Organising Chaos: Turn a Messy Draft into a Publishable Book

Performance information
27th April 2024
Running time: 60 minutes

Get the inside track on getting your manuscript sorted

Sophie Beal and Gary Dalkin

Cadence Publishing director, Sophie Beal, and editor and regular Writing Magazine contributor, Gary Dalkin, will explore turning a messy, chaotic draft into a publishable novel:

  • Isolating your central idea
  • Developing your characters, story and structure
  • Underwriting and overwriting
  • Tailoring your creative process to work for you
  • Planning and organising your revisions
  • The psychology of writing for the long-haul
  • Problem solving — how to shake things up and see them differently when you’re feeling uninspired
  • Successful self-editing
  • Using beta readers and professional editors


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Sat 27 April 2024
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Starts 14:00
Ends 15:00

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