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Top 5 Mistakes First-Time Writers Make: A Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Editor Jessica Hatch

April 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April 3, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public
This event will take place at New Dominion Bookshop

Sometimes, it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. In this interactive brown bag lunch & learn session, professional editor Jessica Hatch will uncover the “Top 5 Mistakes First-Time Writers Make” and take your completed manuscript from rough draft to polished prose. A post-presentation Q&A will be facilitated by WriterHouse Instructor Deborah Prum.

Jessica Hatch is the professional freelance editor behind Hatch Editorial Services. She is also a monthly contributor to Babes Who Hustle, and has had her words published on Fast Company, Time’s Money.com, and LearnVest. Jessica worked her way through the slush pile at New York-based literary agencies like Writers House and learned what attracts readers to a book at St. Martin’s Press. She now puts that experience to good use, providing editorial and publicity clients on five continents with practical revisions and marketable advice. Find her online at www.hatch-books.com.

Deborah M. Prum‘s award-winning fiction has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Across the Margin and other literary journals and anthologies. Her audiobook, First Kiss and Other Cautionary Tales, is a collection of essays, which have aired on NPR-member stations and have appeared in The Washington Post and other publications. She’s written on writing for Writer Magazine, The Writer’s Handbook, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Magazine.

New Dominion Bookshop is located on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall at 404 East Main St. We are open 7 days a week and host events featuring renowned authors and local writers.


April 3, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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New Dominion Bookstore
404 East Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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