Editing our own writing isn't always easy; in fact, it can be extremely hard. However, after working on this week's new tutorial—I can honestly tell you that I have a new inspiration for editing. I love this week's featured tutorial as it provides concrete, easy-to-follow methods that are sure to improve your writing.
It's critical that your writing is the best it can be before you submit to any editor or agent. After watching to How to Become a Ferocious Self-Editor, you will have countless ideas on how to better your own writing.
Example: He squinted his eyes as he looked up into the sky.
Ask yourself: What can be taken out of this sentence?
Answer: First, what else but his eyes would he squint? Second, we all know the sky is up, why state that?
Quick re-write: He squinted as he looked into the sky.
Featured Tutorial: How to Become a Ferocious Self-Editor
Even though the vehicles that carry your writing to the market are changing every minute—whether you're Tweeting, blogging, submitting to online/print publications, pitching conventional publishers or planning to self-publish—the cream still rises to the top. Your writing has to be edited and rewritten until it shines.
The competition has never been tougher, and that's why it's important your work is vigorously self-edited and revised before you ever submit to editors or agents. Learning to edit and rewrite your own text is more crucial than ever.
This tutorial will give you the tools to fashion your writing to where it's a cut above the competition. You'll see, with examples of pages on screen, how to wrestle every sentence into submission.
Instructor Jerry B. Jenkins is a New York Times best-selling novelist and biographer with more than 70 million books sold. He is the co-creator of the Left Behind series. His writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and many other periodicals. He has been featured on the cover of Newsweek and Writer's Digest.
There's still time to register and attend! Session date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Starting time: 1:00 p.m. EDT Duration: 90 minutes
Anyone can tell you that the YA (young adult) publishing industry is hot, with new debut authors getting deals each week. But with this market success comes more competition than ever. So what can you do to stand out? "Writing the Breakout Teen Novel" will give you a literary agent's insider insight to what's in, what's out, and what you can expect along the road to publication in this exciting and booming segment of the publishing marketplace.
From establishing a knowledge base of the category, to crafting that perfect concept and fine-tuning your voice, to researching smarter and refining your querying strategies, literary agent Holly Root will give you an agent's eye view of the current YA landscape—with plenty of straight talk about what's real, what's hype, and how to thrive in one of the most exciting areas of the publishing business.
This webinar includes a critique from literary agent Holly Root! All registrants are invited to submit a one-page query letter for their novel. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from and get your query letter in front of an agent!
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