Fiction Content Editing: Taming the Story Beast, Dori Harrell




One audio recording from PENCON 2018

Fiction Content Editing: Taming the Story Beast
Dori Harrell


Though each story is unique, developing a fearless approach for untangling authors’ stories will take your content edits to a new level and win you repeat clients. The session is a big-picture strategy to content editing, which tracks seven main areas: characters, plot, structure, POV, pacing, theme, and author’s voice. The session starts with an attention-grabbing opening that’ll launch you into content-editor mode, covers, among other topics, commenting, tagging (What’s tagging? Come and find out!), templates, and editorial letters, and concludes with a discussion on brainstorming with your authors. There will be opportunities for participants to interact during the session.