So you’ve completed the first draft of your middle grade or young adult manuscript and you crack open the champagne and rip open the chocolate bar.
Congratulations. That is an awesome feat and it needs celebrating.
But what now?
Well, sorry to break it to you, but this is where the real work begins, in The Second Draft. Whether you are a pantser or a plotter, this is the time to cast an analytical eye over your manuscript, to roll up your sleeves and shape and mould and fine-tune it into the special story you know it can be.
This workshop, with author and editor Sue Whiting, will explore the questions you need to ask and the techniques you can employ in order to get the most out of your idea and create a compelling, focused, character-driven manuscript.
Session: Sunday 18 July 2021
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm (Sydney time)
$50 per person.
Tickets on sale through TryBooking from Monday 24 May 2021
About Sue Whiting
Sue Whiting is a children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for two decades. Sue was senior commissioning editor and publishing manager for Walker Books Australia for many years before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing. As a storyteller and schools’ performer, Sue has informed, inspired and entertained thousands of kids across the country. She is also a freelance children’s book editor and writing coach, and the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Missing, the award-winning A Swim in the Sea and a number of CBCA Notable Books. Sue’s latest books are The Book of Chance a mystery/suspense novel for readers 10+: and Good Question, a picture book illustrated by Annie White.