Cape Cod Writers Center

The Challenge of Self-Editing at the CCWC’s Writers Night Out May 17, 2017

Thirty-five writers arrived at Brewster’s Ladies Library at 6:00 p.m. on May 17 for the Cape Cod Writers Center’s Writers Night Out to learn more about the challenge of self-editing.

After refreshments and social networking, Executive Director, Nancy Rubin Stuart, welcomed the audience, distributed a handout and explained her guidelines for self-editing.

She was followed by  CCWC board president, Barbara Struna, who also distributed a handout and then discussed its content — largely involving common grammatical and syntactical errors that can trip up a manuscript.  That was followed by a lively q & a session which further illuminated the challenge of presenting a flawless manuscript to an agent, editor or publisher.