10.30 am to 12 noon
Online via Zoom
Price: £12, booking essential

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Arts Team, Alfreton Library Severn Square
DE55 7BQ

01629 532886


Editing with Sophie Draper

Writing workshop on Zoom
Join author Sophie Draper for an overview of the editing process - from those initial knotty structural edits to copy, line & proof edits.

Got that first draft done but not sure what to do next? Join author Sophie Draper for an overview of the editing process - from those initial knotty structural edits, wrestling with the story, to the later stages of copy, line and proof edits. Editing is a vital process, and for many authors the bulk of the work. "That first draft is like a lump of clay, something to work with. It's only with editing that the story really comes to life". Whether you are editing yourself or preparing to work with an agent or editor, this 90 minute workshop will give you an overview of each stage, with tips and ideas about how to tackle them and what to look out for.

Sophie Draper's first book, Cuckoo, is a gothic psychological thriller set in Derbyshire. It won the Bath Novel Award 2017 and after its publication in 2018, hit the no 1 spot on the Bookseller’s Heatseekers List. Her second book, Magpie (pub. Nov 2019) also hit no 1 on the Heatseekers list and went on to reach no 11 in the Sunday Times bestseller paperback list.

Sophie is currently working on her third book and lives in rural Derbyshire where (as Sophie Snell) she also works as a traditional oral storyteller. In 2013, she was nominated for the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence as Outstanding Female Storyteller and in 2017, she won the prestigious Friday Night Live Award at the York Festival of Writing.

For more info see www.sophiedraper.co.uk and www.sophiesnell.co.uk.

A Saturday morning LoveLit writing workshop for adults, part of the writing ambitions workshop programme presented by Arts Derbyshire.

Booking essential, book early to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted a few days prior to the workshop with details on how to access the workshop.

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