Editing – How to turn your first draft into a masterpiece

6:30pm - 9pm
Holmeside Coffee
Winter Gardens, Burdon Rd, Sunderland SR1 1PP

Alan Parkinson


Whether you are writing a novel, a song or a piece of flash fiction, every word counts.

In this workshop we will look at everything from word choice to making the big decisions such as deleting chapters or removing characters. We will explore pacing and structure and how you can make a big impact with minor changes.

We will discuss a number of mistakes that all first-time writers and a lot of experienced authors make.

We will also pose a number of questions that you can ask yourself about your work in progress. Don’t worry if the answer is one that you don’t want to hear, we will look at solutions to the issues and they may be easier than you think.

At the end of the session you will embrace editing as an integral part of the creative process rather than an annoying chore at the end of it.

Book tickets here.