Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Self-Editing for Writers with Mary Kole

Date(s) - 06/03/2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Most of writing happens in revision. Terry Pratchett once said, “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” What happens after–how you shape that first draft into a story for others–is what determines your success. But it’s common knowledge that writers have a very hard time seeing their work objectively. In this class, Mary will cover the most common writing issues in the categories of character, plot, and voice, and how you can teach yourself to recognize them and attack them in your own writing. Work smarter, not harder, on your next revision.

Mary KoleFormer literary agent Mary Kole founded Mary Kole Editorial in 2013 and provides consulting and developmental editing services to writers of all categories and genres, working on children’s book projects from picture book to young adult, and all kinds of trade market literature, including fantasy, sci-fi, romance and memoir. She founded Good Story Company in 2019 with the aim of providing valuable content—like the Good Story Podcast and Crit Collective writing forum—to writers of all categories and ability levels.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has worked at Chronicle Books, the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and Movable Type Management. She has been blogging at since 2009. Her book, Writing Irresistible Kidlit, a writing reference guide for middle grade and young adult writers, is available from Writer’s Digest Books.

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Access information for the live webinar will be sent to all registered attendees via email the evening before the webinar. A recording of the webinar will be available a few days after the event.

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