Over six evening workshops, join Laurel Cohn as she guides you through a structural edit of your work-in-progress. Laurel takes participants through her five-step approach to structural editing, providing strategies and tools to facilitate the process, and exploring the challenging inner terrain that underlies critical engagement with your own work.
The course is designed with time between sessions to practice the concepts covered. Committing to the process will reward you with deeper insight into your manuscript and clarity about how to approach the next draft.
As one participant said of the course: ‘I’ve got so much from the tightness, lightness of your offering – so clear, firm, steeped in possibility! Your sessions landed as a model for what I need to be doing in developing my manuscript: systematic, telling the story with flow, controlling the narrative toward a purpose, and with warmth along the way. And having the watcher/reader wanting what’s next. I’m able to face the now, mid and long term re my manuscript, and accept my sense of flounder, overwhelm and procrastination as part of a process – compared to, pre your course, as defeat.’
The course has a focus on craft and sustainability; it will be live streamed to an online audience. It is suitable for intermediate writers and above, who have completed at least one draft of their work-in-progress.
You will hone your writing and editing skillset through practical exercises, group discussions, critique sessions, and homework in the key areas listed below:
- An understanding of what structural editing entails.
- Specific tools for writers to undertake a structural edit of their own work following a step-by-step approach.
- Familiarisation with synopsis writing as a development tool.
- Strategies for chapter and scene outlines.
- An appreciation of the emotional ups and downs of manuscript development.
Please note that all times are Brisbane time, AEST.
5:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday 5 March 2024
5:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday 19 March 2024
5:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday 2 April 2024
5:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday 16 April 2024
5:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday 30 April 2024
5:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday 14 May 2024