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Tips and Tricks for Self-Editing

Saturday, June 15, 2024

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Join our panelists for an in-depth discussion of their best tips and tricks for self-editing your novel. Whether you struggle with your editing skills or are just scoping out the landscape before starting your first set of revisions, our panelists will help you orient yourself as you step into the world of self-editing.

Tips and Tricks for Self-Editing is free-first, which means you can grab a ticket without spending anything! If you want to financially support the time and energy put into creating this event, you can grab a Supporter Ticket for $10. Folks who purchase Supporter Tickets will also receive a Conference Companion PDF to help them make the most of this conference.

Live captions will be provided thanks to our partnership with Renaissance Press. The event will also be recorded for publication to YouTube; attendees and members of our Sustaining Membership Program will receive the videos 2-3 weeks after the event and the videos will become available to the public in 6-8 weeks.

This event will be part of Storycrafting Sessions: Editing, a one-day FREE conference happening on June 15th, 2024. Check out the Ko-fi event page for a full list of panels.

Meet our moderator

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Celeste Harte is out here making worlds and taking names. She writes books, does professional illustrating under her alter ego, Becky Brown, and even makes video games. Her favorite way to relax is with a good anime or manga, and her favorite games to play range from farming sims to RPG and action games.

Meet our panelists

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Marie Blanchet is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist, which are a lot things to be at once! It means that she doesn't really sleep much but does have a lot of fun stories to tell.

She is the author of two novels (The Blood Prince and Skin Deep), an award-nominated webcomic (Kalipso vol 1 & 2), and two zines (Snapshots from the Sea and The Printer Whisperer). Her favourite genres are science-fictlon, fantasy, and romance. Given as she is from Québec, Canada, she does indeed spell "favourite" with a "u", and she writes in both French and English.

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C. M. Lockhart writes stories about Black girls who aren't all that nice. Her debut novel, We Are the Origin, was released in June 2022 and its sequel, We Are Dying Gods, was released August 2023. She is the founder of Written in Melanin LLC, which encompasses a podcast and YouTube channel of the same name, and the Melanin Library, an online database of books written by Black authors. More information can be found on her website,

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Alexandra Roma is a fantasy author weaving tales of adventure and mystery, as well as a freelance blogger to pay the bills. She lives in Minneapolis with her best friend, an anxious German Shepherd, and two clingy cats. Her first novel, The Wounds of Wisdom, debuted in May of 2023. When not writing, she can be found playing far too many tabletop RPGs.

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J'nae Rae Spano writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. She's a founding member of Penny Dreadfuls, a San Diego Writer's Group. She has been on staff at many Science Fiction Conventions. She has an AA in Theatre and is a Massage Therapist. Originally from the PNW, she has been in San Diego since the Navy sent her there in 87.


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