Presentation: Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision

editor_larry_edwardsLarry Edwards will present “Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision” at the May 20, 2019, meeting of the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild.

This presentation on self-editing is not just for new writers; it’s also designed as a refresher for experienced writers, as well as those who participate in read-and-critique groups, and those who self-publish.

Drawing on his years of experience as an editor, Edwards will discuss structure, plot, content, narrative voice, characters, point of view, and how to “kill your darlings” as it applies to fiction as well as memoir and narrative nonfiction.

By applying the principles and techniques he presents, writers will move closer toward their goal of publishing short stories, novels, memoirs, and narrative non-fiction worthy of merit and recognition, if not financial reward.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110.

The meeting notes/comments are available as a blog series.

About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.wigeonpublishing.com
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