Self-Editing: The Layers’ Technique with Betsy Warland in Vancouver

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Cost:   $200 plus GST (10.00) total $210 includes refreshments

Dates & times: October 23, 7 pm-9:00 pm, October 24, 9:30 am- 5:30 pm

Register: Workshop is limited to 12 writers. Register with betsywarland@gmail.com

Location: Vancouver’s West End. Ride sharing may be an option.

Even when we are motivated to self-edit our work, it can seem a confusing and amorphous task. In this workshop, writers with a group of poems, several short stories or creative nonfiction pieces, as well as writers with a manuscript will learn The Layers’ Technique. This practical method—comprised of series of micro to macro layers of editing—is based on Betsy’s decades of working with other writers. An author who recently learned an aspect of this technique said: “the simplest changes made a tremendous impact.”

Other workshop writers have said: “I came away knowing I am already a better writer” and “this new self-editing workshop was beyond anything I had expected.”

By editing a section of your writing after each layer is introduced, you will
gain a solid sense of exactly what kinds of edits are frequently needed to
significantly improve your writing. Feedback on your edits will be given in
the workshop and all editing questions will be addressed.

One-on-one mini consults with Betsy are included in the workshop fee. Bring a laptop or tablet on which you can key in edits and a print hard copy when needed.

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Posted by: Lindsay Glauser