Manuscript Editing for Fiction Writers,
with Ursula Wong

Saturday, May 18, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thayer Memorial Library 

This workshop is designed for fiction writers who are trying to improve the overall quality of their manuscripts. It overviews techniques for content editing; improving the story, story arc, character development and using writing craft to better tell the story. It discusses copyediting, common editing mistakes, and offers tips and tricks for finding errors. Finally, it discusses professional editing, where to find editors, when to use them, and how to leverage their suggestions to maximum benefit.

Ursula Wong is a retired engineer who writes gripping stories about strong women struggling against impossible odds to achieve their dreams. Her work has appeared in Everyday Fiction, Spinetingler Magazine, and the popular Insanity Tales anthologies. Her debut novel, Purple Trees, was a second-place winner in the 2015 E-Festival of Words Best Fiction Category. In her most recent novel, Amber Wolf, set in WWII Lithuania, young Ludmelia Kudirka joins the farmers who trade pitchforks for guns in a David-and-Goliath struggle against the mighty Soviet war machine. Ursula’s next WWII novel, The Red Widow, will be out in 2018.