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Stuart Horwitz

SCWA SPEAKER: Stuart Horwitz

Date: March 18, 2017

"Finish Your Book in Three Drafts"

You may have asked yourself while writing: How many drafts is this going to take? Stuart Horwitz, nationally known expert on structure and revision, thinks the answer is three -- provided you know what draft you’re in and what action steps to take between drafts. Horwitz's Book Architecture Method has helped bestselling writers transform their messy manuscripts into polished books through a wonderfully efficient process, signing with top literary agencies and sealing deals with coveted publishing houses. Accomplished and aspiring writers alike will learn the secrets of how to reach the finish line through an engaging presentation which will provide examples of the Book Architecture Method in action.

Stuart Horwitz is the founder and principal of Book Architecture, a firm of independent editors based in Providence (www.BookArchitecture.com). Book Architecture’s clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields. His first book Blueprint Your Bestseller (Penguin/Perigee), was named one of 2013’s best books about writing by The Writer magazine. His second book, Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula, appeared in May, 2015 and became an Amazon bestseller in two categories. His third book, Finish Your Book in Three Drafts, was published in June, 2016.

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