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What does an editor do?

Alex and Jude with Guest Speaker, James Ellis

Thursday July 6th.  10.30-12.30pm at

Hall and Woodhouse, Bath.

Cost: £26. To pay contact us for bank transfer details

Have you ever wondered what an editor actually does? Do you know what is the difference is between a structural edit and a copy edit? What suggestions might an editor make?  This workshop is for anyone who writes and wants to know more about the editing process, as Ernest Hemingway said, ‘the only kind of writing is rewriting.’

If you are self-editing, get tips on the best way to approach your work in order to get it into tip-top shape before sending to an agent, or for self-publishing.  James Ellis  has worked at an Oxford-based literary agency as a submissions reader, offers a portfolio of editorial services and is an author himself.  Alex and Jude will start the workshop with some simple editing exercises.  James recently ran a popular session for us on publishing his novel The Wrong Story with the innovative crowd-funding publishing house, Unbound.

You don’t need to have completed a book to enjoy and learn from this workshop.   And please read our terms and conditions

 

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Self Publish your Book

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017,

Hall and Woodhouse cafe Bath

10.30 – 1230 pm

Cost £26: Pay via paypal or any card below

Douglas Walker, from the Self Publishing Partnership, will talk about how they work with authors and produce anything from memoirs, children’s books, cookery books, novels and collections of short stories. They have produced the  Bath Short Story Award Anthologies for the last three years –  beautifully produced books.  If you want to publish your own fiction or non fiction book in print and digital forms, come along and find out about the process.  SOLD OUT please email if you would like to be on a waiting list

Prior to the talk  Exercise on writing a good synopsis. What to do and what not to do. Useful to compile for marketing  your self-published book, or to send to traditional publishers and literary agents.

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On Wednesday February 22nd 2017 10.30-12.30 pm at Hall and Woodhouse, Cafe, Bath. Local author, James Ellis,  talked about publishing his novel with Unbound an award-winning crowdfunding jamespublisher, that publishes works in all genres, fiction and non-fiction. James is a graduate of Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing. He has had flash fiction and short stories published as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America. His first novel The Wrong Story  is about to be  published by Unbound.

Prior to the talk,  Alex and Jude did Exercises on refining and editing that all- first page of your manuscript, and on how to write a strong cover- letter/pitch.