Kelly McNees- Writing Great Endings

  • May 31, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL

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Kelly McNees

Writing Great Endings
Endings are important. Some of the agents and editors and reviewers to whom you submit your book will decide whether or not to read it by first reading the opening and closing chapters. Do you know how to write a powerful ending? In this session, Kelly McNees returns to outline the elements of a great ending and discuss how we can implement these ideas in our own work. 

Kelly O'Connor McNees began her editorial career at Harper Collins and the University of Michigan Press. She launched Word Bird Editorial Services in 2008, and has helped writers of all stripes—including a CIA agent, a musician, a New York City bartender, a newspaper columnist, a dentist, an organic farmer, an art house cinema owner, and many, many others—improve their writing and pursue their publication goals. Kelly is the author of Undiscovered Country (coming in 2018), The Lost Summer of Louisa May AlcottIn Need of a Good Wife, and The Island of Doves. She is passionate about coaching writers and troubleshooting manuscripts to help them succeed. 

Bonus Feature: We celebrate the end of our 2017-2018 program year with a member-participation session. The last 30 minutes of the session will be set aside for members to read aloud the last 100 words of their novels or short stories (published or work-in-progress) and hear feedback from Kelly and our colleagues. See https://ocwwinfo for details.


9-9:30 AM registration and socializing
9:30-12 PM program


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