following a WD webinar with an agent critique. You could be the next success story!
All webinar details (including more info on the subjects Michelle will cover) are available on the official webinar page here.