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Fine-Tuning Your First Chapter
Code: W15  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: , Fiction, Publishing Industry
Wednesday, May 16 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Nicola O’Shea
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Publishers and editors often say they can tell from the first few pages of a manuscript whether it’s worth their while reading on. Don’t let your first chapter let you down! Join experienced editor Nicola O’Shea as she shows you how to examine your own writing for common weaknesses such as overwriting, stilted dialogue, flabby sentences and overused adverbs. Let Nicola teach you how to make revisions to strengthen and vitalise your first chapter.

This workshop is suitable for fiction and non-fiction writers. Please bring a printout of your own work that you are happy to write on and cut up.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 3 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

Nicola O’Shea (Australian)

Nicola O’Shea is a freelance editor with 16 years’ experience in Australian book publishing. She was a senior editor at HarperCollins for several years before setting up her freelance business in 2004. Since then she has freelanced for a wide range of mainstream and independent Australian publishing companies and worked with many authors. Nicola has taught editing at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney, and facilitated a number of editing workshops for writers and editors.

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