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Diamonds in the Rough

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Moxy Phoenix Tempe

1333 South Rural Road

Tempe, AZ 85281

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One of the first people you will find thanked in the Acknowledgements section at the back of book...is its editor. Authors know the impact an excellent editor can have on their story.

Diamonds in the Rough is a conference dedicated to editing and revision as they pertain to not just the story, but the query, the book blurb, and the long-term career of the author, as well.

We believe the editor-writer relationship can and should be one of the most creative, productive, and beneficial to a writer’s career. The purpose of this conference is to explore each step of the editing process (and beyond), digging deep into the how to and the why so that you walk away feeling inspired rather than suffering from the editing blues.

We believe that having a deep comprehension of editing, revision, and multiple layers of critiques leads to:

  • bolder and more beautiful prose
  • a better story
  • better reviews, which lead to...
  • increased sales
  • longer book life
  • increased confidence
  • money and time actually saved!

Diamonds in the Rough will shine a light on the following:

  • what editors should look for in an author and story
  • what authors should look for in editors
  • the different types of editing and their purpose
  • how indie editors price their services
  • the revision process
  • formatting
  • querying and book blurbs
  • and more!!!

One-on-one critiques with a New York Times bestselling author or an editor are limited and available for an additional fee.

Seasoned editors, aspiring editors, and serious writers will benefit from this immersive conference.

CONFIRMED GUESTS to date (more to come!):

CJ Redwine

Rae Carson

Martha Mihalik

L.P. Dover

Victoria Schmitz

Tish Thawer

BJ Sheldon

Rachel Van Dyken

Abbi Glines

Maria Pease

Amy Donnelly

Katie M. John

Paula Buckendorf


To grab a FREE ticket to the AUTHOR SIGNING event, Diamonds in the Desert, which takes place on Sunday, February 24, 2019, please go to: DiamondsintheDesert.eventbrite.com


REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are available up to 60 days from purchase or until December 31, 2018, whichever comes first. From 61-180 days from purchase, 50% refund is available until December 31, 2018. NO REFUNDS 181+ days from purchase for any reason. NO REFUNDS after December 31, 2018 for any reason.

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