Posts with tag: fiction editing

Self-Editing for Fiction Authors

Presenter: Brenna Bailey-Davies
Self-editing can be a daunting task for fiction writers, whether they are new or seasoned authors. This webinar is for fiction writers at any stage in their career and for editors looking to help fiction clients with self-editing. In this session you will learn general revision strategies, specific methods for large-scale editing and sentence-level editing, when to send a manuscript to an editor, and how to apply feedback when revising.

Oops! Finding and Fixing Bloopers in Fiction

Presenter: Amy J. Schneider
Copyediting fiction is like being the continuity director for a film, watching for little mistakes that pull readers out of the story. In this session, we’ll discuss (1) language bloopers: pet phrases, sound bloopers, danglers, redundancy; (2) action bloopers: Chekhov’s gun, drop-in characters, bad scene breaks, remembered elements, “As you know, Bob…”; and (3) factual bloopers: physics, body position/parts, anachronisms, geography, deliberate obfuscation, and just generally How Things Work.