The Write Brain | Essential Writing and Editing Skills (Room 6E)

BlogHer Original Post
Event Date: 
August 5, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Day: 
Day 1
Conference: 
Conference Track: 
The Write Brain

Most of us have learned these skills at one point, but over the years they get lost, forgotten, or pushed aside by time constraints and texting conventions that creep into even our most deeply-felt storytelling. We’re not talking about simply “their” vs. “there” mistakes. No, if you struggle to remember why you should avoid the “passive voice,” how many pronouns are too many, and when it’s OK to start a sentence with a conjunction, this session,  moderated by former college writing instructor Polly Pagenhart and featuring bona fide English teacher Jane Goodwin and professional editor K.T. Bradford, will help you tighten up your prose so that every word, clause, sentence, and paragraph can have its intended and fullest impact.