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#12 Editing Happy

Editing Happy (Core course, Lesson #12)


What do you think of when you think of editing? Painful and embarrassing cuts? Ruining your original vision? Tiresome, uncreative labour?...all wrong. Editing gets a bad press among beginners, and that negative association can persist even in more advanced poets. Such ideas do nothing but hurt you and your writing.


This is a perfect class for any poet who goes in fear or defiance of the editor. This class busts the myths and the bad attitudes. Learn to see editing as positive, creative and fun, and learn how to edit well.


What is included in this class:


  • A lecture covering: positive and negative attitudes towards editing, healthy and unhealthy ideas about editing, how these affect you and your writing, a useful editing toolkit you can apply to any poem.
    • Pack contains 1. a recording of the original lecture, 2. a copy of the lecture presentation and 3. the transcribed text.
  • A guided editing session. This exercise is about redrafting a piece of your own work, so have one of your own poems prepared and ready to edit.


This is a downloadable class, you will receive links to download your digital learning resources in the thank you page of the checkout, along with an emailed link that will last for 30 days.

#12 Editing Happy

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