In this craft workshop, we’ll focus on three techniques to make a solid book into an outstanding book during the editing phase of writing. These techniques focus on small, manageable chunks of the story, building them to lift a reader’s larger experience of your book. You’ll learn to create “moments of brilliance” that last with readers, even after they finish reading, making your story stand out in a crowded market. We’ll explore each technique, explain some of the larger concepts behind it, and look at specific examples in published books. We’ll also do a few quick exercises and talk about where in your manuscript these techniques work particularly well. You’ll leave this workshop with three, very practical tools for your writing toolbox as well as new ways of thinking about your stories.