Posts Tagged With: Tanya Egan Gibson

Dr. Burack Featured at Day of the Book

Day of the Book – April 20, 2013

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Day of the Book

                                   JFKU 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA

                       Time: 10-4

The Art of Spiritual Writing   Charles Burack, Ph.D.

Dr. Burack will discuss some of the literary techniques that writers and poets use when portraying spiritual experiences. He will also lead some experiential exercises that will help participants reflect on and write about their own sacred experiences.

Charles Burack, Ph.D., is an award-winning poet, scholar and teacher as well as a widely published writer.  Author of the literary study D. H. Lawrence’s Language of Sacred Experience, and the poetry collection Songs to My Beloved. 

Admission

$35 with lunch

Faculty, staff, alumnae:  $25

Students: $20

Morning events open to the public 10-12

Panel discussion (lunch) 12-1

Literary salon 2-4

For early reservations contact: Catharine at bramkamp@yahoo.com

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Tanya Egan Gibson at Day of the Book

Day of the Book – April 20, 2013

Day of the Book ink well

Day of the Book

                                   JFKU 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA

                       Time: 10-4

Tanya is awesome.  I was so impressed with how much time and energy she gave to the participants at the SF Writer’s Conference.  She has graciously agreed to do the same for us during Day of the Book!

Building a Vibrant Fictional World  – Tanya Egan Gibson

How do you create a fictional world that is unique yet believable, exciting yet grounded? Learn the various ways you can get the details of places right (even without a travel budget), how to make your world exciting, and how to use your world to strengthen both plot and characterization.

Tanya Egan Gibson is the author of the novel How To Buy a Love of Reading (Dutton – 2009), and a freelance editor, consultant, and writing teacher. She has written for such magazines as The WriterParents, and Writer’s Digest, which will publish her latest article, “10 Things Your Freelance Editor Hasn’t Told You–But Should” in its May/June 2013 issue.

Admission

$35 with lunch

Faculty, staff, alumnae:  $25

Students: $20

Morning events open to the public 10-12

Panel discussion (lunch) 12-1

Literary salon 2-4

For early reservations contact: Catharine at bramkamp@yahoo.com

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10 Things to Do with That First Draft

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Ignoring my first draft

Thank you Tanya Egan Gibson for a great Writers Digest article – 10 Things Your Freelance Editor Might Not Tell You – But Should.

As a developmental editor I really appreciated how Tanya created a clear list of what authors need to do before they drop their baby off to an editor.  The number one piece of advice?  Don’t hire an editor to take care of your first draft.

First drafts are fragile, messy, complicated documents.  They don’t need editing, they need:

  • to be put in a drawer or virtual file for a few weeks
  • reviewed
  • re-read
  • extensive rumination
  • consideration
  • panic
  • ruthless cutting and pasting
  • a sympathetic reader
  • a second draft
  • a third draft

Do that work before you offer up your manuscript to a professional, and you’ll be happier with your editor.

The other nine tips are  covered in the May/June Writers Digest issue on line and on news stands.

Check out Tanya’s advice!

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