Write for Readers: A Workshop on Writing for the General Public


Saturday, September 26, 2020

  • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

How can a writer from a specialized field successfully capture the public’s attention? What makes a science/medical story especially compelling to a broader audience? How can you communicate your work more clearly to individuals outside your field?

This is a seminar for those who want to learn more about writing for the public (but may have been too intimidated to ask.)* Together, we’ll examine the writings of medical and science writers who simultaneously inform, delight, and entertain us. In the process, you’ll learn ten key tips for effective public writing that you can immediately implement in your own work.

Whether you’re looking to craft an op-ed, a blog post, or an article for a “lay” magazine, or even starting to think about a book proposal, this workshop will help you hone your skills.

The first five people to sign up will also be eligible to receive a critique of the first few pages of a piece they are working on. 

About the Instructor

Dedi Felman is a book doctor, editorial consultant, and screenwriter. Before becoming a full time writer, she was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster and Henry Holt/Times Books and an Executive Editor at Oxford University Press. Titles she’s developed have been New York Times and Washington Post bestsellers and have won the Bancroft Prize, the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, and the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism prize, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

For more about Dedi see www.bookdoctorwest.com.

Workshop is Saturday, September 26th from 2 PM to 4 PM EST on Zoom. Cost is $125. All are welcome.**

**Scholarships are available. Students or those experiencing COVID hardship, please just send a note explaining your circumstances and what you feel you can pay using the inquiry form at www.bookdoctorwest.com.