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West Virginia Book Festival Writing Workshop by Meredith Sue Willis

October 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Charleston Civic Center

Type: Book Signing, Classes & Workshops, Meet the Author, Writing Workshop
Age: Adult and Seniors, Adult and Teen
Topic: Writing

Revising Your Novel: Making Your Book the Best it Can Be - Most people who write are good at sentences and dialogue and description. Many are also good at storytelling and plotting. But once the first inspiration is on the screen or page – once the writer has a draft of a novel – what happens next? At this point, too many of us tinker endlessly with the opening paragraph. We polish our sentences and tighten our pages endlessly. This is, of course, essential to good writing, but it doesn’t do much for the novel as a whole. This workshop will suggest a number of concrete strategies aimed at giving the novel greater coherence, stronger structure, and more powerful momentum. The session will include remarks by the presenter, brief written and thinking exercises and time for questions, sharing and discussion. This workshop will be presented by Meredith Sue Willis, a popular workshop leader and lecturer in the northeast and Appalachia. She previously presented “Ten Strategies to Start your Novel,” at the 2010 West Virginia Book Festival. Registration is required and is limited to 140 participants. For more information about the West Virginia Book Festival, visit

Location Details: Conference Rooms 202-204

Presenter Name: Meredith Sue Willis

Contact Name: Terry Wooten

Contact Email:

Contact Phone 304-343-4646, ext. 1287

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