BOOK REVISION: WRITING A SEAMLESS SECOND DRAFT

liza_palmerYou’re trying to write that bestselling book, but your first draft lacks the sparkle you hoped would propel you to literary stardom. Have no fear! We’ve recruited award-winning novelist Liza Palmer to guide you to polished prose. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the five most important questions to ask when you start a revision, the answers to which will color every scene of you next draft. Through an informative craft talk and valuable feedback from Liza, you’ll explore killing your darlings, connecting edits to the original intention, and using tent poles to build your edits from set piece to set piece. Liza will help you realize the scaffolding of your story through a chapter by chapter breakdown, as well as, test the logic of your beats, so every chapter builds a narrative and each scene begets the next. By the end of the class, you’ll walk away revitalized with a new understanding of your book, a solid outline, and set of valuable skills with which to attack your opus. Pulitzer not included.

 

Instructor: Liza Palmer
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (with lunch break)
Cost: $175 (includes snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad East (688 S Santa Fe Avenue, Apt. 312, Los Angeles, CA 90021)
Note: Class will be limited to 10 students

 

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LIZA PALMER

Liza Palmer is the internationally bestselling author of six novels, including her first book, “Conversations with the Fat Girl”, which has been optioned for series by HBO. “Conversations with the Fat Girl” became an international bestseller its first week in publication, as well as hitting Number 1 on...Read More »


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CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $10 processing fee. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing marilyn@writingpad.com or calling 323.333.2954.