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Saturday, June 4 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beyond the First Draft

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NOT a cut-and-dried lecture, this workshop provides overviews of editing issues that first-time novelists may be meeting for the first time. Begins with an approach to first-cut evaluation of your first draft, then addresses in broad terms participant’s current key concerns (up to 15 minutes per participant.) Likely topics include plot, structure, cutting for length, setting, character development, logic, conflict, and suspense. Handouts provide further details and information resources. Open to UP TO 6 first-time novelists who have completed first drafts. 

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Paula S. Jordan

Paula S. Jordan, author of three ANALOG stories, including the novelette "Vooorh" (Jul/Aug 2014,) is currently at work on a novel in which a resourceful group of friends encounter aliens in the North Carolina mountains. Though the alien visitors seem friendly enough, old disagreements begin to fester among them following contact with the humans. When the conflict escalates, the human characters engage a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend... Read More →

Saturday June 4, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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