All good writing is rewriting. In this masterclass, we’ll look at the techniques great writers use to recraft and finesse their work; then we’ll find those that work for us. We’ll learn to identify the sins of ‘bad’ writing that dilute the ‘wow’ factor.
But editing your own work requires precision. The art of the edit is being able to identify the problem in your own work. So, armed with that understanding we’ll be able to identify the ‘offending’ parts of our own work and begin knowing what to do to fix them. We’ll build a repertoire of editing skills—to avoid further lapses.
The masterclass will include:
- Text analysis and understanding of writing elements:
- Structure, style, POV, characterisation, dialogue, plot, showing and not telling… and more
- Self-editing techniques
Participants are asked to send samples of their writing before the course. At least 6-8 pages of any genre. There will be individual feedback for each participant.
About the trainer: Shelley Kenigsberg
Shelley Kenigsberg is a prominent freelance editor, writer and trainer. She runs S K Publishing (working with a range of private and publishing clients) and, since 2009, has presented Editing in Paradise masterclass programs. In 2012, Writing in Paradise began and now, both programs are fun in (as the name suggests) paradisiacal places. This year, Byron Bay, Ibiza, Myanmar and Bali. She is currently involved in training editors, mentoring writers, and editing and writing for trade, corporate, academic and educational, government and private clients.
Shelley is Head of the Macleay Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing and has delivered the course for the past 26 years. She has developed and presented courses for writers centres (Northern Rivers WC, Northern Territory WC, NSW WC, Tasmanian WC, Qld WC); Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators; Societies of Editors, Style Council, Institute of Professional Editors conferences, Distance Education for the Open Learning Conference in Australia; writers festivals in Indonesia (Ubud Writers Festival 2004–16) and language and corporate institutes overseas (Indonesia, Japan and South Africa). Shelley is a founding member of Professional Editors Association (NSW), was President of the NSW Society of Editors from 2001–03, Vice-President in 2004, Chair of the Accreditation Board and active in other national initiatives through the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd).
Shelley is writing her own book. So she understands how to wear a few hats. The author one is, currently, the worst fitting. This will change.
IMDA Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant
Successful applicants will receive support of 90% of course fee (excluding GST), capped at $2,500 per course for IMDA’s approved local and online courses. Applicants will also be eligible for up to $15,000 per annum (from 1 April to 31 March) in funding support to defray part of the costs for the course fees, airfare and living expenses when they attend short overseas specialised media courses not found in Singapore or for skills needed by the industry.
Please visit http://www.sixdegrees.asia to apply or for more information. You will be required to setup a basic account
Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members
Kinokuniya Privilege card members can also enjoy a 10% discount on all our courses. Please share with us your membership card number by emailing [email protected] along with the workshop title.
Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 30 pax
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.
Cancellation & Substitution
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.
Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.