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October 27

Making the Cut, an editing workshop led by Kim Gore

Now that you've finished the first draft of your book, it's time for the excruciating part: editing. Some people view editing as a way to fix those little spelling and grammatical errors that get in the way of a good read. But any writer worth their ink knows that's just a small part of the process. In Kim Gore's interactive writing workshop, she will explain the tricks she's learned, including:

  • Striking passages that don't move the story forward (no matter how lovely the prose)
  • Ridding your work of the dreaded "-ly" adverbs, and what to use in substitution
  • Locating dull or repetitive words and cliche phrases that put readers to sleep
  • Fixing pacing issues that either slow the story down or rush a scene into confusion
  • Discovering where your character's arc has flattened

Bring a pen and paper because you'll be rewriting some very special passages that need a little loving in order to make them glow. Feel free to bring a work in progress.



Gates Community Center at 1605 Buffalo Road in Gates. Entrance through the Police Annex. Our meetings are in the first room on the left.

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Who we are:
Whether you’re just learning the writing craft, spending much of your time working on a literary project, or writing for a living, you’re a perfect fit for our group.

We are a not-for-profit writers’ group dedicated to providing networking opportunities, feedback, education, and motivational support to our members. With a few exceptions, we meet every fourth Saturday of the month. The business meetings start at 9:00 (members only) and the presentations begin around 10:15. The annual cost to members is $30, which defrays speaker fees and other expenses.

Our diverse membership includes published and not-yet-published authors of all genres. Every few months we gather for group critique sessions. We encourage people to check out a meeting and/or presentation for free before signing up to become a part of our network.

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