How to Self Assess Your Manuscript
Learn how to assess elements of style, character, plot and pacing in your own novel.
- Jess GatelySee more about Jess Gately
Apr 15, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centre for Stories
Make sure your novel is as strong as it can be before you send it out for external feedback, with this interactive workshop on self-assessing your own manuscript.
In this 3-hour workshop with publishing professional Jess Gately, you will take control of the reins and learn how to assess elements of style, character, plot and pacing in your own novel, designed to help you in the initial stages of self-editing.
This is ideal for writers who already have at least a first draft or completed most of their manuscript and are looking at taking their novel to the next level.
Bring along a notebook/note-taking device. You’ll be provided with handouts, and will practice what you learn using provided short stories – you can then take these skills and use them on your own manuscript later.
You are welcome to bring your own breakfast or snacks to eat during the workshop. There will be two small breaks of 15-20 minutes throughout the workshop.
Starting at $30, tickets are Pay-What-You-Feel. Scroll down below to buy your ticket and secure your spot.
Companion card holders are welcome, please contact us on (08) 9328 1443 or at email@example.com to organise this.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact us to arrange entry at no charge on (08) 9328 1443 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRANSPORT AND ACCESSIBILITY
The closest car park is 6-8 Errichetti Pl, Wilson Parking. The central Perth Train Station is a 10-minute walk from Centre for Stories. Centre for Stories is a wheelchair-accessible building.
Jess GatelyExpand Bio Collapse Bio
Jess Gately is a freelance publishing professional with a particular penchant for speculative fiction. She works as a structural editor and a tutor at Curtin University, is the President of Editors WA (a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors), sits on the Board for the Small Press Network of Australia, and has worked for Perth Festival as the Literature and Ideas Program Coordinator, Night Parrot Press as the Publishing Coordinator, and Fremantle Press as the Events and Projects Officer. She has been a judge for the Aurealis Awards since 2019 and her master's thesis explored the process of editing a work of speculative fiction that utilises fictional languages.
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