Cutting the Fat from Your WIP
If you don’t catch a reader’s attention in 10-20 seconds, you’ve lost them. Even if you do manage to grab their interest, you only have a few more paragraphs (or chapters if they’re generous) to keep it. If they’re stumbling over your words or your message is cluttered and unclear, chances are high they will be gone for good.
Whether you’re a new or experienced author, learning the art of self-editing is the key to keeping your readers’ attention and touching their hearts with your message. In this interactive workshop, you will learn to write tight, so your message can be heard by the heart of your reader. I will teach you several editing techniques I learned the hard way when I cut my 50,000 word mystery novel to 20,000 words. We will work through some original scenes in my novella, Buried Deception, to see how I cut the fat without losing the integrity of the story, and how I turned it into a page-turner. Come prepared with something to edit and see how cutting the fat from your WIP (work in progress) gives your readers more.