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Speaking Engagements, Workshops, and Critique Sessions

A sampling of recent or upcoming events

Christine is available for select speaking engagements or workshops. If you prefer one-on-one professional editing assistance, please visit Write for Success Editing Services for more information.


NOVEMBER 2018

SCBWI Pasadena LitMingle

- “Query Letters and Cover Letters”


OCTOBER 2018

West Coast Writers CREATIVE WRITING CONFERENCE for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Screenplay

- "Great Beginnings for Novels - Your First Lines, First Pages."  If the first paragraph of a novel isn’t strong enough, agents and publishers won't read beyond the first page. 

- ProCritique™ Advance Submissions with Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Editors. Conference attendees submit manuscript pages in advance for review and subsequent one-on-one constructive, professional in-person feedback. 


JANUARY 2017

SCBWI Pasadena LitMingle

- “How to Self-Edit”


JANUARY 2017

West Coast Writers SPECULATIVE FICTION CONFERENCE

- “Query Letter Workshop”


MAY 2016

SCBWI San Gabriel Valley LitMingle

- “Cover Letters and Query Letters,” a 90-minute live-editing presentation


OCTOBER 2015

MEMOIR WRITER’S CONFERENCE

- “Your First 500 Words - Sale or Fail?” (60-minute solo presentation)

- “How to Turn Your Story into an Engaging Plot” (60-minute solo presentation)

- “Working with a Ghostwriter” (moderator for a 60-minute panel of professional editors)

- “The Best Way to Deal with Timelines and Flashbacks” (60-minute solo presentation)

-  ProCritique™ Advance Submissions with Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Editors. Conference attendees submit manuscript pages in advance for review and subsequent one-on-one constructive, professional in-person feedback. 


JUNE 2015

THE ANNUAL GREATER LOS ANGELES WRITERS CONFERENCE

- “Techniques for Editing Your Work and When to Hire a Pro”

- “The Fine Art of Planning and Writing a Book Series”

-  ProCritique™ Advance Submissions with Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Editors. Conference attendees submit manuscript pages in advance for review and subsequent one-on-one constructive, professional in-person feedback. 


APRIL 2015

LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS. Christine was at the festival both days to speak with authors about their books and to answer any questions about book editing and the publication process.


FEBRUARY 2015

THE BIG STORY CONFERENCE

- “Writing Short Stories for Fun and Profit.” During this session, Christine shared her experience as a traditionally publisher author of short stories in both fiction and nonfiction. She moderated this 60-minute panel where she was joined by other editors and writers of short story.

- “Do Readers Want the Truth or Sensationalism?” During this 60-minute educational session, the focus was on the current trends in the market place and how they affect your writing.

-  ProCritique™ Advance Submissions with Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Editors. Conference attendees submit manuscript pages in advance for review and subsequent one-on-one constructive, professional in-person feedback. 


NOVEMBER 2014

For the WEST COAST WRITERS organization on November 15th, Christine moderated a three-hour panel featuring prominent editors and writers:

- “Beyond the First Draft: How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript and When to Hire a Professional Editor” 


NOVEMBER 2014

Every Thursday in November (except for Thanksgiving), Christine hosted write-in sessions in Los Angeles for National Novel Writing Month.


OCTOBER 2014

DIGITAL AUTHORS CONFERENCE.

- “Why a Professional Editor is Essential for an Indie / Self-Published Book”

- “Designing a Book Cover That Sells Your Story”

-  ProCritique™ Advance Submissions with Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Editors. Conference attendees submit manuscript pages in advance for review and subsequent one-on-one constructive, professional in-person feedback. 


JUNE 2014

THE GREATER LOS ANGELES WRITERS CONFERENCE

Her 60-minute solo presentations included:

- “Obstacles and Opportunities for LGBT Authors”

- “Trends in the Historical Romance Market”

- “Developing a Fresh Mystery in a Jaded Genre”

-  ProCritique™ Advance Submissions with Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Editors. Conference attendees submit manuscript pages in advance for review and subsequent one-on-one constructive, professional in-person feedback. 


APRIL 2014

West Coast Writers SPECIAL EVENT

- “Editors - Their Purpose, Their Cost,” a 90-minute presentation


MARCH 2014 

UCLA CAMPUS

Individual sessions for one-on-one editing consultation were held at the UCLA campus.


LOS ANGELES WRITER'S DAYS

Christine met with authors to review their children’s book content, grammar, and style. 


FEBRUARY 2014

West Coast Writers GENRE-LA CONFERENCE

- “Tackling the First Revision,” a 60-minute educational seminar

-  ProCritique™ Advance Submissions with Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Editors. Conference attendees submit manuscript pages in advance for review and subsequent one-on-one constructive, professional in-person feedback. 

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