Saturday, July 22, 2017

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How to Revise Your Manuscript: Tips from Five Editors
Expert Tips and Tricks to Revise Your Manuscript
To "kill your darlings" is one of the most difficult tasks an author has to face. Writing a strong novel or non-fiction book often is as much about rewriting and editing as it is about crafting the first draft. Or, to paraphrase Ernest Hemingway: "The only kind of writing is rewriting." 

In this live webinar, five top Reedsy editors will share their ultimate manuscript revision tips for both fiction and non-fiction. They'll tell you what common errors to look for, how to go about the rewriting process, and how to know when your manuscript is finally ready for querying. So if you just finished your first draft, or have a manuscript in the works, this webinar is the perfect opportunity to learn directly from publishing experts. 

Reedsy co-founder Ricardo Fayet will be joined by a panel of esteemed editors, all from the Reedsy marketplace:

• Laura Mae Isaacman, freelance book editor (worked with Joyce Carol Oates, Noam Chomsky, Lydia Davis, Justin Taylor and Aimee Bender)
• Chersti Nieveen, Acquisitions Editor at Cedar Fort (worked with Brandon Sanderson)
• Michael Rowley, former Editorial Director at PRH UK (worked with Andy Weir) 
• Rebecca Heyman, freelance developmental editor and book coach 
• Jim Spivey, former Hachette Production Editor 

The webinar will include an extensive Q&A session at the end, where you will be able to get all your questions answered by our panel of experts.

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Live Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT
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Unlock The Secrets of Your Story
Join James Bonnet and Writers Like Yourself
Are you ready for the writing adventure of a lifetime? Join James Bonnet for a seven-day workshop in Santa Monica. During your one-on-one time with James-an internationally known writer and story consultant-you will dive deep into the heart of your story to discover is strengths and weaknesses, even if you haven't started your story yet. You will be joined by like-minded and enthusiastic writers who are also developing their novels and/or screenplays.

"Unlocking the secrets of story awakens the power of story within you. Work with that power and you can steal fire from the gods. Master that power and you can create stories that will live forever." -James Bonnet, Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers
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Creating Children's Favorite Picture Books
Creating Children's Favorite Picture Books

Want to write a picture book? Learn what the audience is looking for, what agents and editors like to see in this marketplace, and how you can capitalize on these needs.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

What to Say To A Literary Agent





Dear Reader,

Talking to agent can be scary. You don't want to say anything to turn them off. The agent is the link to your future of becoming an successful writer. Read the following article on what to say to an agent when you get the opportunity. 
How to Talk to an Agent with Carly Watters
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Robert Lee Brewer and Brian A. Klems share tips and funny encounters with literary agents (1:00), important advice for entering writing contests (11:30), and discuss how to approach an agent (and more) with literary agent Carly Watters (14:00). Listen Now...



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How to Write A Thriller Readers Crave


Dear Readers,

Thrillers are popular. Publishing companies are asking for them. Agents are demanding them. they're in demand for TV and movies. If you have some money to spare I suggest signing up for the following course. It has helped the writers I've worked with.



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Writing the Thriller Novel
Write the Thriller that Readers Crave
Readers today want fast-moving intense drama, filled with character conflict that grabs their attention and holds it from the first sentence to the last. In this course you will examine the structural elements that create a successful thriller, learn how to build compelling conflict and suspense into your story, find out what helps a story engage a reader, and much more.
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• Intermediate to advanced writers
• Writers who want to write thrillers
• Writers of any genre who want to create a page-turning experience for readers
• Character-driven writers who would like to put more tension into their work
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• Learn how to create a structure that builds on itself and pulls the reader along
• Learn how to build whatever type of scene you need to complete your novel
• Learn the subtleties of viewpoint, along with the benefits of journaling
• And much more!
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"This course put me on track for writing a great thriller. Glad I took the class." - AB

"The course instruction was easy to process and to incorporate into the assignments. I learned a lot in the brief six weeks to complete. The instructor's personal feedback was the critical key." - JB
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is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of novels, the historical novel Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness, currently being adapted into an NBC miniseries, a book of poetry (The White Bird), and a series of books on fiction writing.

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Gain the Insight You Need to Write a Musical
Musicals continue to be kings of the box office on Broadway, the West End, and around the world. In this live webinar you will learn the key techniques of creating a musical adaptation from plays, books, movies, games, and more. Learn from the successful co-creator of Jekyll & Hyde the Musical, Steve Cuden.
What You'll Learn
• Where to find story ideas adaptable for musicals and determining if it has commercial potential.
• How to deconstruct a story and analyze it for musical structure.
• Determining plot points for your musical.
• Song spotting: song vs. dialogue.
Who should attend
• Musical book writers seeking to understand how to break down an existing story.
• Writers, composers, and lyricists seeking inspiration and tools to supercharge their musical theatre writing.
• Musical book writers wanting to understand song spotting.
• Writers, composers, and lyricists seeking to develop and write a musical.
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Meet the Instructor
Steve Cuden
Steven Cuden is a screenwriter who is best known for co-creating the international hit, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, as well as writing over 90 teleplays for animated TV series.



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