The Rewrite Desk with Greg Miller

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The Rewrite Desk
with Greg Miller

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Finishing a draft of a book or script is an awesome accomplishment – but we all know that at least one more set of revisions will certainly follow, because you probably won’t get it totally right on the first or second draft.

Assessment of a draft and deciding what to emphasize or cut in the next draft is a very delicate stage of the process.

Now you’re not just invested in the project, you’re immersed in it.

How (and if) you proceed will determine if the material shines or the water gets even muddier.

This seminar will cover methods and principles that you can apply to books, scripts, memoir, personal essays, speeches, storytelling, etc.

  • How to get distance (not objectivity) from a project

  • How to get effective (and useful) feedback

  • Four different kinds of rewrites

  • Eight different ways to re-outline

  • Editing methods and techniques

  • The benefits of editing before rewriting

  • How to retain your passion and enthusiasm over multiple drafts

  • What to do when your vision of the project changes

  • The importance of theme and motif

  • Clarifying tone, genre and the nature of reader satisfaction

This will be a hands-on rewrite clinic for material in any form or genre, so bring a draft of your latest project – or one that you got stuck on and had to put in the drawer.

Greg has a lot of tricks up his sleeve and specializes in personalized practical advice.

Miller's Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer

About our presenter — Greg Miller

Greg Miller moderating a panelGREG MILLER has been called “The best writing coach in Hollywood!” (Kelly Carlin) and “LA’s most coveted coach!” (Jillian Lauren).

He is a writer, writing coach, teacher, and author of “How To Be A Writer Who Writes” and “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer.”

Greg has taught at UCLA Extension, Humber College, LA Gay & Lesbian Center, LA Story Expo, Kripalu Center and LA Times Festival of Books.