Editing your own writing

Events Space, MK Gallery

Saturday 21 September, 10 - 11.30am: £15

Great writing doesn't end with the first draft. In many ways, it may have only just begun. By learning how to cast a critical eye over your own writing - whatever the form or genre - you can learn how to critique your craft, style, use of  language, and the impact of your story. You will also increase your chances of having your work accepted by agents, literary editors and publishers.

Bring one or more pieces of your own writing to work on during the session (3 - 4,000 words for prose; 4 - 5 poems for poetry). We'll be looking at various editing aspects, with practical, hands-on opportunities to apply the principles to something you've written. Electronic copy on laptops (or similar) is fine, as is good old-fashioned printed hardcopy with pen or pencil!


Sue Tyley is an editor, copy-editor and proofreader, working both with new writers, where skills development is a significant part of her role, and with established authors. She is also managing editor of the annual literary anthology, The Mechanics’ Institute Review, which is currently in its sixteenth year. Sue has a PhD in English Literature and an MA (with distinction) in Creative Writing

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