“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Delegates are invited to submit the opening paragraph of your novel to be edited live by a panel of top writers, including Canadian author, Kate Pullinger. This is a thrilling experience – your work will be the focus of some of the sharpest literary minds, in a live experience that will be as instructive as it is entertaining!
Submission instructions: Please read the following instructions carefully.
- You must have purchased a ticket to attend the National Writers Forum to be eligible for entry
- You must complete the online form on the National Writers Forum website and pay the $10 administration fee in order to submit your work
Once your submission has been received, you will be issued with a number. Submissions will be randomly drawn for live editing during the session – there will not be time to live edit every submission. Entry numbers will be displayed alongside paragraphs, in place of names, so that the writers remain anonymous.