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Editorially Savvy with Lauren Elise Daniels & Geneve Flynn

Editorially Savvy with Lauren Elise Daniels & Geneve Flynn

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State Library of Queensland

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South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Learn what to expect when navigating the editing world.

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With seasoned pros Lauren Elise Daniels and Geneve Flynn, learn what to expect when navigating the editing world, including how to format your work, contrasting your original draft with editorial suggestions, how to negotiate editorial advice and invent organic solutions alongside critique, and much more. A powerful workshop for emerging authors trying to understand what they have to do and how to do it, and how to tell a good editor from a dodgy one. Our qualified, experienced author/editors show you how to:

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will show you how to:

  • Cite the differences between mentors & editors.
  • Navigate the editorial loop from developmental editing through line editing, copy editing & proofreading.
  • Define the scope of your manuscript & what you as an author need.
  • Explore the different publishing paths available to authors today.
  • Spot the hard & soft skills that make a good editor.
  • Gauge current rates of pay for professional editors.
  • Find a good editor & converse with them professionally.
  • Navigate copyright & non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Keep your voice & writing goals during & after the edits.
  • Tap into publishing resources, social media networks, convention links & writers’ groups.

Format:

This is a hybrid workshop with a focus on the sustainability of your writing career; it will be held in-person at Queensland Writers Centre and live streamed simultaneously to an online audience. It is a level 2 course but is suitable for writers of all levels.

About Lauren:

Lauren Elise Daniels (BA, MFA, Creative Writing) has edited 100+ titles across the fiction and non-fiction genres. While most are traditionally published with Interactive Publications, Hawkeye, Pantera, UQP, and others, Lauren also assists authors who strive for high quality self-publication. She curated the content for Aiki Flinthart’s online course for Queensland Writers Centre, How to Get a Blackbelt in Writing and co-edited Relics, Wrecks and Ruins.

Lauren’s novel, Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten shortlisted with Singapore’s Half the World Global Literati Awards and ranked 4th in the People’s Choice. Last year, she co-authored Winning Short Story Competitions: Essential Tools for the Serious Writer.

Lauren runs workshops for the NSW Heroine’s Festival and South Coast Writers Centre, is a literary judge for the Society of Women Writers and Hawkeye, and directs Brisbane Writers Workshop: www.brisbanewriters.com.

About Geneve:

Geneve Flynn is an award-winning speculative fiction editor and author. She has two psychology degrees and only uses them for nefarious purposes.

She co-edited Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women with celebrated New Zealand author and editor Lee Murray. The anthology won the 2020 Bram Stoker Award® and the 2020 Shirley Jackson Award for best anthology. It has also been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award, Aurealis Award, and Australian Shadows Award. Black Cranes is listed on Tor Nightfire’s Works of Feminist Horror and Locus magazine’s 2020 Recommended Reading List.

Geneve was assistant editor for Relics, Wrecks, and Ruins, a speculative fiction anthology which features authors such as Neil Gaiman, Ken Liu, Robert Silverberg, James (SA) Corey, Lee Murray, Mark Lawrence, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Angela Slatter. The anthology is the legacy of Australian fantasy author Aiki Flinthart, and is in support of the Flinthart Writing Residency with the Queensland Writers Centre.

Geneve’s short stories have been published in various markets, including Flame Tree Publishing, Things in the Well, and PseudoPod. Her latest short story, They Call Me Mother, will appear in Classic Monsters Unleashed with some of the biggest names in horror, including Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, and Ramsey Campbell.

Geneve loves tales that unsettle, all things writerly, and B-grade action movies. If that sounds like you, check out her website at www.geneveflynn.com.au.

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