Fiction Day: The Art of Omission with James Robertson

Fiction Day: The Art of Omission with James Robertson

Date(s) - Sun 15th Oct, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

‘There is but one art – to omit!’ So wrote Robert Louis Stevenson, adding, ‘O if I knew how to omit, I would ask no other knowledge.’ In fiction, we are always being reminded that ‘less is more’, but what does this mean? How do you decide what to leave out, and what is essential? With work ranging from one-page stories to full-length novels in a variety of genres, James Robertson is an experienced guide when it comes to editing, redrafting, focusing and distilling your fiction.

James Robertson is the author of four short story collections, including Republics of the Mind and 365: Stories, and six novels, including Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack, And the Land Lay Still and To Be Continued. He has also worked as a translator, editor and abridger for radio.

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