Pre-Conference Master Class A: Write Better. Right Now.

Pre-Conference Workshop


Go beyond grammar to discover how words and sentence structures deliver comedy, drama and meaning. Develop your own voice, break "rules" and learn how mimicking favorite writers improves our own work. You'll discover the difference between long sentences and run-ons, when to use similes or metaphor, what the heck a modal verb is (and why they muddy prose), and 4 things you can do NOW to improve your manuscript 25%--no matter how good a writer you already are. Includes short exercises to practice building beautiful sentences and live editing of participant work to demonstrate key principles. You'll walk out a better writer.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Write better sentences & paragraphs with specific, direct craft instruction & exercises
  • Find your own writing voice and use it fully on the page
  • Beyond grammar “rules,” learn how words & phrases work to deliver your meaning powerfully & beautifully

Note: Pre-conference workshops require additional registration. Workshops are Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include a refreshment break. Price $89.00

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  • Allison K Williams

    Author of SEVEN DRAFTS: SELF-EDIT LIKE A PRO FROM BLANK PAGE TO BOOK, Allison has coached/edited writers to deals with Penguin Random House, Knopf, Mantle and literary presses. As co-host of The Writers Bridge and Brevity’s Social Media Editor, she’s inspired thousands of writers to finish—and sell—their books. Her own...