I had a great group at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach today for the Edit Like A Pro: Elements of Fiction workshop. I brought 20 handouts and ran out, so I guess I had about 30 eager writers there. So for those who didn’t get a handout, here’s a copy:
Regular readers will recognize that the Elements of Fiction checklist is the foundation of this handout. I am working on an e-book version of the Elements of Fiction series, so I’ll make you the same offer I made the folks in the seminar. If you’d like to be a beta reader* for that book when it’s ready, please e-mail me, and I’ll add you to the list. I hope to have it ready for you to preview by the beginning of summer.
* At another event last month, someone asked what exactly a beta reader is. To be a beta reader just means you read the book as any other reader would and then offer feedback.