Workshop Proposal: PRUNE YOUR PROSE! Ten Tips to Tighten Your Fiction Writing
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PRUNE YOUR PROSE! Ten Tips to Tighten Your Fiction Writing
As the saying goes, “Close only counts in…hand grenades.” Don’t let your manuscript bomb because
of easily overlooked errors, or for lack of sophistication and polish. Learn how to make every chapter
count, every scene earn its keep, every main character memorable. Award-winning Bantam Random
House author Linnea Sinclair will take you through ten tips (and more!) that will make your story
shine, move it out of the slush pile, onto an editor’s desk so that—when on the shelves—it can garner reviews that note: A must-read, by an author who never disappoints!
Attendees should bring sample pages of their work-in-progress (including their first page) and be
prepared to share and improve!
Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair is a name synonymous with high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly. Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine consistently gives Sinclair’s books 4-1/2 stars (their highest rating). Starlog magazine calls Sinclair “one of the reigning queens of science fiction romance.”
Her previous careers include news reporting and private investigation. Since 2000, she’s taught seminars in the craft of writing for all levels of writers via on-line writing sites and at writing conventions nationwide.
Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at www.linneasinclair.com .