Friday, March 22, 2013

HAPPENINGS IN THE WORLD OF WRITING

Good news today. My course titled Anatomy of Editing is starting om Wednesday 17 April from 10 o'clock to noon for 4 weeks on Carysfort Campus. It the third in a trilogy of courses that have proved successful since September with participants winning awards, getting publishing contracts and generally discovering the joy of writing.

Frequently emerging writers feel all they have to do is write the first draft. But today's publishing industry requires more than that. Publishers look for almost 
publication-ready manuscripts which is where Anatomy of Editing comes in. I've been convening writing courses in various guises for many years in UCD, but this is the first occasion we're focusing on Editing - being market aware, I suppose.

The ethos of UCD's Adult Education programme is lifelong learning, and it works. Our writers develop a bond that frequently blossoms into friendship.

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