with Lucy Clark and Cassandra Dean
Commissioning editors are often asked ‘what do you look for in a manuscript’ and the answer is usually something vague like ‘great story, great characters, great voice’. But all those ingredients can go to waste if you don’t have the most important thing – the right pacing. Learning to slow it down is learning the art of focusing on the key moments in your manuscript, drawing every ounce of emotion from those scene, and getting the reader hooked.
Cassandra and Lucy are uniquely positioned to help. As internationally multi published authors who also work as editors for online publishing houses, they will share their practical, expert knowledge about crafting stories that editors actually want.
Come along to this insightful workshop to learn the real tricks of the trade that is hard to find elsewhere.
Participants will learn:
- what a “close-up” is
- how to write “lingering” scenes
- effective use of the senses
- the importance of pacing and
- how to refine the skeleton of your story.
Lucy Clark has been a published author for over twenty years. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages with sales in excess of five million copies. In 2014, she won the coveted R*BY Award and was a finalist in 2015. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing and Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing. She has written over 65 novels for Harlequin Mills & Boon and works part time as an online editor for Entangled Publishing.
Cassandra Dean is a multi published author of historical and fantasy romance. Her latest novel, Silk & Scars, is book three of her popular Silk Series featuring law loving peeps and their happily ever after and The Diamond Series box set, a collection of books from her Diamond Series and set in the old American West. Her next novels will be Silk & Scholar, book four of the Silk Series. Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Communications and works part time as an editor for Decadent Publishing.