Nov. 5th - Heather Alexander at Pippin Properties Talks About Novels
Critique Your Way to Better Writing: Novels
Heather Alexander, Pippin Properties
Nov. 5th @ 11AM EST (10AM CST, 8AM PST)
(Our Webinar + Critique with Heather option is now closed)
Registration is now open:
We’ve all been there: hearing a new project from a critique partner, knowing something isn’t working, but unable to say exactly what or how. Maybe we’ve been on the other side, too, where what we want most is some constructive feedback, and our group doesn’t quite get to the nitty-gritty like we hoped they would.
Sometimes it’s not easy to know how to dig into another person’s manuscript. What should we be looking for? How can we tell if the words are doing their job? What might be missing? What might be cut? How might things be rearranged to tell the story better?
In this webinar, ideally for critique groups or writing partners to take together, learn techniques to break apart a novel manuscript into its elements, identify what the heart is, and offer ideas to get there more efficiently. We’ll discuss narrative arc, emotional/character arc, rising and falling action, description, dialogue, and more.
Heather Alexander is an agent at Pippin Properties, and former editor at Penguin Young Readers. She has worked with many authors on such books as #famous by Jilly Gagnon, the upcoming Papillon by A.N. Kang, and Catstronauts by Drew Brockington. Check out her blog, Interrobangs, at email@example.com, and follow her on Twitter @heatheralexand
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