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The Sexy Art of Critiquing Manuscripts
June 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa Ellison
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 6/23/18 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
No matter the genre, writers need high-quality feedback to take their work from draft to done. But where do you start? Structure? Character development? Line edits? How can you ensure that what you offer is what the writer really needs? Successful critiquing should be satisfying for both the giver and the receiver of the critique. During this three-hour session, you’ll learn how to align your feedback with the manuscript’s stage and the writer’s needs, the nuances of critiquing self-contained works, excerpts, and full manuscripts, and most importantly how to make the most of the feedback given to you. This seminar is perfect for all writers from newbies preparing for their first workshops to seasoned beta readers preparing manuscript evaluations.
About the instructor: Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Recipient of a 2015 VQR Conference scholarship for potential literary excellence, Lisa’s essays have been published or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. To learn more, please visit her website: www.lisacooperellison.com