CIMG6518 Barbara Winter and Melanie Miller Fletcher at ApolloCon 2007
...on the "Editing 101: Self-editing for the Spec Fic Writer" panel. (At least I think the person on the left is Barbara Winter. That's what the program book says. She was the only panelist without a name tag -- the rest were all matched up with their names.) Read more about it in my blog.
Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Alexis Glynn Latner (moderator), Julia Mandala, Barbara Winter
Description in the program book: Panelists discuss the process of self-editing. And no, we don't mean just chucking it out the window and starting over. How can you honestly and dispassionately proof and edit your writing.
Start with the ending and write toward the beginning.
How do you overcome the emotional trauma of cutting out the scenes with your favorite character?
Funny tales from editors' trenches
Choosing the correct tense and point of view
How do you know when you're done editing?