[Authors Series] Crafting Impeccable Prose

Philippa Donovan
Editor and Literary Scout
Smart Quill Editorial

No matter how you count, there are a lot of books out there. From the classics to modern times, the number of books in circulation for people to choose from is outstanding. So, you might be wondering, how can I stand out? How do I catch an agent or publisher’s eye? How do I keep the readers engaged? Of course, you want to have a good story with compelling and relatable characters, but the most basic way to stand out is to have fantastic prose.

Join us for this special webinar devoted to the art of prose!

This 60-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Narrative Structure
  • Characterization
  • Tone
  • Q&A!
About Your Host

Philippa Donovan is an editor with an established consultancy, Smart Quill. Since 2011 she has worked with around 400 authors and recommends fiction/non-fiction to a stable of 60 literary agents based in the UK, Australia, and the US.

Philippa also scouts books for film and TV producers. In the past she has worked for Heyday/Warner Bros (UK), Circle of Confusion/ITV America (US), Mad Rabbit/Red Arrow (US/UK), and FremantleMedia (Australia).

Previously Philippa worked as a commissioning editor, as an international scout for several Penguin Random House companies, and at a literary agency (A P Watt - now United Agents). She was named the Bookseller's Publishing Rising Star in 2014. In 2015-2017 she ran a series called Authors' Club at Soho House West Hollywood, and in 2019 was the judge for the London Book Fair's Book to Film and TV awards.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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