The Art of Editing
You’ve just typed The End. Sigh! You’re done…
Not so fast. You can be sure that somewhere in that manuscript are:
- Embarrassing plot holes
- Limp love scenes
- Sentences that clank instead of ring
- Conflicts that go nowhere
- Colorless cardboard characters
- Fight scenes with absolutely no punch
But don’t despair. That, my dear romance novelists, is why God made rewrites.
In this 90-minute presentation, New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight will demonstrate how to excavate the outstanding book buried under layers of dreck. She’ll cover everything from what readers really want to finding and plugging logic holes. She’ll also discuss how to smooth out your writing’s speed bumps until your reader is left with a delicious flight through your fantasy.
The end result: the kind of book that makes you an auto-buy.
Angela Knight is the New York Times bestselling author of books for Berkley, Red Sage, Changeling Press, and Loose Id. Her first book was written in pencil and illustrated in crayon; she was nine years old at the time. A few years later, she read The Wolf and the Dove and fell in love with romance. Besides her fiction work, Angela's publishing career includes a stint as a comic book writer and ten years as a newspaper reporter. Several of her stories won South Carolina Press Association awards under her real name.
In 1996, she discovered the small press publisher Red Sage, and realized her dream of romance publication in the company's Secrets 2 anthology. She went on to publish several more novellas in Secrets before editor Cindy Hwang discovered her work there and asked her if she'd be interested in writing for Berkley. Not being an idiot, Angela said yes.
Angela has written over 50 novels, novellas and e-books, including the Mageverse and Time Hunters series for Berkley.
She lives in South Carolina with her husband, Michael, a detective with the Spartanburg City Police Department. The couple has a grown son, Anthony.