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Saturday, April 7 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
7C: Editing: Love It, Hate It, Just Delete It FULL
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We've all worked through a first draft—whether it's a paragraph or a full manuscript. Getting to the end is a huge achievement, but after you add that final period, what do you do? This session will present two perspectives on next steps: one from the writer before she submits to an agent and one from an agent before she submits to an editor. You'll learn that every scene must have its purpose, no matter how beautiful the writing, and every character must have her place no matter how striking her description. We'll use actual examples from edited texts to show how much a draft can change. Plus, we'll work through a few examples from the audience. This is a combined lecture-guided editing so bring a one paragraph description of your book, or preferably your pitch, and hand it in before the session starts. We will choose approximately 13 samples to edit together - on the spot.  

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Eve Attermann

Literary Agent, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Eve Attermann has worked in WME's Literary Department since 2011, representing a varied list of literary and commercial fiction writers, musicians, chefs, journalists, and historians. Her clients include Rachel Barenbaum, Melissa Scrivner Love, Hollie Overton, Elizabeth Plank, Snowden... Read More →
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Rachel Barenbaum

Rachel Barenbaum is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Atomic Anna and A Bend in the Stars. She is a prolific writer and reviewer. Her work has appeared in the LA Review of Books, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She is the founder and host of the literary radio show, Check... Read More →

Saturday April 7, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT
White Hill Room - 4th Floor