Write Tight: Eliminate the Unnecessary From Your Manuscript

You read your scene over and over again. It’s good – but not great. What’s holding it back?  It’s hard to edit yourself. Often manuscripts have words that creep in or ones that are repetitive or meaningless.  I can show you how to make them reveal themselves and eliminate the unnecessary from your manuscript.  Whether it’s distance words, misplaced modifiers, or turning dialogue tags into actions, you’ll end this workshop armed with techniques to come away with a crisp, clean manuscript.

Headquarters Library, Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 PM


Abigail Sharpe head shot and book coversAbigail is a Boston-bred Yankee now eating grits and saying "Y'all" in North Central Florida. She dreamed more of being a stage actress or joining the CIA than being an author. While she still enjoys participating in community theater productions and singing karaoke, the secret-agent career was replaced by hours at her computer, writing passionate and playful contemporary romance. Her first book, Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy, was released by Grand Central Publishing.

When she's not writing, she can be found wearing a corset and singing bawdy songs with Just Desserts, an a cappella musical comedy act, at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire and other places that won't throw them out.