Online Workshop: Self-Editing Your Manuscript (January 4-24, 2015)

The RWA Women's Fiction Chapter is pleased to offer this online workshop in JanuaryHead shot of Alice Osborn

You know self-editing is work, but it doesn’t have to be hard. In this three week online course, facilitated by author/editor Alice Osborn, you’ll feel more confident focusing on your manuscript because Alice will help you break down your editing into manageable chunks, including the following:

  • dialogue
  • scene vs. summary
  • passive voice
  • point of view
  • motivation
  • backstory
  • characterization

After completing this course you’ll be ready to focus on your manuscript with laser precision to bring out a novel your readers will enjoy and remember.

This 3-week workshop, from January 4-24, is free for women's fiction chapter members, and $25 for everyone else. Register at the following link:

Instructor bio:

Alice Osborn’s past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet, as well as an editor-for-hire and writing coach. In the past decade, Alice has taught classes and writing workshops to thousands of aspiring authors of nearly all ages from 9 to 90 both around the corner and internationally. She’s putting the finishing touches on her upcoming poetry collection, Heroes without CapesAfter the Steaming Stops is her most recent collection of poetry; previous collections are Right Lane Ends and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. 

A North Carolina Writers’ Network board member and a Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Soundings Review and in numerous journals and anthologies. When she’s not editing or writing, Alice is an Irish step dancer, and plays guitar and violin. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children and four very messy and loud birds. Visit Alice's website at

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