Helen Corner-Bryant : How to edit your novel the professional way

Writing a novel is a magical but often difficult journey; and when your first draft is complete, that journey's not over. As the editing process gets underway, authors often find themselves in unfamiliar territory. What does it mean to 'map your plot'? How do you know if you're 'head-hopping'? When is your novel ready to send out to agents, and how do you make each submission count?
Written by the team behind one of the world's most successful literary consultancies, On Editing will show you how to master the self-edit. You will learn to compose, draft, and edit while sharpening your writing and ensuring that your novel is structurally sound, authentic, well-written, and ready for submission.
On Editing will help you harness your creative potential, transform the way you think about your writing, and revolutionise your editorial process.

Helen Corner-Bryant worked for Penguin in editorial before setting up cornerstones Literary Consultancy in 1998. In 2016, she opened Cornerstones Us, creating the world's first transatlantic literary consultancy. Cornerstones teaches self-editing techniques, provides feedback on all types of genres, scouts for agents and launches the careers of many writers.

Listing Details

Sunday 21st October 10.30am

Venue

Corn Exchange

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00

Booking

Tickets will be on sale in August.

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