Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. The organization was founded in 1986 by Sara Paretsky with other women mystery writers and enthusiasts and now has over 45 local chapters around the world. Welcome to the Northern California chapter, and find out how to join us!
You’ve finished your book! Time to send it out, right? Wrong. Even if you’ve been editing as you go, there are several layers to work through yet to make your novel stand out from the pack. Award-winning, bestselling author and professional copyeditor Shelley Bates will take us through the “rules,” why they exist, and how you can revise your work with or against them. She’ll show you the methods she uses to edit the books of her megaselling clients. It’s more than just grammar and punctuation—what about echoes? Weasel words? Crutches? Learn what to look for in your own work, and whether you’re pursuing self-publishing or a traditional agent or editor, your book will shine.