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>Cutting the Fat from Your WIP


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.


About The Speaker

Gina Conroy

Growing up, Gina Conroy observed the world around her and didn’t feel it would welcome what she had to say. Standing silently on the sidelines, she watched others be self expressed and wished she had the courage to speak. When she discovered the comfort of the written word at a young age, that’s when she began to develop her voice. Later as she was published in nonfiction and fiction, she discovered the written word had the power to touch, stir, and reach from the depths of one soul to another. How could she keep that to herself? Since then, Gina has hosted writers conferences, presided over the local chapter of ACFW, and has even hosted a weekly podcast called Teen Writers Publish for teens of all ages. Although she’s lost count of her publishing credits over the decades, she hasn’t lost sight of why she continues to teach, speak, and coach: to inspire others to find their voice, be self-expressed and release the stories inside of them.

Sessions By Gina Conroy

Day 1 - Release the Novel - Round 1


Day 2 - Finding Your Voice


Day 2 - Release the Novel - Round 2


Day 3 - Release the Novel - Round 3


Day 2 - Pick Our Brains


Day 2- Cutting the Fat from Your WIP


Day 3 - Pick Their Brains


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