The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will offer an Editing Basics workshop, led by author, editor, and publisher Leslie Rindoks, on Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.). Registration is $40/person at https://editingbasicsforauthors.eventbrite.com.
Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing, but I love having written.” For many of us that’s true, the fun begins after we’ve written—when we have something to play with, something to revise.
In this workshop, participants will come to love their inner editors and learn that editing can be fun. We’ll begin by looking first at other writers’ work, then move on to participants’ work. Writers will need to bring the first 20 or so pages of their work in progress. We’ll evaluate major story elements and explore how they might make the work stronger, more effective, and more memorable.
“Because of Leslie, I am a much better writer. Her guidance and tutelage were invaluable.” —Dan Pliszka, author of Life is Great! (Even if Your Boat Flips Over)
“Leslie Rindoks is the best in the business. She’s timely, quick-witted, steadfast, and kind. Her mentorship took me from a timid wannabe writer to an author writer with a distinct style.” —Amelia Wyatt, author of Ozzy and the Island and Mind the Gap
Originally from Chicago, Leslie Rindoks studied writing at Iowa Writers’ Workshop and illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. She holds a BFA and MFA in design, and an MFA in creative writing and publication arts. The founder of Lorimer Press and WayWord Books (waywordbooks.com), she has edited more than 70 books. Passionate about combining words and images, she was the lead writer and book designer for LUCK, A Collection of Facts, Fiction, Incantations & Verse and her work was featured in Far From the Centers of Ambition and 100 Love Notes. Writing as Avery Caswell, she is the author of the story collection MotherLoad and the novels Salvation and Dry Spell. (averycaswell.com)
To learn more about the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, please visit www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.