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Dal Writes Worldbuilding: Editing Our First Drafts

Friday, March 15th @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm


About the Event:

Editing can be the hardest part of writing, but without question, it is the difference between a good piece and a great piece. Before this session, we will have written drafts of our short stories that are set in our world. This is the time for us to present our work to each other, provide critical feedback, and to send each other off for revisions. Don’t worry! We know this is a vulnerable part of the writing process so we’ve come up with strategies to ensure that feedback is helpful and not harmful.

By doing peer editing, we are taking advantage of the fact that we can’t always see our work with pure objectivity. By the end of this, we hope that you will be able to iron out any inconsistencies with our created world and also feel inspired to create the best work possible. After making final edits, the only thing to do is submit and launch our book!

About Dal Writes:

Dal Writes is a society for creative writers that focuses on elements of science fiction and fantasy. Our emphasis is on worldbuilding techniques: the strategies and methods of creating a universe that isn’t our own. We believe that storytelling is a skill that anybody can develop – and it is a skill that is central to many professions outside of creative writing. Game development and digital animation are just two examples of professions that require great storytelling. Join us this term to help create an anthology of short stories that all take place in one universe. We’re tackling the writing process from start to finish – including our very own book launch!


Friday, March 15th
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Dal Writes Society


Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs)
6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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