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You’re busy writing and studying techniques of fiction – but how to manage all the details across 90,000 words? Using demos, how-to guides, and shared templates, this seminar will help you exploit Microsoft Word for planning, writing, and editing your novel. You’ll learn tricks for managing structure, conflict, point of view, and productivity metrics, plus tips for collaborating with copyeditors. For this hands-on session, bring your laptop and a working manuscript in any current state.
Annie Pearson is a Seattle writer, author of three contemporary novels and (as E.A. Stewart) a historical fiction series set in the Languedoc crusades. She is also managing editor at Jugum Press, which publishes eclectic fiction and nonfiction, including The Sky High Road by Moses L. Howard. During her technical writing career, her reading turned to early social-issue novelists like Elizabeth Gaskell. She currently reads contemporary writers like Tana French who explore the complexities enveloping people whose lives are in crisis. Pearson’s teaching focuses on sharing technical skills with writers who want more from their tools and more methods for finding readers.