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.
About our presenter — Greg Miller
GREG 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.