Continuing Education Classes with Philip Athans
What do editors of fiction do, exactly, and how do they do it? This is a very specific skill, which involves much more than simply technical/copy editing. Join veteran fiction editor Philip Athans for detailed course in how to edit fiction manuscripts from short stories to novels. Learn the terminology and skills that editors, typesetters, and other book publishing professionals use every day to turn a manuscript into a book.
Returning for Summer 2013:
In this course, The New York Times best-selling author and veteran editor Philip Athans gets into some seriously detailed techniques for creating worlds for fantasy and science fiction stories, novels, screenplays, and games, drawing from a quarter century of experience creating new worlds.
A lively discussion on the dos and don’ts of writing dialog, open to writers in any genre, and in all forms including prose fiction, screenplays, game scripting—anywhere a character might have to speak. We’ll look at positive and negative examples drawn from different media, and work through some fun exercises in listening, punctuation (yes, punctuation can be fun!), dialect, context, colloquialism, and more. All this in a single, intensive three-hour session.