The goal of revision is clarity, natural flow, and a story that engages the reader. But some writing practices get in the way of that goal. Karen’s workshop, Running with Scissors: The Art of Revision, will describe ten writing problems that trigger rejections by agents and publishers, but which can be easily identified and fixed in rewriting. She’ll use the editing of a Raymond Carter story and her own first novel as examples, and share some useful tools for manuscript analysis.
Karen Pullen escaped a consultant’s cubicle to open a bed & breakfast in Pittsboro, NC and write fiction. She’s published two mysteries with Five Star Publishing, Cold Feet (2013) and Cold Heart (2016), and a collection of short stories, Restless Dreams, with Bedazzled Ink Publishing in 2017. She has extensive technical writing experience and has edited numerous novels, non-fiction works, and short stories, including two anthologies. She also helps people do more plant-based cooking through her business, Everyday Plant-Based. She has an MFA in Popular Fiction from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Karen lives in Chapel Hill.
For those who wish to attend virtually, request a Zoom link and passcode from Cheryl Wilder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors are welcome to attend one meeting per year at no cost. Learn more about the Burlington Writers Club and download a membership form at here. The annual membership fee is $20.
This event is made possible by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources through the Alamance Arts Council.