Edit Your Book in a Month Workshop

Edit Your Book in a Month


Registration Deadline: November 27, 2011
Class Start Date: 11/28/11
Class End Date: 12/23/11
Instructor: Eliza Knight 
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others

Class Description:

Eliza will present tips on editing, most common mistakes made in manuscripts, what editors and judges are looking for and show you how to evaluate the following:

  • Overused/Weak words
  • Weak verbs
  • Use of the 5 Senses
  • Tightening up those sentences
  • Hooks – beginning and ending
  • Point-Of-View
  • Show vs. Tell
  • Active vs. Passive
  • Goals, Motivation, Conflict
  • Dialogue
  • Story Development / Plot / Characterization / Setting
  • Inconsistencies (Ex: heroines eyes are blue in ch. 1 and brown in ch. 2)

With each new item presented, Eliza will show you how to use the information to edit your manuscript. Throughout the workshop participants will be able to post excerpts from their WIP for review and critique by Eliza and fellow classmates. By the end of this class, your WIP should be clean and ready for submission! The skills learned during this workshop can be used for your future manuscripts as well.

Instructor Bio:

Eliza Knight is the multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Visit Eliza at or her historical blog, History Undressed, which was recently mentioned in a feature article in The Wall Street


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