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RWA Online March workshop: Put Your Prose on a Diet


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RWA® Online presents: Put Your Prose on a Diet

Instructor: MM Pollard

Dates: March 4-25, 2013, 10 lessons

Cost: $15. Free for RWA® Online Chapter members

Registration: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm

Workshop Description:

You’ve decided to be a big girl or a big boy and cut the fat from your baby, your manuscript. In this four-week workshop, MM Pollard will show you where and how to cut the excess without too much pain and agony.

In lessons titled Hacking Away with a Machete, Using Pruning Shears, and Triage for Your Wounded Story you’ll learn how to cut large portions of your manuscript and how to repair the holes left by the massive cutting.

The focus narrows to smaller cuts in lessons titled Slash Wordy Sentences, Clip Wordy Phrases, Snip Wordy Words Here, Snip Wordy Words There, and Refurbish Your Word Choices.

No writer likes to cut, but your characters and your future editor will thank you. Will it hurt? Maybe. Keep this prose diet in prospective -- it’s so much easier trimming your flabby prose than trimming your flabby tummy. Trust MM -- she knows first-hand of what she writes.

Free Edit: If you complete all of your homework, MM will edit 1,000 words of your writing. That’s your reward for all that cutting you’re going to do during this month-long workshop.

Be sure to join us and learn how to Put Your Prose on a Diet.

FMI: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm

About the presenter:

As an English teacher for fifteen years and, currently, as acquisitions editor for Black Velvet Seductions, MM Pollard has had as her the mission to find and correct ungrammatical grammar, misused usage, problematic punctuation, and poor writing in others' work.

MM has helped many writers improve their language and writing skills through her fun workshops. Yes, the basics of English composition can be fun! She has presented or will present workshops on Writers Online Classes, Novelists at Work, Savvy Authors, Orange County RWA, and Celtic Hearts RWA, just to name a few. She is sure she can help you, too, master the fundamentals of English composition.

RWA® Online conducts all workshops via a message board system located on this website. However, access to the site is restricted by login and password to ensure that the workshop is only available to those that are authorized to attend.

Registration Period: Feb 18 – March 4, 2013

Registration Deadline: March 4, 2013

Note: Email us at workshops@rwaonlinechapter.org for questions. Workshops are archived for approximately two weeks after the course ends.

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