Redding Writers Forum Presentation: Tips to Keep You Motivated and Sane

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This Writers Forum presentation on October 8th will explore a variety of revision techniques that allow writers to see their work with fresh eyes and a new perspective. What happens after the first draft of a novel can be the most difficult part of the writing process. What works? What doesn’t? Presenter Ellen Jellison will discuss three easy steps in making the revision process less painful: The Four Basic Elements to your Narrative, Response to Literature, and Questioning Strategies.  Ellen Jellison is a former teacher of English and History in middle school in the Redding area. As a teacher turned writer, Ellen understands the importance of revision, or as stated in Latin, revisare, meaning “to look at again.” She now writes middle grade and young adult fiction, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Historical Novel Society, and Sisters in Crime. For details, visit or email writersforumprogramchair

Writers Forum meets monthly on the second Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The public is welcome to get acquainted with two free visits before joining. Annual membership dues are $25.

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