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Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher

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‘The way manuscripts are thrown into the rejection pile on the basis of early mistakes is a crime. Don’t be a victim.’ – Patricia Holt

I’ve just finished teaching a course called ‘How to Write a Novel.’ The idea of this was to go from first principles to actually revising and polishing a manuscript until it was suitable to submit to agents and publishers or to self publish. I’ve also just finished copy-editing a huge project for myself. I quite enjoy copy-editing, which is a skill I picked up as an academic, but some of my students found it maddening (at the same time gaining a new respect for the skills of professional copy-editors and proofreaders). It’s meticulous and key-bending work, but you have to do it if you want to produce a professional piece of writing, and it’s every bit as important as original characters and a…

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