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Society of Young Inklings

Editing and Revising Fiction

with Diane Landolf


Dates: Monday-Thursday 8/5/24-8/8/24
Time: 1 - 3 pm (PT) // 4 - 6 pm (ET)
Ages: 9-14

Learn how to think like an editor and make your stories the best they can be. Writing is so personal that it can be hard to notice areas in your own work that could benefit from revision, but editing is a skill, and the more you practice it, the more comfortable you’ll get applying it to your writing. In this workshop, we’ll discuss first paragraphs, character development, dialogue, story arc, and what makes a great sentence. (Hint: it isn’t always what your teachers told you!) Please come with a first draft of a story or novel you’d like to develop further, and we’ll do some editing together and some independently.


Stone Soup and Society of Young Inklings are both nonprofit organizations, and part of our collaborative mission is to celebrate the full, vibrant diversity of youth writers' voices and stories.

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Instructor Bio:

Diane Landolf is editor-in-chief of Stone Soup and a freelance editor and writer. She was formerly senior editor at Random House Children’s Books, where she edited novels and chapter books for kids and teens. She grew up reading Stone Soup and still remembers the spark of inspiration and wonder she felt on discovering that kids like her could be published authors. Diane has a BA in creative writing and English from Oberlin College. Her children’s books include What a Good Big Brother! and Hog and Dog.


Cancellation Policy:

Camp transfers or full refunds will be given for cancellations requested one week or more before the camp start date. For cancellation requests received less than one week before the camp start date, you may choose to transfer to another camp or receive a refund minus registration fees of up to $20.

Minimum enrollment: 6
Maximum enrollment: 20

Should minimum enrollment not be met, we will contact you to offer a full refund or other learning experience in exchange. 

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  • Aug 5 - 8th, 2024
    Mon - Thu from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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