Editing Sessions with Carol Test at the 2015 Desert Sleuths Conference

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local-and-live3Polish your first five pages in a private editing session with Carol Test.

 book editor and writing coach

The SinC Desert Sleuths welcome Carol Test, Founder of The Writing Cycle, as their professional content editor for the 2015 WriteNow! Conference at the iconic Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona.

SinC Desert Sleuths is making available the services of professional content editor Carol Test, author of  “What’s Needed to Hook Readers? Essential Tips for Openings” at their 2015 WriteNow! conference. Carol will edit and critique the first five pages of your manuscript in any genre prior to the conference, and will provide in-person feedback via private sessions to 15 attendees on a first come, first serve basis on August 15th. There is a $30 fee, and pages need to be provided by July 24th, 2015. For conference attendees only.

Details can be found here via the official release. Register here.

WHO:    The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter

WHAT:  WriteNow! 2015 Writers Conference:  “LOCKED AND LOADED: Set Your Sights on Writing Success”.

WHEN: August 14th-15th 2015.

WHERE:    The Valley Ho, located at 6850 E. Main in Scottsdale, Arizona.

HIGHLIGHTS: Don’t miss keynote speaker Sara Paretsky, author of the renowned V. I. Warshawski novels, along with bestselling authors Simon Wood, Hilary Davidson, actress and producer Christina Cox, and award-winning author and screenwriter Deb Ledford for a lively day of crime and mystery writing presentations and insider publishing insights.

ABOUT: Desert Sleuths, the Phoenix Chapter of Sisters in Crime, is an international organization that exists to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry, and raise professionalism and equity among crime writers. Today there are more than 50 chapters across the country and thousands of members, both female and male who are writers, readers and fans of crime fiction and mystery.

EDITOR: Carol Test is an award-winning story writer and former editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Sonora Review. Raised in Phoenix, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and taught fiction workshops at the college level for more than a decade. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, and the prestigious Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She currently empowers authors to get their best work publication-ready via The Writing Cycle. Visit her at http://www.writingcycle.com/.

Register to secure a private editing session with Carol Test today.


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