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How to Stay Focused When Editing for the Fifth (or 15th) Time

Saturday, June 15, 2024

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

It can be so hard to focus when revision time rolls around. Our panelists will share their struggles and best strategies for keeping calm and carrying on as you slog through your first (or 15th) round of edits. They’ll discuss tips, tricks, and resources to help you concentrate, set reasonable goals, and celebrate your progress.

How to Stay Focused When Editing for the Fifth (or 15th) Time 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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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.

Meet our panelists

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Christiane Knight [she/they] is an artist, musician, writer, and author of the contemporary fantasy series Stories of the Eleriannan.

A former club and FM radio DJ, Christiane’s love of dark subculture and music infuses her work. They write hopeful, magical stories set in the Fae infused version of their already quirky hometown, Baltimore MD.

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Sarena Ulibarri is the author of two novellas (Another Life from Stelliform Press and Steel Tree from Android Press) as well as nearly 50 short stories. This year, she has stories appearing in the anthologies Strange Locations: An Anthology of Dark Travel Guides (from Apex) and Solarpunk: Short Stories From Many Futures (from Flame Tree Press), and in the magazines Baubles From Bones and Imagitopia.

She is editor-in-chief of World Weaver Press, and a story reviewer and climate fiction editor for Grist Magazine's annual contest Imagine 2200. Find more at

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Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer, Ignyte Award winner, Hugo, Astounding, Nebula, Locus, Bram Stoker, Aurora, and BFSA Award finalist, and an immigrant from Fujian currently residing in Ontario, Canada. Her work can be found in F&SF, The Dark, The Masters Review, among others. She is the recipient of Odyssey Workshop's 2022 Fresh Voices Scholarship and the author of Linghun and I AM AI.

The first book of her novella duology, A Palace Near the Wind, is forthcoming 2025 with Titan Books. Find her on X (@AiJiang_), Instagram (@ai.jian.g), and online (

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A 2016 MBA graduate and published author, Priya Sridhar has been writing fantasy and science fiction for fifteen years, and counting. Capstone published the Powered series. Priya lives in Miami, Florida with her family.


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